Friday, November 2, 2012

The Month in Review: October 2012

Every month, when I finish my round up, I think to myself that next month can't possibly be as busy. But somehow, they just get busier. October, in fact, was a whirlwind. We so looked forward to beautiful foliage and were rewarded with some amazing color. And, oh, so many delicious pumpkin recipes. I was practically giddy when I opened my first can of pumpkin puree for the season. And let's not forget the apples and all the lovely things I created with those.

The Month in Review:  October 2012

October also brought me some terrific sponsors, whom I featured, and a detailed article on photo sharing sites that I was asked to write. Sadly, just as we were getting ready for the month's crown jewel, Halloween, we were faced with a dangerous hurricane and one of the worst storms in history. Hurricane Sandy brought devastation to so many. We were very fortunate to escape the worst of its wrath and we remained warm and safe and dry. Our hearts go out to those less fortunate. Perhaps this sense of gratitude is the perfect way to begin our countdown to Thanksgiving but for now, let's recap all the fun of October. Enjoy.

Baked Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

Celebrating National Vodka Day

Apple Pie Martini
Pumpkin Streusel Bread with Cream Cheese Swirl

Creamy Parmesan Corn

Death by Pumpkin Cocktail

Apple Recipe Round Up

Sponsor Spotlights

Creamy Spinach with Sweet Potato Dumpling Crust

Pumpkin Party Martini

Photo Sharing Tutorial
Old Fashioned Pot Roast with Onion Gravy

Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake
Cinnamon Candied Walnuts

Creamy Potato and Leek Soup

Happy Halloween Pumpkin Round Up


  1. Anita, I'll take one of each, please :) Thanks so much for the lovely sponsor shout out; I had so much fun swapping buttons and creating your delicious smoothie.

  2. Nice round up Anita, looks like you had a great month.

  3. Great post Anita, love the pumpkin witch photo.

  4. I am in awe of how regularly you post and how good everything always looks. So glad to hear that you missed the worst of Sandy!

  5. You have been very busy. Looking forward to all you have in store for this month.

  6. everything looks soooo delicious Anita!

  7. October is always the best food month, as it's filled with pumpkin everything! :-)

  8. Your Creamy Spinach with Sweet Potato Dumpling Crust looks incredible! What a wonderful recap fo the month, and I'm so glad you escaped the worst of the storm!!

  9. All of those recipes just scream fall. I am suddenly very hungry!


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