Chewy Spiced Ginger Snaps

Chewy Spiced Ginger Snaps

So, December is here.

And just a few months ago, I was reminiscing about fall

But now, Thanksgiving is over, I've spruced up my tiny apartment with some holiday cheer, it is now freezing by California's standards and the neighborhood yards have exploded with Christmas lights of all different colors. 

I'll admit, I used to be strictly a no-Christmas-music-before-Thanksgiving kind of gal but since churning out holiday work projects since August, I might have broken that rule just a few times. Some days, when it was still almost 100 degrees outside, I'd need a little something to put my mindset in the holiday season. I'd put my earbuds on, scroll through my various Pandora Holiday stations and choose something. Within seconds swelled the sound of uplifting trumpets and the suave voice of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin. Every so often, I'd slowly remove one earbud just to make sure that this was a silent endeavor. 

At about 15 minutes in, I'd turn it off and switch to something else. It just got too weird and felt wrong. 

And it still felt a little weird to listen to Christmas music the night of Thanksgiving

I think I'm starting to become a jaded adult. 

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Marble Spice Cake

Marble Spice Cake

Let's pretend it's not the middle of October and still 90-something degrees out.

California needs to get it's head in the fall game. 

Meanwhile, I'm heating up my apartment and baking up a storm every weekend in hopes that it will eventually cool down to be cozy and warm rather than hot and sweaty.

This cake is the best of fall and the upcoming holidays while still remaining light with a delicate crumb. It reminds me of gingerbread in the shape of a bundt pan and of course as a cake. There were many excuses for this cake such as...

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