Hello, Friday! Link Roundup

Happy Friday, friends! Thank you so much for stopping by today. How has your week been?

Unfortunately, I’ve been a little under the weather this week. I have chronic shoulder/neck issues and had a flare up last weekend, which led to lots of pain. Then, that transitioned into a migraine, which has been hanging on these last few days. Blah. I’m finally starting to feel better and hoping the upcoming weekend makes up for the last few days. Ever have one of those weeks?

Thankfully, I did sneak in a little fun last weekend. My husband Joel and I took a trip to the Bronx and Pelham Bay Park. The fall colors were absolutely gorgeous! It was a sunny and chilly and felt like the first real fall day.

The park is huge, and we saw the smallest bit of it, so I’m hoping to return again. Maybe on a warmer day, so we can visit the beach!

Here are my favorite links from the week:

Pelham Bay Park | Hello Little HomeBeautiful fall colors in Pelham Bay Park.

I can’t wait to try these Cauliflower Fritters with Tahini Yogurt Sauce from Scaling Back.

Love this roundup of 17 Ways to Repurpose Old Silverware from Dukes & Duchesses … you have to see the tiny, gorgeous bud vase!

Treat yourself to this Caramel Apple Cider from Five Heart Home. Yum!

This free #Blessed Printable from My Fabuless Life is timely as we head into the holidays.

I can only imagine how good these Pumpkin Ginger Cookies from A Dash of Sanity smell while baking … until I make my first batch that is;)

Giant Leave at Pelham Bay Park | Hello Little HomeA leaf bigger than my head!

Do you knit? These Colorful Coffee Cozies from 4 You with Love look like a great way to use up odds and ends of yarn.

I want these Pumpkin Quesadillas with Black Bean and Sweet Potato Salsa from Simply Suzanne’s Home in my belly ASAP.

Are you intimidated by power tools? Then don’t miss Rain on a Tin Roof’s new Power Tools 101 series, starting with How to Use a Drill. It’s full of great info.

Carb lovers: you have to check out these Bloomin’ Baked Potatoes from The Gunny Sack!

Stenciling is definitely not what it used to be! Get inspired with this roundup of 22 Snazzy Stencil Projects from Girl in the Garage.

Colorful Leaves at Pelham Bay Park | Hello Little HomeKicking around leaves with my fave fall boots!

This Linguine in a Creamy Artichoke Sauce from Lemoine Family Kitchen looks super delicious.

Make your own Coconut Oil Antibacterial Foaming Handsoap with help from Hello Natural.

These 1-Hour Fall Pot Pies from Minimalist Baker are the definition of comfort food.

Get a trendy eye makeup look with this Cut Crease 101 Tutorial from The Beauty Department.

Tatertots & Jello shared Grandma’s Famous Sugar Cookies, and they’re topped with cream cheese frosting … mmm!

Bronx Victory Memorial at Pelham Bay Park | Hello Little HomeThe Bronx Victory Memorial honors fallen WWI Soldiers.

Doing a little shopping this weekend? Don’t miss these deals:

  • Target: for a limited time, get free shipping on every order! Plus, get a free $5 gift card when you spend $15 on select Personal Care & Beauty items with code CARE5 (through 10/25).
  • Kohls: shop the Great Big Weekend Sale + take 15% off sitewide with code SAVINGS15 or take 20% off $100+ sitewide with code SAVINGS20 (through 10/26).
  • Nordstrom: shop Fall denim trends from 7 for All Mankind, AG, Hudson Jeans, and more. Plus get FREE shipping and returns.
  • Amazon: take 20% off boots for men, women, and kids (through 10/31)!
  • C. Wonder: take 30% off select styles – cashmere, bags, jewelry! – (through 10/25) + get a FREE belt and buckle when you buy a pair of C. Denim!
  • Dooney & Bourke: check out Dooney’s gorgeous new website + shop products under $100 while you’re there (including my fave, the Eva Small North/South Crossbody)!
  • Alternative Apparel: save up 75% on men’s and women’s clearance (through 10/26) + take 10% off any purchase with code AASHOPIT!
  • NYDJ: shop style steals under $100, plus enjoy free shipping!
  • Bauble Bar: check out the new Sale Section (new arrivals added every Sunday!) + if you haven’t already, sign up for email and get 15% off your first purchase!
  • Mr. Kate: shop the new sale section and save on some of my faves, like the Apparition Feather Ring and the Elizabeth Open Rose Cuff!
  • NOVICA: finish your holiday shopping now! Save up to 15% on all jewelry (through 10/26).
  • philosophy: get a deluxe sample of miracle worker overnight with any purchase using code ‘mwnight’ (through 10/27).
  • C.O. Bigelow: save 10% on your entire order with code COLUMBUS10 + save 20% on all C.O. Bigelow brand products with code SPOOKY20 + get free shipping over $49 (through 10/31).
  • World Market: save up to 50% on all bedroom furniture, plus use code SAVEBIG10 to save an additional 10% sitewide!
  • Home Decorators Collection: take 20% off + get free shipping on select Outdoor Rugs + get a FREE Rug Pad (ends 11/3) … perfect for high traffic areas inside!
  • Sur La Table: take 15% off 1 item with code SWEET14 (ends 10/27) + save 20% on the Scanpan Pro IQ Collection and get free shipping, too (ends 10/28).
  • Starbucks: shop the Fall Sale and save 25% on mugs, tumblers, pumpkin products, and more (through 10/31). Make your own Pumpkin Spice drinks at home!
  • Dylan’s Candy Bar: hard to believe, but Hello Kitty is 40! Pick up some goodies to celebrate.
  • Harry & David: take 10% off $99 sitewide with code TAKE10!
  • Paper Source: buy 1 Custom Stamp and get 1 free (ends 11/2)!
  • Hancock Fabrics: shop the Halloween Sale (get Halloween Cotton Prints for only $2.99/yard + more), plus take 15% off your entire purchase with code AVHFT (through 10/25).
  • Michaels: take 40% off any 1 regular price item with code SPOOKY13DAYS (through 10/27).
  • Craftsy: ends today (10/24)! Shop the Halloween Flash Sale and save up to 70% on fabric, yarn, and kits!
  • Gaiam TV: watch GaiamTV FREE for 10 days. Start Now!
  • Living Social: take 10% off Escapes deals with code 10TRAVEL(through 10/26). No max discount!

Eastchester Bay View Bronx | Hello Little HomeLooking over Eastchester Bay toward City Island.

Finally, how about a cocktail that’s perfect for cool fall weather? This Black Cherry Bourbon Hot Chocolate from Living Better Together looks simply divine. Cheers to the weekend!

What are your plans for the weekend?

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10 Fun Fall DIY Ideas

The weather here in New York finally feels like fall. In the past week, I drank my first cup of hot chocolate, wore my perfectly broken-in boots for the first time, and stopped wearing my sandals.

I’m a little sad about that last one, I’ll admit, but fall really is my favorite season. I love the colorful leaves and the crisp, cool weather that’s perfect for sweaters (also a fave of mine).

Fall always seems to pass by too quickly, so I’m trying to relish these beautiful days while they last. I also want to preserve a bit of the season, and a craft project is my favorite way to do that.

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3 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

I love dressing up for Halloween, and I always have a few ideas in consideration throughout the year. This year, I’m inspired by TV shows and movies.

From Beverly Goldberg to Pippi Longstocking to the cast of Orange Is the New Black, these 3 easy Halloween costume ideas have something for everyone!

3 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas: Beverly Goldberg | Hello Little Home #Halloween #BeverlyGoldberg #TheGoldbergsBeverly Goldberg

Do you watch The Goldbergs? It is hilarious, and in my opinion, the mom Beverly Goldberg totally steals the show. She’s completely overbearing, loves her kids just a little too much, and regularly calls her beloved youngest son a “scrumptious snuggle bunny.”

Beverly Goldberg is all about over-the-top 80’s style, so start with the hair. Get a short curly wig and use a warm curling iron to mimic her curls. Then tease, tease, tease.

Choose a boldly patterned sweater and add the biggest shoulder pads you can find. There’s no better way to capture the 80’s than a pair of acid washed jeans and high top Reeboks, right? Ha!

Of course, you could always do a group costume based on the whole family, too! How fun would that be?

3 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas: Pippi Longstocking | Hello Little Home #Halloween #PippiLongstockingPippi Longstocking

There is no one quite like the strong-willed, independent Pippi Longstocking! I actually dressed up as her when I was a college freshman, and it’s one of my all-time favorite costumes.

Pippi Longstocking is an easy costume. Of course, red hair and perky braids are a must! If you don’t have long red hair, you’ll need a wig. Part your hair, real or otherwise, down the center and create two braids. Straighten out a wire hanger and run it through your braids. The hanger will hold them in place, and it’s much more comfortable than it sounds.

For the clothes, start with a colorful or striped t shirt dress and layer a bib apron over the top. Sew colorful gingham patches on your apron. Finish the costume with a pair of mismatched over-the-knee socks and a pair of black boots. How cute are you?

3 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas: Orange Is The New Black | Hello Little Home #Halloween #OrangeIsTheNewBlackOrange Is The New Black

Planning a group costume? I can’t think of a better idea than Orange Is The New Black, a show that I’m slightly obsessed with! If you haven’t watched it yet, you are missing out.

The best part about this costume is that it’s totally easy and comfortable, too. The uniform for every inmate (except for Piper and Red) is very similar. Start with a pair of tan women’s scrubs and layer a white tee underneath. Then add a pair of work boots and a prisoner name badge.

Each character has their own quirks that you can bring out with wigs and other props. Here’s what you’ll need for a few of the inmates:

  • Alex: for Piper’s former lover, wear a black wig with a middle part and glasses.
  • Dayanara: for this knocked-up inmate, you’ll need a wig that’s bleached out at the top. Stick a semi-inflated beach ball under your scrubs for a baby bump, too.
  • Tiffany: for the former meth addict turned born again Christian, choose a long scraggly-haired wig . Finish the costume with knarly teeth and a cross necklace.
  • Sophia: for the prison’s hairdresser, pick a pretty wig with waves and make sure to do your makeup! Carry a pair of hair cutting shears and a comb, too.
  • Nicky: for this former addict, choose a voluminous, curly wig, and you’re all set.

The Costumes for Piper and Red are slightly different:

You’ll want a few guards to keep all the prisoners in line, right? Each guards on the show has a different look, but start with an officer uniform. Add a black wig and mustache, too.

What is your all-time favorite Halloween costume?

P.S. For more Halloween inspiration, check out my 4 Easy Halloween Costumes post.

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Takeout Fake Out: Vegetable Tofu Lo Mein

I love Chinese takeout. Who doesn’t, really?

When I lived in San Francisco, I ordered from a place that was wildly inconsistent. Sometimes the food would be amazing, and other times, not-so-good. I always wished that I could figure out which chef was working before placing (or not placing) an order!

I was hoping for better options in New York, and I’ve definitely eaten at some great Chinese restaurants since moving here. Once again though, my neighborhood takeout options aren’t very good.

So I’m skipping takeout altogether and creating my own Chinese meals. This Vegetable Tofu Lo Mein is a favorite!

Takeout Fake Out: Vegetable Tofu Lo Mein | Hello Little Home #Chinese #vegetarian #vegan #recipeLo mein is something I rarely order, whether I’m eating out or ordering in. It just not the most exciting option, plus it’s often greasy and bland. Gross!

I love the idea of lo mein though, so I wanted to create a better option. My version isn’t greasy at all. Instead, it’s full of colorful vegetables and crispy tofu (sub your favorite protein, if desired). A delicious sauce pulls everything together.

Best of all, it’s super quick and easy. You’ll have this Vegetable Tofu Lo Mein on the table in the time it takes to cook the noodles. Sounds like the perfect weeknight dinner to me!

Takeout Fake Out: Vegetable Tofu Lo Mein

Yield: 4 - 6 main dish servings

Takeout Fake Out: Vegetable Tofu Lo Mein

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. linguine
  • 2/3 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sriracha
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 (14-oz.) package extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 (12-oz.) package rainbow slaw mix
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add linguine and cook until al dente. Drain in a colander. Do not overcook!
  3. Meanwhile, prepare sauce by combining vegetable broth, soy sauce, vinegar, sriracha, sesame oil, and cornstarch. Mix well and set aside.
  4. Cut tofu horizontally into 3 slices about 1/2-inch thick.
  5. Place tofu slices on a few layers of paper towel. Cover with more paper towel and press, drawing out as much water as possible.
  6. Remove tofu from paper towel and cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
  7. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. Add tofu to pan and gently stir until covered with oil.
  9. Cook tofu, flipping when golden brown, until browned on most sides. It will take about 15 minutes.
  10. Cover a large plate with a few sheets of paper towel add add tofu. Sprinkle with a little salt and set aside.
  11. Return pan to medium-high heat. (There should still be some olive oil in the pan, but if not, add another teaspoon.)
  12. Add onion to pan and cook, stirring frequently, until browned.
  13. Stir slaw into onion and cook until it starts to wilt.
  14. Reduce heat to medium.
  15. When pan has cooled slightly, stir in garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds to 1 minute).
  16. Stir tofu into vegetables.
  17. Add drained linguine to pan.
  18. Give sauce a quick stir and pour into pan.
  19. Use a pair of tongs (or two spoons) to mix together noodles, vegetables, and tofu.
  20. Remove from heat when sauce is absorbed.
  21. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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P.S. My favorite New York neighborhood for great Chinese is Flushing, Queens. I love the noodles at Biang!, and the dumplings at Tianjin Dumpling House are super delicious and filling. After you eat, visit Flushing Meadows Corona Park to walk off your meal!

I’m linking up with these link parties, as well as Much Ado About Monday, Tutorials & Tips, Inspire Me Tuesday, Tweak It Tuesday, Wine’d Down Wednesday, The Makers, Create & Share, Plant-Based Potluck Party, Make Bake Create, Work It Wednesday, Creative Inspirations, Create It Thursday, Pin It Thursday, Fridays Unfolded, I Heat Naptime, Eat. Create. Party!, Flaunt It Friday, Say G’Day, Saturday Sparks, and Lou Lou Girls.

25+ Easy Halloween Ideas

Happy Friday! This has been a busy week. My Mother-in-Law Pat and Aunt Joni have been visiting and just left yesterday morning.

I had awesome time taking in all the sights and hanging out with Pat and Joni, who couldn’t be more fun. They were the best guests, and we did everything from David Letterman to Shake Shack. Sadly, I had to miss Drag Queen Bingo … next time!

My favorite stop was Ellis Island. It reopened recently after being damaged during Hurricane Katrina, and it was my first visit. Some of the exhibits weren’t fully restored yet, and I didn’t have enough time to see everything anyway, so I’m already planning a return.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I also attended Dooney & Bourke’s Spring 2015 Preview. It was such a fun event! I’ve been a fan of Dooney & Bourke for as long as I can remember, and I loved checking out the upcoming collection, which is totally covet-worthy, and meeting their team, who couldn’t be nicer. I even got to design my own bag (#LuckyLady)! I’ll share more photos from the event after I receive my bag.

25+ Easy Halloween Ideas | Hello Little Home #DIY #crafts #recipes #HalloweenPhoto sources (clockwise from top right): Cozy Sweater Pumpkins from Woods of Bell Trees, 5 Minute Toilet Paper Roll Bat Buddies from MollyMoo, Spooky Eyeball Punch and Graveyard Cupcakes from Happiness is Homemade, and DIY Scuba Diver Costume from Delineate Your Dwelling.

Since one of my favorite holidays is just around the corner, I’m skipping my usual link roundup this week and sharing 25+ Easy Halloween Ideas.

Sweets & Treats

It's Always Autumn: Mini Donut SpidersMini Donut Spiders from It’s Always Autumn

Spooky Eyeball Punch and Graveyard Cupcakes from Happiness is Homemade

DIY Halloween Beverage Bar from Clean & Scentsible

Halloween Chocolate Ghost Cake from Sewlicious Home Decor

Candy Corn Hot Chocolate from Your Homebased Mom

Dracula’s Dentures Cookies from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Bars from Dessert Now Dinner Later

Halloween Cake with Meringue Ghosts from Say It with Cake

Pumpkins

Cozy Sweater Pumpkins by Woods of Bell TreesCozy Sweater Pumpkins from Woods of Bell Trees

DIY Emoji Pumpkins with Free Printables from Brit + Co.

Copper and Paper Embellished Pumpkins from One Dog Woof

Mini Felt Pumpkins from onelmon

Decorations

Toilet Paper Roll Bat Buddies5 Minute Toilet Paper Roll Bat Buddies from MollyMoo

Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” Banner & Art with Free Printables from me

Simple Glam Halloween Wreath from The Scrap Shoppe

Free Sugar Skull Printable from me

DIY Sugar Skull Wreath from Kleinworth & Co.

Free Happy Candy Corn Embroidery Pattern from The Pink Samurai

Halloween Planter Decorations: Chalkboard Wood Bats from The DIY Dreamer

Costumes

DIY Scruba Diver Costume by Delineate Your DwellingDIY Scuba Diver Costume from Delineate Your Dwelling

Costumes from Your Closet: Lumberjack, Soda Jerk, or Mouseketeer from Lovely Indeed

4 Easy Halloween Costumes – Katniss Everdeen, Donatella Versace, The Royal Family, and Carrie (from the movie) from me

27 Fantastic Pet Costumes from Awesomely Cute

More!

Pumpkin Spice PlaydoughPumpkin Spice Playdough from While He Was Napping

25 Last Minute Halloween Ideas from me

Free Printable Halloween Bingo Cards from Makoodle

DIY Halloween Gift Tags from Artzy Creations

I’m always amazed by how creative other bloggers are! I hope you enjoyed these easy Halloween ideas as much as I did!

What are you up to this weekend? Any Halloween related plans?

P.S. Follow me on Pinterest to see more fun holiday ideas!

P.P.S. Check out my latest post for Coldwell Banker, 5 Football Party Ideas that Will Score Big.

I’m linking up with these link parties, as well as Much Ado About Monday, Flaunt It Friday , I Heart Naptime, Best of the Weekend, Creative Collection, Say G’Day, Saturday Sparks, Tutorials & Tips, Lou Lou Girls, Inspire Me Tuesday, Tweak It Tuesday, Wine’d Down Wednesday, Create & Share, Make Bake CreateWork It Wednesday, Create It Thursday, and Family Fun Friday.

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Warm Up with Fall Home Accessories

I love making small seasonal changes to my apartment. Warm colors, rich wood tones, and metallics (especially gold, brass, and bronze) are all perfect for fall.

Bright colors are my favorite, but in fall I like to temper them with neutrals. I love how just a few changes make the whole place feel cozier.

These gorgeous fall home accessories will add a little warmth to your house!

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  1. Shiraleah ‘Eat Well’ Tea Towel
  2. Richwood Creations ‘State Silhouettes’ Cutting Board
  3. World Market Matte Ivory Floral Salad Servers
  4. Nate Berkus Studded Mirror on Stand*
  5. World Market Sahara Jute and Faux Leather Round Tray
  6. Threshold Gold and Cream Woven Throw Blacket*
  7. Threshold Wood and Gold Accent Table*
  8. Threshold Gold Task Lamp*
  9. Haeger Soft Rectangle Table Lamp*
  10. Threshold Table Lamp*
  11. Besttime Letter Lights
  12. World Market Wide Terrarium
  13. Nate Berkus Metal Wing Bowl*
  14. Juno Bamboo Vase Collection*
  15. World Market Arabella Vintage Frames
  16. World Market Velvet Dual Tab Curtains
  17. Kohls Cut Faux Fur Decorative Pillow
  18. Madison Park Metallic Faux Leather Accent Pillow
  19. Nordstrom at Home Cable Knit Accent Pillow
  20. Simpatico Hobnail Glass Candle
  21. Fantastic Craft ‘Birch Stick’ Vase
  22. Target Glass Bottles with Tray and Wire Rack*
  23. Target Horn and Nickel Magnifying Glass*
  24. Target Ikat Chevron Waves Wool Area Rug*
  25. Threshold Scroll Border Area Rug*
  26. Target Asilah Area Rug*

*Target is having a home sale! Save $15 when you spend $75 with code HOME15.

Do you make seasonal changes to your home, too?

I’m linking up with these link parties, as well as Flaunt It Friday, Eat. Create. Party!, Fridays Unfolded, I Heart Naptime, Best of the Weekend, Creative Collection, Say G’Day, Saturday Sparks, Much Ado About Monday, Lou Lou Girls, Inspire Me TuesdayWork It Wednesday, and Create It Thursday.

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Cough, Cold & Flu Care Package with Bigelow Tea

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AmericasTea #CollectiveBias 

Cough, Cold & Flu Care Package with Bigelow | Hello Little Home #AmericasTea #CollectiveBias #shopI’m loving fall right now, but of course, cold weather is just around the corner. As the chilly weather sets in, my husband always seems to pick up a cold, or worse, the flu. No one likes being sick, especially him. This year, I decided to surprise him with a Cough, Cold, and Flu Care Package featuring Bigelow Tea.

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Get the Look: Nikki Reed

I love a casual outfits that looks effortless, yet pulled together. I mean, who doesn’t?

Last night I was searching for a little style inspiration, and I found this picture of Nikki Reed. I loved her outfit, but to be honest, I wasn’t sure who she was. Yes, I am old!

After reading her IMDB, I realized that she was in the Twilight series, among other things, and finally recognized her. Are you a Twilight fan? It’s definitely one of my guilty pleasures.

Anyway, Nikki’s outfit is basically dressed up jeans and a tee, pretty much my ideal outfit. It’s the perfect mix of laid back and pulled together that I like so much.

The key to making this outfit work are the add-ons: an edgy moto jacket, bold red shoes and lips, and dark sunglasses. Here’s how you can get the look:

Get the Look: Nikki Reed | Hello Little Home #CelebrityStyle #NikkiReed #GetTheLook #TwilightNikki Reed photo from People 

So, what do you think? Would you wear Nikki Reed’s outfit?

P.S. Check out all my Get the Look posts for more outfit inspiration!

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Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait

My local grocery store had a deal on apples that was too good to pass up, so I brought home three bags. Needless to say, I have been eating them nonstop!

My husband eats a ton of fruit, so we’re actually going through those bags quickly. Before he ate all the apples, I wanted to make something sweet. I thought of caramel apples right away, but wanted to do something just a little different.

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait | Hello Little Home #Dessert #SaltedCaramel #RecipeI did a little brainstorming and experimenting, and this Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait was the result. This is one amazing dessert! Yes, I may be biased, but my taste testers loved it, too.

I’m a salted caramel fanatic. (I even have a Pinterest board devoted to it.) It’s just so good, and the Salted Caramel Apple Sauce is the star of this dessert!

If you’ve never made homemade caramel sauce before, you’ll be surprised how easy it is. All the ingredients – along with crispy, sweet apples (I used Macoun) – are combined and simmered until the apples are tender. Don’t worry if the caramel seems thin after simmering. It will thicken as it cools.

I layered the caramel apple sauce with a rich cheesecake filling and candied pecans for a little crunch. Everything works perfectly together, making this Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait a truly decadent and delicious dessert (although I may have eaten it for breakfast, too … shh)!

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait

Yield: 4 servings

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait

Ingredients

    For pecan layer:
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • For apple layer:
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 2 large apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. sea salt or kosher salt
  • For cheesecake layer:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

    Prepare pecan layer:
  1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Add pecans and stir to coat with butter.
  3. Saute pecans for a couple minutes, then stir in brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Cook, stirring frequently, until brown sugar has melted and pecans are coated (about 3 - 5 minutes).
  5. Remove pan from heat and place pecans on a sheet of aluminum foil in a single layer .
  6. Let pecans cool completely, then break apart any nuts that are stuck together. Set aside.
  7. Prepare apple layer:
  8. Melt butter in a medium pan over medium heat.
  9. Add apples to butter and saute for a couple minutes.
  10. Stir brown sugar, heavy cream, vanilla, and salt into apples.
  11. Bring to boil and then immediately reduce heat to a simmer.
  12. Cook, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes.
  13. Remove pan from heat.
  14. Refrigerate sauce until completely cool.
  15. Prepare cheesecake layer:
  16. Combine heavy cream and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  17. Use whisk attachment and whip cream until stiff peaks form.
  18. Scrape whipped cream into a separate bowl and set aside.
  19. Add cream cheese and vanilla to the same bowl used to whip the cream (no need to clean).
  20. Use the paddle attachment to mix until completely smooth.
  21. Slowly fold 1/3 of the whipped cream into the cream cheese.
  22. Fold remaining whipped cream into cream cheese in 2 batches.
  23. Assemble parfaits:
  24. Spoon 1/8 of the cheesecake mixture into the bottom of 4 small glasses or bowls.
  25. Top cheesecake with 1/8 of the apple sauce.
  26. Spread 1/8 of the pecans over the apples.
  27. Repeat layers one more time, ending with the pecans.
  28. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Notes

  • - If you do not have a stand mixer, cheesecake mixture can be made using a handheld mixer (or mixed by hand).
  • - The salted caramel apple sauce would also be delicious served over ice cream!

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P.S. If you like this Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait, I think you’ll enjoy my Layered Pumpkin Mousse, too!

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Columbus Day Sales Roundup!

Happy Columbus Day to my U.S. friends! Are you lucky enough to have the day off?

There are some great sales today that I thought I’d share with you. Happy shopping!

Columbus Day Sales Roundup | Hello Little Home #ColumbusDay #SalesNote: Act fast. All sales end today – October 13 – unless otherwise noted!

Save on a little of everything!

Target (all codes and deals are good through 10/18):

Kohls: shop the Friends & Family Sale! Plus, take 20% off your entire purchase with code FRIENDS20.

AHAlife: get 15% off + free U.S. shipping on all orders with code ENJOY15 (through 10/31).

Save on fashion!

Save on beauty!

  • philosophy: take 25% off the “skincare essentials kit” + receive a “miracle bag” with any $50 purchase using code miraclebag.
  • e.l.f. Cosmetics: get the 147-piece Endless Looks Kit FREE on orders of $25+ with code ENDLESS (through 10/19).
  • Walgreens: take 25% off regular price Beauty & Personal Care items with code CHARM25 (through 10/18).

Save on home!

  • Lulu & Georgia: spend more and save more! Spend $100+ and get 15% off with code BIRTHDAY15, spend $250+ and get 20% off with code BIRTHDAY20, or spend $500+ and get 25% off with code BIRTHDAY25 (through 10/17)!
  • Design Within Reach: shop the Semiannual Sale and save from floor to ceiling, for indoors and out (through 10/23)!
  • World Market: shop the Friends & Family Event! Take 25% off your purchase + get free shipping on $150+ with code FAFSHIP.
  • Sur La Table: take 20% Off 1 Item with code COLUMBUS14 (through 10/13) + Earn Holiday Savings!!! Spend $25+, $100+, or $250+ through Nov. 26 and earn 10%, 15%, or 20% off your entire Entire Purchase between Dec. 5-15!
  • Poppin: buy more, save more! Take $10 off $125+ with code POPOCT10, $15 off $200+ with code POPOCT15, or $25 off $500+ with code POPOCT25 (through 10/31)!
  • Home Decorators Collection: get 25% off + free shipping on 1,000+ items including Outlet.

Save on food and wine!

  • Uncorked.com: hey, football lovers! Take 10% off all Mike Ditka Wines with code FOOTBALL + shop the Fall Wine Sale and get great prices plus free shipping!
  • Dylan’s Candy Bar: take 20% off your total purchase! Plus, save on Halloween candy: Sugar Skull Pops are Buy 3 for $10, Halloween 3-piece OREOs are Buy 2, Get 1 Free, Sugar Skull Paint Cans are Buy 1, Get 1 50% off, and Halloween Dulce De Leche Bars are Buy 2, Get 1 Free.
  • Harry & David: take 15% off sitewide with code 15OFF (ongoing).

Save on craft supplies and classes!

  • Michaels: take 50% off any 1 regular price item + take 30% off your entire regular price Yarn purchase with code ALLYARN30.
  • Hancock Fabrics: shop the Columbus Day Sale and save on anti-pill fleece and more!
  • Craftsy: shop the 5 Million Member Flash Sale! How much will you save?

Save on already great prices!

  • Living Social: take an extra 15% off site-wide with code DISCOVER.
  • Groupon: take 10% off 1 Deal with code GOODS15.

Have a great day!

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