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Bites from other Blogs

  • Pumpkin and maple are two classic fall flavors and Erin’s Food Files uses both of them together in Maple Ice Cream with Pumpkin Pie Fudge. This dessert came together a bit unintentionally, mostly as a way to use up some leftover fudge, but the flavors of pumpkin and maple go so well together that it sounded like a hit as soon as the idea came up. This could also be a good way to use up any fudge received as a holiday gift, adding chocolate to chocolate, coffee or vanilla ice cream for another treat.
  • The Pumpkin Pie Spiced Chocolate Truffles at Megan’s Cooking are another seasonal candy recipe. Easy to make, these truffles are made with a simple dark chocolate ganache that is kicked up with pumpkin pie spice. I can’t help but think that milk chocolate might go well with the pumpkin pie spice, too. The decorative transfers that were used to finish off the truffles really make them look professional, and they’re easy to find at many online chocolate/baking suppliers.
  • Shortbread is usually a very simple cookie, made primarily with butter, sugar and flour. They are light and crisp. 101 CookbooksApple and Carrot Shortbread doesn’t quite fit the standard mold, for although they are light and buttery, they are sweet from the addition of grated apples and carrots. They are also slightly less crisp because of it. That said, while they may not be the most traditional, they certainly are a good flavor combination and a great twist on a classic recipe.
  • Annie’s Eats made some Banana Caramel Cupcakes that sound like they would be an even better use for some ripe bananas than a batch of banana bread. The cupcakes are moist and tender, made with mashed banana, buttermilk and lots of butter. They are frosted with a caramel buttercream and drizzled with extra caramel sauce before serving.
  • Finishing off with a Halloween recipe, Almost Bourdain‘s Macaroni and Cheese Bake in Coffin Toast is a really fun one to serve the kids. A classic macaroni and cheese is spooned into a small, square loaf of bread that has had the center carved out to resemble a coffin. The mac and cheese is finished off under the broiler, melting some extra cheese and toasting the coffin before serving. A decorative skull (ceramic, hard plastic or something that won’t melt) reallly finishes off the dish and makes it fun to eat.

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  • Jamie
    October 28, 2009

    I’ll tell you what I’m gonna make and it’s inspired by your pumpkin brownie recipe. I am going to make the brownies and add them to pumpkin icecream so its double the pumpkin.

  • Kerstin
    October 28, 2009

    What fun Halloween/fall ideas! I have a couple in my blog too if you’re interested in checking them out – I love Halloween 🙂

  • Erin
    October 28, 2009

    Thank you so much for including my ice cream in your round up!

  • Nutmeg Nanny
    October 30, 2009

    Great round up:)

  • iphone
    November 9, 2009

    That’s something,That’s what I was thinking.Brilliant idea.

  • Abigail ShinyGirl
    May 12, 2010

    Truly nice blog you have here. It would be nice to read a bit more about this matter. Thanx for giving such information.

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