Saturday, October 2, 2010

Blog Surfing

Here is a cute idea for Halloween. The kids will definitely like these cute Oreo Pumpkin Pops. From Megan's Cookin'.

These Cinnamon Roll Bites from Tablspoon take 20 minutes from start to finish and it makes 32 bite size rolls.

Taste of Home has a reworked breakfast strata that is lower in fat to get your day started right. You can see that recipe here. They have also given Pumpkin Spice Bread a makeover and you will find that recipe here.

It's almost pumpkin season. Here is a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. From David Lebovitz.

I don't see recipes for chocolate sugar cookies very often but here is one from Joy of Baking. Another recipe for Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Love and Homemade has three fall centerpieces. You can find them here.

Country magazine is featuring a Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie.

Wives with Knives has a great looking Plum Torte. She has a beautiful Roasted Poblano Pizza you should check out too!

Joy of Baking has a French Apple Tart that is beautiful! It  is on my "to do" list this fall. 

We eat oatmeal every morning for breakfast and we are always looking for ways to change it so that it doesn't become boring. This recipe for Nutty Banana Oatmeal sounds like something we would like. You can see this recipe from here .

Cookstr has a group of 10 Terrific Muffins that you can find here.

Christmas in October? The Cooking Channel is looking for our original holiday cookies that could be featured on the Cooking Channel. If you are up for the challenge, you will find all of the details here.

Mommy's Kitchen has a group of favorite fall recipes that are worth checking out. They include crockpot apple butter and sweet potato pie and you can see all of them here.

I hate to do this to you, but, Brown Eyed Baker has an "Ode to Chocolate and Peanut Butter" and it looks delicious! If you must know, there are 12 of them. You will find all of them right here. It doesn't end there. You will also find a recipe for Dutch Apple Pie. You will also find her recipe for Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

I was happy to see that there is a natural alternative fabric dye. Shelterrific considers it foolproof. Toss iDye into your washer with hot water with vinegar or salt and it will dye up to 2-3 pounds of fabric.

I love this! Living in the pacific northwest again and facing a wet fall and winter, I think that this hooded scarf is such a great idea. You can buy the pattern and make it yourself.

If you enjoy knitting, you should check out Betz White: Funky Chunky. There are some amazingly creative knit things that I couldn't believe. Rugs, throws and footstools to name a few, made from Big Fat Yarn. You should take a peek!

How does creamy tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons sounds? Crepes of Wrath has a great recipe that starts with roasting your garlic, shallots and tomatoes! It looks really good and you will find the recipe here .

Joy the Baker has "Five Ways to Bake Like A Grown-up." I like that recipes that she chose. You can see all five of them here .

The holidays are just around the corner which usually means extra cooking and baking. It is always frustrating to start a baking project and find that you have overlooked an ingredient that you need. You can download Simple Bites "Ultimate Holiday Baking Pantry Checklist" for free right here. She even has instructions on how to use this list.

I have found that most recipes for croisssants have unending paragraphs of detailed instructions and it looks like too much time and work. The following recipe from Taste of Home has very brief instructions for Buttery Croissants and they look amazing. I look forward to giving this recipe a try and then I will be able to say that I actually made croissants!

These Pumpkin Butterscotch Blondies from Tasty Kitchen look good and easy which always catches my eye. These Neopolitan Rice Crispy Treats also caught my eye.

Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness has a recipe for Gourmet Spiced Ketchup that looks like it has a good combination of spices and heat. Her recipe makes approximately four quarts. She also has a recipe for Eggplant Parmesan and Pasta e Fagoli and Tuscan Seasoning mix

Une-deux Senses has a post with Best Ever Soft Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies. Who could resist checking that recipe out! 

This Roasted Vegetable Minestrone from The Pioneer Woman Cooks looks like it would have great flavor. There is lots of chopping and roasting involved but should be worth all that effort.

My Baking Addiction has a recipe for Cinnamon Browned Butter Frosting that would be great on these pumpkin spice cupcakes. 

These Caramel Apple Scones sound great for a fall brunch. They are from Taste of Home and you can see the picture and recipe here.
EnviroMom has an interesting blog about raising healthy green kids and adults in Portland, Oregon. You can check out her blog here.

Fix-it and Forget-it has four recipes you might enjoy this fall; a chowder, a salad, a bread and a dessert. You can see them here.

This Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix from Kittencal's Kitchen looks like a good mix of spices. All of her spice mixes that I have tried have been great.

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