Friday, September 13, 2013

Leaves Are Falling

Am I the only one wondering where the summer went?  I didn't think I had been hit by the fall fever yet... but then this week I heard, "Mommy!  Leaves are falling!  Fall MUST be here."

 Our two little girls have been running around outside (still in the heat) but throwing and playing in fallen leaves.

And while I've been trying to get some much-needed cleaning and organizing done, dishes and other items in fall colors seem to have been displayed around the house here and there...

Then I made gingerbread and soup, not once, but twice in one week.  Well, that clinches it... soup, gingerbread, pumpkins, leaf piles, crisp air, colorful foliage and cuddling... I'm ready to welcome fall!

Gingerbread Recipe

2 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 c unsalted butter
1/2 c sugar
1 egg
1 c molasses
1 c hot water

In a bowl combine flour, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and salt.  In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Add egg and molasses and beat until fluffy.  Add flour mixture and hot water.  Pour into a greased baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until done.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Love, love, love your chippy white piece of furniture (cabinet?) in your photo above. I am ready for Fall! Have fun!

  2. That soup looks great !!!!! Happy weekend to you !!!!

  3. It all look so beautiful and yummie there!
    Happy weekend and happy Fall to you too! I am totally ready for Fall: my fav season!

  4. That gingerbread looks delicious! I'll be sure to consider making it one cozy afternoon. I agree, I am ready for fall too, even if it is still warm out! :)

  5. Andrea, the gingerbread looks so moist and good. I pinned this, as I want to make it soon. I love the pattern on the cup in the picture of the gingerbread, too! Fall is the best, isn't it? Thanks for sharing this recipe! Have a beautiful weekend!

  6. Mmmm... been awhile since I made ginger bread. Now I am wanting some.
    Happy Weekend.
    Hugs, Gee

  7. I want to come to your house for gingerbread and soup!
    Hee hee

  8. We're still roasting here, but fall is my favorite season and I am anxiously awaiting its arrival.

  9. I am dragging my feet into Fall this year, too. It has been a short, weird summer and I have been hanging on. I am copying over your gingerbread recipe to give it a try., I like to try new ones out. When my father got ill that was one of the only things that tasted good to him and my mother made it just about every day of life. xo Diana

  10. Beautiful photos. Everything looks yummy and fally. I am so excited about Fall this season: knitting, hot chocolate, boots, sweaters, hats, leaves, pumpkins - endless possibilities.

  11. I am so ready for fall, but it has not arrived in So CA yet. Beautiful photos. Everything looks so good. Have a beautiful weekend.

  12. lovely photos- it is fall here in WI and I must make your gingerbread today!

  13. My son would love that gingerbread...thank you for sharing your recipe! Leaves are falling here's been so dry and hot. Yesterday it cooled off though and today there's a chill in the air. Definitely feels like fall. Hope all is well with school and Jillian. Miss talking to you but I know you are so, so busy. Enjoy this happy time!

  14. I love making gingerbread cookies with my this is perfect to make prior to the Christmas looks wonderful...our leaves are just starting to fall...hope they have some color this year as we have had lots of rain this summer...Beautiful photos Andrea! Have a great weekend!

  15. The gingerbread looks great, Andrea. I'm always looking for recipes with not much sugar. I'll have to try this! thanks..

  16. Found you by way of Jennifer Rizzo's blog while doing a Friday night blog hop. I love your photo of a leaf. It made me appreciate the joy of changing seasons. Hugs

  17. What size pan did you use? 8x8?? 9x13??

  18. Just wanting a Gingerbread recipe! Yay for Fall! Thanks for sharing this with us! Making some as soon as it cools down! :) Happy Fall!

  19. Great post, I really like that shot of that one leaf. That gingerbread cake looks so good. Brings back memories from childhood. My mom used to make that all the time. Thanks for the recipe.


  20. Thanks for the recipe! Turned it into gingerbread cupcakes ... a teeny tiny confectionery sugar drizzled over the tops. Lovely!

    1. That sounds delicious! So glad you enjoyed the recipe.

  21. Yes fall is in the air here too!That recipe sounds delicious!

  22. your blog,so glad I found it! Yes,fall...ahhhh so happy its here at last! All the best,Chrissy

  23. I'm slowly getting ready my self. Until this week it's been so hot but now it seems fall is almost here.

  24. Thanks for the recipe and all your great posts. I can't wait to make this with lemon sauce!

  25. this post was achingly beautiful! i just broke my ankle and these pictures were very soothing to me. i love your heart and vibe here! jenny

  26. this post was achingly beautiful! i just broke my ankle and these pictures were very soothing to me. i love your heart and vibe here! jenny


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