Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.
With the first full week of October now tucked behind us, I am in full on fall mode. I’m craving all things warm and cozy, and of course, everything pumpkin spice. Typical of me? Yes, for sure, but I love autumn so much…I know, I sound like a broken record. Sorry not sorry.
I spent every day this week cooking in the kitchen. The first half of the week was spent testing new recipes, working on some holiday content, and getting ready to film new recipes videos on Thursday and Friday. I have to say, after a month plus off from filming and creating new video content, I’m really looking forward to sharing brand new videos with you guys! We filmed some recipes that I’m really loving this fall. Hoping you’ll be loving them too!
That said, it was a long week and I’m thankful to be not cooking in the kitchen today. Instead I’ll be brainstorming and writing, while snuggled in blankets (because it has suddenly turned very cold here). Hoping to do a little work and then take the night off to just chill and refresh before another busy (but fun) week ahead.
I am so excited to see that you guys have been enjoying my Halloween content. As I mentioned yesterday, I LOVE creating these fun holiday themed recipes. It’s a way for me to be extra creative with both the recipes and the photos, and I thrive on that kind of creativity. Hence, plenty more holiday content coming your way over the next few months!
Coming up this week on HBH, I’ll be sharing a new autumn ravioli you’re sure to love, the coziest drink…that just happens to be easy and healthy, the perfect slow cooker recipe for any day of the week, extra sweet and chocolate filled cookies, and rounding out the week with yet another “spooky” cocktail. Can’t wait to share all the new recipes soon!
Lastly, if you missed anything from this past week, be sure to sign up for our newsletter here. Hope you’re all having the best fall weekend, and enjoy this Sunday’s Favorites!
1. What I am Baking Today…
Fall Sundays are for meant baking, and these Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Chai Frosting from a couple of years ago are on my to-do list this morning. These are a favorite fall breakfast, and so delicious on cold mornings spent at home by the fire.
Have you guys made these cinnamon rolls?
2. Don’t Take NO for an Answer.
I’m sure you’ve heard this one before, but don’t accept no as an answer. When someone tells me no, it literally lights a fire inside me and gives me the fuel I need to figure out a way to get a YES. I’m very persistent in that way, I’ve just never excepted the word no. If I want something bad enough, there’s got to be a way. I’ll make it happen.
Persistence is key. Never give up on something you really want. If you want it bad enough, if you believe in something so wholeheartedly, you can make it happen. And when I say you, I do mean YOU. Because you have to care enough to keep trying. Don’t let people who tell you no, stop you from finding your way.
Just a little Sunday motivation for you! Hope this inspires you to be persistent.
3. Favorite Blankets to Keep You Warm This Autumn…
4. NYC Hotel Suggestions.
I’m heading back to NYC later this month, and then again in November. I’m looking for a new hotel to stay at, only for the simple reason that I’m loving exploring the city. So far I’ve stayed at The Soho Grand, 11 Howard, and the New York Edition and really enjoyed them all. Not going to lie, when it comes to hotels, I like them to be pretty nice, very clean, and feel like a home away from home. I don’t love traveling, but staying in a nice hotel always makes it a bit easier for me. Thus, I would be so appreciative for any recommendations.
Let me know your favorites!
5. New Videos:
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Maple Butter…my personal favorite October breakfast/lunch/dinner.
Better For You Instant Pot Chicken and Spinach Ramen…reader favorite recipe.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Rosemary Parmesan Cream Sauce…the perfect bowl of comfort food.
6. Currently Loving and Wanting…
Loving…Pull Up a Chair by Tiffani Thiessen (full of cozy, family friendly recipes that are perfect for fall).
Wanting…these forest green leather pants (that I will sadly never be able to afford…even on sale).
Loving…this market bag (I use it everyday to shuffle things to the studio and back home).
Loving…the How I Built This Podcast (so inspiring to hear founders stories on building their companies).
Wanting…to go to a pumpkin patch.
Loving…this gold flatware (it’s so pretty on any dinner table).
Wanting…this Blanket Scarf (it looks so warm and so cozy).
Loving…Joy’s Simple Food Remedies by Joy Bauer (offers delicious recipes to heal 20 everyday ailments…above all, my favorite healthy cookbook!)
7. A few Links I am Loving…
autumn stuffed sweet potatoes…these look too good.
the best scary movies to watch this October…because if there is ever a time for scary movies, it’s October.
10 easy appetizers for Thanksgiving…never too early to start planning.
a perfect fall weekend in the Berkshires…so beautiful. i must find a weekend to go.
Martha Stewart has declared it gourd season on Instagram…and I LOVE it. bring on all the gourds.
7 grain bowl recipes you can prep in 30 minutes…easy, healthy, and good.
all the things to do in NYC for Thanksgiving…other than the parade.
8. Favorite Pieces for the Coziest Weekend at Home…
9. This Week’s Dinners:
Tuesday: Roasted Squash and Feta Salad
Wednesday: Homemade Broccoli Cheddar Cobbler
Check out all the past Favorites posts here.