Southern Touch of Fall

Submitted by Christi

I can’t believe that this Tuesday is already the first day of fall! It certainly doesn’t feel like fall yet, but, I decided to go ahead and start adding some fall touches around the house.

A little Autumn on top of the tv cabinet

A little Autumn on top of the tv cabinet

A few pumpkins on the coffee table

A few pumpkins on the coffee table

Scarecrows in the house plants

Scarecrows in the house plants

And this guy is just hanging around in the kitchen waiting for Thanksgiving!

And this guy is just hanging around in the kitchen waiting for Thanksgiving!

That is a pretty good start for now. I find myself adding things all season. I love getting ready for fall. It is just a nice quiet peaceful time before the business of Christmas.

I’ve gotten out my apple and spice scented candles and will be putting out the fall decor on the front door soon. Then . . . I get to start thinking about the dining table! That is always fun.  So, here’s to Autumn!

Happy Fall Y’all!

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Today’s Lagniappe: Oatmeal Scotchies
One of my fall favorites

* 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
* 3/4 cup granulated sugar
* 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or grated peel of 1 orange
* 3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
* 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

15 Responses to “Southern Touch of Fall”

  1. Jane F Says:

    We’re just starting Indian summer here with balmy days. But the leaves are starting to drop and the acorns are crunching under our feet. In about 4 to 6 weeks we’ll have glorious Fall color in the yard. Wish I could post pix right here and show you how beautiful this is where I live!

  2. amy Says:

    Happy fall to you too! Your decorating is very nice!

  3. Martha Says:

    Cute fallness around the house!

  4. sedona Says:

    cute touches! 🙂

  5. Mary Says:

    Great fall decorating and I love those cookies!!

  6. Julie Says:

    It all looks so cute…

  7. Kammy Says:

    I love your fall decorations !

  8. Susan Says:

    Hi Christi,
    Love all your great fall decor, especially the scarecrow in the plant! 🙂 I’ve done very little fall decorating around here…I’d better get busy, huh? Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Sherri Says:

    Great fall touches! I started putting things out this week too.

  10. Shelia Says:

    Love all of your Fallness touches!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  11. Linderhof Says:

    Your fall decorating is pretty — I love the fall colors.

  12. Artie Says:

    Great fall touches! Wasn’t the fall issue of MSLiving great!? Thanks for sharing! Artie (Niartist) Color Outside the Lines Blog

  13. Chari Says:

    Hi Christi…

    Ohhh yes…you are getting ready for fall in real style, my friend! Love the vignette that you did on top of your TV cabinet…it’s beautiful, my friend! It just looks so warm and inviting…just what autumn is all about! I love your little scarecrow in the plant…what a cute idea! I may have to look for a scarecrow or two now! Hehe! Ohhh…and I love, love, LOVE Oatmeal Scotchies!!! It’s a great autumny cookie…don’t you think?

    Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!

  14. Merrie Says:

    You gave your home some nice fall touches, and the recipe looks really good! Gonna have to go to the store and get some of those butterscotch chips first….mmmmm.

  15. Eileen Says:

    The oatmeal scotchies sound great! And I love your Fall decorations!
    I’ve been decorating too but haven’t posted anything yet. Husband home sick and daughter was in hospital. Everyone’s on the mend now though so hopefully I’ll get to it!

    Great post!
    All the best,

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