August 2008 Roundup

Not food related, but what did you locals think of that wind storm this weekend? (for those of you who are not local – here in Ohio we had hurricane-force wind gusts and 45-50mph sustained winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ike, and the town was pretty much crippled – trees and live power lines down everywhere, and 53.9% of the county is without power)? Personally, we made it through just fine, I lost my tomato plant and a couple of pepper plants, plus this big ‘ole tree in my backyard. I’m just counting my blessings that I didn’t lose power, because my freezer and fridge are PACKED right now, and they say that some customers may be without electric for up to a week – my mom is among those who lost power.

Fallen Tree in My Backyard

Anyone else going to Taste the Future tonight? If so, come over and say hi. I’ll be the big girl taking pictures along side the big guy who is also taking pictures. I can’t wait! It’s an event I look forward to every year.

On to the recipes…

In sweet recipes, Dried Cherry and Walnut Loaf from 1 tsp love, Dark Chocolate Grasshopper Cupcakes from A Good Appetite, French Toast Casserole, French Butter Cookies and Blueberry Muffins with Caramelized Pecan Streusel Topping from A Yankee in a Southern Kitchen, Oreo Mint Ice Cream from …and a cookie for dessert, Fresh Chocolate-Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from Alice Q. Foodie, Pina Colada Cupcakes from Apple a Day, Min’s Mexican Pots de Creme from The Bad Girl’s Kitchen, Chocolate Amaretto Bundt Cake from Bake or Break, Oatmeal Scotchies and Pumpkin Bread from Baked Perfection, Fragrant Custard Apple Cake from the baker and the curry maker, Caramel Macadamia Nut Ice Cream and Double Decker Marshmallow Treats from The Baking Beauties, Triple Chocolate Zucchini Loaf from Baking with the Boys, Italian Rum Cake from Bean’s Bistro, Bourbon Peach Ice Cream from The Bitten Word, Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes from Cake, Crumbs, and Cooking, Bakewell Tart from The Caked Crusader, Homemade Pop Tarts from chez pim, Cherry and Chocolate Stracciatella Ice Cream from Closet Cooking, Pear and Walnut Cake from Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once, Strawberry Banana Muffins from The Crepes of Wrath, Pear-Nectarine Crumble from cucina nicolina, Orange Pie from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, Apricot Custard Tart from Cupcake Muffin, Vanilla Bean Fig Cupcakes with Orange Blossom Honey Frosting from Dessert First, Boozy Raspberry Trifle from The Distracted Housewife, Hungarian Plum Dumplings from Dog Hill Kitchen, Easy Cherry Tartufo from Easy Desserts, Salted Caramel Vanilla Cupcakes from Elixir Bakery, Oatmeal Coconut Pecan Squares with Chocolate Chips from everybody likes sandwiches, Pecan Pie Bars from The Feast Within, Strawberry Swedish Visiting Cake from The Flavor of Vanilla, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Clafoutis from Food for Laughter, Pistachio Gelato from Food, Wine and Friends, Red, White and Blue Pie from FoodMayhem, Lavender Creme Brulee from Garlic Breath, Applesauce Spice Bars from Good Eats ‘n Sweet Treats, Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes from How To Eat a Cupcake, Lemon Curd Ice Cream from Ice Cream Ireland, Banana Bread Ice Cream from The Kitchen Illiterate, Baked Blueberry and Peach Pancakes from Lisa’s Vegetarian Kitchen, Blueberry Crumb Bars from Made by Melissa, Apricot ‘Clafoutis’ with Farmer’s Cheese from nami-nami, Raspberry Lemon Tiramisu from Pink Whisk, Sweet Peach Muffins with Brown Sugar-Walnut Streusel Topping from Popsicles and Sandy Feet, Chocolate Brownie Cookies from Room for Dessert, Apple Cider Ice Cream from Serious Eats, Triple Chocolate Cherry Muffins from She’s Becoming DoughMessTic, Simple Apple Squares from Simple Daily Recipes, Brown Sugar Toffee Ice Cream with Dulce de Leche Swirl from Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy, White Peach and Honey Ice Cream from Straight from the Farm, Peanut-Butterfinger Blondies and Caramel-Topped Flan with Dark Rum-Roasted Bananas and Coconut from Sugar Plum, Marbled Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake from Taste and Tell, Chewy Chocolate-White Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod, Plum Loaf Cake from Vanilla Basil, Chery Streusel Muffins from Vegan Visitor, Greek Doughnuts from wannabeTVchef.blog, Banana Nutella Crepes from The Way the Cookie Crumbles, and Homemade Doughnuts from What Geeks Eat.

In savory recipes, Japanese Potato Salad from A Daily Obsession, Duck Magrets with Spiced Peaches from A Foodie Froggy in Paris, Creamed Leeks & Greens from A Good Appetite, Country Captain from A Yankee in a Southern Kitchen, Southwest Chicken and Rice Tortilla Soup and Sundried Tomato and Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs from A Year in the Kitchen, CrockPot 3-Packet Pot Roast from A Year of CrockPotting, Grilled Pork Meatballs from Angry Asian Creations, Risotto-style Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Arugula and Goat Cheese from Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn, Greek-Style Turkey Burgers with Lemon-Mint Tzatziki from Apple a Day, Izmir Kofte from Artsy-Foodie, Chicken and Chorizo Paella from The Backyard Pizzeria, Bacon, Butternut Squash and Basil Baked Risotto from The Bacon Show, Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole with Peas, Carrots and Cheddar from The Bad Girl’s Kitchen, Cheeseburger Buns from The Baking Beauties, Spaghetti Tetrazzini from Batter-Splattered, Fettuccini with Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Ricotta Cheese, and Parmesan from Bay Area Bites, Lazy, Simple Chicken Pie from Best Recipes, Pasta with Corn, Zucchini and Tomatoes from Bitten, Pancetta-Wrapped Peaches with Basil and Aged Balsamic from The Bitten Word, Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad from Bless Us O Lord, Asian Style Meatballs from Blissful Bounty, Mustard Macaroni Cheese with Chorizo from Book the Cook, Creamy Tuna with Tarragon and Egg Noodles from Busy Mamas, Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce with Romano Cheese and Fresh Basil from Cake and Commerce, Calzones from Carmen Cooks, Spicy Lamb with Buckwheat from Chef Jeenas Food Recipes, Aunt Alice Ann’s Pot Pie (Bot Boi) from chez pim, Salsa Verde Turkey Burger, Kimchi Jun (Kimchi Pancake), and Grilled Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Sandwich from Closet Cooking, Sweet Potato and Chevre Bread from Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once, Green Salsa with Tomatillo, Cilantro and Lime from Cookography, Sweet & Sour Chicken from The Crepes of Wrath, Athenian Orzo and Shrimp from Culinary Adventures of a New Wife, Summer Veggie Pancakes with Basil Chive Cream and Lox and Cucumber Bagel Sandwiches from Culinary Kicks, Spicy Roasted Chicken Salad with Couscous, Fregolone, Roasted Tomatoes and Ricotta with Saffron and Herbs and Puy Lentil Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Soya Beans, Goat’s Cheese and Caramelized Red Onions from Del Sole, Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic from dessert first, Tomato Goat Cheese Pizza Tart from Diannes Dishes, Potato, Leek and Gruyere Tart from Dragon’s Kitchen, Tilapia with Tomatillo Sauce and Maque Choux from Everything Rachael Ray, Watermelon and Feta Salad with Poppy Seeds from Food Stories, Crash Hot Potatoes, Pork Tacos with Fresh Pico de Gallo and Guacamole, Balsamic, Dijon and Garlic Grilled Chicken Breasts and Baked Penne with Meatballs from For the Love of Cooking, Caprese Chicken Sandwich from For the Love of Food, Chopped Summer Salad from The Garden of Eating, Tuscan Garlic Chicken from Genesis of a Cook, Southwestern Wagon Wheel Pasta Salad from Good Eats ‘n Sweet Treats, Summer Risotto with Corn and Zucchini from Herbivoracious, Cornish Blue, Bacon and Pea Risotto from Jam and Clotted Cream, Potato Bacon Cheddar Tart from Jumbo Empanadas, Tomatillo and Black Bean Salsa with Avocado, Lime and Cilantro from Kalyn’s Kitchen, Raviolis of Maine Lobster with White Truffle Sauce from Kitchen Confidence, Tomato and Goat Cheese Sandwiches from The Kitchen Sink, Chicken Spaghetti Carbonara from Kuchenlatein, Zucchini, Onion and Sausage Tart from Living the Life in Saint-Aignan, North Carolina Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches from My Cooking Quest, Baked Kibbee from Noshtalgia, Middle Eastern Turkey Burger from notes from my food diary, Potato and Parmesan Tart with Chives from Pittsburgh Needs Eated, Sweet and Sour Pork from Rasa Malaysia, Stuffed Chicken Breast with Brown Butter and Roasted Corn Gnocchi from Scott’s Food Blog, Jerk Burgers from Seasonal Ontario Food, Black Truffle Burger, Babbo’s Sun Gold Tomato Pasta and Summer Salad with Tortellini from Serious Eats, Turkey Potstickers from She Runs, She Eats, Ancho Chile-Brown Sugar Rubbed Wild Salmon with Grilled Corn Relish from Sidewalk Shoes, Spanakorizo from Souvlaki for the Soul, Lebanese Tahini Dressing from Spoonbread for Hieronymus, Potato Chip Crusted Chicken and Rice Casserole from Stephanie’s Kitchen, Creamy Cashew Chicken from Sunita’s World, Pasta Fagioli from Sweet Savory Southern, Breakfast Tagine from Tamarind and Thyme, Chicken Laksa from Tast.ie, Pan-Seared Tilapia with Chile Lime Butter and Veal Osso Buco from The Tattooed Gourmet, Pomegranate and Honey Glazed Lamb from Tea and Wheaten Bread, Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Cheese from Technicolor Kitchen, Turkey and Pasta with Mustard Sauce from Thyme for Cooking, Deconstructed Pacific Roll from Vanilla Basil, Grits, Cheese and Onion Souffles from The Way the Cookie Crumbles, Thai Chicken Burgers from We [Heart] Food, Thin Sliced Tomato Gratin from We Are Never Full, Chicken with Garlic & White Wine and Turkish Pilav from What You Having For Your Tea?, Spinach Cheese Casserole from What’s For Dinner?, and Pancetta-Wrapped Peaches from yumsugar.

3 thoughts on “August 2008 Roundup

  1. I watched large branches from my neighbors tree fall over, but we didn’t lose power. WHEW!

    Oh yeah, and I’m up in Huron County.

  2. You should definitely try the Creamy Chicken and Rice casserole. Good ole comfort food. When you have room in your freezer, of course, if you want to freeze half of it =)

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