The fall edition of Trish's Pin It and Do
challenge is winding down and I, for one, am glad she decided to reprise this popular event. Once again, I chose to go the foodie route. My recipes this month included an appetizer, soup, a few main dishes and a dessert. There is one more vegetarian main dish I plan to try, a butternut squash and quinoa casserole. The ingredients are on hand and if it's successful, I will include the recipe in a future Weekend Cooking post.
All photos come from the blog or website where I found the recipe. Links take you to directly to the recipe. Here we go:
Apple crisp is pretty basic. It's so much easier than making an apple pie (no crust), but every bit as delicious. Since I always make pie, I have no 'go to' crisp recipe. This one from Mommy Hates Cooking
blog was simple to make. I brought it to Sunday dinner at my sister's and every last crumb disappeared. My only complaint was that it was a little too sweet... but then I usually cut back on the sugar in apple pies, too. (my pin
I love Italian Wedding Soup, but never make it myself. I found this recipe on Gather for Bread
blog and was especially drawn to it because of the slow cooker. The soup was delicious... except for the meatballs. They were too dry. The next time I'll use ground beef that is not so lean or have the meatballs spend less time in the slow cooker. I do plan to give this a second chance. (my pin
My husband loves chicken pot pie and I've been trying to find the perfect
recipe for years. This one from the Food Network
appealed to me because it looked easy, uses puff pastry, and because I think turnovers are more fun. It's a great recipe and I wouldn't change a thing, but it was a little more work than a "fun" recipe should be. (my pin
I made these for my book club earlier this month. We met at 4 PM instead of our usual morning meeting time and appetizers were called for instead of coffee cake. The recipe is from The Kitchen is My Playground
and I chose it because who can resist spinach and stuffing? I'll make these again sometime during the holiday season! (my pin
Back to chicken pot pie again. Because the turnovers were a little fussy, the word "easy" drew me to this recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen
. Still not quite as easy as I was hoping, the recipe was absolutely delicious - but with a whole stick of butter how could it not be? So filling, too! My husband loved it and I'll definitely make it again... just not very often since it isn't the most healthful recipe around. (my pin
Finally, a truly simple and delicious dish! A rub of cumin, cinnamon, and kosher salt followed by a glaze of apricot preserves in the last ten minutes of cooking - that's all there is to this Simply Recipes
recipe. It's an interesting twist on classic roast chicken and it looks so attractive on the serving platter, too. (my pin
Links to other October Pin It and Do It wrap-up posts can be found on Trish's blog
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