Maple Glazed Apple Fritters | @hbharvest

{Maple Glazed Apple Fritters for a Sunday treat}

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post!

Happy Sunday everyone! Hoping you’re all having a great September weekend. I’ve been spending the weekend preparing for the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook retreat that is happening later this week. The retreat snuck up on me so quickly, so I spent Saturday running around cleaning the barn, doing some fall decorating, and prepping any food that can be made in advance.

l am planning to spend today making the outside of the barn look like all things autumn. Meaning, buying lots of mums (one of my favorite fall flowers), pumpkins, and hay stacks. Not going to lie, I’ve always wanted to decorate for fall since I was a kid, but I’ve never really had an excuse to do so until now. I am pretty much loving it and vowing to do the same next year…event or no event! I mean, really? Do we need an excuse to decorate and have fun with the seasons?

Nope, we sure don’t!

What are you guys up to this weekend? Hoping that some of you are enjoying reading through the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook (THANK YOU all again for the support, I am so humbled and grateful), and maybe even making my favorite Apple Ricotta Pancakes or Salted Brioche Cinnamon Rolls for brunch this morning. I am actually making both recipes exactly one week from today for the retreat. Can’t wait.

Coming up this week on the blog we have a take-out favorite made healthy, some easy homemade bread (YUMM), the perfect fall chicken recipe, something cheesy…but veggie filled, and we’ll end the week by kicking off the official start of fall with one of my favorite seasonal recipes. Lots of goodies this week!

Enjoy all my favorites today and have a great Sunday!

1. A few Place I have been around the Web…

4 easy back to school snacks with Crate and Barrel…those lattes and that pumping bread? so good.

7 recipes and career tips with My Domaine…that pumpkin spice granola is the best.

3 fall inspired slow cooker recipes with Crate and Barrel…the short ribs are melt-in-your-mouth good.

ps. You can all find me in the October 2017 issue of O Magazine!

Nine Favorite Things | @hbharvest

{Lattes and Pumpkin Bread with Crate and Barrel}

2. The New Studio Barn Kitchen

On Friday, our designers over at Park and Oak sent us the mood board for the kitchen and pantry in the new studio barn and to say that I was in love would be a major understatement. It is going to be GORGEOUS and I am so incredibly excited. If you don’t follow Park and Oak, I would do so now. They are going to give you some seriously gorgeous design inspiration. Everything they do is incredible. Here is a sneak peek of what we are envisioning for the new studio’s kitchen. Can’t wait to show you more in an upcoming post later this month.

{photo via pinterest}

{photo via pinterest}

ps. here are 8 gorgeous kitchen backsplashes for some inspo.

3. All the Autumn Candles I Love…

pumpkin jar candle (this is so cute too), autumn tin candleamber mason jar candle (in the color needle)

persimmon and white tea scented candle (favorite soy candle), gardenia and fig scented candle

harvest candle (all time favorite), sugared pumpkin swirl candle

apple spice candleautumn leaves candle (fall in a candle)

4. Links I am loving…

3 paleo crockpot recipes that will keep you full…that tortilla soup recipe is my favorite.

homemade pumpkin pie spice…a must for fall.

Jessica Biel recreates the Dirty Dancing Lift on Ellen…ummm, is she not amazing or what?

10 best seasonal Trader Joe items…I need that bourbon barrel maple syrup.

20 cute mugs…for all the pumpkin spice latte’s.

the one supplement a Neuroscientist wants you to take for stress…hello to magnesium.

17 recipes with melty cheese…because sometimes you just need cheese. duh.

10 female leaders share their fears and how they overcome them…words of encouragement.

autumn grain bowl with shaved beets and hummus…need to make this.

5. New videos: All brand new Cookbook recipe videos!

Healthy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken…nothing better on a cozy fall night with side of rice and fresh naan.

Salted Brioche Cinnamon Rolls…hands down the BEST cinnamon roll I have ever created.

Thai Coconut Veggie Curry with Crunchy Chickpeas…my go-to weeknight curry recipe.

Cheesy Oregano Chicken and Broccoli Pesto Panini…the perfect lunch, dinner…or late night snack

Addictive Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cookies…literally these are to die for.

6. 5 Apple Recipes to Make this September: September is all about sweet apples for me. I love them so much, especially the Honeycrisp, they are the best. Here are five of my current favorite September apple recipes. What are your favorite apple recipes?

Apple Cider Chicken Marsala with Wild Rice Pilaf

Apple Cider Chicken Marsala with Wild Rice Pilaf | @hbharvest

Maple Apple Cider

Maple Apple Cider | @hbharvest

Apple Butter Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

Honeycrisp Apple Pandowdy

Honeycrisp Apple Pandowdy | @hbharvest

Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Chai Frosting

Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Chai Frosting | @hbharvest

7. Autumn Road Trip: I am going to be in NYC in both October and November this year and I’d love to take a weekend off and head to the country to see the beautiful autumn leaves. Where should I go? Where should I stay? I’ve heard upstate New York is stunning during autumn.

ps. here are 20 of the best fall festivals to celebrate the season.

pss. 20 B&B with stunning fall foliage…take me to Vermont and New Hampshire.

psss. 8 reason why you should plan an autumn road trip…just sayin’.

8. Recent Beauty Buys…

this Mark Jacobs Blush (in Kink & Kisses), this Bobby Brown eye opening mascara

this Glossier boy brow (in brown), this sugar tinted lip treatment (in petal)

this Moroccan oil hydrating shampoo and conditioner

ps. LOVED this everyday make-up video via Gal Meets Glam.

pss. make-up that also makes your skin healthier.

9. This Week’s Dinners: 

Monday: Harvest Tomato and Butternut Squash Dal

Harvest Tomato and Butternut Squash Dal | @hbharvest

Tuesday: Honey, Apple, Cheddar, and Bacon Panini

Honey, Apple, Cheddar, and Bacon Panini | @hbharvest

Wednesday: Pan Roasted Pomegranate Glazed Salmon

Pan Roasted Pomegranate Glazed Salmon | @hbharvest

Thursday: Healthy Chipotle Turkey Sweet Potatoes Skins (from the HBH Cookbook)

Healthy Chipotle Turkey Sweet Potato Skins | @hbharvest

Friday: Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Burrata Pizza

Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Burrata Pizza | @hbharvest

Bonus: Fig Honey Thyme Prosecco Smash

Fig Honey Thyme Prosecco Smash | @hbharvest

Check out all the past Favorites posts here.