Harvest Pumpkin Muffins

thanksgiving morning breakfast pumpkin muffins minted julep recipe

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I’m planning on having a baby on Thanksgiving (if he doesn’t decide to come sooner), but if I weren’t, I’d be making these delicious pumpkin muffins for breakfast. We’ve never had a Thanksgiving breakfast tradition, but I think it’s high time we start, and these little beauties are just about perfect: easy to make, filled with warm spices, wholesome and hearty, but not so filling that you or your out-of-town guests won’t have room for turkey. My Nana makes them every Fall and they are loved by all who try them. You can find the recipe on my latest Design to Dish post for Minted, along with links to some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes, gorgeous paper goods, and stunning centerpieces.

Fall wedding favors chocolate dipped spiced shortbread cookies minted julep

Chocolate-Dipped Spiced Shortbread Cookies

I love weddings any time of year, but I’m a little partial to Fall weddings because I had one. We celebrated our 10th anniversary in October–woohoo! For my latest post on Julep, I put together an inspiration board full of gorgeous wedding details especially perfect for Autumn weddings. And I made these very tasty shortbread cookies… 

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Etched Soap Bottles Hostess Gift

I’m cutting back on blogging this holiday season to get ready for the baby boy we’re expecting at the end of the month! I’m so thrilled to have some talented friends stepping in to share amazing gifts, DIYs, recipes, and more with you, lovely readers. Today, my good friend MJ from Pars Caeli is here to… 

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thanksgiving cream potatoes side dish

Grandma’s Cream Potatoes

Compensation was provided by Safeway, Vons, Randalls and Tom Thumb stores via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Safeway, Vons, Randalls and Tom Thumb stores. As a big foodie, I love any holiday that focuses on food, so you can… 

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Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

My favorite part of pretty much any meal is bread. I absolutely love a good dinner roll, and my mother-in-law, Momo, makes some of the best rolls around! They are soft and fluffy, and taste amazing slathered in butter and jam, or just by themselves. Momo’s rolls are the star of Thanksgiving dinner every year,… 

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Design Life Kids Gift Guide & Giveaway!

My friend Kim of the blog Design Life Kids opened an amazing online shop recently stocked with some of the coolest clothes, accessories, home decor, toys, and more. With the holidays coming up, I wanted to share some of my very favorite gifts from this most thoughtfully curated shop. Any one of these items would… 

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Dream House Update (Moving In!)

Building our dream house has been a grand adventure, and guess what? We’re finally at the end! We move in this weekend! There are still a few last-minute things happening throughout the week (basically putting the kitchen together), and a few things that will have to happen over the next few months (medicine cabinets and… 

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favorite halloween recipe projects

Halloween Favorites

Tomorrow is Halloween! Here are a few of our Halloween family favorites: recipes, projects, and time-honored traditions for All Hallow’s Eve. Have a great weekend! Candy Bar Surprise Cookies | Buttery cookies stuffed with trick-or-treating leftovers! Fuzzy Spider Napkin Rings | A cute, simple way to dress up your table for Halloween dinner. Halloween Stew… 

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catherine mccord weelicious pear crisp

In My Kitchen | Catherine McCord of Weelicious

“Ever since I had my son, Kenya, it has been my mission to raise my kids to be great eaters. One of the best ways of doing that it by getting the kids cooking with me in the kitchen. We go to the farmer’s market every Sunday as a family and I let my son… 

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seasons tree halloween yarn spider web decor

The Seasons Tree | Yarn Spider Webs

Oh, you guys, I’m so behind on my little Seasons Tree! Luckily, this month’s idea is the perfect last-minute Halloween decoration, so it all works out. If you need to doll up your porch for trick-or-treaters this Friday, or decorate you car for that neighborhood Trunk-or-Treat you’ve got coming up, this super inexpensive, super easy yarn… 

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halloween sugar cookies cut-outs

Chocolate Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs

Halloween is this Friday! That means a week full of school parties and neighborhood get-togethers, and lots and lots of delicious treats. One of my favorite treats on any holiday is sugar cookies, and this Halloween, I decided to try something new: chocolate sugar cookies! I thought they’d look especially cute for the season, which they… 

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