February Round UpMarch 6, 2008 at 8:33 pm | Posted in Round Ups | 28 Comments
Wow just wow! Who would have thought that my crazy little idea of a fun blog event would turn out this well! We had over 50 entries and every last one of them look absolutely amazing! Picking a winner is going to be hard because so far, everything I’ve made I’ve loved. My hubs thanks you all for your delicious treats. He is thoroughly enjoying is role as taste tester.
I just want to thank all of you for joining in on the fun, I’m giddy as a school girl that I got this many entries. I also want to thank you guys for putting up with the minor blips this month next month should go flawlessly. Special thanks to CB and Lemon Tartlet for their moral support (finding 30 entries at the last min requires moral support to remind you that you can get everything entered in a reasonable time frame) and their help getting the round up together. You girls rock!
Stay tuned, the March ingredient will be announced tomorrow (you’re going to love it) and the February winner will be posted early next week!
In an effort to not make this post a million miles long the entries are after the break (let me know if you think I should do it the other way … I’m indecisive and can’t decide)
Chocolate Zucchini Bread – CIA – Cooking in an Apron – Steph
My very first entry. Taking her tried and true recipe for zucchini bread, Steph added some cocoa and turned it into a pure delicious delight!
Chocolate Chip Cookies – Wine Lover’s Cooking Diary – April
I’ve heard word through the grapevine that April sent these cookies to everyone except me and pretty much everyone loved the cinnamony chocolatey chippity goodness
Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze – It’s Melissa’s Kitchen – Melissa
Don’t just serve me one, I want the whole plan. Melissa’s take on Bon Appetit’s cinnamon rolls looks great and the cream cheese glaze … yum!
Carrot Cake Cuppys – Love Sweet Love – Nina
For some reason I’m not surprised that Nina’s entry was covered in hearts. I swear she can find a place for hearts anywhere and the cuppys look fantastic. Carrot cake rocks.
Cinnamon Cocoa Meringues with Vanilla Ice Cream and Cinnamon Chocolate Sauce – Jennyfers Culinary Creations – Jennyfer
Just looking at these makes me drool. Meringues, cinnamon Chocolate sauce and ice cream. Sinfully delicious!
Cinnamon Rasin Bread – Foodie Fashionista – Dorian
Yeast is always a tricky beast and boy am I glad Dorian gave yeast another shot because she ended up with one successful loaf of bread!
Cinnamon Popcorn – Meli Can Cook – Melissa
Not only is Melissa’s recipe easy, but it’s the perfect way to change up your movie night treats.
Apple Cinnamon Granola – Artists In the Kitchen – Alanna
Granola is one of those perfect snacks, it’s good to munch on it’s own, it’s good to put on things like yogurt. It’s just a wonderfully versatile snack. Alanna made one of my favorite kinds of granola, a yummy apple cinnamon combo.
Cinnamon Dolce Brownies – quirky cupcake – Laurie
Laurie stole my heart when she used chocolate jimmies, actually, she has her son Liam to thank for that fabulous suck up attempt. Who am I kidding, this chocolate brownie delight stole my heart from the get go.
Cinnamon Orange Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon Tinted Mexican Wedding Cookies – JoyTheBaker – Joy
Joy knows how to make me hungry and her entry didn’t disappoint. Her cinnamon and blood orange hot chocolate is the perfect drink for those cold winter nights. Paired with yummy cinnamon wedding cookies, what more could you ask for?
Cinnamon Babka – Do Better – Karen
This bread just oozes delicious, literally. Look at the filling oozing out of the bread. If this doesn’t make you want to try this fab recipe nothing will!
Snickerdoodle Cuppys – Iheartcuppycakes – CB
The winner of the suck up award (not the real winner, just the biggest kiss ass), Clara not only listened to suggestions I had made for her to adjust her original snickerdoodle cupcakes but she also sent me some. Helping the judge get to taste more recipes without having to go crazy baking obviously earns bonus points!
Cinnamon Zeppole – The Progression of a Caking Hobbyist – Doreen
These fried cinnamon covered dough balls are perfect for breakfast … or lunch, dinner or a snack. Not only are they a delicious treat, Doreen chose a recipe that didn’t involve rise times so it’s quick and easy.
Spicy Apple Raspberry Crisps – Canela and Comino – Gretchen
This says breakfast to me. It also says dinner and supper, and right before bed which is why I’m not going to end up on America’s Next Top Model in a size 1 any time soon
Cinnamon Biscotti – Made by Mel – Melissa
It’s not easy to know what to say about biscotti. This one would be even harder to talk about, mostly because it would be shoved in my mouth after taking a little swim in a big cup of coffee but anything I was muttering around the mouth full would be words of love.
Rose and Cinnamon Scented Scones – Kettle and a Cup – Marye
There are few things that make me want to get out my tea set and big hats like a scone, and a rose scented scone isn’t playing fair! The little pink sprinkles on the top are the perfect touch.
Cinnamon Butterscotch Bread Pudding topped with Fresh Cinilla Whipped Cream and a Rich Cinnamon Sauce – Crafty Precious – Kristina
Somewhere, a government agency is trying to legislate a ban against this, for being entirely too sinful for the general populous to handle.
Belgium Slice – Wee Treats by Tammy – Tammy
This little treat makes me squeak, raspberry jelly sprinkles on top of a delicious treat! Just beautiful! Not quite sure if my biggest want is to eat it or wear it!
Low Fat Almond Cinnamon Biscotti – Cara’s Cravings – Cara
Is low fat and tasty a myth? Not if you’re nibbling these! The problem of course is that I’d end up eating half a dozen and the whole diet thing would be a moot point
Cranberry Apple Bread Pudding with Butter Rum Sauce – Good-Eats-n-Sweet-Treats – Jamie
Ya know how sometimes you see a picture of a food, and you can smell it and taste it right then? How you literally want to lick the screen and pretend the two of you are alone and uninhibited? Yeah, that’s what this one does to me.
Oatmeal Breakfast Bread – eggs on sunday – Amy
You know that when you sit down to a piece of oatmeal bread, you’re not gonna be disappointed or be required to be adventurous or exotic. It’s your best friend, you’re favorite blankie, the perfect comforting treat.
Dessert French Toast with Berries and Cinnamon Vanilla Sauce – At Home with Helena – Helena
Now this is my kind of breakfast a sweetened up version of french toast. The best part is that I can pretend it’s really good for me because there’s fruit. Isn’t there some rule that when you eat fruit or veggies with a meal you can subtract calories from everything else haha don’t we all wish
Ontbijtkoek (Brown Spice Cake) – Live to Eat – Anty
I was so excited to have a spice cake entry. G (my hubs) and I had spice cake for half of the layers of our wedding cake and we just love it! Anty didn’t disappoint and came through with a great recipe.
Triple Chocolate Brownies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting – Adventures in the Kitchen – Cheri
Cinnamon cream cheese frosting is one of my favorite things in the world. It’s one of the few frostings I can’t eat enough of. Pair that with brownies and my weak spot has been hit.
Triple Play Cinnamon Rolls – Kimberly’s Cooking Aventure – Kimberly
These remind me of how Pillsbury Cinnamon roll look. Lots of cinnamon, a beautiful drizzle of frosting. Who wouldn’t want to eat them?
Cinnamon Cookies – Beantown Baker – Jen
Jen made some simple, but tasty looking cinnamon cookies, with a bit of molasses. Truly a fantastic combination for the perfect little cookie!
Cinnamon Chili and Chocolate Mud Cake – Not Quite Nigella – Lorraine
These Cinnamon chili chocolate cupcakes not only look beautiful they sound amazing too. Adding a fresh and different flavor to your traditional cupcake and the frosting make these top notch cuppy!
Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies – Step’s Kitchen – Stephanie
The title of these cookies is well deserved, I don’t think they could hang around long in anyones house
Sweet Petals Coffee Cake – Barbara’s Sweet Bakes – Barbara
A beautiful coffee cake with a crispy outer layer created by putting the cinnamon and sugar on the outside is the perfect sweet treat!
Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – Di’s Kitchen Notebook – Di
Diane has been on a bagel kick and these bagels didn’t disappoint. They’re a homemade version of one of my favorite kinds of bagels, the always delicious cinnamon raisin!
Easy Cinnamon Bread – Judy’s Gross Eats
I am a bread-aholic and if there’s “easy” in the title I am all for it! Don’t her bread innards look delightful? I know I can’t wait to try this cinnamon-y bready goodness!
Cinnamon Shells – The Frosted Bake Shop
Could these be any cuter? They’re like little cinnamon stars from the kingdom of Yum (where all bow to me and give me baked goods and rub my feet and… that’s getting off the subject)
Cinnamon and Cocoa Bread – Home Gourmets – Suzana
I love bread. I love chocolate. Those who combine the two should get Nobel Peace prizes. With the tiaras.
Cinnamon Rolls – The Floured Apron – Karina
Something about these cinnamon rolls just screams perfection. It’s the perfect little swirled square to take home to mom.
Fryske sûkerbôle (Frisian sugar bread) – Make Life Sweeter! – Linda
This is why the word lucious was invented. Right here. Somebody took a bit of those creamy bread goodness and moaned the word from sheer need to express themselves
Irish Apple Cake – Ruth’s Kitchen Experiments – Ruth
What makes this cake Irish? Who cares! Look at those gorgeous cinnamon apple slice innards. I’ll be Irish for the day to eat this cake!
Cinnamon Rolls – Colettes Bakery – Brigid
The frosting on this one alone is enough to make a girl fall in love. Unlike many relationships, what’s under the top layer is even better!
Cinnamon Rolls – Annina’s Food – Annina
There’s something so perfectly homey about this cinnamon roll, it makes me want a cup of coffee and a friend to chat with over it. Every baked good should be this adorable!
Apple Crumble Cupcakes – Airy Fairy Cupcakes – Sinead
Not only do these look downright delectable, but the one up front in the middle I swear looks like there’s a little sumo wrestler flexing his muscles on top. Please say it isn’t just me
Pear Almond Turnovers with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing – Made with Love – Robin
It’s like all of my dream of Pop Tart goodness just came true and proposed to me! Oh turnover, yes I will be yours!
Cinnamon French Toast Blondies – The Girl Tastes – Alicia
OK seriously, blondies and french toast in one delectable dessert. Can you possibly ask for anything more? They made me want to lick the screen.
Cinnamon GRANDola Muffins – What Smells So good? – Sarah
I believe these fabulous muffins with a crunchy granola top are our only vegan entry (at least intentionally vegan). These would make the perfect gift to give to anyones tummy!
Cinnamon Chip Spice Muffins – Food, Family, and Fun – Amy
Our other spiced cakey bready recipe is an updated version of Amy’s Grandmother’s old school recipe. Old recipes are always great and when you add chocolate chips to greatness you have one great treat!
Cinnamon Rum Soaked Rasin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting – The Cupcakery – Wendy
Cupcakes, rum and cream cheese frosting are an amazing mix of perfection. Add to that Wendy’s fantastic presentation and you have cupcakes calling your name to be made. I so want to hang out with that crazy pirate.
Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread with Crumb Topping – Dawn’s Recipes – Dawn
Pop it in the toaster, slather it with butter and give me some!
Braided Cinnamon Heaven – My Life in a Nuthou… I mean nutshell – Dawn
This bread is the picture of cinnamon beauty. This beautiful braided goodness
Cinnamon Rolls – Amber’s Delectable Delights – Amber
When nesties come a knocking, sweet treats need to be made! These beautiful cinnamon rolls are just begging to be gobbled up
Cinnamon Orange Zest Gelato with Farmhouse Pistachio Pillow Cookies – Vin de la Table – Kristen
If you thought the combination the perfection that is these adult “ice cream” sandwiches was enough, Kristen went and hit my weak spot by pairing it with wine. Her blog is a wino foodies dream come true.
Cinnamon Brownies – Something Sweet – Kristen
After an initial flop, Kristen came back with a vengeance with this ooey gooey cinnamony brownies!
Cinnamon Rolls – Born to Entertain – Andrea
Andrea lucked out after her master disaster (I’m still waiting to see a BU of that bread) because she had already whipped up some fierce cinnamon rolls earlier in the month.
Schnecken -Phe.Mom.enon – Holly
I know a lot of you are wondering why schnecken looks so much like a cinnamon bun, because it is like a cinnamon bun. Check out Hollys post about these yummy nutty buns to find out where it got its name.
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Crumb Muffins – Mevrouw Cupcake – Mari
Sweet potato buttermilk muffins are certainly something I never would have thought up, but Mari did an amazing joy and the crumb on top … mmmm
Beef Bastilla – Make No Little Meals – Danielle
I think this recipe could work as dinner and dessert in one. Chocolate, phylo dough and meat. I adore 2 fors.
Pear Cinnamon Crumble with Dark Chocolate – Lemon Tartlet and the Dust Bunnies – Leigh
I can’t judge this entry without bias because we’re eloping next week since she’s so darned hawt and rocks my boy shorts but you should bake whatever she says (and she’s armed)
Our final entry was from Beth at Supplicious. She made a tasty Cinnamon banana muffin, she earned bonus points for sending me two of her delicious muffins, then lost half a point for slacking and not putting it up on her blog :P