Shades of Autumn: White

This week’s Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge had me thinking outside of the lens.  How could I capture white in Florida?

Typically the only white to be found in fall in Florida is the sugary white sand at our beaches or the puffy white clouds against our cerulean skies.  Other than that, we don’t see a whole lot of white in these parts.

But then, with Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas coming soon, it is baking season much like every other part of the country.  So, we’re seeing a lot of white in our kitchen these days.


Every year my mom sister, my girls and I plan a marathon Christmas cookie baking day and we just nailed down a date for this year’s cookie craziness.  Since it’s only a couple weeks away, I need to start planning my cookies and making sure I have enough ingredients in the pantry, which led to me flipping through the pages of my favorite cookbook (the third tattered copy and very loved Joy of Cooking) for my favorite cookie recipes.

As you can see, I’ve added my own notations for the perfect Snickerdoodles and Viennese Crescents.


Of course, Peppermint Bark will make Christmas cookie the list again.

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Do you have a favorite Christmas cookie or treat you bake and share every year?

On December 1, a few blogger friends and I will be hosting The Ultimate Virtual Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap and you‘re cordially invited!  So, dust off your favorite Christmas cookie recipes, preheat your ovens and set your timers for Thursday, December 1, when our blog hop goes live.  Then, snap some photos of your gingersnaps or whatever other tasty treats you want to share for The Ultimate Virtual Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap!

More details to crunch on soon!


  1. alicia says:

    Your white entries are making my stomach growl. lol. I can certainly relate to your plight. Living in SC now I had to really think hard. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful photos and linking to the Shades of Autumn Challenge! Don’t forget to stop by with a fav fall photo next week for a chance to win some fab prizes.

  2. Gina says:

    Oh man- you are killing me with the treats! That white chocolate looks so good- the recipe reminded me that I have been meaning to make those for forever & oh that bark- it’s on my list of must makes this season.

  3. Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud says:

    I love the shot of the white chocolate morsels and the peppermint bark cookies. Yum! I hope you don’t mind, but I’m inviting myself over for this cookie-palooza you’re having. I’m pretty sure you guys could use a good taste tester. 😉
    Thanks for joining us in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. Don’t forget to share your favorite autumn photos with us next week during the finale. There are prizes up for grab!

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