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October Bingeworthy TV Series

Are you fully engulfed in this year’s spooky season and everything that goes bump in the night yet? I bet you have watched all the oldies, but goodies for yet another year. I mean is it even October unless you’ve watched Hocus Pocus, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, the Halloween franchise, etc. And yes sure, every year there are a few new movies to explore, that will scare the bejesus out of you, but you know what’s even better? Stumbling upon a thrilling new TV series! Look no further, because I’ve got you. Here’s a few TV series worthy of binging  to celebrate October to its fullest.


Set in the 1850’s, the series follows the recently widowed Captain Charles Boone (Adrien Brody) and his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small town of Preacher’s Corner, Main. Shortly after moving in, Charles has to confront his family’s secret, a secret so dark that not only has it plagued the Boones for generations, but everyone else around them as well. With only one season under its belt, trust me when I say that you will get hooked from the very first episode and beg the network for more!

Midnight Mass

The creator of The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor (Mike Flanagan) does it again! This time it is Midnight Mass that will send chills down your spine. A small isolated island community becomes anything but boring, when a disgraced young man returns back home, along with a new and charismatic priest. The show has moments where you’re gobsmacked and others, where you kind of just roll your eyes. Intriguing, fun, exciting, sad, corny, funny, Midnight Mass has it all.

Locke and Key

Recently widowed Nina, decides for a change and takes her three children and moves from Seattle to Matheson, Massachusetts. There they move into their husband and father’s family home, The Keyhouse. The children soon discover a number of mysterious keys throughout the house that can be used to unlock various doors in magical ways. They soon become aware though, of a demonic entity that is also searching for the keys for its own purposes. Beautiful New England sceneries, new friendships, family bonds, mystery and tons of magic. The best part though, Netflix just dropped the entire season two! What you you waiting for? Don’t walk, RUN!

Only Murders in the Building

An American comedy-mystery with Steve Martin, Selena Gomez and my very favorite, Martin Short. Three strangers become best of friends, when they try to solve a murder which happened in the building they all reside in. With a common interest for true crime pod cast, the trio set off to publish their very own. If you like oldies like, Murder by Death and Clue, you will love this one! Other talents such as Sting, Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey also grace us with their presence. Watch it and thank me later.

Honorable Mentions

Discovery of Witches

Diana Bishop, a historian and reluctant witch, accidentally comes across a bewitched manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. This discovery forces her back into the world of magic in order to unravel the secrets it holds about magical beings. Despite a long-held mistrust between witches and vampires, she and her new vampire friend form an alliance and set out to protect the book and solve the mysteries hidden within while dodging threats from the creature world. This series has it all! Vampires, witches, spells, demons, ancient ruins, beautiful English country sceneries, gorgeous costumes, good versus evil and yes, even time travel!

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon rolls are a favorite at my house. We have them for dessert, snack, breakfast, even as a special treat during the holidays. They are so easy to dress up or down with just a few tweaks here and there. I’ve lost count how many recipes I’ve tried over the years, but this one is tried and true. Best cinnamon roll recipe hands down! Try for yourself and thank me later!

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe


4 – 4.5 cups bakers flour
1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
⅔ cup milk
⅔ cup water
½ cup sugar
½ cup cooking oil
2 egg yolks
¼ cup butter
⅓ cup sugar
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting


1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons butter, softened
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
1 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted

Cinnamon Rolls recipe


Step 1
In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour and yeast. In small saucepan, combine milk, water, the 1/2 cup sugar and oil. Stir over medium heat until just warm.

Step 2
Add milk mixture and egg yolks to the dry mixture. Knead the dough well. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you need and knead well.

Step 3
Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead to make a moderately soft dough that’s smooth and elastic. Cover and let rest for 1 to 2 hours.

Step 4
Roll out dough to form a rectangle. Spread with softened butter. Sprinkle with a mixture of 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon.

Step 5
Roll up, starting from long side and seal seam. Cut into 1 inch thick slices. Place on lined cookie sheets and cover with a tea towel. Let rise in warm place until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.

Step 6
Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly and remove from sheet. Frost warm rolls with cream cheese frosting. Serve warm or cool.

Cinnamon Rolls recipe

Cream Cheese Frosting

Step 1
In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in milk. Gradually add powdered sugar until frosting has a spreading consistency and not grainy.

Cinnamon Rolls recipe