In a couple hours, I will be running my first half marathon. I ran in this race last year, but I did the 10-mile instead of the half. Last year, there were people running in costume and lots of great fans cheering. This year they have live bands at the water stations. Talk about some great motivation! The weather is a little on the cool side, which is perfect. They have changed the course this year, and it is all downhill. We'll see if this all helps my time!
So this week unofficially became pumpkin week. Everybody goes pumpkin crazy at this time of year, and we are definitely big fans of pumpkin in this house. In a way, it is my nod to Halloween, since life has left little time for themed baking or fun projects. I have saved many fun ideas for future Halloweens and have featured some in the recipes from other blogs this week. So without further ado, let's recap the week.
This past week, I shared with you:
A fall twist on a classic.
Great fall pancakes made with whole wheat flour and no added sugar. My toddler loves them and we do too!
This pumpkin gingerbread is a delightful combination of two fall/winter favorites.
There are Halloween ideas everywhere these days. So fun! Here are a few that caught my eye:
Chocolate Skeleton Cookies from Lolly's Sweet Treats - Skeletons have never looked so cute!
Snack-o-Lantern Fruit Cups from Pink Parsley - These are the cutest things ever!
Bloody Bones from Dinners, Dishes & Desserts - A great non-sweet Halloween-inspired treat!
Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies from Annie's Eats - Love the movie, love the cookies. These are great!
Ghost Cupcakes from Buttercream Blondie - These are adorable. They look difficult, but she does a great job showing how to make them.
Off to the races. Have a great weekend everyone!