Heights Food Swap

My lovely friend, Lisa, hosted another Heights Food Swap this last weekend. She took a break from having them as she just had her second little, Lincoln, 7 weeks ago. To see the first Food Swap we had and to learn more about what it is, check out this post.

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Being November and all, most of the items brought involved pumpkin or something you could cozy up with next to a fire…if only we needed a warm fire in Texas. Warm fire or not, the food was delicious.

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Lisa made Pumpkin Pasta, which I had last night with a creamy sauce. It was so excellent all we really probably needed with it was olive oil and some fresh herbs. Mark said it tasted like he was eating pumpkin pie, yet it wasn’t pumpkin pie.

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Meredith made a Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie (pronounced pee-cawn) because she is from South Carolina and all. The Bourbon made the pie less sweet than a normal pecan pie, which I absolutely loved…and the chocolate. You can never go wrong with chocolate.

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Gina made a homemade Caramel Sauce that I may or may not have drizzled on 2 slices of cheesecake yesterday and coffee.

Ok.

It was more than a drizzle.

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Jamie made a Pumpkin Pie Dip that you can have with apples, graham crackers, or your finger. No big.

And yes, it was double dip worthy.

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I made a Pumpkin & Honey Beer Bread which I will be making again very soon, ya’ll. The bitterness of the beer mixed with the sweetness of the bread made me want to eat the whole loaf in one sitting. Thank you Lord for self control…I found the recipe for the bread at {a sweet baker} and highly recommend you run to the store and get stuff to make it yourself asap. I modified the recipe a tad (didn’t use chia and flax seed, but just flax seed & used a bit different measurements on the spices) but I am sure it is just as tasty as it is written.

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Last but not least…Heidi made the cupcakes of all Fall cupcakes. A pair of Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting and a pair of Apple Cider Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting.

These are the kind of cupcakes you need to eat with a fork in tiny bites because you want it to last forever

{insert image of Squints saying for-ev-ER}

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If you live in the Heights and would like to join us in a Food Swap please let me know! The more people the better 🙂 And if you don’t live in the Heights area of Houston, you should start up one in your neighborhood…because good food, good drinks, and good company are mighty good, ya’ll.

Thanks again to Lisa for hosting!

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