First up is the Dark Chocolate S'mores Pie recipe, which comes from the book "The S'mores Cookbook" by Susan Whetzel (Adams Media). It's topped with toasted marshmallow and uses a chocolate graham cracker crust for the ultimate decadent taste experience. For a dessert you can make in a pinch, you can't go wrong with the Dark Apple Pie S'mores (pictured above), which comes from the same book. Instead of chocolate, this recipe relies on cinnamon chips and apple butter, which pair perfectly with a toasted marshmallow and graham cracker.
This recipe goes great with apples picked fresh from the orchard. Why not take the kids and pick them over a fall weekend, then come home to make your own cupcakes? The Caramel Apple Cupcakes recipe comes from the book "The Cupcake: Life's Better With a Cupcake," published by Parragon Books.
Football season means it's time for some game day desserts! We love these adorable Football Rice Krispie Treats. The recipe comes from the book "The Rice Krispies Treats® Cookbook" by Norman Kolpas and published by Weldon Owen. If you're in the mood for tailgating food, check out our favorite tailgating recipes, from drinks to main courses and desserts.
Do you crave a bite of Thanksgiving flavor as the air turns crisp? Try these Pecan Mini Pies with Bourbon, a recipe from the book "Mini Pies: Adorable and Delicious Recipes for Your Favorite Treats" by Christy Beaver and Morgan Greenseth (Ulysses Press). If you or someone in your household has nut allergies, perhaps you'd prefer a sweet potato version. Enter Sweet Potato Mini Pies with Nutmeg, a recipe featured in the same book.
Apple butter is a staple of fall menus, with its sweet and warm flavor profile. Make your own with the recipe from the book "The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves" by Linda Ziedrich. Spread it on homemade, buttermilk biscuits for a great breakfast or after-dinner treat. For a less expected jam, check out the recipe for Pomegranate Jelly, which is featured in the book "The Art of Preserving" by Lisa Atwood, Rebecca Courchesne and Rick Field (Weldon Owen).
What's a fall dessert menu without the syrupy warmth of melted caramel? One of our favorite recipes is for Salted Pecan Caramel Donuts, which perfectly balances salty and sweet. You can make your own homemade caramel by boiling brown sugar, cream, and corn syrup. This donuts recipe is excerpted with permission from "Donuts" by Elinor Klivans and published by Weldon Owen.
It's time for the 3rd Annual Craft Book Month at Craft Buds! This year, we're excited to celebrate all month long with a blog hop of your inspirational craft book projects, a crafty contest, free patterns and prizes!
Don't let those craft books sit on your shelf and collect dust! We want to see what you've been making. That's why I've teamed up with some fabulous bloggers who will be showing off their projects made from craft books, all month long!
Blog HopWeek One
Monday 9/2: Fabric Mutt / LRstitched
Tuesday 9/3: Stitch This! The Martingale Blog / Stitched in Color
Wednesday 9/4: Fabric Seeds / Pile O Fabric
Thursday 9/5: The Feisty Redhead / Rae Gun Ramblings
Friday 9/6: Sew-Fantastic / Clover + Violet
Saturday 9/7: A Prairie Sunrise / Small Town Stitcher
Monday 9/9: Hopeful Threads / Go To Sew
Tuesday 9/10: The Sewing Rabbit / Sewing Mama RaeAnna
Wednesday 9/11: Marci Girl Designs / imagine gnats
Thursday 9/12: Sew Sweetness / amylouwhosews
Friday 9/13: Lindsay Sews / 13 Spools
Saturday 9/14: Inspire Me Grey / Angela Yosten
Monday 9/16: Sew Very / Craftside
Tuesday 9/17: The Littlest Thistle / CraftFoxes
9/1-9/30: Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October, 1!
To participate in the month-long contest, just link up any project you've made from a pattern in a craft book. That easy! You'll tell us a little about the book, the project, how you personalized it, etc.
Rules1) One entry per person.
2) Your craft book project must have been completed in 2013.
3) Create a new blog post or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2013 or later) and link back to Craft Buds/Craft Book Month in your post or photo description. In your post or photo description, make sure to list the craft book you used and provide a link if possible.
4) All winners chosen via Random.org. Some prizes available to international winners, so please join us!
PrizesVisit Craft Buds and link up your craft book project during the window of Sept 1-30 and you'll automatically be entered to win some fantastic prizes from the Craft Book Month sponsors!
No time to make a project? You can also follow Craft Buds all month long for your chance to comment and win some new sewing and quilting books for your library.