I don’t think I have ever been so happy to go home for the holidays. I am looking forward to seeing my parents, shooting the breeze with my brother and cuddling with my family’s rambunctious, but sweet, Golden Retrievers, Dancer and Cash.
But since my parents don’t really drink, the only thing I’ll be indulging in is an extra large slice of pie. Or three. And no pie recipe makes me happier at the holidays than Chocolate Peppermint Pie.
For me, this recipe from Cuisine at Home provides the perfect balance between the chocolate and the peppermint mouse. The chocolate crust and chocolate cream layer is rich, while the peppermint layer is cooling and light. And who can say no to candy cane pie at the holidays?
As you might imagine can be damn cold out West during this time of year. My Mother is actually reduced to wearing a housecoat to keep warm. And I indulge in the not-so-secret shame of wearing knee high knit boots from Old Navy…but just in the house.
This chunky cable cardigan is the perfect thing to bundle up in when the weather is bitterly cold. If you like the look of a chunky card but want to spend under-$100, I adore this open drape cardigan from Ann Taylor. I also like this heather-pewter sweater with its open weave and oversized pockets. And if you’re into Fair Isle, this cardigan from the Gap with an oversize collar looks cozy and fantastic.
Have a happy holiday, I will see you next week!