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Friday Finds 10.3

Happy October, Delish Dish! Can you believe we’re already here? I’m a sucker for jumping ahead holiday-wise and my housemates are not happy that I’ve already started listening to Christmas music… Any-who, today is national Caramel Custard Day (yes, I was surprised at the specificity, too). I’ve always loved caramel flavoring, so I thought I’d share my favorite caramel recipes with you all! Enjoy!

Apple cake and creamy caramel mousse, need I say more? You’ll love this perfect fall-inspired Caramel Apple Mousse Cake from The Gunny Sack! Excuse me while I wipe up my drool.

I really love playing with traditional flavors in non-traditional ways. Which is why I’m so on-board with A Night Owl Blog‘s Caramel Apple Sangria! What a perfect way to start your next fall party!

Now, I couldn’t get through a whole post about caramel sauce and not actually give you a caramel recipe! Life, Love, & Sugar gives a basically fool-proof Easy Caramel Sauce recipe so you can make your own at home!

If you’re looking for a treat for your kid’s lunch bags (or if you’re looking for a way to justify eating a whole pan of treats), look no further! Our Best Bites upped the ante with their Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats.

Nothing can beat the flavor in Simply Delicious‘s Caramel Pork Belly. It is the perfect recipe for a savory spin on the sweet sauce!

Happy Caramel Custard Day and happy October!

Sweetly,

Grace


Best of the Blogs: Summer Drinks

Peanut butter and jelly, strawberries and chocolate, summer and cool drinks – some things just go together.  When the temperatures rise there’s nothing better than an ice cold beverage which is why this month’s Best of the Blogs is showcasing some of this season’s tastiest sippers.

Yum! Who wouldn’t want to start their day with this Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie from Love & Olive Oil? Almond butter and almond milk give this fruity smoothie just a hint of nutty flavor.

 

 

Margaritas are a classic summer drink and this Cherry Lavendar Beer Margarita from Heather Christo looks like the perfect way to add a new twist.

 

This old-school Chocolate Italian Cream Soda from Brown Eyed Baker would be ideal for kids! Plus, you can use any flavors of syrup to make your own creation.

 

 

Take advantage of some of the season’s best flavors with this Berry Sangria from Kitchen Confidante. The recipe can only be made in a large pitcher so it’s the perfect excuse to get friends together!

 

 

This cute Frozen Strawberry Milk Slushie from Picky Palete gives the childhood drink a seasonal update. Top it with homemade whip cream for a decadent touch.

 

 

More frothy drinks and striped pink straws! This Frosty Coconut Mojitos from How Sweet It Is gets a boost of sweetness from coconut water, milk and rum.

 

 

Sometimes summer drinks can turn into a complicated concoction. If you prefer to keep it simple, try this three-ingredient Strawberry Mango Lemonade from Hott Mama in the City.

 

 

This Roasted Cherry Sangria from Foodie Crush looks the perfect party sipper. Add your own spin to the recipe by tossing in some of your favorite herbs or orange slices.

 

 

This Loaded Hibiscus Arnold Palmers from Vegetarian Ventures is an easy way to use up extra fruits and herbs you have around. Although the original only has blueberries, the sweet sipper can be customized with any fruity flavors to switch up the taste.

 

 

In my opinion, there’s one summer drink that comes out on top: Iced Coffee. A few sprigs of mint and sugar make this Iced Mint Coffee from With Style and Grace perfect for warm weather.

 

 

What’s your favorite cool summer drink? If you’re still looking for more refreshing sippers, take a look at our Tasty Seasonal Drinks Pinterest board. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

- Kenzie, BHG Social Media Editorial Assistant


Cucumber Sangria

This Cucumber Sangria recipe from BHG’s new cookbook Fresh is such a fun summer drink, and so easy to make ahead. Just soak the ingredients in a pitcher for a couple hours in the fridge, then top each glass with cold soda water before serving. It’s so refreshing for a hot day- I am so making this for our next BBQ!

When cutting the melon, I use this simple technique: Simply cut the melon in half, remove the seeds, then lay each half face down on the cutting board. Next, use your knife to shave off the rind in big chunks.

Then slice the melon both in half horizontally, and in each direction to form small cubes.

By Erin Gleeson of The Forest Feast, a blog full of simple recipes and entertaining ideas inspired by living in a cabin in the woods.


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