November: Look Back

One day, I woke up and realized it was already November. Guess what? It is still November even if just for another few hours.

Technically, this spectacular cornucopia cake (made by my amazing madre and yes, it is entirely edible!) was made and consumed on October 29.

My parents hosted a family slash friends “Fall Celebration” to celebrate (duh) a bunch of birthdays and an anniversary (ours) and my mom truly outdid herself with this cake. Of course, the food was amazing, too! I think we all got a good head start on practicing our eating for Thanksgiving.

Before I wake up again and I realize December is here, I’ll throw in a few more November highlights. Some should really be considered lowlights. Like the perpetual laundry pile that resides in our spare bedroom. Anyone wanna come over and put away my laundry?

Alfajores from Uruguay. My brother brought this sweet treat back from his trip to Uruguay and I can’t wait to try and recreate these soon! Deliciousness. Party in my mouth.

Molasses Sugar Cookies. Such chewy delights! If I knew what crack was like, these would be my crack. I made another batch last week. They were a hit and definitely remind me of Christmas.

Thanksgiving was fun! Lots of great food & desserts, a long bike ride, strolling on 5th Avenue, giving a sweet doggie lots of love and attention, and messing with a cat that is the Devil’s spawn himself.

{A rare treat…let’s see how long I leave this picture up!}
Of course, I was much too occupied during Thanksgiving to take any pictures so these are the only proof that we indeed stuffed our faces with what seems like just pies. Trust me, there was real food to be had and it was delicious. 
p.s. All four pies were made from scratch by yours truly. Thanks to my sis-in-law for helping me out and also, for taking these pictures!
Salted Caramel Pie
Old Fashioned Apple Pie
Classic Pumpkin Pie 
(in a tart pan…I know…but it still tasted awesome)
Apple Cider Creme Pie
{This one tasted like cheesecake for some reason}
Now if you’ll excuse me…the flat screen TV + Netflix are calling my name. Loudly.
See you in December!

4 thoughts on “November: Look Back

  1. Crystal Elliott says:

    All four pies look sooo good!!! I think i would like a slice of apple first, then a slice of the salted caramel please!

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