By the time you read this, I’ll be en route to Burgundy for ten days of cooking and eating. The Cook’s Atelier runs a gorgeous school in the heart of charming Beune, France. My next door neighbor gave me their cookbook a while back and I immediately got online and started obsessing over this little hole in the wall cooking school. Lucky for me, I have extended family who love cooking and eating as much as I do, so I’ll be meeting up with my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and my husband’s aunt for a few days of fall menu inspiration. I haven’t cooked a French sauce since cooking school, so I may be getting out my notes from two decades ago to brush up on some fundamentals. I feel very out of practice on my soufflés, brioche and velouté and the other French “mother” sauces. I’ll report back and share any favorite new recipes. Here’s a collection of some fall things I’ve been eyeing online.
Use it for pumpkin butternut squash soup, or just set it on your stove to cute up your kitchen.
Pumpkin Chai Candle
Nest candles are my favorite. After Halloween, we’ll just move straight to the holiday version.
These would be perfect on my kitchen window in grey or white.
Terracotta Gingham Napkins
A warm color tone for Fall dinner parties, perfect tied together with a sprig of fresh rosemary and twine.
Skeleton Baking Mold
Use this pan to bake pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, or make chocolate muffins with blackberry eyeballs.
Slate Cheese Board
For Halloween night noshes and weekend game days. Use my ultimate cheese board tutorial for putting it all together.
Gold Cheese Servers
These will pop on the slate cheese board and look great with wood too.
I love how this looks on my front door during fall.
We have a tree near our front door that would be perfectly suited for a ton of these birds. My kind of Halloween decor, although we still use our Halloween Spirit ghosts that my kids begged for years ago.
Pumpkin Carving Tips
And for those of you who need some guidance, I’m leaving you with this last nugget of jack-o-lantern wisdom. Or make a pumpkin in your Instant Pot and have a bowl to serve soup, or a fondue-type dip of bread and cheese.
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