Friday Link Day – BFFs, Scarecrows, Recipes, and more

The Art of the Scarecrow – The Candy Corn Chronicles spotlights these incredible scarecrow art sculptures.

I really like Alice at Futuregirl’s post about the importance of good comments on a blog.  I must admit that with as busy as I’ve been lately, I’ve totally been a slacker about commenting elsewhere–and I used to do it all the time… heck I’m lucky to have time to do a 144 char tweet! Definitely worth a read.

For the Harry Potter fans out there..
Cupcakes Take The Cake:
Butterbeer Cupcakes

Check out this how-to on making rainbow cookies, perfect for St Patricks Day, from Can’t Stop Making Things

Some more Food and Recipe links:


  • Spicy Bacon Fried Green Tomatoes

    Beth Kemper sends us this yummy recipe for a Fried Green Tomatoes, topped with bacon , goat cheese and jalapeños… and served with a variety of hot sauces for that little extra “ooomph”!  I love her addition of fried jalapenos – if you’ve never had those, they are great
  • Niki’s Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage

    Last year, Niki posted her entire process for making homemade corned beef – corning it herself rather than buying that pink stuff in the store.  So if you’re up for doing it for this St. Paddy’s day, it’s time to start thinking about it! Here are the three posts from last year, with all the instructions you’ll need.
  • There are many, many, many ways to frost a cake. Ultimately, the technique you choose to use will be based on what makes you comfortable, but I’m hoping that this guide will give you a place to start!
  • Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions

    Looking for something impressive to serve the next time you’re entertaining?  Look no further than Mădălina’s Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions, over at Duhlicious. Caramelized balsamic onions coax the mild brie to create a rich and sumptuous appetizer that will tease your taste buds.
  • not your mama’s peanut butter cookies

    I recently discovered Becoming Bianca, and this recipe caught my attention…  Remember the Make your Own Peanut Butter Cups from earlier this week?  Here’s some yummy looking cookies which use Reese’s Cups as a primary ingredient–plus only 2 ingredients, how easy is that?!
  • How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

    Peanut butter and chocolate?  What could be better… Wendy @ Wisdom of the Moon shows us how to make decadent homemade peanut butter cups.  (Reese’s cups are one of my favorites, so I can’t wait to try these!)