Thursday, October 17, 2013

Flashback to September and October 2012

Whoops.  September just snuck on by and it's already halfway through October.  Here's what was on the blog a year ago!

In September...

I originally made these bars for my cheerleaders, but due to some behavior issues the head coach and I ate them all instead of sharing.  They are so good.  If you like traditional puppy chow but are looking for the convenience of a bar then look no further.  All the chocolate and peanut butter creaminess, smooth powedered sugar, and marshmallows for a lil sumtin' sumtin', these will not disappoint you!

This dip uses cream cheese, so it retains a bit of tanginess.  I attempted (mostly successfully) to offset that with extra cocoa powder but I think the addition of some boxed brownie mix would make the flavor even better.

These bite sized pieces of drunk clouds are well worth the effort and time needed to make them.  Even though I don't personally love them (or anything that even remotely tastes like beer) they are  big hit with anyone in the beer-lovers camp.  Homemade marshmallows flavored with your favorite beer, dipped in semisweet chocolate, and rolled in salty crushed pretzels...yum!

One of the most popular recipes on this blog and one of my favorite things to make.  I've made this recipe more times than any other baked good, like, ever.  The cookies are literally 1/4 chocolate chips, they are crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle.  They are absolutely everything a chocolate chip cookie should be.  If you only make one recipe from this blog, this should be it!  And don't skip on the over-night rest, it's crucial for the right texture.

And last October was all about pumpkins! I made...

Pumpkin seeds are my favorite thing about fall, October, and carving pumpkins.  Not to mention that these little bite-sized snacks are actually healthy for your you - and no doubt the healthiest thing that appears here on SYHO.  The second best thing about these (besides being packed with fiber, zinc, and vitamin E) is that you can vary up the spices based on your taste preferences.  

This treat took a decent amount of time to make - it has two rises plus baking, so it's not something to throw together in a pinch.  But, the result is well worth it.  The sweet pumpkin and cinnamon squares pull apart to reveal the soft tufts of flavorful bread.  It's topped with a maple glaze that really makes this taste like Fall.  Best served warm, makes a great breakfast, snack, or dessert.

Here's some humor to get your October off to the right foot (even though we're more than a week in, whatevs)

We Can't Eat A Whole Pie!

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