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Pumpkin Beer Pretzels with Chipotle Queso | @hbharvest

{my favorite Pumpkin Beer Pretzels with Chipotle Queso}

This might be the lamest way to start this post, but Happy October 15th! How are we already half way through this month? Where is time going? I am not even close to being ready for November, or the holiday to craze to begin, but ready or not, it will soon be here! Just a little stressed, and also a little too excited…all at the same time.

Trying to take the days one day at a time though, so today let’s just talk Sunday things! What are you guys up to? I have grand plans of making this honey, apple, cheddar, and bacon panini for lunch while slowly cooking this Sunday Sauce in the crockpot and serving it up with a side of honey butter beer bread (recipe is in the HBH cookbook). Also going to spend some time trying on outfits for the week ahead. I am off to LA on Tuesday (let’s hope I take off this time…) to tape another episode of Hallmark Home and Family and then do some more filming with My Domaine. Going to need lots of cute outfits, so wish me luck!

Coming up this week on HBH we are moving full speed ahead with the autumn recipes, and even touching on a few that would be great for Thanksgiving as well! I’m talking one creamy and delicious soup, some sweet pumpkin baked goods, a healthy wild rice recipe, a savory sweet potato dish, and finishing things off with a new favorite autumn dessert…and of course, then a cocktail. It’s a full week ahead!

Hope you guys have a great Sunday! ps. don’t forget to take a look this week’s dinner plan at the end of this post!

Aspen 2017 | @hbharvest

{the leaves in Aspen}

1. The New HBH site Redesign:

As most of you have probably noticed by now, we finally launched the site’s new redesign! As previously mentioned, we have been working on this for a while now, so we were anxious to take it live. Unfortunately, we still have some issues to work through, but in all honesty that was to be expected. Launching a new design is a huge deal and there is a ton of moving parts. It’s so hard to get everything right all at the same time. Thank you all so much for bearing with us through our “construction”. Everything should be fixed, running smoothly, and hopefully user-friendly by the end of the week.

Some more noticeable things that will be fixed:

  • the font will be changed to a darker, more easily visible color. So sorry for anyone having trouble reading the posts!
  • the print version of the recipes will be sized down to a much more normal size font.
  • the photos and recipe titles will become clickable again.
  • and if any of you are having trouble with the page load time, that will be fixed as well.

In the meantime, please let me know if there’s anything else you guys notice that needs a little tweaking! I want to make sure the site is easy (and fun) for everyone to use! Also, be sure to check out some new features like my Q&A page, video page, email sign up, barn page, and brand new shop page!

2. Instagram accounts inspiring me this October…

@basically…for simple, gorgeous, healthy..ish recipes.

@cletile…the only source of tile inspiration you will ever need…and what I am using in the new studio barn!

@sezane…for the cutest clothes…shoes…and bags.

@haunting.autumn…literally what my autumn dreams are made of.

@countrylivingmag…inspiration for everything from recipes, to home, to style.

@kaiagerber…ummmmm? style icon and only 16.

3. The Anthropologie Fall Harvest event

the clothes…

this cardigan, this pullover, this v-neck pullover, these skinny velvet jeans (in wine)

the cocktail glasses…

this red wine glass, this stemless wine glass, this DOF glass, this callista flute

4. The best cookbooks of fall 2017

SO very excited to have the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook on this list among authors I admire so much. All of these cookbooks are on my list of books to get and some of them I already own. I can’t wait to share A Beautiful Mess Weekday Weekend (by Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess) with you guys soon. And in case you missed it, on Tuesday I shared this delicious Cardamom Cognac Apple Cake from Cook Beautiful (by Athena Calderon of Eyeswoon). So many great cookbooks this fall!

What are some of the books on your fall reading list?

5. New Videos: 

pumpkin beer broccoli cheddar soup…the ultimate fall comfort food and you need it in your life this week.

chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes with whipped maple butter…the best.

sheet pan sticky pomegranate chicken with honey roasted squash…so easy. so good.

6. Crate and Barrels new Collab with Reese Witherspoon.

Oh my gosh. Is anyone else as excited as me about this? I think everyone is loving Reese right now, so clearly this was a genius idea from the masterminds over at Crate and Barrel. You guys have to watch this video, it’s so cute. Here are all of the items on my must get list for the holidays…

ps. speaking of Crate and Barrel, here are my two most recent posts on their blog.

Smoky Black Widow Smash Cocktail…this is a go-to cocktail these days.

Smoky Black Widow Smash Cocktail | @hbharvest

How to Host a Bewitching Halloween Party…possibly my favorite dinner I have ever put together. You guys have to check this out.

How to Host a Bewitching Halloween Party | @hbharvest

7. A few Favorite Links…

Jessica Alba’s 3 simple healthy hacks…I can totally do these.

Why mustard is the new in shade…LOVE all things yellow right now.

6 fun Halloween food ideas…so fun.

3 food networks stars share their favorite Thanksgiving recipes…that lasagna looks so good.

How to shop cleaner at Target…Target lovers, this post is for you.

8. Five warm and cozy items I am loving for fall..

this brushed plaid scarf (in sky), this happy tails pom beanie, this brushed fringed scarf (love both colors),

these shearling mittens, these slippers,

9. This Week’s Dinners: 

Monday: skillet cranberry roasted chicken and potatoes

Tuesday: chipotle quinoa sweet potato tacos with roasted cranberry pomegranate salsa

Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos with Roasted Cranberry Pomegranate Salsa | @hbharvest

Wednesday: instant pot turkey meatballs and spaghetti squash

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash | @hbharvest

Thursday: thai pumpkin laksa with crunchy “fried” chickpeas

Thai Pumpkin Laksa with Crunchy “Fried” Chickpeas | @hbharvest

Friday: butternut squash hazelnut ravioli in garlic parmesan broth

Butternut Squash Hazelnut Ravioli in Garlic Parmesan Broth | @hbharvest

Saturday Baking: salted caramel mocha + nutella brownies

Salted Caramel Mocha + Nutella Brownies | @hbharvest

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