Sweet Corn Risotto with Parmesan, Basil and Bacon

Sweet corn risotto with parmesan, basil and bacon recipe  | TeenieCakes.com

As a side or main dish, there’s nothing quite like a meal that includes a serving of creamy rich Risotto with good, seasonal ingredients!

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Fig Ice Cream with Black Mission Fig Compote

Fig Ice Cream with Black Mission Fig Compote recipe

I almost let this summer’s garden fig harvest end without trying this ice cream. If you like ice cream…if you like fresh figs…you have to try this ice cream! Even if you’ve never tasted a fresh fig, but you like ice cream…you have to try this ice cream! This ice cream is what I’ve been up to with the last of my edible garden’s figs.

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Late Summer’s Harvest – Homemade Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam recipe | TeenieCakes.com

With a hearty welcome of not only the Autumn season, we gladly embrace the idea of the season and the month of October.

Southern Californians don’t really get to enjoy this change of season for quite some time, if at all. For example, our first week of October opens with severe weather alerts and the dreaded Santa Ana conditions that has scarred many of us due to experiences and memories of wildfires. So, you see, the change of season is really a state of mind if you live in this part of the country.

One thing that is for sure…the last of my garden’s late summer tomato harvest has been all used up in this gorgeous, deep red tomato jam!

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Pumpkin Pie Spices - Spritz Butter Cookies recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Pumpkin Pie Spices Spritz Butter Cookies – OXO Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

Smallish and delicate, these spritz butter cookies with pumpkin pie spices will have you hooked with their enticing, uniform appearance and their buttery light texture.

Dry-Farmed Tomatoes | TeenieCakes.com

Food In Focus: Dry-Farmed Tomatoes

What are Dry-Farmed Tomatoes and why are their flavors so rich and robust?

chocolate zucchini carrot cakes with whipped cinnamon, ginger cream cheese topping recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Mini Chocolate Zucchini Carrot Cakes w/Cream Cheese Cinnamon, Ginger Topping

Your picky eaters will never guess that you’ve cleaverly used some summer zucchini and a carrot for good measure in these mini decadent cakes! Besides its chocolaty and moist goodness, the distraction will be the light and whipped cream cheese cinnamon, ginger topping – and its hint of orange…

Roasted Corn with Spicy Mayo-Lime & Cotija Cheese recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Roasted Corn with Spicy Mayo-Lime & Cotija Cheese and ZipList Partnership!

Combinations of cheeses, spices and fresh herbs make summer’s beautiful corn harvest a side or snack to be remembered…

Carrot Apple Nut Mini-Muffins recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Carrot Apple Nut Muffins & Mini-Muffins with Yogurt

A wholesome muffin combining both a vegetable and fruit with oat bran, yogurt, nuts – the warmth of cinnamon, and raisins.

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gelato - Ice Cream recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Olive Oil Gelato

It’s sweet, light and creamy with a hint of…is it floral? Challenging to describe but I enjoyed the novelty of it AND that it uses my very favorite cooking and baking oil…in an ice cream!