The O’Henry bars are out of the oven and the house smells great. I love this time of year and, even all the baking it entails. No candle can take away from or, even, enhance the wonderful aromas given off by baking (sorry, my Fresh Wave friends).

The O”Henry bars are easy to make. I could make them in my sleep. In fact, I made O’Henry bars as my demonstration speech in my college public speaking class. I’m convinced, as speaking publicly at that point in time was relatively new, that the only reason I got an A was because I came with enough premade bars for everyone.

I think back on this and wonder, was this the turning point toward a career in the hospitality industry? Alas, I don’t think so. I think it was something else, something deeper….something we’ll ponder at another time.

Tomorrow it’s ‘frosting’ the bars and making an apple pie for Thanksgiving. Need new cinnamon sticks, but other than that, should be relatively straight forward.