A GATHERING FOR THE SOUL
Thanksgiving, a time of year that brings so much warmth into household as the fire in our soul becomes nostalgic towards our endearing friends and family & our simplest of treasures. The year begins to fade from view, but we grasp onto the timeline of the good and the bad, of how we have grown and gone back to our past, and of how lovely life can truly be. Being thankful shouldn't be a yearly tradition, it should be constant. The problem with the current time is the threat of a rude awakening of war. War is something I am not thankful for and in the tide of hate spreading around the world, I know that this Thanksgiving will be another blessing that will not be taken for granted with all that surrounds. Sitting around the bulky dining room table that is dressed in a diy color table cloth and laughter among the abundant lunch will be cherished forever.
CHILLING WIND & SWEET SCONES
As autumn gets darker and darker, slowly drifting into an icy frost, I found myself questioning what I was doing. I noticed a deep uncertainty in my new path of working for myself. I was worried I couldn't inspire myself, yet alone others and that led to a lack in creativity, which just made me feel worse and worse. But as this weekend passed I realized I am someone. Not just a face of food or photography and I want to show that through so many directions. I refuse to let my life melt together and pass by as quick as the sun sets now. I am going to further my skills and love of food as promised! No more excuses. Just damn good food and happiness.
LITTLE POPCORN PACKAGES
Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. Its when the sky dims a bit darker to let all of the children be frightened by make believe ghouls and monsters. Its when candy tastes a little more sweeter and guilt free. Its when people get to dress in whatever they want to party and laugh. Its when adults feel like they can be kids again for one night. This year I get to go trick or treating with my cutest niece and nephew for the first time and I can't tell you how excited I am to be back in the Halloween atmosphere!
This year I wanted to do something special for the lovely people who have been so supportive of me over the last couple of months. Chocolate covered popcorn is one of my favorite holiday, but really all year around, treats! It is so delicious and can be made with kiddos. You can get as creative as you want with this one, but I have provided you with two different directions of flavor, whimsical and sophisticated!
THE CAKE THAT WILL KEEP YOU AWAKE
We all know there is nothing better than chocolate cake. Chocolate cake can help a hurting soul and replace a present at a party, but we all have had that horrible chocolate cake from a box. That is why I chose this killer chocolate cake to represent me as my first recipe on Haas of Rachel, to save anyone in need of some chocolate love.