Jumpstart Fall with 12 Irresistible Pumpkin Recipes
We recently reached out to people on Facebook and Twitter to see if it was too early to start experimenting with pumpkin recipes. The consensus? It’s totally not. Which we were glad to hear, because we weren’t entirely sure if we were capable of holding out any longer. We’ve got 12 recipes to get pumpkin back in your life.
2. Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes: Seriously, how adorable is that icing? On top of looking like the cutest pumpkin patch in the whole world, these cupcakes combine chocolate and pumpkin flavors, which are basically our two favorite things. (Recipe and photo: My Yellow Sandbox)
3. Pumpkin Latte Ice Cream with Salted Whiskey Caramel Swirl: The only thing better than a pumpkin spice latte? Latte-inspired ice cream with salted whiskey caramel. Can you say yum? (Recipe and photo: Fields of Cake)
7. Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake: This takes pumpkin cheesecake to the next, NEXT level with a caramel bourbon glaze and a spiced pecan crust. Oh, and it’s low-carb and gluten free! (Recipe and photo: All Day I Dream About Food)
9. Pumpkin and Ginger Beer Scones: We’ve already told you how much we love using beer in recipes, and these delicious fall scones are no exception. The combination of pumpkin and ginger beer make these the perfect treat for an autumn brunch. (Recipe and photo: Raspberri Cupcakes)
10. Bite Size Pumpkin Funnel Cakes: Funnel cakes usually make us think of summertime fairs and festivals. This bite size version takes them deliciously into the new season. (Recipe and photo: Dine & Dish)
11. Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus: This unique take on one of our favorite snack foods is sure to be a hit with the family or a perfect appetizer for any get-together. (Recipe and photo: Running to the Kitchen)
12. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese: This just might be the ultimate comfort food. The cozy pumpkin flavor of fall and the appeal to our inner child makes this a killer combo. (Recipe and photo: Juls’ Kitchen)
Have you started experimenting with pumpkin recipes? What’s your favorite fall flavor? Talk to us in the comments below or over on Twitter.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)