Pumpkin Pancakes!


Holy universe!  Talk about coincidence...  I'm about to head over to my man's house to cook dinner and we were talking about what we might make, I suggested breakfast for dinner with waffles (I have a waffle maker - can't beat homemade waffles -yum!!), eggs and the works  - he immediately and anxiously agreed with a big MMMMMMM!  Breakfast is so darn cool that it's appropriate for any time of the day, am I right?

So as I am preparing to get my things and leave, I go to shut down my laptop and decide to check my blog... I see a comment from a reader on my Pinterest post from the other day requesting an invitation, so I head over to Pinterest to send out the invitation and, like food fate, I see this mouth watering photo of pancakes... but not just ANY pancakes - PUMPKIN PANCAKES!!  Be still my beating heart.  I never really thought of making pumpkin pancakes before, but they sound amazing.  We might just have to make these tonight!  I hope I have a can of pumpkin because it's pouring cats and dogs here and I don't want to stop at the store, arghhh!  It's beginning to sound more like food torture!  I want me some pumpkin pancakes with lots of butter and maple syrup... *droooooool*

Soooo, I had to do this spur of the moment post to share these pancakes with you...  Who else is having breakfast for dinner tonight?  Did anyone else learn this wonderful meal switcheroo from their mother??  Haha, from time to time growing up my mother would say "What should we have for dinner?"  And, after going through all of our meals options unsatisfied, sometimes she would say - how about pancakes and eggs?  ...And we would go nuts!  Yesireee, breakfast for dinner always feels special, like you're a kid again or something?  I don't know how to explain it, hopefully you get me... :)

Enough of my food and nostalgia riddled babbling, back to the pumpkin pancakes recipe!  Thankfully the image on Pinterest was still linked to the original recipe source, How To: Simplify - Tips, Tricks and Recipes to Simplify Life in the Kitchen.  What a great new blog to follow!  The author's name is Jen and she loves to bake, cook and share simple but delicious recipes.  You should definitely check out her blog, there are lots more recipes to explore on there, including the eye-bulging Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe - which my stomach is growling for right now! 

Check out How To: Simplify - Tips, Tricks and Recipes to Simplify Life in the Kitchen...  Thanks a bunch for sharing your recipes with us Jen!
If you happen to try these recipes I would love to hear how you like them!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thanksgiving Table Decor: Candles



Today is Friday, yipeeee!  This weekend I'm going to paint my mother's dining room and cover up that hideous red wall (seen in this post) that we've been living with for too many years.  Like I mentioned before, I don't know what we were thinking when my aunt gave us that funky patterned roller and we actually used it...ugh.  Anyway, we will be covering up the hideousness with some classic neutral beige paint, a favorite that I've used for years called Gobi Desert by Behr.  I can't wait to get it done so I can photograph the dining room in all its Thanksgiving decor glory!

I don't know about you, but I love candles...  Especially since I can pick up yummy vanilla scented pillar candles at Dollar Tree for just a buck each, not to mention a bag of tea lights too!  Also, there's something great about sweet and spicy scents lingering through ones home during the holidays!  Light a few pumpkin spice and vanilla candles and fill a small saucepan with water, cinnamon sticks and cloves and simmer it on the stove for hours to fill your home with an amazing aroma!  As I kept seeing all these gorgeous creative ideas for enhancing candles with a Fall flair, I knew I had to share them with you.  How do you like that?  ...A whole post on decorating and showcasing candles for the holidays!  By now you should know that I love to do these types of specific themed decor posts!  Enjoy, and please share any ideas you may have with us!  What are your plans for this weekend?

Catherine
xoxo

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Thanksgiving posts from 2011:

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Fall and Thanksgiving Wreaths

Thanksgiving Tablescapes, Pumpkins and Decor

Thanksgiving and Christmas posts from 2010:
Thanksgiving Tablescapes and Decor
Thanksgiving Family Recipes (recipe repeat)
Christmas and Holiday Decor Part I
Christmas and Holiday Decor Part II

Suzani Christmas Stockings
Christmas and Holiday Tablescapes Part I
Christmas and Holiday Tablescapes Part II
Holiday Chandeliers and Brancheliers
Holiday Wreaths: Paper
Holiday Wreaths: Peace Signs
Holiday Wreaths: Craft and Fabric
Holiday Wreaths: Food and Candy
Holiday Wreaths: Organic and Traditional
Fireplace Mantle Decor for the Holidays
Tabletop Christmas Trees
Not Your Average Christmas Tree
Traditional Christmas Trees
Thanksgiving and Christmas posts from 2009:
Thanksgiving Family Recipes
Pecan Pie Oh My! (recipe)
Thanksgiving Countdown Comedy
Happy Thanksgiving
Unique Christmas Decor
Christmas Cards and Treats
A Merry Rebel Christmas




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Fall and Thanksgiving Decor for the Outdoors


I have yet to jazz up the front door for Thanksgiving, unless you count the neutral pumpkins left behind from Halloween. You better believe I've been surfing Pinterest (see the post I did on that earlier today for an immediate invite) for ideas as I gear up for doing that this weekend. Have you decorated for Thanksgiving yet? And for those of you that don't celebrate Thanksgiving, are you decorating for Fall? Either way there are lots of ideas in this post! Enjoy...

Catherine
xoxo


Other Thanksgiving and Fall decor posts:


 
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