Saturday, November 12, 2016

Friday Favorites from Rustic Rooster Interiors, A Spicy Perspective, Drizzle and Dip, Little Spice Jar, and More

Good morning!  Did you have a good week? I did and but I ready for a little rest and relaxation! 

Thanksgiving is coming up fast, so as I mentioned, here and here my mind is on preparing my menu. Besides dessert and stuffing my other favorite thing about the holiday is the rolls! 

 Pumpkin Rolls with Rosemary and Sea Salt

Yes, you did read that right, I LOVE rolls hot from the oven slathered butter. These pumpkin rolls with rosemary and sea salt from Drizzle and Dip are the first thing that I am going to make. I might even make more than one batch so that I can have them on Thanksgiving day and with leftovers. Don't they look delicious?

Honey Yeast Rolls from A Spicy Perspective

Now, if you don't like pumpkin you could always make these scrumptious Honey Yeast Rolls from a Spicy Perspective. Maybe I need to make these two, after all, you can never have too much bread can you?

French Toast Casserole from Little Spice Jar

I know that with all the cooking and baking to get ready for the big meal a lot of people skip breakfast but this French Toast Casserole from the Little Spice Jar will make you rethink that! You could add a side of sausages you would be all set. 

Thanksgiving Tablescape from Canadian Living

I love this tablescape from Canadian Living, get out your plaid blankets and antlers, add a few pinecones, pumpkins and some leaves in a demijohn and you have an easy and beautiful Thanksgiving table!

I am all about self-care, especially as I age, this post, 10 Ways to Love Yourself from Rustic Rooster Interiors is a little reminder that we are OK just the way we are.

Last but not least, I know that people like to focus on one holiday at a time but I am a planner and I love to buy my Christmas gifts all year long. One of my favorite cookbooks that I found this year is Slow Fires : Mastering New Ways to Braise, Roast and Grill by Justin Smillie. Beautifully photographed, interesting, informative and incredibly well written. This book offers a challenge for beginners and seasoned cooks as well as many of the recipes take several days to make but the great thing is that each feast comes with "how-to-plan" box so that you know what do do and when. I think this would be a great book to give to the man or woman in your life who loves learning new techniques in cooking as well as learning how to prepare oils, vinegars, rubs and broths too!

Did you watch, read, do or discover anything interesting this week? If so, please share I would love to hear about it. 

Have a safe and fabulous weekend. 



  1. What a gorgeous array of harvest-time table settings and FOOD!!!!!!!!!

  2. MY SON CAME HOME AFTER 7 months of being back EAST!

  3. Elizabeth, I love it all! I usually try to leave carbs out of my diet, but I am feeling a bit under the weather and out of sorts this weekend.... all those rolls look amazing and comforting. Hugs!

  4. i suddenly find myself very hungry. our family decided that this year we will serve others, i have to make these dishes......later!

  5. Those buns look seriously tasty!!! Hope you had a lovely and relaxing weekend!! xoxo


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