If you were expecting a new Friday Favorites photo this week, I apologize. You would think that I could have found something (anything!) in the thousands and thousands of pictures I have taken, but no. I am having trouble finding a suitable replacement for the current photo. I will keep working on it, though.
Some weeks I pick a theme for the favorites, before I start selecting my favorite posts of the week. This week, however, the posts kind of picked me. Sounds cheesy, I know, but when I opened up my RSS reader to see what I had starred this week, these ones jumped out at me immediately. Very little deliberation necessary! So, give them a read… I’m sure you’ll see why they were such obvious choices for this week’s favorites!
- As you have probably figured out, I am a huge fan of Italian food (even though I am not the least bit Italian). At my birthday dinner, I made a bolognese sauce and served it over fresh fettucine. So, I was super excited to see this Bolognese Sauce from Bell’ alimento this week! I will definitely give her recipe a try next time.
- If you are a fan of baked oven fries like I am, this post will make your day! I have made countless varieties of fries with sweet potatoes, yams, russets, etc. However, I never though to use carrots. I think these Carrot Fries from What’s Megan Making are absolutely brilliant. And, they look so delicious! I’m thinking about adding a sprinkle of paprika to mine when I give them a try.
- Speaking of brilliant, I am loving this Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Bourbon Sauce from Big Black Dog. Bread pudding is probably one of the most comforting, cozy dinners desserts that I have ever tasted, and throwing in pumpkin and cinnamon sauce? I could eat this every day. Perhaps this should be added to the Thanksgiving menu?
- Finally, I know many of you are as addicted to food photography as I am, and are always looking for tips. So, when I came across this Food Photography 101 post from Brown Eyed Baker, I knew I had to include it this week. If you are familiar with Michelle’s blog, you don’t need me to tell you how absolutely gorgeous her photos are!