Typically, at night time when I am putting my son to bed, I will sing to him, and one of his favorites in a song by the White Stripes called “We’re Going to be Friends”. I always think of the way this song starts at this time of year: “Fall is here, hear the yell… Back to school, ring the bell… Brand new shoes, walking blues… Climb the fence, books and pens… I can tell that we are going to be friends…”
Fall is such a special time of year, particularly in New England. The leaves are changing color, there is a crispness in the air, kids are back in school, and the autumn seasonings begin to have a new position up front in our spice cabinet. I love using cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, and cloves when I’m baking and cooking at this time of year– it just feels so nourishing!
This recipe listed below is one of my family’s faves– it is deliciously moist and fragrant– we can smell the wonderful smells through our home when its baking in the oven!