I love the smell of fall spices on a weekend afternoon. Lazy days with football playing in the background, kiddos napping (and mom and dad napping), and a treat fresh from the oven when we all wake up.
That normally doesn't happen around here.
I rely mostly on candles for the seasonal scent and if I want a pastry it probably comes from Dunkin' Donuts. Once in a while, though, the baking bug bites and I pull out my not so secret, found on Pinterest, three ingredient, pumpkin chip bread recipe.
Cake mix. Pumpkin. Chocolate chips.
Blend it, bake it at 350 until a toothpick comes out clean, and you're done!
You can get all fancy and add some cinnamon or nutmeg if you want. I don't, but go nuts if you feel so inclined.
I made four mini loaves and then delivered three of them to some friends since we have no business eating four loaves of chocolate laden bread. Or four loaves of any kind of bread period.
I feel my domestic urges have been sufficiently satisfied for at least the next week and I fully expect to barely keep up with laundry this week, use baby wipes for a lot of our household cleaning, and find a week old fruit snack (or twelve) in the couch next time I sit down.