Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fun Finds Friday: Taste of Fall

   Snuggled under covers with a good book or all around the table with family, fall has so many tasty things to bring us warmth and welcome. Here are this week's fun finds from the blog-o-shere..and they are all tasty!
Carmel Apple Bites
You just can not have fall with out caramel apples...tangy apples, gooey sweet caramel, those crunchy toasted nuts..fall perfection. Only problem is..trying to bite into one. Over at Taste of Home a solution has been found: caramel apple bites. There we, perfection.
Mini apple pies 
After caramel apples, there must be pie: apple, pumpkin, many many calories! There are just not enough days in the season to enjoy the amazing delight known as pie. Creative juices were flowing at Zoom Yummy; a perfectly precious tutorial and recipe for mini apple pies (no doubt easily converted into pumpkin or pecan..just saying).

 Lest you think I only have eyes for apples, fall also yields the wonders of squash. Bountiful and beautiful, winter squash are versatile and hearty..perfect accompaniment for any variety of main dishes. Spoon Fork Bacon has a wonderful take on oven roasted winter squash. We love ours seasoned with Cajun spice and garlic!
Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread. Soda breads are hearty Irish staples, often made from a wholemeal flour and wheat germ blend that is leavened with baking soda and moistened with buttermilk. This dough comes together in about ten minutes, and requires no real experience with baking. It’s about as idiot-proof as bread gets. Sliced, and then toasted, this bread is DELISH!
Right along side of every bowl of warm soup there must be a loaf of hearty dense bread. Over at The Science of Eating two wonderful recipes can be found for traditional Irish soda bread as well as dark soda bread..both perfect next to hot steamy soup!
No fall day can be complete without the all important cup of tea. Soothing and warm to nip that chill in the air, or iced and slightly sweet for those warm work-outdoors days. The Yummy Life shares some tasty frugal fixer uppers for your everyday cup of tea. My favorite? Raspberry..or was it mint?



Michelle said...

I have spent all day making and canning apple sauce and apple pie filling. I was so tired of apples,I didn't thing anything apple would look good to me. Boy was I wrong. These look yummy.

Simply Scaife Family said...

If I had been canning apple stuff all day..nothing apple would be tasty!! Congrats on all that hard work:)

Becky said...

Oh, I feel for Michelle. Once when canning a bunch of apple sauce and pie filling, we ended up making a pie to give to the neighbors out of a jar of pie filling that hadn't sealed. We just couldn't bring ourselves to eat another apple thing that week. :)

Sandra said...

That food looks SO good. My family loves anything apple. I've never heard of putting soda in bread before.