Getting to Know You– Savor the Flavor

Fall is slipping away evidenced by the piles of leaves accumulating on my front walkway. I am trying to squeeze every last drop of Autumn out of these final days, so here are a few Fall treats to savor in the coming weeks.

Sweet and Spicy Apple Butter

My friend, Kate writes a blog called The Kitchen Princess. I’ve been enjoying her Sweet and Spicy Apple Butter this Autumn, and I finally asked her to reveal her secret. It is by far, the best apple butter I’ve ever tasted. Thanks so much, Kate!

*Cottonwood Pumkin Ale

This Carolina Beer Company brew has been listed among leading seasonal brands, and I can tell you first hand, it is delicious! I first sampled it at The Dandilion Market in Charlotte, but, locals, if you’re lucky, you make still find a few bottles on the shelves at Harris Teeter, Total Wine, or Cost Plus World Market.

Caribou Coffee Spicy Milk Chocolate Mocha

This hot chocolate is made with chipotle seasoning which sounds disgusting but tastes AMAZING! You can request white, milk, or dark chocolate. I opted for milk chocolate, and I was not disappointed. The only chocolate treat I like better would be Amelie’s salted carmel brownies.

And finally…

I love all of their seasonal treats, but their hot cranberry cider and their butternut squash bisque makes me wish that Fall would last forever.

For this week’s Getting to Know You edition, please comment below with your favorite Autumn memory. Mine is obviously my wedding and spending my first Thanksgiving holiday with my husband on our honeymoon in Asheville, NC. I look forward to hearing about yours!


*(photo credit- Christopher Bartlett)