One of the joys of Christmas for me is all of the wonderful scents that come with the season. The crackling of burning wood in the fireplace. The fresh green needles of a Christmas tree. The warm fragrance of burning candles. And last - but certainly not least - freshly baked desserts smack out of the oven, which was my inspiration for this Holiday picture. Did I mention that baking homemade apple pies is my newest feat? And what are homemade goodies without the big- eyed pleading looks of sweet-toothed children (& their pets)?!