Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

Here’s another edition of Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See! >>

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes 600

On Parade Magazine‘s blog this week, I’m sharing a delicious breakfast recipe:  CINNAMON BUN PANCAKES!  They are cinnamon- infused pancakes drizzled with a sweet glaze.  The recipe comes from Adrianna Adarme’s book:  PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack.

Culinary Covers Oct 22

Here is what’s been happening on my other blog- Culinary Covers– the last 2 weeks! >>
Bourbon- Caramel Pumpkin Tart (I’m thinking this is a “Thanksgiving dessert” possibility)
Payday Peanut Clusters (Since I’m a candy-freak, this one is right up my alley)
Spicy Chipotle- Orange Squash (I made this recipe, and I very much loved it)
Lamb- Artichoke and Broad Bean Tagine (Who wants to make this for me??)

Buttermilk Cake

I discovered this cake recipe on Fine Cooking‘s website:  BUTTERMILK CAKE WITH SPICED VANILLA ICING.  It might not sound all that intriguing at first, but the cake has a secret ingredient in it: grated butternut squash!  Supposedly it helps give the cake a moist and tender texture.  I’m excited to try it!

Wine Tasting Weekend

Last weekend my husband and I snuck away to the Napa Valley/Sonoma area for a weekend of relaxation, food and wine!  Do we look happy, or what??

UpTick Vineyards

We visited UpTick Vineyard‘s new tasting room in Healdsburg.  Gorgeous setting and fabulous wine (um, we may have come home with a few cases…) !  We also stopped by Lambert Bridge Winery for some samples of their wine.  The grounds of Lambert Bridge are some of the prettiest in Healdsburg.  We really enjoy their wine too.


While in wine country, we scoured a few shops for decorative goodies for our new home.  I bought this whimsical EAT sign at an adorable shop called, The Fat Pilgrim in Sonoma.  We pretty much cleared out their shop and filled our car up to the brim with fun stuff 🙂

Humans of New York

Have you ever visited the Humans of New York website?  It provides glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City.  Do you enjoy people watching?  This is the site for you.  It’s addicting.  Once you start checking it out, you’ll be scrolling through and you’ll want to see and read everything!  It’s just… interesting.  I was happy to see that they have published a coffee-table sort of book: HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton.  I’m thinking this might be a really fun Christmas gift for a few people in my life.  Maybe you can think of someone who might like it too?

Pumpkin Waffles

My 12-year old made me waffles last week:  PUMPKIN WAFFLES.  And we got to use our new KitchenAid USA Waffle Baker!  The waffles were delicious, and the waffle baker was so much fun to use.

Grunge wood background with old white paint

Here’s a website I just discovered (maybe you know about it already and I’ve been living under a rock!):  INK & ELM.  They sell photography backdrops- like this vinyl wood backdrop.  I think they look pretty cool.  I’d like to try them out and see if it really looks like you’re photographing on wood, or if it looks like you’re photographing on vinyl!  Let me know if you’ve used something like this and how it has worked out for you.

Healthy Halloween
And finally, there are SO many sugary sweet treats circulating for Halloween that I thought I’d share a healthy alternative: TANGERINE PUMPKINS AND BANANA GHOSTS.  I spotted these cuties on the Weelicious website.  I’m pretty sure most kids would be just as excited to gobble up these treats as they would some of those other not-so-healthy ones.

Until next week, my friends- have a good one, and thanks for reading! XO

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  • Karen @ Sugartown Sweets wrote:

    Congrats on featuring your awesome recipes on Parade Blog! I barely made it past those yummy pancakes..everything looks so delicious. And I think I need one of those EAT signs for my kitchen too! 🙂

  • Kate@Diethood wrote:

    Awesome finds!! I just wish I was enjoying them with a stack of those cinnamon bun pancakes!!! 🙂
    I just found out about Ink & Elm a few days ago and want to buy everything!
    The Fat Pilgrim… sounds like one awesome food-blog name. hehe 🙂

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen wrote:

    Oooh…those pancakes, those waffles and that moist cake! Your boy is very sweet to make you waffles. Those Payday Peanut Clusters are calling my name…I love smashing Payday bars together with Baby Ruth bars on Halloween. (The best of both worlds, I tell ya!) Clever idea with the grated butternut squash in that buttermilk cake. It’s giving me wicked ideas. LOVE the photo of you and hubby smiling while toasting your wine goblets! Not sure about the vinyl backdrops…fear the reflective light might be a dead giveaway. Thanks for sharing, girl. Have a fabulous week! xoxo

  • Jenna wrote:

    Congrats on being on parade blog! Love those cinnamon roll pancakes! These posts are so fun

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

    There was a big thread a couple days ago in our FB group about vinyl backdrops! I chimed in with like 5 links to posts of mine that were taken on some with my thoughts and it was a popular thread with like 50+ comments. Check it out! 🙂

    And those pancakes from Adrianna’s book look incredible. I had my eyes on those but made the Apple Cinnamon ones.

    You and your hubby look wonderful 🙂

  • Sheila Johnson wrote:

    Thanks for sharing all your great finds!

  • Liz S. wrote:


    Aww so nice you two got to have a nice getaway!