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Spiced Caramel Apple Cake #SundayFunday

  Thanks to Stacy of  Food Lust People Love , Sue of  Palatable Pastime , Rebekah of  Making Miracles , and Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm  for coordinating this low-stress group. This week, I am hosting the group. While Monday - October 31st - is Halloween, it is also National Caramel Apple Day.  I am excited to be hosting this week and can't wait to try these other creations...  Caramel Apple Cake Mix Cookies by Amy’s Cooking Adventures Caramel Apple Strudel by A Day in the Life on the Farm Caramelized Apple Dessert Cups by Sneha’s Recipe Spiced Caramel Apple Cake by Culinary Adventures with Camilla Warm Caramel Apple Dip by Palatable Pastime   Caramel + Apples I don't know if it's because there's a fruit in there, but it always felt like a slightly healthier treat than others. I know it's not.  Regardless, I have always like the tartness of apples mixed with the sweet - and sometimes salty - of caramel. One year I made these, photographe

Best of Intentions for Gulab Jamun #SundayFunday

  Thanks to Stacy of  Food Lust People Love , Sue of  Palatable Pastime , Rebekah of  Making Miracles , and Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm  for coordinating this low-stress group. This week, Mayuri's Jikoni  is hosting a Diwali Party.  Diwali is the Festival of Lights, arguably India's most important holiday of the year. The festival's name comes from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that wards off spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as Christmas is to Christians though it has grown to encompass non-Hindu communities as well. Here's the #SundayFunday line-up of creations.... Karen’s Kitchen Stories:  Aloo Tikki Sneha’s Recipe:  Atta Ladoo / Whole Wheat Flour Ladoo Palatable Pastime: Chicken Tikka Nan Pizza   Mayuri’s Jikoni:  Chocolate Kalakand   Cook with Renu:  Condensed Milk Instant Kalakand   A Day in the Life on the Farm:  Crunchy Chickpeas Masala Culinary Adve

3 x 3: Triple Porcini'd Polenta + a Three Grape Red Blend from Gisborne #WorldWineTravel

This month the World Wine Travel writers are taking a virtual trip to New Zealand's North Island. Linda of My Full Wine Glass is hosting. You can read her invitation here . All of these posts will be live between Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd. Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm: A Fun Halloween Birthday Feast featuring Supernatural Spook Light Pinot Gris Orange Wine Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla: 3 x 3: Triple Porcini'd Polenta + a Three Grape Red Blend from Gisborne Nicole on Somm's Table : “Cooking to the Wine: Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay with Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables” Susannah at Avvinare : “Taking a Look At Waiheke Island Wines” Linda at My Full Wine Glass : “Two Hawke's Bay whites for virtual visit to NZ North Island” I myself had never really explore the North Island and was excited to find a red wine from Gisborne. It might be pretty difficult to read the text in that graphic from Sorry. Basi

Hot Chocolate Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers

  This is the October #TheCakeSliceBakers event and, since I have skipped a couple of months, I'll recap what we are all about... In this group, we are given a selection of three cake recipes. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes! Follow our  Facebook ,  Instagram , and  Pinterest   pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the links below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details. The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called  The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends . This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and

Seeded Olive Oil Tahini Cookies

This weekend, we did a tea tasting in Berkeley. And for each pot of tea ordered, we got to try two cookies. I opted for a mung bean apricot thumbprint cookie and a tahini cookie. I was immediately inspired to create a version of my own! Ingredients 1 cup flour ½ cup rolled oats  ⅓ cup organic powdered sugar ⅓ cup tahini (sesame paste) 1 egg ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract or paste ¼ cup olive oil ½ teaspoon salt (I used some vanilla salt) 1 Tablespoon black sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon white sesame seeds 1½ Tablespoon organic granulated sugar Also needed: scoop, baking sheets, parchment paper   Procedure Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place flour, oats, powdered sugar, tahini, egg, vanilla, and olive oil in a bowl. With a pastry cutter, blend the dough until pea-sized chunks form. Press the dough into a ball.   Mix the sesame seeds and sugar together in a shallow bowl.   Form dough into 1-inch balls - I used a cookie scoop - and roll them in the sesame seed-sugar mixture. Place o

Autumn Enchiladas with a Three Chile Sauce #Sponsored

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Selefina spices.  Complimentary product was provided for this post and this page may contain affiliate links.  However, all opinions expressed here are my own. Let me start with this: I don't have shots of my finished dish on serving plates because I made these to send up with the guys on their mountain biking trip. But of the food I sent up, this was the smash hit - even more than my lasagna! - so I am writing it up now. When a contact from  Selefina * asked me if I would like to sample their new line, I looked through the website and agreed immediately. Selefina is new venture from the people behind Adagio Teas. They have used their experience in global sourcing and making connections to find high quality spices and seasonings. And by purchasing in bulk and using their own brand for labels, costs are kept lower for the consumer. It's a win-win and, from what I've tried, the products are amazing. Stay tuned for more post