Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

Kids Cook Book Soup: Apples!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

I hope you haven’t had your fill of apple recipes just yet, because we have several more to share for the very first round-up of Kids Cook Book Soup. Thanks to all for sharing your apple inspiration, and please read to the end for the November theme announcement! With no further ado…

From Jen at The Gould House, “Eldress Bertha’s Applesauce”

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Jen and her 2-year-old daughter, Ella, used apples from their farmers market to make this applesauce. Jen writes, “Ella enjoyed counting the apples, catching the apple peels as they fell into the bowl, and mashing the apples after they were done simmering on the stove.  She also ate her first whole apple while I was doing the chopping.  The applesauce was delicious and it made the house smell so “autumny”—definitely a keeper!”

From Melissa at Little Locavores, Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash — with Apples

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Melissa created this fall recipe with the thought of appealing to those who don’t like squash unless it’s doused in sugar. I don’t know if it won her farmer’s sons over, but this flavorful dish has extra kid-appeal when served in an acorn squash bowl. (Melissa and her son recently went apple-picking at Seedling Orchards in South Haven, Michigan.)

From Kelsey at The Naptime Chef, Spiced Apple Cookies

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Kelsey and her toddler daughter made these scrumptious cookies, with New York McIntosh apples, to occupy a rainy afternoon — just one of many recipes in her “Apple Mania” arsenal.

And here at FoodieTots, Spiced Apple Hand Pies

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We picked apples at Virginia’s Crooked Run Orchard, reviewed How to Make An Apple Pie and See the World, and baked kid-sized apple hand pies. Yum!

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And if these aren’t enough ideas to use up the apples in your crisper, here are a few more kid-friendly apple recipes:

Recipe Swap Sunday

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

I find a lot of great new recipe ideas from the foodbloggers I follow on Twitter, and in my daily blog skimming, and instead of just saving them to my own favorites I’ve started a “recipe retweet of the day” to share what I find. For those of you who aren’t on Twitter, here’s what I’ve added to my collection recently:

  • Recipe RT @sugarlaws Salmon with Fennel, Olives and Dill, link {looks amazing!}
  • RecipeRT @Lelonopo “green alien” smoothies, link. {another way to eat your daily greens!}
  • Today’s RecipeRT @RuthDaniels Seared Scallops with Peruvian Parsley Salsa, link {have seafood on the mind!}
  • RecipeRT – A variation on the usual curried butternut soup, link.
  • RecipeRT @jerseybites whole wheat pasta with salmon in pumpkin sauce, delicious and healthy!!, link.
  • RecipeRT @sophiemostly New blog post: Breakfast quinoa with clementines, sour cherries and pecans – Mostly Eating, link.
  • And on the cheeseboard this week, Beecher’s Flagship Reserve & Isle of Mull cheddars.

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