Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October in Review

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The Recipes
Favorites are noted with an asterisk!
Side Dishes
There was one cookbook feature this month: Jacques Pepin: New Complete Cooking Techniques.
I participated in Secret Recipe Club this month and posted Sweet & Spicy Hawaiian Pizza from The Spiffy Cookie and Raspberry Cheesecake Muffins from  Lavender & Lovage.
My sponsor spotlight - meet my current sponsors {here} and Faith from Life of Faith {here}

I want to revisit my resolutions again and update on how well/awful I'm doing on them:
  • Get on a schedule - I updated my household binder and have been doing better here.
  • Catch up on adding the printable feature to old recipes. - Knocked a bunch out. I have from March 2011 to September 2011 left now.
  • Work on emptying bookmarked recipes. - I sorted these alphabetically and clear out a letter's worth of bookmarks when I remember to do it.
  • Leave reviews {comments} for recipes I've tried where I got them. - Need to find a way to keep track of the new recipe reviewing system I have. (That still applies for this month)
  • Use breadmaker, cake pop maker, and KitchenAid pasta attachment. - I really need to use these before Christmas. I'm afraid I'll come home with more kitchen toys!
  • Add tried recipes to my Master List. - I put my recipes on the floor hoping that the mess would encourage me to work on them...whoopsies.
  • Figure out which recipes have been posted that aren't in a binder or on my Master List. - I will need to get around to this...
  • Plan December & January's themed weeks - including recipes and the banners. - Done!
  • Don't forget the food bucket list! Make stuff off of it. - Wrote it down and planning some of it in November. I may have been a little overzealous about the desserts portion!
  • Make November menu plan and grocery lists for Oct/Nov ahead of time. - Getting sick kind of screwed up my plans for this.
  • Organize and use what is in my freezer.  - along with updating my household binder is updating the stuff in it. I have pages for pantry and freezer inventory to fill out.
  • **NEW** Go back and label Pioneer Woman recipes that I've reposted with the PDub label.
If you missed them, you can find Sunday Social and Tasty Thursdays by scrolling all the way down and finding the little label cloud. Click on whichever you want to see :)

I really enjoy doing these monthly wrap ups - you can find January {here}, February {here}, March {here}, April {here}, May {here}, June, July {here}, August {here}, and September {here} by clicking the links! 

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