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I know Hanukkah is halfway over, but I couldn’t let it pass without sharing some great recipes from my fellow food bloggers. Here we go. 

1. Contrary to popular belief, Hanukkah actually registers quite low on the Jewish holiday scale. I plan to conveniently ignore this fact because jelly donuts, also known as sufganiyot, are the traditional holiday dessert of choice. You know me, I’ll use any excuse to eat donuts, so I plan to do it up big. This recipe by Pretty Simple Sweet looks like a great one. 
2. I don’t like wine, but I do love me some Manischewitz Blackberry, because it tastes so sweet it might as well be juice. I have a feeling I’d love What Jew Wanna Eat’s Manischewitz Jello Shots too. 
3. Second to latkes, noodle kugel is my favorite Jewish food. If you’ve never had it, it’s best described as a sweet, cinnamony, creamy noodle casserole. Doesn’t that sound divine? I love the original version as is, but if I were to step it up, I’d want to make mine like Parsley, Sage & Sweet’s Caramel Apple Upside-Down version. 
4. I have no business looking at these next two, but I couldn’t help myself: Mac and Cheese Latkes from Overtime Cook. I repeat. Mac and Cheese Latkes (!!!).
5. And Mashed Potato Latkes loaded with sour cream, bacon and cheese by Yin+Yolk. I can think of few things better than this. 

That’ll do it for this Festival of Lights edition of Recipe Reciprocity. Thanks for the great eats, ladies! Happy Hanukkah!

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Hello hello! There’s no denying it, this week is one of those weeks where I can’t quite get my act together. Sorry for the delay, but here are some great low-carb (um, wedding gown fittings!) recipes truly worth the wait. 

1. Lettuce wraps don’t quite do it for me, but I’ve only ever tried the asian kind. Taco Lettuce Wraps like Chrissy’s I can totally see myself enjoying. 
2. I’m a big proponent of spaghetti squash. I always feel like I’m cheating the Weight Watchers system whenever I have it. Leelalicious’s Thai Peanut Spaghetti Squash is totally blowing my mind because I’ve only ever thought to eat it with pasta sauce (as the name suggests). Thai style?! Amazing. 
3. I’ve never had it, but cauliflower crust seems to be quite the popular low-carb pizza alternative for pizza lovers like me. Jessica hasn’t failed me yet, so I’ll definitely be giving her recipe a try. 
4. What’s your favorite vegetable? Mine might be broccoli. I’m pretty low-maintenance and love it unseasoned and raw, but Damn Delicious’s Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli is a great and easy recipe for when I’m looking for something a little extra. 
5. So I have a feeling the cheese on Skinny Taste’s  Zucchini Lasagna doesn’t make this the healthiest, but sliced zucchini instead of noodles has to count for something. 

That’ll do it for this week’s hat tip to my fellow food bloggers. Thanks, ladies for all of the great and healthy eats!

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For today’s Recipe Reciprocity, I thought I’d share some great Thanksgiving recipes, but not for the obvious menu items like turkey or stuffing, because everyone already has their favorites there. Instead, I’m highlighting some great sides and desserts that are a little out of the ordinary, but big on awesome. 

1. I didn’t think sweet potato casserole could be improved, but then I stumbled upon Chattavore’s Sweet Potato & Pineapple Casserole and I knew I had to give it a try. 
2. When I’m stuffing my face with turkey, potatoes and stuffing, it’s easy to forget about eating my vegetables. Such an oversight is far less likely with a Rachel Schultz’s Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries, Pecans and Gorgonzola
3. Green bean casserole made with Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup and French’s Fried Onions is up there with my favorite Thanksgiving sides. Fully aware that it’s not exactly the classiest dish, I have big plans for Dora Daily’s Roasted Green Beans with Garlic Mushroom Sauce
4. I love cranberries with anything, so Thanksgiving is always a treat for me. Sally’s Baking Addiction’s Cranberry Orange Muffins seem like a great way to keep the Turkey-Day feeling going strong. 
5. There are few things better than the combination of pumpkin and cream cheese, but rolling them up as they are in Neighborfood’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Roll and I think we have a winner.

That’ll do it for this week’s hat tip to my fellow food bloggers. Thanks for all the great inspiration, ladies!

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Recipe Reciprocity - Mini Caramel Apples

Tied with pumpkin, my other favorite fall flavor is caramel apple. I can’t get enough of it. If you’re like me, then you’re in for a treat. I’ve rounded up five mouth-watering recipes from my fellow food bloggers that I hope we’ll all try. 

1. All-Food-Drink’s Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes with Streusel topping. Emoji with the heart eyes. I want to eat the full dozen. 
2. Oh Joy!’s six varieties of candied apples look as darling as they do delicious. I especially love the caramel + caramel popcorn and caramel + mini marshmallow ideas. 
3. The biggest challenge this time of year is snacking on treats that aren’t horribly bad for me, which is why I’m supremely grateful for more fat-conscious recipes like The Cookie Rookie’s Skinny Caramel Apple Dip. Low in sugar it is not, but I’ll take whatever calorie-cutting I can get. 
4. Along the same lines as the dip above, this Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread from She Wears Many Hats looks like the perfect thing to whip up for easy entertaining. Just put the caramel and toffee bits right on top of the cream cheese. Let your guests do the rest. 
5. I love caramel apples, but the size can be a bit much at times. I’m loving Inspired Dreamer’s Mini Caramel Apples. Not only are they smaller, but each apple ball means more surface area for more caramel. 

That’ll do it for this week’s Recipe Reciprocity. Thanks to everyone for the great eats!

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Recipe Reciprocity - Meatball Mummies
Away from my kitchen all week, I missed the boat on Halloween treats this year, but I’m fairly confident this roundup of great low-maintenance spook-inspired treats from around the blogosphere should more than make up for it. 

1. I, like Julie of Coordinately Yoursoften prefer marshmallows to traditional icing, and there is perhaps no better time for such a swap than on Halloween. Her homemade marshmallow ghosts are genius enough as is, but combine that with a chocolate ganache cake and her Hot Cocoa Ghost Cake creation is mind-blowing.
2. Going overboard on sweets is really easy to do on Halloween, which is why it’s important to balance out the candy with savory items. Recipe Runner’s Mini Spider Pizzas look like a great, easy and adorable way to do just that.
3. I love a good popcorn-candy mix and Back to Her Roots has the best one I’ve seen. Cassies’ Monster Munch with its popcorn, pretzels, candy corn, M&Ms, and peanuts is something to be admired and imitated. The song Monster Mash will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. 
4. If we could survive on candy alone, we would, but fruit’s important too. To keep things fun, Bit Squared has a great idea for Candy Corn Fruit Kebabs
5. And finally, halfway homemade Meatball Mummies by Freshly Photographed that are sure to get you in the spooky spirit. 

That’ll do it for this week’s hat tip to my fellow food bloggers. Thanks for all the great ideas, ladies!

Boo! (The fun, scary kind, obviously).

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Recipe Reciprocity - Apple Dipper Bar
For someone who doesn’t drink, I sure do love a good bar, a food bar that is. So you can imagine my excitement any time a make-your-own-food bar pops up in my Pinterest wedding searches. Here are some of the ones I’m most excited about trying, and I don’t think I can wait until August.

1. If you were to force me to drink alcohol, you’d have the best luck with mimosas. I love the look of this DIY mimosa bar by Smarty Had a Party.
2. What’s Gaby Cooking’s bruschetta bar, isn’t it gorgeous? It feels many times more sophisticated than the usual cheese and crackers, but is just as easy to throw together. Definitely doing this for the next book-club gathering.
3. Donut holes that you can top and decorate to your heart’s content. I’m in love.
4. Hot dogs are definitely a summer food, but with all these great topping ideas from Pocket Change Gourmet, I see no reason why we wouldn’t eat them year round.
5. Perhaps my favorite of the bunch: Lauren’s Latest’s Apple Dipper Bar. I love caramel apples, but I find their size to be intimidating. I’d much rather do things Lauren’s way. Good thing I’m registering for plenty of ramekins.

That’ll do it for this week’s hat tip to my fellow food bloggers. Thanks for the great ideas, ladies!

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