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Recipe Reciprocity - Pumpkin HummusRecipe Reciprocity - Cinnamon Pumpkin Honey Butter

Recipe Reciprocity - Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Recipe Reciprocity - Crumbly Pumpkin Bread

Recipe Reciprocity - Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Soft Pretzels

Hi friends! Here’s some Recipe Reciprocity goodness for you. It’s many hours late, but I hope you’ll forgive me given all of the great pumpkin recipes that I’ve rounded up for you. We can all agree pumpkin is the best thing about fall. 

1. I’m on a bit of a hummus kick. Some months, I’m not into it, but then there are stretches of time like the one that I’m in right now where I want to dip everything in hummus. I’m a garlic hummus kind of girl, but that was before I discovered Pumpkin Hummus by Food Faith Fitness. Hummus that tastes like pumpkin pie? Genius!
2. Similar sentiments for The Kitchen McCabe’s Whipped Cinnamon Pumpkin Honey Butter. It looks surprisingly easy and makes for a great hostess gift or party favor.
3. Beautiful Pumpkin Sugar Cookies that are soft, dense and topped with cream cheese by Creme de la Crumb.
4. No matter how you slice it, my favorite pumpkin desserts are the caky, bready, crumbly kind. Damn Delicious’s Crumbly Pumpkin Bread hits the trifecta. 
5. Saving the best for last, Creme de la Crumb’s gorgeous Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Soft Pretzels. I don’t usually share two recipes from the same blog, but this is my idea of pumpkin-snacking perfection and I couldn’t resist. With frosting too! Tiffany’s got this pumpkin thing down pat.

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

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Recipe Reciprocity - New England Clam ChowderRecipe Reciprocity - PoutineRecipe Reciprocity - Beaver TailsRecipe Reciprocity - Homemade Timbits Recipe Reciprocity - Bloody Caesars
In many/most ways I still feel like a kid: strong attachment to my parents, love of candy, perceived grossness of alcohol, and obsession with everything Disney and Hello Kitty, just to name a few. However, one noticeable change in adulthood is my indifference to souvenirs. I cringe when I think back on all those gift-shop tantrums that I put my poor parents through. These days, I’m not one for destination t-shirts or tote bags, and prefer instead to keep and collect recipes to help replay some of the favorite foods from my travels. Without further ado, here are some great ones, thanks to my fellow food bloggers, capturing the flavors of Seattle and my former home of Canada. 

1. I love a good clam chowder and was lucky enough to chow down on several great ones full of fresh Pacific Northwest clams. DC’s got an Indian summer thing going on right now, but I know it won’t be long before the weather will call for a great big bowl of New England Clam Chowder like this one from Handle the Heat.
2. Poutine is what I miss most about living in Canada. It’s basically just french fries, gravy and cheese curds, but there’s nothing basic about the taste. It’s incredible. The best. You haven’t experienced true happiness until you’ve tried poutine. If you can’t make your way to Canada in the near future, I recommend making your own using this recipe by Danelle of Let’s Dish.
3. Fried, cinnamony, doughy and topped with whatever toppings you choose! These are just some of the reasons why Beaver Tails are the best. Do give My Square Frying Pan’s recipe a try. I know I will. 
4. Tim Horton’s is a Canadian institution, so too are their signature Timbits donut holes. Here’s a simple and easy copycat recipe.
5. And finally, it wouldn’t be Thirsty Thursday without me sharing a drink recipe. While I don’t care for booze, I felt it was my Canadian duty to share a recipe for Bloody Caesars, a close cousin of the Bloody Mary. The one big difference is Clamato, which is a mixture of clam and tomato juice. Sound weird? Yeah, a little, but don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. I’ll be serving up virgin Bloody Caesar’s soon. Cheers!

That’ll do it for this week’s True-North themed Recipe Reciprocity. Many thanks to my fellow food bloggers! 

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Recipe Reciprocity - Angry Edamame

Recipe Reciprocity - Shrimp PhoRecipe Reciprocity - Spaghetti Squash Mac n CheeseRecipe Reciprocity - Famous Chicken Recipe Reciprocity - Paleo Banana Bread

In true tardy fashion, I’m sharing today’s Recipe Reciprocity post many hours late. I’ve been helping Brian move from his place into mine this week, and both my apartment and life have been a complete mess because of it. My recent healthier eating routine has taken a hit too, so today’s recipe spotlight is stuff of the healthier variety. Let’s get right to it. I’ve waited long enough as is. 

1. “Angry” Edamame made with a chili, cayenne, lime-butter kick from Use Real Butter.
2. Shrimp pho from Noodles on 11 is my current food obsession. I love that I can down a whole big bowl of the stuff and not walk away feeling fat-stuffed, just stuffed-stuffed because the broth and noodles are so light. Anyway, as unlikely as I am to make my own, I like knowing that I could if I wanted to. Bev Cooks has a great-looking recipe.
3. I love spaghetti squash, but have only ever eaten it as spaghetti. It’s time I give B. Britnell’s Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squas”Mac n’ Cheese” version a try. 
4. I’m super picky about my chicken. Crazy picky. But Recipe Righter’s Famous Chicken recipe passes the test.  
5. And finally, Paleo Banana Bread? Plus, it’s advertised as the “best” Paleo Banana Bread. I’ll def be trying this for myself. 

That’ll do it for this week’s hat tip to my fellow food bloggers. Nicely done, ladies! Thanks for the good eats!

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Recipe Reciprocity - Crustless Apple PieRecipe Reciprocity - Ham, Cheese & Onion QuicheRecipe Reciprocity - Mini Crustless QuichesRecipe Reciprocity - Crustless Cheesecake

Recipe Reciprocity - Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Let’s get right to it.

1. Today’s crustless themed Recipe Reciprocity was inspired by this Crustless Apple Pie by Emma of A Beautiful Mess. Now that I have a wedding to be worrying about (are you guys getting sick of me talking about my future, unplanned wedding yet? because it’s gonna be a long year), I need to find healthier, lower-carb ways of enjoying my favorite foods. Apples slow-cooked to perfection (minus the bourbon) with a side of ice cream sounds heavenly.
2. Quiche is the most obvious easily crustless food that comes to mind. Sure, the ham, cheese and onion in Carolyn’s recipe are bad enough that you probably wouldn’t miss the crust anyway, but still, baby steps.
3. It’s the same idea with these Mini Crustless Quiches by Good Life Eats, but these are actually better for you since they include superfoods broccoli and kale.
4. Now for more dessert. Crustless Cheesecake by Simply Fresh Cooking that boasts reduced-fat cream cheese and low-fat sour cream among its many healthier substitutes.
5. And finally, I love/hate to admit this, but pumpkin-dessert season is upon us. How about this Crustless Pumpkin Pie by Alida’s Kitchen? Yes please.

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

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Recipe Reciprocity - Pink Power SmoothieRecipe Reciprocity - Cool Berry SmoothieRecipe Reciprocity - Glowing Skin SmoothieRecipe Reciprocity - Oatmeal Cookie SmoothieRecipe Reciprocity - Immunity Defense Smoothie
Today, I’m sharing a 2-in-1 joint Thirsty Thursday and Recipe Reciprocity, because (1) I’m really feeling all of these healthy smoothie recipes and (2) because I ran out of time and didn’t get around to making a smoothie of my own. It’s just been one of those week, you know? Check out these five standouts.

1. True to the blog name, Eat. Drink. Love.’s Pink Power Smoothie is a delicious way to eat, drink and love your way to a happier, healthier you. I also love that it’s just as good for you as a green juice, without all of the usual nastiness, and a much prettier color too!
2. Young and Raw’s Cool Berry Smoothie promises to be stress-reducing. I have yet to try it for myself, but by the look of the short ingredient list, I have a feeling the smoothie is as advertised.
3. Sally’s Baking Addiction’s Glowing Skin Smoothie looks as awesome as it sounds. Pineapple, mango, spinach, coconut water and avocado, AND it can help improve my skin tone? I’m sold.
4. If I’m going to take this whole wedding dieting thing seriously, that’ll mean seriously cutting back on my cookie intake. Major bummer. Luckily, I have this skinny Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie to fall back on. My thanks go to Gimme Some Oven for the convenient workaround.
5. And I’ll take just about any excuse to enjoy a mango. Making Thyme for Health’s Immunity Defense Smoothie is just as good a reason as any.

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

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Recipe Reciprocity - Peach Jalapeno PopsiclesRecipe Reciprocity - Peach Mozzarella French Toast Recipe Reciprocity - Peach Oatmeal SquaresRecipe Reciprocity - Grilled Peaches Recipe Reciprocity - Watermelon Peach Salsa
I wasn’t kidding when I said I had peaches on the brain. These five great recipes from my fellow food bloggers are a big reason why. 

1. Beautiful Peach Jalapeño Popsicles by Wanna Come With. Sweet and spicy, what could be better? 
2. Yummy Supper’s Peach Mozzarella French Toast. So simple, so smart, so doing this. 
3. Whole Living Lauren’s Peach Oatmeal Squares look and sound like the perfect breakfast treat. 
4. Grilled peaches like these ones by Bread & With It have long been on my to-try list. Laurel’s appetizing pictures were just the push I needed. Trying these asap. 
5. I’ve seen plenty of peach salsas and watermelon salsas, but never a joint peach and watermelon salsa. Aimee of Shugary Sweets proves her genius once again. 

That’ll do it for this week’s tardy Recipe Reciprocity post. I’m tipping my hat to you ladies. Thanks for the great eats!

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