Your Best Recipes of October 2011, Celebrating One Year

by Spicie Foodie on October 31, 2011

This month we are marking one year of YBR. I cannot believe that one year has already passed and that the little event I thought up would become so big and such a fun thing to host every month. But of course it just couldn’t have been possible without  you. You who month after month have participated, have helped get the word out, you who have been so supportive. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!  Sending all of you a big virtual hug. In the coming days I will be hosting a special giveaway open just to YBR participants, if you’ve participated in at least one then you are eligible. But in the meantime let’s all raise our glass to another delicious year of YBR to come. Cheers!! 

Ladies and gentlemen here are Your Best Recipes of October 2011.

*Listed in the order of submissions received.*


Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
**Claudia L., What’s Cookin Italian Style Cuisine, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars


Sicilian Caponata
**Sharon P., Sugar Overlord, Sicilian Caponata


Pastry Wrapped Caramel Apples
**Liz, That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!!, Pastry Wrapped Caramel Apples


Black Quinoa Asian Slaw
**Vicki B., At Home with Vicki Bensinger Black Quinoa Asian Slaw


Homemade No-Sugar-Added Cinnamon Applesauce
**Kiri, Healthy Foodie Travels Homemade No-Sugar-Added Cinnamon Applesauce


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake


**Elyse, The Cultural Dish Povitica


Saffron Rice, Corn and Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers


Ribbon Sandwiches
**Ramona, Curry and Comfort Ribbon Sandwiches


Brussels Sprouts Dry - A scrumptious side
**Cook, Daring Cook At Will Brussels Sprouts Dry – A scrumptious side


Abok Abok Sago
**Ann Low, Anncoo Journal Abok Abok Sago


Ginseng leaf salad with pomegranate, orange and green Thai mango


Beef Rendang
**Manu, Manu’s Menu  Beef Rendang


Gruyere Cheese Fondue
**Julie M. , Burnt Carrots Gruyere Cheese Fondue


Shrimp Coconut Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms
**Sandra, Sandra’s Easy Cooking Shrimp Coconut Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms


Mocha Caramel Pecan Cookies
**Tiffany, Como Water Mocha Caramel Pecan Cookies


Spiced macarons with pumpkin buttercream
**Mihaela, De prin lume adunate… Spiced macarons with pumpkin buttercream


Cranberry-Orange Stuffed Pork Chops


**Ann M., Cooking Healthy For Me Lasagna


Melanzane alla Parmigiana
**Alex, The Travelling Chopsticks Melanzane alla Parmigiana


Mexican Pizza
**Asiya, Chocolate and Chillies Mexican Pizza


The Amazing Sandwich, My way
**Irena, My Wandering Spoon The Amazing Sandwich, My way


Spicy M'Baazi Mash Up: Coconut, Black Eyed Pea, Pepper, & Pandan Rice


Quinoa Pilaf with Butternut Squash and Pomegranate


Spinach & Potato Koftas in a Green gravy


Breakfast cake with pecans and cinnamon
**Balvinder Ubi, Gluten free food Breakfast cake with pecans and cinnamon


Cinnamon Pear Galette
**Lynne, 365 Days of Baking Cinnamon Pear Galette


Linguine with Sun-dried Tomatoes

I’d also like to wish you a Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween

in YBR

{ 58 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maya October 31, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Happy 1st YBR Anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been a year since I’ve contributed to YBR too…I think I’ve only missed one or two? Anyway, all these dishes make me drool, and as usual you’ve done a fantastic job of rounding up the entries. Thanks, Nancy! <3


2 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Hi Maya, Thank you for always being a part of it :)


3 Saji October 31, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Happy 1st YBR Anniversary!.


4 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Thank you Saji!


5 Sandra's Easy Cooking October 31, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Happy Halloween, and your 1 YBR-versary! As always you are an angel for hosting this, and second everything look so good..better said mouthwatering!!!! Hope to see many many more years YBR! Cheers to that!:))


6 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Hi Sandra, Thank you so much & hugs :)!


7 Kiri W. October 31, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Congratulations on the anniversary! I look so forward to being part of the next year’s worth! :)


8 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 1:19 PM

HI Kiri, Thank you and welcome to our monthly event.


9 Ann@Anncoo Journal October 31, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Happy 1st YBR Anniversary! Thank you for hosting this great event that I’d came to know many great bloggers in the past months.


10 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Hi Ann, Thank you !!


11 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 31, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Wonderful round-up – so many great (and diverse) ideas. That ginseng leaf salad looks amazing!

Happy Halloween!


12 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Thank you Laura & yes it does : )


13 Asiya October 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Happy 1st YBR Anniversary and thx for hosting such a great event!


14 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Thank you Asiya!


15 Liz October 31, 2011 at 1:25 PM

What a wonderful year of delicious foods! Congratulations on your anniversary…so happy to be a part of your wonderful monthly party :)


16 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Thank you Liz and glad to have you as part of it :)


17 Tina@flourtrader October 31, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Awesome event and great way to showcase the talents of some wonderful foodies, nice of you to host this. I look forward to seeing what is in store next year!


18 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Thank you Tina!


19 Irena October 31, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Nancy, Happy 1st YBR Anniversary and Happy Halloween.
Thank you for doing this fantastic round up. It is inspiring and I’m glad to know so many amazing and talented people:)


20 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Hi Irena, Thank you so much!


21 C1tr4-My Home Diary in Turkey October 31, 2011 at 1:38 PM

once again.. happy anniversary Nancy.. congratulation for hosting another great round . :)


22 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Thank you Citra!


23 cassie//bake your day October 31, 2011 at 4:26 PM

This is a great recipe roundup. Thanks for sharing these great recipes and happy halloween!


24 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Thank you Cassie and you too!


25 Ruby October 31, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Congrats on one great year of YBR, and here’s to many more! Very tempting round-up here, but that fondue photo is really taunting me. What is it about melted cheese that is just crazy-irrisitible??? ;-)


26 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Hi Ruby, Thank you! I know it’s just so tempting :)


27 Ramona October 31, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Thank you Nancy for all your hard work putting the October YBR together. What a fantastic line up!!! Hope you’re having a wonderful Halloween!! ~ Ramona


28 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Hi Ramona, It’s my pleasure :) Happy Halloween to you too.


29 Elyse @The Cultural Dish October 31, 2011 at 7:45 PM

As always, thank you so much for doing t his! And Happy Halloween!


30 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Thank you Elyse & you too :)


31 balvinder October 31, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Congratulations on the Anniversary and Happy Halloween !


32 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Thanks & you too!


33 Veronica Gantley October 31, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Has it been a year already? Time flies when you are having fun huh? I am so glad you do this. it is such a need thing. All of us enjoy that you do it.


34 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Thanks Veronica!


35 claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine October 31, 2011 at 8:26 PM

I am so proud to be among these fine bloggers for the month of October… I have to tell you I make sure I participate here I love your site and the time you take for all of us is greatly appreciated.. hoping you have a wonderful fun filled thrill for Halloween this evening. Your photo of the pumpkin screams fall I love it… thanks again, I so appreciate all you do!


36 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Hi Claudia, I am also proud of each and everyone of you that make this event possible. Thank you and I hope your Halloween is a blast :)


37 Emily @ Life on Food October 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Ah, I missed it once again. Love seeing the recipes. There were a lot of good ones this month.


38 Spicie Foodie October 31, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Sorry Emily :( Next month, okay :)


39 Roxana GreenGirl October 31, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Happy 1 year YBR anniversary. You’re so sweet hosting this wonderful and delicious event each month. Everything looks great!


40 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2011 at 8:30 AM

Hi Roxana, Thank you :)


41 spcookiequeen November 1, 2011 at 12:31 AM

Happy Halloween and Happy One Year Anniversary! Thank you for all your hard work, I don’t know what to look at first, everything looks so good. If only my stomach was as big as my eyes, lol.


42 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2011 at 8:31 AM

Hi Gina, Thanks and you too! I know it’s always so hard to choose which first.


43 Reem | Simply Reem November 1, 2011 at 2:24 AM

Happy YBR 1st anniversary…..
I am so looking forward to be a part of this next year….
Have a great Halloween.


44 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2011 at 8:31 AM

Thank you Reem! We look forward to having you join us.


45 Ann November 1, 2011 at 2:41 AM

Happy Halloween and a TERRIFIC round-up! Congratulations on a year of YBR!


46 Spicie Foodie November 1, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Thank you Ann & you too!


47 Sharon November 1, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Happy Anniversary! Thanks again for doing such a fantastic job on the YBR roundup. Looking forward to browsing through all these awesome recipes!


48 Spicie Foodie November 2, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Thanks Sharon!


49 Trix November 1, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Yay! So glad to finally be participating. And what amazing company I am in! I will give this a shout out in my post tomorrow. Happy 1 year YBR! xoxo


50 Spicie Foodie November 2, 2011 at 9:45 AM

I’m so glad you were able to participate this month :) Thanks Trix!


51 Kimberly (unrivaledkitch) November 2, 2011 at 10:00 PM

the round up is awesome as always. Thanks for letting me be a part of this awesome food community. YBR is an amazing gathering of good will and food, thanks everyone for partaking in it. Cheers sweets. happy week to you!


52 Spicie Foodie November 3, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Hi Kimberly, Yes it is ;) Thank you and it’s always a pleasure having all of you.


53 Magic of Spice November 8, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Everything looks fantastic! Again Happy Anniversary and so sorry I flaked…
Hope you had a wonderful Halloween :)


54 Spicie Foodie November 9, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Thank you! But you didn’t flake, there were other more important issues to deal with first. Hope you also had a great one :)


55 Jill | Dulce Dough November 10, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Sorry I am late on commenting! Happy Anniversary and thanks for hosting YBR! It is always fun to check out the great recipes featured!


56 Spicie Foodie November 10, 2011 at 2:14 PM

It’s no problem at all Jill!


57 Cooking Rookie November 16, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Wow, so many lovely recipes! I just had a big lunch, but I’m hungry again :-).
By the way, I recently discovered Pinterest and opened a board for my favorite food blogs. And, Nancy, your blog is one of the first ones there :-).


58 Spicie Foodie November 16, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Thank you :) Yes these were all such delicious submissions.


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