What's On The Ultimate Cheese Board


I just LOVE a good cheese board. I could eat this for dinner every day and be perfectly content and satisfied. Last month on my Instastories, I asked you guys if you wanted the next blog post to be a cheese board, or a fig recipe. The cheese board won by a landslide so here you go! 
The key to a great cheese board is options. You want to have enough components to make endless flavor combinations. Different flavors such as sweet, spicy, salty etc, and different textures. Plan for 1-2 ounces of meat per person, and also 1-2 ounces of cheese per person. 
I like to start with the bread, crackers, meat, and cheese on the board and then fill in with fresh fruits and spreads, then lastly fill in all the small holes with the nuts. 
Below, I've listed my go-to items but feel free to use the list as a starting point, and add/take away components based on your preference.




Crackers and Bread                                                                    Fruit
Sourdough bread                                                                        Grapes
Whole grain crackers                                                                  Cantaloupe 
Herb crackers                                                                             Pear
                                                                                                    Figs
Cheese
Goat cheese                                                                               Spreads
Gouda                                                                                         Spicy mustard
Sharp cheddar                                                                            Dijon mustard
Pepper jack                                                                                 Honey
Blue cheese                                                                                Pesto

Meats                                                                                          Accoutrements
Salami                                                                                         Olives
Proccutio                                                                                     Assorted Nuts







My Autumn 2018 To Do List


It's finally Fall! I'm ready for cozy sweaters, Ugg boots, apple cider, and the smell of pumpkin candles. Trader Joes has their Pumpkin Vanilla candles back, and also the cinnamon whisks and brooms that smell amazing! I think I need to do a whole Instagram stories haul. What do you guys think?!
Anyway, I made a list of everything that I want to do this fall and decided to share it will all of you.. so enjoy!



Fall 2018 To Do List

  • Make soup
This French Onion Potato soup from Half Baked Harvest, and Broccoli Cheddar Cheese soup from A Cozy Kitchen are on my list. 
  • Apple picking
If you live in Southern Oregon, you can choose from Valley View Orchard, or Leonard Orchard.  
  • Pumpkin patch
Here is a great list of pumpkin patches in the area put together by What To Do In Southern Oregon. 
  • Pumpkin carving
Pumpkin carving is my favorite fall activity. This year, I'm thinking either this constellation pumpkin, or an owl like these from Martha Stewart
  • Take pictures in leaves
Who doesn't like a good picture of leaves falling down around you?!
  • Bake pumpkin treats
I just saw this Pumpkin Roulade With Mascarpone And White Chocolate recipe this morning and added it to my list. Also, here is a list of all my pumpkin recipes on the blog.. more to come!
  • Watch scary movies
I'm looking forward to seeing The Nun and Halloween.
  • Wear Uggs
I know people are so anti-Uggs these days, but I don't care. I love mine. They are the most comfortable and warm shoes on the planet. I wear these Dakota moccasins everyday around the house, and I'm loving these Irina ones right now.
  • Corn maze 
This corn maze at Fort Vannoy Farms looks awesome!
  • Caramel apples
I loveeee carmel apples! Last time i made them I rolled mine in crushed up Snickers. SO GOOD!
Here's a simple caramel apple recipe for you from Just A Taste.
  • Pumpkin ale and pretzel night 
I love doing a tasting with all the different pumpkin beers that come out and make homemade pretzels. Here are a few homemade pretzel recipes for you to choose from.
  • Halloweentown
If you haven't seen Halloweentown.. watch it. I grew up watching it on the Disney channel, and every year St. Helens, Oregon (where the movie was filmed) decorates and has a festival just like in the movie. Here is all the information for 2018
  • Apple cider
A couple years back I made this Apple Cider Cocktail. So tasty! 
  • Pumpkin candles 
Like I said above, I love the pumpkin vanilla candle from Trader Joes, and here is a list of the best fall candles of 2018 from PopSugar. 
  • Haunted house 
This Just Scream Haunted House benefits The Southern Oregon Humane Society, which I love. Then there is The Circus Of Screams Haunted House.. I am such a baby. I've never done a haunted house before, especially the ones where people jump out and scare you. 




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