Weekend Refresh: Feeling Fall

Fall, autumn, whatever you want to call itit’s here. Got plans? Whether you’re gathering with some friends or reading by the fire, we’ve got the perfect look, dish, and book for you. 

The Look

We are always looking for something to throw on when it’s not quite cool enough for a jacket, but there’s still a bit of a chill in the air. Enter this adorable cardigan. Comfortable as a sweatshirt, but chicer by far, this is a closet staple for right now. Over a tank, it’s ideal for relaxing at home. Over a clean white button down, with a skirt, Juliet pants, or even some dark denim, it’s an office go-to. Wear now, wear tomorrow, wear forever.

Click to buy: Hardware Detail Ruffle Cardigan, Girlfriend Ankle Jeans, Scarlet Ring, Alexis Statement Earrings.

The Book

 It’s the season to transition from beach reads to cozy reads. We fell in love with The Heart of Henry Quantum. Quirky and touching, along the lines of A Man Called Ove, and Love Actually, this debut from Pepper Harding begs to be curled up with on the couch with a good glass of wine. Set in San Francisco, (the most autumnal place anywhere all year round,) the story is about Henry Quantum, a socially awkward man who goes on a quest to find his wife a last-minute Christmas gift and encounters several distractions—including bumping into his ex-girlfriend. Is she the one who got away? Buy here to read more!

The Dish is one of our go-to sites for recipes and inspiration. Luckily for us, we got a sneak peek at Gina’s new book, Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, (out October,) and of Thanksgiving. This turkey recipe is perfect for when you want to impress but don’t want to work too hard: simply prepare the vegetables, stuff the tenderloin, and walk away while it heats in the slowcooker.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins with Gravy


  • 1⁄2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1⁄3 cup chopped shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup (5 ounces) chopped (1⁄2-inch) butternut squash
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 small pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 3⁄4 cup chopped baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 3 fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 11⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large boneless turkey tenderloins (11⁄2 pounds total)
  • 8 (12-inch) pieces of kitchen string
  • Olive oil spray (such as Bertolli) or a mister
  • GRAVY:
  • 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour (I like Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 2 teaspoons chicken or turkey bouillon (I like Better Than Bouillon)
  • 4 fresh sage leaves
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring until golden, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the butternut squash, cranberries, maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon water. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the pear, spinach, pecans, sage, 1⁄4 teaspoon of the salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. Cut a slit into the sides of the tenderloins, being careful not to cut all the way through. Season the inside and outside of the tenderloins with the remaining 11⁄4 teaspoons salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Stuff each turkey breast with about 1 cup of the squash mixture. Tie each tenderloin closed with 4 pieces of kitchen string, cutting off the extra string.
  6. Wipe the skillet clean and set it over medium-high heat. Spray with oil and carefully sear each turkey breast until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  7. Transfer to a slow cooker.


You May Also Like

39 Responses

  1. dorothy rivette

    what clothes do you have for the mature woman. i am 80 but don’t look it i still work and like to look good

    1. I am 75 and age does not matter. What ever you like is a good thing. I think all of chicos styl s are ageless! If you feel good in it go for it. I keep buying clothes and my friends said why at my age?
      . I love fashion. I have 45 chicos jackets and 40 pants!!! Have fun !!

      1. Mary

        You are a girl after my own heart. I hope to never become stagnant. Chicos offer style and doable pricing for me. Especially love the sales.

  2. Carole Wright

    I appreciate Chico style fresh and very appropriate style and good quality that lasts. Thank you.

  3. Janice

    Recipe for Slow Cooker Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins with Gravy ends with Step 7, placing in the slow cooker. Do gravy ingredients go into the slow cooker? What temp does it require and how long does it cook?

  4. Landlady

    Slow cooker Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins. How many people does it serve? How long do you cook in the cooker and at what temperature? Suggestion for serving with a gravy sauce? Waste of my time reading this without more careful editing the information.

  5. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to claim that I acquire in fact loved account
    your blog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing
    in your feeds or even I success you get admission to persistently rapidly.

  6. I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and
    bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

  7. I don’t even understand how I finished up here,
    but I thought this post was great. I do not understand who you might be but definitely you are going to
    a famous blogger if you aren’t already. Cheers!

  8. Greetings! Very helpful advice within this post! It is the little changes which will make the
    biggest changes. Many thanks for sharing!

  9. I every time spent my half an hour to read this webpage’s articles
    every day along with a cup of coffee.

  10. My coder is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on various websites for
    about a year and am nervous about switching to another
    platform. I have heard great things about
    Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it?
    Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

  11. Hi! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with
    hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended
    up losing a few months of hard work due to no data backup.
    Do you have any solutions to prevent hackers?

  12. Hiya very cool web site!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing ..
    I’ll bookmark your web site and take the feeds also?

    I’m satisfied to find a lot of useful information right here in the publish, we need develop more techniques on this regard, thank you for sharing.
    . . . . .

  13. This design is wicked! You obviously know
    how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!)
    Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what you had to say,
    and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  14. Hey, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet
    Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!

    Other then that, wonderful blog!

  15. A person necessarily lend a hand to make seriously
    articles I might state. This is the very first time I frequented your web page and so far?
    I amazed with the analysis you made to make this
    particular submit extraordinary. Excellent job!

  16. Kamagra Kaufen De Comprare Viagra Italia Cialis Dose Quotidienne cialis Canada Pharmacy Online Cialis Super Force Online Shopping Progesterone Order Now Low Price With Free Shipping

  17. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I
    stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always exciting to read through articles from other
    writers and practice something from other web sites.

  18. You actually make it seem so easy along with your presentation however I to find this matter to be actually one thing which I
    believe I would by no means understand. It seems too complicated and very broad
    for me. I’m having a look forward in your subsequent post, I
    will attempt to get the grasp of it!

  19. I am really loving the theme/design of your site.

    Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility problems?
    A number of my blog audience have complained about my site not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome.
    Do you have any solutions to help fix this problem?

  20. The other day, while I was at work, my sister stole my iPad and tested to see if it can survive a
    30 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad
    is now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is entirely off
    topic but I had to share it with someone!

  21. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Genuinely rarely should i encounter a weblog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you may have hit the nail about the head. Your idea is outstanding; the problem is an element that insufficient persons are speaking intelligently about. I am delighted we came across this during my look for something with this.