Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.
Happy first Sunday of October! Hoping you all are enjoying fall as much as I am! Up here in the mountains, we (very sadly) are on the downward side of the fall foliage peak. Our fall leaves were the absolute prettiest (see photos below). I am so sad our colors are waning, but loving our still warm days and cool crisp nights. Fall is my favorite. All things cozy, all the time.
At this moment in time I’m feeling the full emotional spectrum…excited, so happy, grateful, nervous, anxious…basically everything. As we get closer and closer to the release of HBH Super Simple, my nerves continue to build. I just hope so much that you all will love this cookbook. It’s always so scary putting something out into the world, but fingers crossed you all will love the new recipes. I hope you’ll find them delicious, easy, and very doable for any night of the week. We’ve been working really hard to make the launch a success. I’ve been juggling a lot of tasks over here…all good things, but a lot of things! Very excited for the weeks ahead!
What wasn’t so fun? Tech issues. My MacBook’s battery died on me, precisely at the time I needed it most. So that definitely wasn’t fun. But as my mom said to me, I need to leave a little more wiggle room for life’s hiccups, because they happen. Lesson heard, loud and clear. The good news is that while it was a four-plus day struggle with computer and camera stuff behind the scenes. I actually learned a lot in the process, so hey, that’s looking at the bright side, right?!
And in other exciting and cool news, my brothers, Malachi and Red, spent last winter filming and snowboarding (respectively), for a movie project entitled Joy, A Snowboard Film. Joy is a snowboard movie that chronicles Red and his friends and their pursuit of big mountain snow. Kai, who does all of HBH’s videos as well, filmed the movie. And while I might be a bit biased, Joy is SO GOOD. The premiere will be in LA on October 19th. For any of you who are into snowboarding and live in the LA area, you can grab tickets to the premiere here. I’d love to see some HBH faces at the premiere! Also, OverJOYed, the making of JOY will be featured nationally on ABC’s World of X Games Oct 27, 1:30 pm ET /2 pm PT.
Coming up this week on HBH, I’ll be sharing yet another new pumpkin recipe (that’s mouth-wateringly delicious), the cutest new Halloween treats, a quick and easy pasta, a new (non-boring) instant pot/slow cooker dinner, and the perfect autumn dessert. Additionally, keep an eye out for some HBH Super Simple bonus material that we’ll be launching this week!
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I hope you enjoy this week’s Nine Favorite Things!
1. New York, Los Angelas, and Chicago Cookbook Events.
You may have already seen this on Instagram, but I announced the events I will be doing for the cookbook. I made a decision a few months back not to do a HUGE book tour during the holiday season, so we kept the events to NYC, LA, and Chicago.
I’m excited to share that I’ll be doing a couple of signings in each city. Sadly, the Eataly events in both New York and Chicago are sold out. First, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who’s purchased tickets and/or who’s messaged me the last few days. You guys are truly the sweetest, and you all feel so much like family to me. I want to meet you ALL, so I’m beyond sorry that some of you couldn’t get tickets.
BUT, the very good news is that we have NYC and LA signings that are open to everyone and anyone that can make it. With no cap on the number of people that can come.
Soo, grab all the details below! Can’t wait to meet you guys soon! 🙂
For the NYC Feed Feed event grab tickets here.
For the LA Feed Feed event grab tickets here.
PS. We are looking into adding additional events in NYC and Chicago, so stay tuned for more info on that. I’ll let you guys know as soon as I have all the details.
2. Autumn in Colorado… and my favorite cozy latte.
As mentioned above, our leaves have peeked here in Colorado. I took all the photos I could so that I could share them with you guys. There is nothing prettier than Colorado in the fall.
Since the days are cool and crisp, my favorite spiced pumpkin maple latte…
with a side of pumpkin coffee cake muffins too.
3. New Fall Kitchen Finds in my Cart…
4. questions of the week…HBH Super Simple edition 1.
q: Are the book’s recipes mostly instant pot/slow cooker recipes? Or regular stovetop and oven?
a: There is a really good mix of everything. This is not an instant pot or slow cooker cookbook. This cookbook provides options for everyone and is incredibly user-friendly. I truly made this book for all of YOU, so I wanted it to work well for everyone.
q: Are these recipes that we have seen before or are they all new?
a: The recipes in the cookbook are all new and exclusive to the cookbook. They’ve never been seen before and can only be found in HBH Super Simple!
q: Will instant pot/slow cooker recipes have an alternate way to cook if one doesn’t have either?
a: Yes. Almost all of the instant pot/slow cooker recipes have 3 variations, stovetop, slow cooker, or instant pot. It was really important to me that EVERYONE be able to cook out of this cookbook.
q: How many of the recipes are 30 minutes or less?
a: Umm, I would have to actually count, but A LOT of the recipes are 30 minutes or less. And if they are over 30 minutes, most of that time is spent cooking in the oven or slow cooker.
q: Will it be sold at Anthropologie?
a: Yes! The new book will be sold Anthropologie.
q: Are you coming to Denver for a book event?
a: There will be a Colorado event in December but we are not ready to announce it quite yet!
q: Will it be available in Canada?
a: Yes! If you live in Canada you can preorder via Amazon Canada.
5. newest videos:
Pastry Wrapped Baked Brie with Maple Butter Roasted Apples…the best thing you can make with your apple butter.
Mulled Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts…nothing not to love about these.
Pumpkin Beer Broccoli Cheddar Soup…an oldie, but true goodie.
crockpot spaghetti squash lasagna bolognese…perfect Sunday night dinner.
6. My Ideal October Weekend…
If I had all the time in the world, this is what I would do on a fall weekend – in no particular order.
1. apple picking
2. baking pumpkin bread
3. watching all the best Halloween movies…Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, and a Harry Potter marathon.
4. decorating my front porch to look a little something like this (honestly my dream porch)
5. apple butter AND pumpkin butter making.
6. picking out the spookiest pumpkins, carving them, and roasting their seeds (YUMM).
7. Sunday morning chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes while watching 31 nights of Halloween. I actually did this when I was 12, but I watched The Scariest Places on Earth while sitting by our fire enjoying dad’s chocolate chip pancakes…and it’s a very good memory).
8. plotting Asher’s Halloween costume and making it the best yet…fingers crossed she chooses to be a witch this year.
9. mixing up spooky Harry Potter cocktails.
10. doing a little binge fall shopping spree, but on the couch, and with a Halloween movie playing in the background.
PS. the thing I look forward most every night right now? Lighting this candle while I work on my computer. It’s my FAVORITE! Highly recommend if you love fall candles.
7. a few links i am loving…
fall foliage in New England…my dream destination this time of year. must visit.
5 simple & stylish ways to decorate for fall…love these cozy ideas.
food isn’t good or bad and neither are you…YES. love this.
the best pumpkin farms to visit this fall…in close to every state.
Elizabeth Olsen says she’s a minimalist…except in the kitchen.
finding the deliciousness in New York City…the festival that showcases the city’s culinary diversity in Bryant Park.
the Everygirl’s 2019 fall bucket list…this is so good.
how to compliment someone without mentioning their looks…kind of love this.
autumn in New York…is so pretty.
how to transition your skincare routine from summer to fall…needed to read this.
embrace your dark circles, amp up your energy…and rule the world like makeup artist Bobbi Brown.
real talk…do you need a stand mixer?
how to carve a pumpkin like a pro…if you get real serious about your pumpkin carving.
the most popular fall coats at Nordstrom…these 7 made the cut.
4 foolproof ways to season and serve a roasted chicken…Sunday dinner please.
the best spot treatments to zap zits…certainly good to know.
6 things all effective work emails have in common…if you want to up your email game.
where the Times’s restaurant critic likes to eat…if you love good food and you love eating out.
how to make big goals happen by making small changes…it’s all about those baby steps.
eat less red meat, scientists said…now some believe that was bad advice.
the best scary movies to stream this month…because Halloween is nearing.
daily cartoon, Friday, October 4th…couldn’t love this one more.
8. Cozy Fall Knits…Under $150.
9. this week’s nine favorite things dinners:
Thursday: crockpot beef chili
Sunday Baking: swirled cinnamon sugar croissant loaf
Finally, check out all the past Nine Favorite Things posts here.