Is it possible that the ghouls and garish amounts of candy that is Halloween was really only one week ago? I feel like there was a huge build up and then POOF! It was gone.
Speaking of the holidays, would you hate me if I said I’m putting up my Christmas tree this weekend?
Will the fact that I’m also planting spring daffodils make it any better?
Smudge announced that there are only 8 Sunday’s left until Christmas. And if you’re reading this over the weekend you can count that down to 7 so I’m thinking it’s high time. I’m a Christmas girl at heart afterall.
I might chalk all of these headlong plans into the holidays are due to the switcheroo to Daylight Saving and that now by 5:00 pm my kitchen is cast into complete and utter darkness. And I’m kinda digging it that way. It’s time to hibernate, cozy up and really dig into the holiday season.
And that leads us right into this week’s Friday Faves…
If you find Daylight Savings confusing and annoying (food bloggers, they feel our pain!), you’ll love this. “You have to come with me! We’re going to a place where Daylight Saving doesn’t exist… They call it Arizona.”
“Don’t compare yourself to everybody else and don’t try to do exactly what somebody who is successful .. and making it big. Don’t do exactly what they do. Do what you have a passion for! ” ~ HEY! I said that!
Man! I hate my voice, but I had a great time chatting magazine-making, blog-creating and ebook-generating in this podcast.
One of the best pies I’ve ever seen! I love that crust!
How awesome does this French Toast look?
Uh yeah, I think pumpkin spice mania has gone too far...
Sign me up for this amazing hot chocolate bar!
Be a better cook with these 5 easy steps you should always do.
I’m all about the holiday catalogs. Bring ’em on and let’s start our Christmas lists!
Will someone please invite me to a holiday party so I can wear this?
I’m totally buying these for my holiday table. And they’re SO cheap!
Break out the karaoke machine or roll up the car windows tight –> get your November playlist here.
Could you live here? I really don’t think I could.
Break out the Kindles or head to the library –> 40 books by women you should most definitely read.
Travel alert! This food blogger says where to eat when you’re in Napa Valley,
A local food lover’s guide to eating it all at Seattle’s Pike Place Market.
Holiday travel is nearly here. You’re going to need this.
I’m sharing a big list of what I learned from some of my favorite bloggers here. There’s plenty to read so I’m keeping this short.
And now…This Week’s 5 Recipes That Caught My Eye
Butternut Spaghetti Carbonara
This pasta. I want it every day. Recipe here.
How to Bake Crispy French Fries
Forget the fryer, your oven is where it’s at. Recipe here.
Cider Brined Pork Chops
Fall is calling and so are these pork chops. Recipe here.
Boozy Beef and Butternut Tacos
The secret to this recipe is all in the butternut squash crema sauce. Oh, and the booze. Recipe here.
Peanut Butter And Dark Chocolate Skillet Cookie
All hands on deck, and extra spoons for this ultimate shared dessert. Recipe here.
Have a great Friday and a great weekend everyone.
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