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Sifted: Cider-Salted Caramel, Oktoberfest Beer Bread, Kale Salad + More

Kale Salad with Sauteed Apples

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  • You may have been proud of your apple-picking loot at the farm, but if you ran out of ways to use the bounty after baking a crisp and a pie, try serving the fruit in this Kale Salad with Sauteed Apples from Brooklyn Supper.
  • Even in the name of Octoberfest, guzzling pint after pint can be taxing (and beer-belly-inducing). Take your brew differently  and arguably more responsibly  with Spiced Octoberfest Beer Bread by Savory Simple.

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Sifted: Coffee Ice Cream with Animal Cookies, Chinese Sausage Carbonara + More

Coffe Icecream with Circus Animal Cookie Crumbs

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  • So much better than dunking a biscotti in some coffee: Hummingbird High whips up a fun batch of No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream with Circus Animal Cookie Crumbs, mixing morsels of the iced-and-sprinkled childhood classics into each caffeinated scoop.
  • As the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But when i am a food blog reinvents classic creamy-without-cream carbonara pasta to incorporate Chinese sausage, you won’t find us complaining. The spiced links stand in for pancetta, imbuing a distinct smoky flavor and a whole different take on fusion.
  • Peanut butter has a lot of best friends, including chocolate and jelly. Combine all three into Chocolate PB&J Cups by Love & Lemons. They’re vegan and gluten-free, and a sprinkle of sea salt will leave you tingling.
  • It only takes four ingredients to make Happyolks Concord Grape Mint Sorbet. A shot of lime and some fresh mint tease out that early fall grape goodness.
  •  If you’re already counting down to weekend brunch, here’s a dish idea. Top with Cinnamon kicks on the griddle for Carrot Cake Pancakes with Vanilla Mascarponebest served to PJs-clad diners with a huge dollop of vanilla-mascarpone whipped cream.

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Sifted: Quick Cinnamon Rolls, Maple-Cookie Butter Granola + More

Cinnamon Rolls for Two

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  • When you have a hankering for fluffy, sticky cinnamon rolls  but no time or crowd to help you eat them  Dessert for Two‘s small-batch recipe comes to the rescue. Not only do these Quick Cinnamon Rolls come together using no yeast, they reach that delectable, buttery status with just 15 minutes in the oven.
  • While you’re still opting for run-of-the-mill mass-market granola, you’re missing out on Hipster Food‘s genius breakfast mashup. Maple-Cookie Butter Granola comes with a swirl of cookie butter for a gingerbread-esque vibe that’s an ideal wakeup call all year long.
  • Blend the last of your stone fruit loot into a tangy Apricot Barbecue Sauce that can go on just about anything. Deepened with molasses and ignited with jalapeno and chile powder, this recipe may come from the herbivorous blog, Vegetarian Ventures, but we won’t tell if you slather it on a meaty main.
  • Hazelnut Layer Cake with Fig Compote is the kind of cake that will elicit ooos and aaahs with the very first look. Fine hazelnut meal makes for a nutty, toasted cake flavor under the vegan cream cheese frosting. Dolly and Oatmeal adds a couple of pristine figs tothe top tier for a striking, simple garnish.
  • Financiers don’t get nearly as much oven love as good ole’ brownies, cookies and bars. But Honestly Yum‘s take on the small French cakes  Pistachio, Saffron & Rose Financiers — should change that. These beauties are the perfect excuse for a tea party, especially with a sugar-encrusted rose petal crowning each one. 

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Sifted: Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Muffins, Harvest Tacos + More

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Muffins

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  • As we sip our inaugural pumpkin lattes and break out the sweaters, Flourishing Foodie’s Pumpkin Spice Muffins should be baking in the oven. These seasonal beauties are studded with chocolate chips and graced with a cloud of maple-cream cheese frosting.
  • There’s a taco for every season. Now that summer’s seaside fish tacos are behind us, try Harvest Tacos. The Year in Food fills corn tortillas with seasonal, roasted cauliflower and sweet corn.
  • Sticky and homey, Coconut Rice Pudding by In Praise of Leftovers puts a sweet spin on leftover white rice. After simmering with coconut milk and heavy cream, this subtly sweet dessert deserves a topping of lime zest, cinnamon or diced fruit.
  • Bell peppers may be in the supermarket all year long, but now is the time to down them at their juiciest, crunchiest peak. Though these gems shine in all their raw glory, Three Little Halves proves that some heat  in the form of Garlic Fried Peppers — can be equally enticing.
  • Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad is a true cross between summer and fall. Light enough for summer eating but loaded with seasonal ingredients like tart cherries, Love and Lemons‘ recipe is sweet and savory  and any bite that wrangles a cherry is a lucky one.

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Sifted: Mooncakes, Beer Brownies + More

Mooncakes

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  • In honor of China’s Mid-Autumn Festival, give the gift of homemade Mooncakes. A symbol of unity and harmony, these Cantonese delicacies are available at most Chinese specialty stores, but Two Red Bowls has a pretty enticing reason to fill each round, golden cake with your own red-bean or white-lotus paste.
  • After you pour one beer for yourself, pop open another for your brownie batter. Joy the Baker stirs dark stout beer into her mix for dense and intense Beer Brownies, giving them an earthy bitterness that is crazy good with dark chocolate.
  • After a summer of potato chips with lobster rolls and fries with backyard burgers, we wouldn’t dare guilt you with the suggestion of kale chips. Instead, Simply Scratch suggests Crispy Baked Basil Chips that pack all that crisp satisfaction we dig about kale chips, but with an unforgettably herby edge.
  • As perhaps the last stone fruit confection of the season, Sprouted Kitchen‘s Nectarine Tart with Rye Cornmeal Crust  has a buttery crust with a more unique flavor and texture than if it was made with all-purpose flour. While we wish we could immortalize juicy nectarines forever, this one’s best enjoyed straight out of the oven.
  • Though Septemberfest doesn’t have quite the ring to it that Oktoberfest has, it’ll be hard to wait any time to devour this Bratwurst Grilled Cheese by i am a food blog. It presses layers of sausage, shredded gruyère and sliced potatoes between a beer-mustard-slathered pretzel roll.

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Sifted: Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake Waffles, Crispy Beans + More

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake Waffles

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  • Cakey chocolate-zucchini waffles from The Candid Appetite blur the line between breakfast and dessert. The zucchini element isn’t so much for health; folding in the grated summer squash leaves each waffles impeccably moist. Eating them at night? Top each one with a scoop of ice cream.
  • Just like onion rings, green beans are instant crowd-pleasers in a bit of batter. After breading their version with multigrain chips, With Food and Love sticks them in the oven for a quick 15 and serves them with quick pickles.
  • What makes Lottie and Doof’s torte “The Torte,“ you ask? Laden with jammy plums, the buttery cake is blissfully simple and worth the brain space it would take to memorize for preparing on the fly.
  • Classic grilled cheese may only need a slathering of butter, some white bread and a layer of American cheese to come to fruition. But A Couple Cooks stacks their roasted tomato-basil take with bursting cherry tomatoes and mozzarella for a summery swan song.
  • If your daily dessert is normally dug out of a cardboard pint, try whipping up banana “ice cream” instead. Even after bikini season, Dessert for Two‘s recipe works as a healthful alternative, deconstructing frozen bananas in a food processor with just a little coconut cream until it reaches scoopable form.

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Sifted: Brioche with Sour Cream Custard, Plum Upside Down Cake + More

Brioche with Blueberry Sour Cream Custard

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  • Making bagels at home isn’t the easiest DIY project. Instead, opt for a yeasty, no-hole bialy. Baked without boiling, these homemade Bialys by Eat the Love have sautéed onions loaded in the center.

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Sifted: Apricot-Chocolate Ice Cream, Corn Cake + More

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  • Peaches may get most of the attention in August, but this Roasted Apricot Stracciatella by Not Without Salt takes advantage of ripe apricots, even adding chopped chocolate chips to the frozen treat (pictured above).
  • Though it doesn’t quite align with the red velvets and vanilla buttercreams of the world, this quirky Sweet Corn & Lemon Summer Cake by Chasing Delicious uses freshly shucked, pureed corn and cornmeal to create an epically summery slice.
  • Think nothing could improve a Chocolate Chip CookiePastry Affair‘s version sprinkles flakes of fleur de sel to balance the sweetness and add a grown-up spin.
  • Whether you’re into clean eating or not, Tomato and Basil Collard Wraps by The First Mess put a little ingenuity behind rolling a good wrap. Collard greens are so sturdy that you can stuff ‘em with a good amount of quinoa, tempeh, chickpeas and more, while still being able to chow down burrito-style.
  • Though it won’t suit your kids’ lemonade stand, Spiked Blueberry Lemonade by Shutterbean is a refreshing swirl of blueberry soda, gin and lemonade. Turns out lemonade is even more refreshing when it comes with a little fizz  and maybe some booze.

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Stir up another adults-only lemonade, but this time reach for the tequila.

Chocolate chip cookies aren’t the only thing that get better when countered with salt. Kelsey Nixon’s Salted Caramel Milkshake counters all that sweetness with sea salt.

Sifted: Funfetti Biscotti, S’mores Pretzel Hand Pies + More

Funfetti Biscotti

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• Freckled with bursts of eye-catching color, Funfetti Biscotti by My Name is Yeh are the brightest interpretation of the twice-baked cookie to ever dunk into morning coffee.

Girl Versus Dough tucks chocolate and marshmallow creme into a salty crust to come up with the right sweet-savory balance for S’mores Pretzel Hand Pies. Even better for those without access to a campfire, it’s best eaten straight out of the oven.

• For an easy summer entertaining option, The Forest Feast skewers together Strawberry Caprese Bites with fresh basil. The berries add a surprising surge of juiciness that’s a fun change from classic tomatoes.

• We’re at the peak of stone fruit season, and Homesick Texan‘s Peaches with Ginger-Lime Whipped Cream by are just the way to celebrate. Freeze dollops of lime-zested, ginger-spiked cream to top on the fruit when you’re ready to bite in.

• Don’t let the mention of “salad” fool you. There’s no leafy green to be found in this Strawberry Pretzel “Salad”. Instead, Dinner Was Delicious gives the Midwestern classic an update with mascarpone cream, a crushed pretzel crust and homemade strawberry topping.

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• Classic biscotti can take so many forms. Espresso Chocolate Chip Biscotti and Honey Pistachio Biscotti are just the start on Cooking Channel.
• Entertain all summer long with more easy appetizer for your outdoor soiree.

Sifted: Blueberry and Rosemary Bundt Cake, Stuffed Squash Blossoms + More

Blueberry and Rosemary Brown Butter Bundt Cake

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• There’s never been a more pressing reason to unearth your bundt pan. Every bite of this Blueberry and Rosemary Brown Butter Bundt Cake by Local Milk Blog is layered with the nuttiness of browned butter, the floral heft of fresh rosemary and sweet-tart buttermilk glaze on top.

• Baked Squash Blossoms are a delicately crisp seasonal alternative to chips, especially when served as this appetizer with beet hummus. Fun fact: the squash blossoms used in Dolly and Oatmeal’s recipe were grown on a fire escape.

• Though Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Coconut pack some special ingredients, you’d better believe that these spicy-sweet ones from In Praise of Leftovers are even better dunked in a glass of milk (like any other cookie).

• Here’s one way to get your daily vegetables: Transform those armloads of summer squash into Honey and Olive Oil Zucchini Muffins. The oil keeps Pinch of Yum‘s batter light and moist.

• For the baker with a few dietary restrictions, Pure Ella’s Blueberry and Blackberry Crumb Squares are “free” in so many ways. Made with almond and oat, the squares are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, cholesterol-free and made without refined sugar. Most importantly, they’re quite full of flavor.

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• Keep up your experimentation with squash blossoms with these recipes from Cooking Channel.
• For more ways to put your bundt pan to use, give this Ginger-Rum Bundt Cake a try.

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