Hey, hey, hey! Happy Friday!
The sights of fall are settling in. The drizzling rain has kept the sun from shining all week, the farmers markets are winding down, we had our first mountain snowfall, the back-biting of the mid-term elections is in full-swing, and I seriously need to get busy prepping my garden for next year because a freeze is in the forecast.
Ah fall, I love ya.
And just like clockwork, as the leaves begin to turn the baking bug bites me in a big way. I am totally craving comfort food, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, getting into the kitchen, and never wanting to leave.
As part my work of creating habits that stick, I’m making it a point to cook just for fun, not just for the blog. I love cooking, but when your passion is your work, keeping the creative juices flowing is a challenge. But this time of year, it always inspires me again.
Here’s a few things that if you haven’t yet, you should put on your to-do list now:
- Make this pumpkin roll
- Register to vote
- Schedule your mammogram (remember, it’s breast cancer awareness month)
- See this movie
- Visit a pumpkin patch (Utah peeps, I’ve been telling EVERYONE about this one and all the Instagramable spots we took advantage of
This weekend I’m headed to upstate New York for a few days of glamping to celebrate the hard work that has become this cookbook, and with all it’s fast and slow recipes, it’s one you definitely need on your shelf now. Follow me on Instagram to see all the behind the scenes on my Instastories.
With that, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
These photos of Julia Roberts for Harpers Bazzar are STUNNING! This is 50 !! And I love her revelations on being shamed on Instagram. Stars…they really are like us.
Reverse fasting…the diet that helps with weight loss and breast cancer. Has anyone tried it and does it work?
My waffle maker isn’t up to snuff so I’m thinking of ordering this one. Anybody have good or bad reviews of it?
Halloween, let’s do it:
- 45 easy DIY Halloween costumes for the ladies. The paper doll and gum ball machine ideas are pretty clever.
- These bloody caramel apples are the best.
- The best horro movies on Netflix right now.
- The 25 best corn mazes across America
- Halloween pumpkin carving ideas that aren’t cheesy.
- Warning: This is the weirdest and grossest maternity shoot I’ve ever seen and I’m not sure how I feel about it.
31 pumpkin recipes to carve into fall.
You will NEVER believe the secret ingredient in this chili. What the??
Another easy weeknight chicken dinner.
These pork chops look perfect.
This tofu stir-fry: making dinner healthy again.
This Halloween bark is so much fun.
Twice-baked spaghetti squash for the healthy side dish score.
These slow cooker wings with a kick are game day ready.
This is why pumpkin and chocolate go together.
Food lovers and cooks, the new Netfllix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime cooking shows coming for you.
Now you can graduate with a college course in Anthony Bourdain.
I cannot WAIT for this book. Pre-order, CHECK!
At dinner the other night, a new friend said I MUST read this life-changing book. Am I the only one who hasn’t read it yet, because judging by the 5-star reviews, I just might be.
The fucket bucket: the hack that gets kids to clean up after themselves.
9 home decor tricks learned from working at Domino.
3 yoga poses you may be doing wrong, and how to fix them.
If I started now, I could probably make a few of these DIY body butters for holiday gifts.
Curls are back and so are curling irons and this one is my favorite.
I literally had this exact same coat in 3rd grade. Maybe I should get it again.
These Converse make me so happy.
Okay! Time for me to skedaddle and get back to the cookin’ in the kitchen. I hope you find some inspiration to get in there and make something good.
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