Pumpkin rosemary knots

Woohoo for Friday! In celebration you’re getting a twofer today, an awesome recipe and a pretty awesome chance to win some headbands. You’re welcome.

First, let’s talk knots. Not the kind in your shoelaces but the oh-so-delicious kind you eat. I’ve mentioned before how I’m pretty sure the pizzeria lady down the street has a crush on Ulysses and any time he picks up the pizza he comes home with a handful of garlic knots, gratis. Well dear pizza lady, you’ve got nothing on these bad boys.

This recipe is actually from Ashley, but I changed a few things. Check out her post for the method (it’s super easy) and step by step instructions, but I added 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary, used half whole wheat pastry flour/AP flour and subbed maple syrup for agave.

pumpkin knot collage

They came out so good! I loved the addition of rosemary to give them a bit more of a savory kick and the olive oil/garlic topping makes them better than any pizzeria joint’s you’ll taste. Just make sure you’re significant other is eating them with you. *garlic breath!!*

knots collage

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I actually saved half the dough for pizza tonight and this made 11 knots. There are only 3 left today. Oops.

They go really well with a glass of red wine, on the couch, as you’re waiting for you husband to come home because at 7:15pm you call and his response is “oh wow, I didn’t even realize what time it is, I’m leaving now.” (<—really?!) Funny, that never happens to me at work.

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Are you drooling?

Good. Mission accomplished then. Make them!


Ok, wipe the drool off your face and get ready for an awesome giveaway! Giveaway ended.


Kara, from Chickbands contacted me a couple of weeks ago to see if I’d be interested in testing out her headbands and doing a review. She promised they would stay in place, (something I have the hardest time with headbands, they always pop off and get me super frustrated) because they’re backed with velvet so I was psyched to put these to the test.

Behold the beauty of a sweaty workout head after 4 miles on the treadmill.

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It’s harder than it looks to take a picture of the side of your head. Try it.

Guess what? No movement!

Chickbands come in different widths too and Kara was kind enough to send me one of each.

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I’ve been wearing the thinner one around the house and while doing some workout DVD’s and it stays in place just as well as the thicker one. Awesome, right?

Kara makes them in all different patterns (there’s a ton of cute ones to choose from) and most sell for just $7 or $8 a piece which is super affordable compared to some other ones out there. They’re easily cleaned too so no worries about sweating it up, that’s what they’re there for!

Now the good stuff…Kara has offered to do a giveaway for my lovely readers to not 1, but 3 of you!

*Here are the different ways to enter, leave a separate comment for each one please.*

The giveaway will be open until 9pm on Monday (11/7), GOOD LUCK!

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  1. 68


    I love the polka dot bands! And I never lose track of time in the afternoon either. In fact, if these rolls and red wine were in my house, I’d be on my way home as soon as I could :) Delicious!

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    Amy says

    I’d go for the Turquoise Swirl or the Brown and White Flowered headbands. Those are my kind of speed.

    I’m still stunned that anyone found a solution to the constantly migrating headband. Bravo!


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