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Bites from other Blogs

There are so many good things to eat out in the blogs – and with comfort food season (i.e. cold weather) fast approaching, they are all sounding better than ever. I guess the only good thing about having more recipes than you can make at one time is that you will always have something else to look forward to.

  • There isn’t anything particluarly unusual about She Bakes & She Cook‘s Rockin Rice Pudding, but the recipe, which uses leftover cooked rice, is a well-made comfort food classic with vanilla and cinnamon – and that never goes out of style. 
  • Frosting is usually the big give-way that you’re dealing with a cupcake and not a muffin, so while the Chocolate Flecked Multigrain Muffins from Baking and Books look awfully indulgent, they still qualify as a breakfast food. Actually, they might even be considered a healthy breakfast food, as they’re made with olive oil, a small amount of [heart healthy]chocolate, dates, oats, bran and whole wheat flour.
  • Who doesn’t love a good sandwich cookie? It is one of the best uses that a relatively plain cookie can be put to, as the filling you choose to use will alter the cookie entirely, allowing you to get a lot of recipes from one type of dough. Never Bashful With Butter used her Brown sugar buttersnap cookiesas a foil for a dulce de leche caramel filling and topped them with melted chocolate.
  • I couldn’t possibly resist throwing in a mention of Elise‘s fantastic caramel corn this week. It is one of my very favorite snacks and, like so many of Elise’s recipes, is a great go-to recipe for your collection. Hers is the real deal: rich with butter and brown sugar. Cracker Jack fans can add in peanuts, if they wish, too!
  • Pumpkin is amazing in sweet applications, but I just adore a savory pumpkin dish. Ms. Adventures in Italy made a savory Pumpkin, Pine Nuts and Pancetta Torte. It looks amazing, tastes amazing and is relatively simple to make – ideal for a cold fall evening. She also threw in a recipe for Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spicy Pumpkin Seeds if you want something sweet as an accompaniment to the main event.
  • But if you do prefer your pumpkins sweet, check out Slightly Cheaper Than Therapy‘s Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies. The brownie base is dark and fudgy, and topped with a generous layer of cheesecake, made with both a plain cream cheese mix and pumpkin pie one. All the traditional pumpkin pie spices are in the pumpkin swirl, so you’ll get a hint of pumpkin pie with every bite without it overwhelming the other flavors.

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  • Deborah
    November 7, 2007

    I’m so glad I have a house full of guests coming next week – it’s much easier to rationalize making a bunch of desserts when there are more than 2 people in the house. 🙂 One of them has requested something butterscotch (I think I’ll do a cream pie)- but that still gives me plenty of time to make some things from your lists!

  • Thanks for the link! I am already thinking of making the pumpkin torte again, even though I have a ton of recipes lined up like you do!

  • Rosenda Preseren
    May 19, 2010

    Hi,thanks for the great quality of your blog, each time i come here, i m amazed.

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