Pumpkin-y Things!

Shutterbean PUMPKIN Recipes!

Did you know that every time I type the word PUMPKIN, my fingers automatically type pumpking. That’s right. KING. Isn’t that bizarre?  When I typed pumpkin-y in this post header it was extra weird cuz it’s not even a word, is it? Pumpkin-y?  Things that involve pumpkin! Like…A LOT OF IT.  Everyone is blowing up my Instagram feed with their pumpkin patch pictures….and I’m gonna blow yours up with mine soon, so let’s all get PUMPKIN-Y, shall we?

PUMPKIN HAZELNUT GRILLED CHEESE

I just can’t deal with how good that grilled cheese was. DAAAANG.

PUMPKIN CAKE WITH BROWN BUTTER ICING

Once upon a time I made a pumpkin cake with BROWN BUTTER ICING. Sweet savory heaven.

You could also turn it into baked doughnuts…or muffins…. just saying….

PUMPKIN SPICE FRENCH TOAST

Because we all need pumpkin at breakfast time.  ALL OF US.

BAKED PUMPKIN PECAN DOUGHNUTS

Pumpkin and pecan are a winning combination, don’t you agree? Let’s make doughnuts!

PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE

What to do with leftover pumpkin puree? Make cream cheese!  Perfect on toasted cinnamon raisin bagels.

PUMPKIN PARFAITS

Shake up your pumpkin pie game and make PARFAITS. Gingersnap layering FOR THE WIN.

Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Cake // shutterbean

PUMPKIN GINGERSNAP ICE CREAM CAKE

We finished this ice cream cake in record time. Consider yourself warned.

FLOURLESS PUMPKIN SPICE PANCAKES

An all time favorite in my household. I need to get on this kick again. Right now I’m on a toast/egg thing.

PUMPKIN CREAM PIE

It’s like a banana cream pie….but with PUMPKIN! You’re gonna love those pecan crumbles and…

THE CRUST IS EVERYTHING.

PUMPKIN GINGERSNAP ICE CREAM

I finally got around to making a Jeni’s ice cream in my own kitchen. This one was epic.

PUMPKIN PECAN ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

Hummina Hummina. You’re gonna love the chewy ginger cookie base and the pecan bits!

PUMPKIN BOURBON MILKSHAKES

Because ice cream, pumpkin, and BOURBON belong together. TRUE LOVE, baby!

Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Cake

Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Cake // shutterbean

When I was busy making ice cream cakes this Summer, I had grand plans for making a pumpkin one this fall.

Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Cake // shutterbean

Pumpkin ice cream…gingersnaps crushed and mixed with salted butter….vanilla ice cream….

I’m kind of obsessed with the combination. It’s popular around these parts.

Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Cake // shutterbean

I was busy putting together a wine tasting party this weekend and I forgot to consider a dessert option…and then I remembered I had this lovely thing in my freezer so problem= solved. My kid who refuses to like anything pumpkin asked for seconds. So yeah, this ice cream cake is GOOD.  It’s that crunchy/chewy gingersnap layer that gets you. Consider yourself warned!

And I Quote:

Nature will improvise // shutterbean

The years teach much // shutterbean

When your heart speaks // shutterbean

Begin each day // shutterbean

When you walk with purpose // shutterbean

My Everyday Life: Week 42

Here’s what this past week looked like:

Take your boo to work day.

Photo Oct 13, 9 31 12 AM

Chocolate Chunk Blondies. 

My Everyday Life: Week 42

Watching the Blue Angels.

My Everyday Life: Week 42

I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY!!!

  1. Three words: Samoa Pretzel Bites.
  2. I’m contemplating doing Whole 30. Maybe in January?  Have you done it? Tell ME.
  3. A little Ina love for my mom.
  4. I need to be alone.
  5. Secondhand embarrassment is so real.
  6. The biggest mistake you can make when hiring a designer.
  7. Oh goodness. What a perfect Autumn appetizer.
  8. Who you need to tip while traveling.
  9. Skin care tips! I’m in need of them.
  10. Target lovers, this one’s for you. This one is for those of you who are obsessed with In & Out.
  11. What Kids Around the World Eat for Breakfast
  12. A smash-bang of two of my favorite things.
  13. The fall sure does look pretty in Ohio.
  14. Amen.
  15. JTB got a makeover this week and it looks AWESOME.
  16. Drunk J. Crew. YAAAS.
  17. I wish I had seen this drink last week when I had a cough…
  18. If you need to take a mental break, get lost here.
  19. Use blogging as a catalyst to live your best life. YES.
  20. Exposure is not payment. 

 

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I put my food styling to the test with Dine x Design’s YOU GOT SERVED. Thanks for featuring me, Kristin! xo

Thanks to People.com for featuring my Breakfast Pizza.

Thanks, Williams-Sonoma for featuring my  Pumpkin Spice French Toast

And a quick note about the podcast. Joy is on book tour and her schedule is a little hectic. We hope to squeeze one in in the next few weeks. Stay tuned and thank you for your patience!  Meanwhile, go buy her book– Joy the Baker Homemade Decadence if you haven’t already. It’s life changing.

 

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The Hippocratic Cupcake made my Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Cake

The Casual Baker adapted my Tangerine Sherbet

 

COTTAGE CHEESE + APPLESAUCE

COTTAGE CHEESE + APPLESAUCE // shutterbean

I was having a particularly challenging day yesterday so I came home and made applesauce. There’s something so therapeutic about stirring a large pot of stewed apples. Plus my house always smells amazing in the process. For a few days after I make a batch, I can be found eating applesauce from the tupperware container. I like it cold. I usually eat it standing up RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE FRIDGE. It’s rare that I put it in a serving bowl. To stretch out the last bit of applesauce, I add it to small curd cottage cheese (or Greek yogurt!) and sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon on top. It feels like dessert and could pass as breakfast.  It’s a favorite of mine when it’s apple season.

Around the House: Guest Bedroom {AFTER}

Guest Bedroom Makeover with Valspar Paint // shutterbean

 

Wait for it… WAIT FOR IT.

Wait. We should look at the Before real quick.

Outfitting: Homemade Decadence

An Outfit Inspired by the Homemade Decadence Cookbook by Joy the Baker // shutterbean

ONE/TWO/THREE/FOUR/FIVE/SIX/SEVEN/EIGHT/NINE/TEN/ELEVEN/TWELVE

Today the Joy the Baker Homemade Decadence cookbook is out into the world!!! Wahoo! Go MAJ GO!

I was pretty excited to put an outfit together around this Joy’s cover design. That cake up there? I’ve had it…it’s so freaking dreamy.  Chocolate, peanut butter AND pretzels?? Oh my word.  I didn’t want to just mimic the color scheme of this cover, I wanted to pick some things that I know Joy would like wearing. She loves a good clutch, she looks great in glasses, an unexpected lace situation is her favorite, she wears wedges like nobody’s business, and she loves her some gold.  I should also mention she looks great in tight pants. I may have leg envy…  My maj is always mixing some crazy patterns together, so that’s why I decided to pattern clash with the cardigan, scarf and clutch. Hope you love it, maj.

HAPPY BOOK RELEASE DAY!!!!  YOU DID IT!! Proud of you, boo!

Can’t wait to see you when you get to the Bay Area on your book tour! xo