Monday, October 27, 2008

Tea and Cookies for Fall

When the weather turns cool and crisp, nothing says "cozy" to me like a hot beverage! I have decided that hot beverages are my "comfort food." I like coffee, tea, cocoa, apple cider... and I like cute mugs! I splurged the other day and got a set of 4 pumpkin mugs just to celebrate the season.
Later, I found Pumpkin Spice tea in 2 different brands (at 2 different stores). Of course I had to try them both! Spice teas are my favorite... and since they "go" with my new mugs... well, what else could I do?

Another "fall tradition" that has evolved at our house is the Apple Glazed Cookies that my daughter makes each year, when apple season comes around.
She discovered the recipe in an Amish cookbook several years ago. This year she added "fall" sprinkles. I thought that was a fun touch!

I posted her recipe on The Persnickety Pantry, if you'd like to try it. Visit Looking Towards Heaven for more seasonal tricks and treats.


Coloradolady said...

Love the cookie recipe. thanks for sharing. I love hot drinks too this time of year, when it is getting cool outside. your mugs are really cute. Have a great week.

Bella Casa said...

That looks perfect! I keep hearing about the pumpkin coffee at Starbucks...but although I enjoy my morning coffee, I am more of a tea gal in the I always get chai tea lattes at Starbucks...but they dont have pumpkin flavor...I would love to try this new Tazo tea...will have to keep an eye out for it and now I want some cookies, too, lol.

Bella :)

{Karla} said...

oh man! those cookies sound amazing! everyone in my home loves apples, so i can imagine the hit that these will be.

Thanks for taking part in BOO-YA!


Toots said...

Such beautiful mugs! I love that picture. The cookies look yummy too! We'll have to try them.

Named Alicia said...

OOOh, I love the mugs and the cookies, too. They sound yummy! I left you an award on my blog. If you get a sec, come check it out! Have a great day!

MuseSwings said...

The Mister was out running errands and brought back 2 of those little apple pie things from Checkers - they tasted just like autumn! Reminded me of the fresh hot donuts I used to get from the cider mill to go with the apple cider. Those cookies look wonderful, thank you. I'll just take that one, I mean two, er three out of the middle of the plate.

Margaret Cloud said...

I like hot drinks when the weather turns chilly and your mugs are cute. I invite you to come on by.

Carrie said...

The mug is a great design for fall.

Joy said...

What cute mugs! I haven't had apple cider in forever sounds great!

Melissa Wertz said...

Yummy! I could smell them. :D

gracy said...

Ooh! I LUV those mugs! They are adorable! :)

Thanx for your comment-- I'm glad everyone likes the layout. Had to work out a couple glitches, but now we're pretty happy with it.

Northanger Abbey is such a sweet book. I'm sure you will enjoy it!

Have a lovely fall afternoon!


Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi! It's really nice to visit here tonight!!
~Your cookies look... Mmmmmmm delicious!... but I'd have to have one of your hot drinks to go with em. Have you tried the pumpkin spice creamer yet?.. It's International DELIGHT brand in the refrigerated section at the grocery store. It is GRRREAT!
Love those mugs as well! Sure puts me in the spirit just looking at them!!! ;)

e-Mom said...

I love that pumpkin-shaped mug! I'll be posting a recipe for pumpkin spice lattes soon. Wouldn't they be perfect together? :~D

Penless Thoughts said...

The pumpkin mugs are really cute.

LaRona said...

LOVE the pumpkin mugs! =)