Tuesday, October 11, 2011

autumn cooking is the best cooking....

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dress: vintage consignment circuit
shoes: thrifted

I found this dress in a little consignment store in Salt Lake while planning my wedding, and knew I wanted it for a bridesmaid dress. I wanted my bridesmaids to be wearing coral, but not to be all wearing the same dress, and this looked like it would fit my younger sister and I loved the design.

I got home and she would. not. wear it. she said it looked like a grandma dress and I eventually gave up. haha we have very different styles and opinions of what is cute. it makes me sad for the wedding pictures but happy that I got to hold onto it. It's a really nice transition piece for summer into autumn, especially with the weather we've been having.

and now, pumpkin pancakes!

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first, cutchyo pumpkin in half

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then dig out the guts

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cook on a baking sheet in the oven (around 375?) until pumpkin is cooked and roast. then pull away the peel and blend into a puree. mmm mmmm.

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mmkay now in one bowl, mix flour, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking powder, and sugar, in another bowl mix egg yolk, vanilla, milk, pumpkin puree, and oil, and in another bowl whip the egg whites to peaks.

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mix wet and dry ingredients, fold in the egg whites. butter up a pan and makem some pancakes. I like my pancakes to be pretty thin and porous, kind of like a thicker crepe consistency, so I make sure the batter is pretty runny, add ice cubes to keep it cold and stir it to keep it bubbly, and always rebutter the pan after every cake.

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we had our pancakes with dark amber niagara syrup and a mango raspberry smoothie.


NOM!

33 comments:

  1. LOVE that dress! And pumpkin pancakes, mmmm!
    Xo Chloe

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  2. I wish that we lived in the same state and could carve pumpkins again this Halloween.

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  3. First of all, that dress is stunning. STUNNING. And the photos of you in it are gorgeous, straight out of a magazine :) Be glad your sister said no and you got to keep it!
    Second, I love pumpkin pancakes, but have always used canned pumpkin. Maybe this weekend I'll give this recipe a go- do you think not suing canned pumpkin is worth the effort?
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  4. Man oh man I TOTALLY would have rocked that as a bridesmaid dress! So pretty!

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  5. What beautiful photos! I love the dress and that you aren't afraid to climb on things for photos, haha. This recipe looks so delicious too. I think I need to get some pumpkins this weekend.

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  6. I thought the bridesmaids had to wear whatever the bride picked for them! You shouldn't have let your little sister get away with it so easily... That said (a) I think it's always a lovely idea to pick a colour but then let people choose their own style to suit them and (b) the dress is yours now!

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  7. Such a beautiful dress, i love your style so much. Always look so lovely! x

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  8. I wish I could own that dress! If only when I was a bridesmaid I could have worn such a pretty dress :(

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  9. That's so sad that your sister wouldn't wear that dress. It is really adorable and simply beautiful. I love how it looks!!! Nice. Come on, sister - wear it!!
    I love it.

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  10. That outfit is such a great find! I lLOVE that Peter Pan collar and the skirt is even cuter!

    Jen
    www.houseofjeffers.com

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  11. I love the color of that dress! And the shoes are so cute! The pumpkin pancakes look so good and doesn't seem too difficult. Thanks for the step by step break down.

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  12. this is such a cool location for photos! and you look radiant. i'm glad you got to keep the dress too. ;) i'd love to have seen the photos from your wedding though...!
    xx

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  13. those pancakes looks delicious! the peter pan collar on that dress is so adorable.

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  14. Wow! your outfit is amazing! the colors, pattern, shape, everything is so cute!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  15. cutest skirt! looks so lovely with that peter pan collar <3

    xo zebra and meerkat

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  16. Those pancakes look so yummy!! Beautiful retro look, i love your dress!!
    http://graylavender.com

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  17. Where did you get your shoes? I love them.

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  18. You look beautiful, this dress is stunning! Also thanks for the recipe- those pumpkin pancakes look delicious :)
    Life is a romantic poem
    My first giveaway

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  19. This dress is fantastic. Love these photos. You should have pulled a 'bridezilla' and forced her to wear it ;)
    Also you breakfast looks amazing.

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  20. Those pancakes look delicious! I love your adorable dress too. Such a great find. The shape is wonderful.

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  21. I love that dress! The colors and print is so pretty and it's sad that your sister won't wear it for the wedding, but good that you get to wear it yourself! And I must say, that's very nice of you to not make her wear it anyways!

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  22. I was so confused by the pureed pumpkin picture. took me forever to figure out what was going on. breakfast is the best.

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  23. this dress is so pretty!!!!
    www.miouprincesslovespink.blogspot.com

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  24. That dress is the cutest thing I've ever seen! xo

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  25. I think you should be glad that your sister didn't want the dress! It is beautiful on you!

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  26. that dress is amazing! did you get it in Decades or where?

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  27. Totally love your style!!

    xoxo ~ Denise

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