5 Favorite Food Blogs of the Moment

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The Kitchen McCabe is all about wholesome recipes that by no coincidence are also delicious. Blogger Kayley is a culinary graduate with a passion for making and baking pretty things that are healthy without being restrictive.

Recent Favorites: Peach + Chamomile Shrub, Maple Pumpkin + Carameled Walnut Hand Pies, Chocolate Cardamom Creme Caramel

 

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Naturally Ella is a phenomenal resource for natural cooking and vegetarian recipes. Find a meal to cook, explore an ingredient, or create a solid pantry – you’ll find it all and more right here.

Recent Favorites: Root Vegetable Hash Egg Skillet, Roasted Five-Spice Pumpkin Soup, Thai Sweet Potato Quinoa

 

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Minimalist Baker is where blogger Dana creates recipes full of flavor that require ten ingredients or less, one bowl or pot, and 30 minute or less to prepare. Most recipes are special-diet friendly, specifically plant-based and gluten-free.

Recent Favorites: Roasted Broccoli Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad, 5-Ingredient Chipotle Aioli, Watermelon Margaritas

 

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FoodieCrush shares recipes that are fresh, seasonal, mostly simple, often healthy, and also comfort food. I’d say blogger Heidi does an amazing job balancing all of those things with a delicious result.

Recent Favorites: Italian Salad Platter, Salmon Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce, 30-Minute Caprese Chicken

 

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A Cozy Kitchen is a fun corner of the food blog world run by Adrianna. There she creates adventurous recipes that are sure to delight.

Recent Favorites: Cornbread Chicken + Dumplings, Ombre Chocolate Cake with Mexican Chocolate Frosting, Pumpkin Chai Scones with Black Tea Glaze

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Crème Brûlée 12 Ways

I thought I’d hate crème brûlée right up until the very moment I tried it. That was back in 2002 in a little boutique hotel’s restaurant in San Francisco, and it was chocolate. My eyes just about rolled back in my head with the first bite and ever since it’s been one of my favorite desserts. A few of the recipes below are small twists on what’s become a classic while others are further departures, but I’m betting every last one is delicious.

 

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Pumpkin Bourbon Hot Toddy

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I can never get enough pumpkin when autumn shows its pretty face, no matter the form. So today I’m happy to take part in the #virtualpumpkinparty organized by Sara from Cake Over Steak with a cocktail recipe I’ve reached for a few times this month.

While experimenting I really wanted to accomplish two things:
1. Quick and easy to pull together.
2. Showcasing fall flavors.

 

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Pumpkin was a no brainer, and so was bourbon as far as I was concerned. My favorite lately has been Hudson Whiskey Baby Bourbon, a 90% corn and 10% malted barley combo that’s the first whiskey made in New York since Prohibition and the first bourbon ever. All of the ingredients are sourced within 60 miles of the distillery, with the end result being a little smoky with notes of vanilla and caramel. The perfect choice for this cocktail.

 

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Ingredients

• 4 C water
• 6 oz Hudson Whiskey Baby Bourbon
• 1/4 C pumpkin puree
• 4 Tbsp pure maple syrup
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 20 whole cloves
• medium apple, sliced

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat on medium, stirring occasionally, until gently boiling. Drink while hot, garnish with apple slices or cinnamon stick. Serves 4.

 

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Check out the rest of the nearly 100 other recipes being featured in today’s #virtualpumpkinparty listed over on Cake Over Steak and Twigg Studios!

 

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A special thank you to Hudson Whiskey for providing a bottle of their Baby Bourbon for use in this recipe!

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48 Halloween Things

Halloween was always played up as the best holiday at my house as a kid, which is probably why it remains my favorite to this day. I love the childhood innocence involved, as well as the more macabre side you learn about a few years later. My house is all decorated – maybe you’ve already seen it on social media – and I’ll be sharing more about that tomorrow. But for now here are four dozen All Hallows’ Eve treats I think you’ll love!

 

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1/ 2-Ingredient Ghost Chocolate Cups  2/ Caramel Apple Sangria  3/ Screaming Face Print
4/ DIY Ghost Tassels  5/ Hand Painted Floral Pumpkin  6/ DIY No-Sew Monster Trick-or-Treat Bags
7/ DIY Paper Leaf Fall Garland  8/ Double Double Toil and Trouble Print  9/ Halloween Devotional Candles
10/ DIY Ghost Pinatas  11/ Moon Garland  12/ Printable Fang Treat Bags

 

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13/ Printable Spooky Treat Bags  14/ S’mores Caramel Apple  15/ Skull Placemats
16/ Surprise Bloody Cake  17/ 3-Ingredient Hatchet Cookies  18/ Creepy Chocolate Chip Cookies
19/ DIY Bloody Baubles  20/ DIY Gilded Insect Faux Taxidermy  21/ DIY Marbled Candles
22/ DIY Optical Illusion Pumpkins  23/ DIY Skull Cake Plate  24/ Glow in the Dark Skull Pillow

 

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25/ Skull Wall Decal  26/ Kitchen Sink Halloween Chocolate Bark  27/ Black Crow Doormat
28/ Printable Halloween Art  29/ Printable Spell Book Covers  30/ Sanderson Sister Black Sangria
31/ Sophisticated-Spooky Chalk Poster Set  32/ Vulture Print  33/ Beyond is All Abyss Necklace
34/ Creepy Eyeball Lollipops  35/ DIY Fornasetti Trays  36/ DIY Halloween Silhouette Plates

 

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37/ DIY Marbled Indigo Pumpkins  38/ DIY Paint Pen Pattern Pumpkins  39/ DIY Sun Dyed Treat Bags
40/ Halloween Banner  41/ Hand Pillow  42/ Ladies Mannequin Hands
43/ Paper Bats Wreath  44/ Printable Spooky Candy Poppers  45/ Halloween Ornament Set
46/ Skull Chart  47/ Spooky Swirled Meringue Cookies  48/ DIY Wax Dipped Flowers

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Meringue 12 Ways

Long story short: I can’t eat meringue because it makes my tongue itch. (An egg white allergy? Who knows.) But I think it’s so luxurious looking and love the idea of it, so much so that I want to make some for others to enjoy at some point. Have you had it? Do you love it? Here are twelve delicious looking recipes to investigate.

 

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Rice Krispie Treats 12 Ways

August means back-to-school and school means rice krispie treats – it’s simple math really. When I was in elementary school few kids had crazy food allergies like today, so it was always exciting when one of my classmates had a birthday and their parents sent along a classroom treat to celebrate. My favorite was always rice krispie treats. I loved their texture and the sticky way they pull apart, and I still do. Check out these twelve recipes for some creative takes on the classic!

 

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Happy Weekend

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1/Mehmet Ali Uysal‘s installation literally peels and pinches the walls of a gallery.  2/Adult Capri Suns are a thing.  3/Chuan-Bin Chung uses his chalkboard drawing skills to teach students anatomy.  4/IKEA taps HAY and Tom Dixon for new products.  5/Minipresso is the world’s smallest outdoor espresso maker.  6/The colorful grout trend.  7/Pole dancer performs an interactive routine with a responsive geometric background.  8/Genius wage gap alarm clock that rings for women after 79% of the workday.  9/JC Sheitan Tenet got the world’s first tattoo arm prosthesis.  10/Temporary tattoos from Jeannerot look and smell good.  11/Perch Light is a playfully interactive light shaped like an abstract bird.  12/Olafur Eliasson installed a waterfall in the middle of the Palace of Versailles garden.

 

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1/Kris Knight  2/Dreamy Daybeds  3/Katherine Tromans  4/Incense Burner No. 1 Corian
5/William Betts  6/Muesli 12 Ways  7/Matthias Heiderich  8/Ridges  9/Reyes de la Flor

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Muesli 12 Ways

Muesli, aka raw oatmeal, came into my life several years ago on a business trip. I was looking for the healthiest option at the hotel’s grab and go breakfast and went for it, having no idea what I was eating other than cold oatmeal. But I really liked it and noticed how it kept me full for a long time, atypical for breakfast foods and my body. I’ve since made muesli for myself and am always looking for ways to mix it up and take advantage of seasonal fruit to add in. Check out these twelve recipes and let me know, are you a fan?

 

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5 Favorite Food Blogs of the Moment

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Always with Butter is food, photos, recipes, and life written by Julie Marie Craig. She doesn’t post terribly often, but when she does trust me that it’s oh so worth your time.

Recent Favorites: Butter Mochi, Lemon Posset, Strawberry Icebox Cake

 

 

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Joy the Baker has been one of my favorite food blogs for years, not just the moment. If you’re not already familiar, she’s a self-taught baker who’s all too relatable in her writing and all too drool-inducing in the recipes she creates.

Recent Favorites: Shrimp Tempura Sushi Burritos, Summer Water, Roasted Strawberry Shortcakes with Basil Cream

 

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Kitchen Konfidence is another site that’s been a quiet and steady source of cooking inspiration. Brandon creates some the most epic cocktails, desserts, and so much more.

Recent Favorites: Orange Crush Cocktail, Broiled Zucchini with Bacon Breadcrumbs, Meyer Lemon Polenta Cake

 

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Love & Lemons is run by couple Jeanine and Jack, and it’s a great site full of mainly vegetarian recipes.  Everything is bright and seasonal – perfect if you’re trying to eat healthy or just enjoy the harvest.

Recent Favorites: Sara’s Strawberry Tabbouleh, Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salsa, Strawberry Pistachio Crumble

 

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Tartelette was very likely one of the first food blogs I started following years and years ago. Former pastry chef Helene Dujardin perfectly captures her beautifully seasonal recipes – many gluten-free – in words and photos.

Recent Favorites: Coconut Yogurt & Passion Fruit Tartlets, Brussels Sprout Salad with Hot Smoked Salmon & Cherries, Rhubarb Tart with Cashew Frangipane

 

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