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Happy fall! Yes, it’s official, I can now talk about how excited I am for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I’m a holiday freak and the next three months are my favorite of the entire year. So very excited for all the spooky Halloween treats and cocktails this coming October.

What are you guys most looking forward to? Dying to hear what your favorite elements of fall are!

In other news, this week has been non-stop and I’m not going to sugar coat it, I’m a little tired and a little stressed as I type out today’s Sunday post. I spent the first part of the week in NYC for a quick work trip, with and event Monday night, and meetings both Monday and Tuesday. I got suck in the airport for a few too many hours (delayed in Newark due to storms) and arrived home late Tuesday night.

On Wednesday I hit the ground running, unpacking and attempting to organize the new studio space. We’ve made a dent, but honestly, we’re not even close to being organized. Thursday and Friday were my first days cooking, photographing, and testing new recipes in the new studio kitchen. I’m trying to a get used to a new kitchen, and new lighting for photos. I know these adjustments are just going to take time, but it’s been challenging, especially with the work load we have right now.

Of course on the flip side, the studio is AMAZING, and I know over time I will find a good grove, find the perfect window for lighting, and get back to feeling good again, but right now it’s a slightly overwhelming adjustment. Saturday was spent organizing props and playing with the light, so hoping to have a better hang of things today. Fingers crossed!

Anyway, that’s a glimpse into what’s happening around here. Complete chaos, but holding it together…kind of of.

Oh, and for those asking about whether or not we will be doing a full studio tour, yes, we will! It will mostly like happen late October or November. We still have lots to get done in the space before we are ready to share, but soon!

Coming up this week on HBH I’ll be sharing a new savory pastry recipe, some of the best fall inspired pork chops, and a brand new pumpkin recipe…just in time for the first week of October.

If you missed anything from this past week, be sure to sign up for our newsletter here. Hope you all are having the best fall weekend, and enjoy this Sunday’s Favorites!

1. Inspiring Me on Pinterest This Week.

{via my Halloween Pinterest board}

{via my fall Pinterest board}

{via my fall Pinterest board}

{via my gatherings/tablescapes Pinterest board}

{via my barn inspiration Pinterest board}

{via my beauty Pinterest board}

{via my style Pinterest board}

2. The Best thing My Mom Ever Taught Me…

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. 

I get negative comments and messages fairly often, it just comes with the territory, and I usually brush them off and move right along with my day. That said, after receiving a not so kind comment this past week, on a day that was already hard, it put me over the edge and I let it bother me and sink into my thoughts the rest of the day. I’m 100% over it now, but just a friendly reminder that if you don’t have anything nice to say, there’s absolutely no point in saying it at all. It’s one of the the simplest lessons my parents taught us while growing up, and it’s also one of the most important.

Don’t bring others down.

3. Favorite Halloween Decor…

Halloween is one of my favorite holiday’s and I LOVE decorating for it. Here are my picks for this Halloween.

4. My Autumn Bucket List. 

  1. actually decorate for fall…with autumn flowers, pumpkins, and my favorite candles.
  2. go to a pumpkin patch and pick out all my favorite odd looking pumpkins.
  3. make homemade apple cider, apple butter, and apple cider doughnuts…again and again.
  4. plan a Halloween movie night and watch all the classics…Hocus Pocus, Halloween Town, and Harry Potter.
  5. apple picking with the family…
  6. then make caramel apples…it’s been years since I’ve made caramel apples. it’s time.
  7. splurge on a new pair of fall boots.
  8. walk through central park to see the leaves…I’m back in the city in November and have to do this.
  9. make my favorite pumpkin spice oatmeal latte, and share a mug with my mom for a cozy mid day break.
  10. get crafty and make homemade candles…because I love them so much
  11. plan Thanksgiving before November even starts to stay ahead of the craziness.
  12. stop and smell the pumpkins…because things are busy and sometimes I just need to enjoy the moment.

Question: what’s on your fall bucket list?!

5. New Videos:

Pumpkin Beer Pretzels with Chipotle Queso…perfect for game day.

Sage Browned Butter Chicken Piccata with Herb Mushroom Pasta…long time favorite.

Pastry Wrapped Baked Brie with Maple Butter Roasted Apples…the BEST.

6. Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice…

Brown Butter Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo with Fried Cheese | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Brown Butter Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo with Fried Cheese

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Latte | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Latte

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Maple Butter | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Maple Butter

Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Maple Pecans | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Maple Pecans

Cream Cheese Swirled Brown Sugar Pumpkin Coffee Cake | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Cream Cheese Swirled Brown Sugar Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodles | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodles

Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

Baked Buttermilk Pumpkin Doughnuts with Hot Cocoa Glaze | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Baked Buttermilk Pumpkin Doughnuts with Hot Cocoa Glaze

7. A few Links I am Loving…

watch Camille Style’s choose optimism for 30 days…found this so inspiring.

6 weeknight pastas you can make in 60 minutes…yum.

day in the life of Anine Bing and her love for LA…one of my favorite designers.

Jessica Biel’s favorite yoga poses…to combat hip tightness.

15 famous witches to be for Halloween…I was always the witch for Halloween.

12 fall dinner ideas…so cozy and so good.

1 pumpkin 4 ways…this is soooo cute.

5 crockpot recipes…have to try them all.

DIY stenciled welcome mat…so easy and fun.

60 seconds with Blake Lively…grilled cheese and candles for the win.

8. Favorite Plaids for Autumn…

9. This Week’s Dinners:

Thyme Roasted Chicken with Grapes and Burrata | halfbakedharvest.com #roastedchicken #easyrecipes #fall #autumn #skilletrecipes

Monday: Thyme Roasted Chicken with Grapes and Burrata

Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Pozole | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Tuesday: Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Pozole

Pumpkin Beer Broccoli Cheddar Soup | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Wednesday: Pumpkin Beer Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Fall Harvest Honeycrisp Apple and Kale Salad | halfbakedharvest.com #fall #easyrecipes #healthyrecipe #apples #salad

Thursday: Fall Harvest Apple and Kale Salad

Brussels Sprout Mushroom Pizza with Crispy Prosciutto and Sage | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Friday: Brussels Sprout Mushroom Pizza with Crispy Prosciutto and Sage

Check out all the past Favorites posts here.

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  1. Love your blog and love your cookbook! You are an amazing young woman and I have so much admiration for all you have accomplished and look forward to seeing what the future brings for you. Turn off the negative comments! I am a mom of three grown kids and your mom gave you some great advice! Keep up the fabulous work!

  2. Didn’t see the negative post you referred to but know that only cowards hide behind anonymous postings on social media. I doubt this negative person would ever have the guts to make these comments to your face. He/she is a sad little person who probably has no real friends and this is their way of lashing out at the world. Know that there are thousands of us reading your blog, looking at your GORGEOUS photos, cooking & enjoying your wonderful recipes. Don’t let the bas&$#ds get you down!

    1. Hi Marcia, I;m so glad you support my blog and I (: I do my best to not let people get me down. I just want my blog to be a place for everyone to enjoy food and be nice to each other (:
      Thank you for the kind words.

  3. My favorite time of year is here and you are my GO TO for all things fall/christmas! I CAN”T WAIT to see what you come up with for 2018. I was looking for the best pumpkin candle and ordered the one from Anthropologie you recommended. If you are looking for an apple candle, you HAVE to order the honey crisp haven candle from Barn at Post Oak (I am not affiliated with them, but they are WONDERFUL candles.) I bought one to test and ended up buying 3 more of the apple ones! You won’t regret it! Ive already got your persimmon old fashion from last year (SO good!) on the brain as well as the fig bourbon smash for our Friday fall outdoor suppers.I would love if you would reduce apple cider down and find a way to mix it in an apple/bourbon recipe. I always seem to have a ton of cider on hand (your cider apple and sage roasted pork chops are life in our house in fall) and always seem to wish I had a way to incorporate it into mixed drinks! Also I made the fall harvest apple and kale salad and someone literally said it was the best salad they have ever had (and it was!) Thanks for the good food and the inspiration!

  4. LOVE your blog!! I finally got your cookbook for my birthday last month and it’s amazing also. Thank you so much for sharing your talents – you are such an inspiration and I love your work! Have a great week, and enjoy the upcoming Fall season – as a fellow Halloween lover I’m super looking forward to your October posts. 🙂
    XO Lauren

  5. How can somebody say a ‘not so kind comment’ to you??? Glad you’re over it. One of my favourite things is to go out with our dog when it’s cold or wet (or sunny or misty, in that case, I bring the camera) and then when I’m tired from the adventure, enjoying the cosiness of being inside.

  6. Beautiful post, Tieghan! I’m pretty excited about the onset of fall too. I love my summers, but bring on the fall harvest foods and slow cooker recipes, please! Your cinnamon spiced sugar cookies are already on my Halloween party menu! Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with this season!
    Re: negative comments – if you are attracting “haters” – you’re doing something right. Nobody makes an effort to make rude comments to a total stranger unless they feel inadequate themselves and are jealous or insecure. In a weird way, it’s a compliment. (Even though it is in no way nice.) Rude remarks say more about the person issuing them than they do about the target. 😉 You are doing an absolutely amazing job with everything you do, especially for someone so young! Kudos to you, and to the haters…”Eff ’em!” 😉

    Keep up the good work!

  7. Negative comments? On your blog? How is it possible? And even so, guys just close the webpage and move along!
    Some people really have time to loose.
    Personally I love your blog, I love your photos and I love your cookbook. It is really inspiring!
    Thank you for all this hard work.

    (Sorry for my english, I tried my best… 😉 )

    1. Awh thank you so much Sarah! This is so sweet and I am so glad you are enjoying my blog and cookbook! I couldn’t even tell you don’t speak english.. where are you from?

  8. Love this post. I always love your Nine Favorite Things posts, but this one made me not dread cooler weather so much. Thank you! That Pozole….dinner tomorrow! Can’t wait.

  9. Your kind spirit shows through Tieghan- remember that “hurt people hurt people”, and don’t give their hateful words any power. I appreciate what you do ?

  10. What a fantastic post! Whoever is not blown away by your work is not even worth thinking about!
    Sharing a quote I ran across lately (in my field, I am a teacher)
    “Never doubt the impact that a positive person has on the community and ultimately the world. Show
    others what is possible and drive them towards greatness” – John Gordon.

    Your blog is one of my favorite things to read – and experiment with – thank you! – Susan S

  11. always love your nine favorite things, look forward to it every Sunday…..you are amazing please disregard all negative comments. Your recipes have revolutionized my dinner routine:). lots of love from Seattle! I tell everyone about your site and often give your cookbook as a hostess present

  12. We just went to the common ground fair in unity Maine… one of my favorite things. I often sip many cups of chai from a Maine company called chai walla… you might enjoy it!

  13. I saw that comment. It was sooo petty, and this person must have WAY too much time on their hands. I hope the positivity will flood you this week. I’m so excited to read more about fall, Halloween, and holiday recipes!

  14. Howdy,
    Thanks for the blog posts n recipes.
    Please don’t waste one iota of a second on rude negative ppl saying mean things. That is THEIR problem, don’t make it yours too!
    Mean ppl have issues n need professional help, which has zero to do with you!!
    Carry on, yur doing a great job. Except maybe stop n take a nap once in awhil, lol!