Wallflower Weekly Finds, 83

It is so ridiculously difficult to go back to work after vacation.

During Labor Day weekend, my sister and I went to Southern California to celebrate her birthday.

Our trip was filled with lots of food, of course. But the best part was visiting Universal Studios for the first time in over 10 years. And! We got to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Universal Studios | Cooking with a Wallflower

I think I could have stayed in that part of the theme park forever.

The buildings were so detailed. And it just felt magical, especially if you enter Hogwarts to ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

I’ll share more photos at a later time. I still have to sort through all of them!

Universal Studios | Cooking with a Wallflower

This week’s finds…


This Roasted Garlic Parmesan Shrimp sounds like the perfect dish to serve your guests.

How decadent does this peanut butter cheesecake stuffed chocolate loaf sound?

Omg. Of all the candies out there, my favorite has to be Twix. So of course, I was super excited to stumble across these Twix brownies. Twix + brownie? Dessert heaven.

Is it fall already? Because I totally can’t wait to try this pumpkin cranberry granola or these pumpkin paleo cookies.

Need a simple weeknight dinner idea? How about this hong kong soy sauce pan fried noodles?

The gorgeousness of these old fashioned buttermilk bar doughnuts! And these whipped mascarpone peach tarts! As well as these spiced carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. And what about this spinach stuffed Swedish roll?

Excited that it’s apple season! Which means I can have desserts like this apple crumble pie.

If you’re missing summer, you’ll want to try this kiwifruit macadamia and coconut bread!

I need these peach thyme teacakes in my life.

Oh my god! This vanilla birthday cake with whipped chocolate buttercream! That buttercream!

So loving this salted honey apple and gouda toast.

How mouthwatering is this cheesy buffalo chicken French bread?

Dreaming of these cheesy pretzel twists!

Sometimes it’s classics like this peanut butter and jelly cupcake that stands out.

This honey Sriracha chicken flatbread. Yes, please.

This chocolate chip cookie s’mores bar! Where have you been all my life?





  1. wallflourgirl says:

    Yeeee–so happy for you and your magical trip! We were just visiting HP land (two times this week, in fact!) and the second time we got picked for Ollivander’s wand ceremony. SO excited! Okay, so I bought a second wand that I probably didn’t need…but it was absolutely worth it. Hope you’re having a nice gradual easing back into work up north!

  2. Laura (PA Pict) says:

    I’m going to be pinning a few of these recipes and think I might make the apple crumble pie tonight as I was just wondering what to make with the surfeit of apples I currently have. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. ourfrenchoasis says:

    So many delicious recipes here, I am quite spoilt for choice, the question is which shall I try first! Our entire family would love to visit the Harry Potter world at Universal, from the ten year old to the 20 year old and the others in between, they have all grown up reading Harry Potter! Have a lovely weekend.

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