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Conchas (without food dye)

Conchas
Welcome to the September edition of the Bread Baking Babes! Today also happens to be Mexican Independence Day, and since I am the this month's Kitchen of the Month, I decided it would be both fun and timely to challenge the BBBabes and all of the potential BBBuddies to head into the kitchen to bake up my personal favorite of all Mexican breads—CONCHAS!

Now, if you've been hanging around here for any amount of time, you may know that I've already shared two different concha recipes in the past—but it's been 4 years since the last time I did, so I think it's time to revisit them.

Conchas translates to shells in English, and they get their name from the beautiful sugar crust that tops them, since it is cut to resemble the shape of a seashell. If you have a good Mexican Panaderia (bakery) near you, you've probably seen these colorful sweet rolls before. If you've never tried them, I recommend getting to the bakery early and loading up a tray with a pile of them, still warm from the oven. Seriously, a concha and a cup of coffee is enough to bring a smile to anybody's face in the morning.

Caldo de Camaron y Pescado

Caldo de Camaron y Pescado (Brothy Shrimp and Fish Soup)
Caldo de Camaron y Pescado
I feel like I'm a part-time pescetarian. And I have the sneaking suspicion that if pigs could swim, I'd have no problem whatsoever becoming a full-time pescetarian.

Although, you might find me holding swim lessons for chickens and cows in my spare time.

"(Sweet Mother of) Monkey Milk"shakes w/ Gold Coins | Wreck It Ralph | #FoodnFlix

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"(Sweet Mother of) Monkey Milk"shakes w/ Gold Coins | Wreck It Ralph | #FoodnFlix
"(Sweet Mother of) Monkey Milk"shakes w/ Gold Coins inspired by Wreck It Ralph for #FoodnFlix
Later this year, the Food 'n Flix club will be celebrating our 8th anniversary. Just thinking about how long we've been creating movie-inspired recipes together makes me all warm and gooey inside. We're kicking off 2018 with one of the 4 animated movies on the schedule for the year - Wreck It Ralph!

Spaghetti di LaRusso | The Karate Kid

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Spaghetti di LaRusso | The Karate Kid
Spaghetti di LaRusso (Homemade Meat Sauce) inspired by The Karate Kid
Well, hello 2018. Here I am sidling up to you, and almost a whole month has already gone by. And just because I can, now that I've officially welcomed you, I'm gonna go ahead and slip back into the past—34 years in the past to be exact, because it's time for another round of recipes inspired by 80's movies from me and Kimberly at Coffee and Casseroles.

Recipes inspired by CLUELESS | #FoodnFlix

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Recipes inspired by Clueless, a #FoodnFlix roundup at allroadsleadtothe.kitchen!
I can hardly believe that 2017 is almost over, but I can think of no better way to end it than with food and a film! I hosted the last Food 'n Flix club of the year with the 1995 Alicia Silverstone film, Clueless - a modern twist on the classic Jane Austen book, Emma (curious as to how the character's overlap? Check out my post here...or search it for a bunch of other fun comparisons).

"I Feel Like Such a Heifer" Marshmallow Squares | Clueless #FoodnFlix #JaneAustenBites

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"I Feel Like Such a Heifer" Marshmallow Squares | Clueless #FoodnFlix #JaneAustenBites
"I Feel Like Such a Heifer" Marshmallow Squares | Clueless #FoodnFlix #JaneAustenBites
I had a lot of fun flashing back to the mid-90's flick Clueless for Food 'n Flix this month. Clueless is a modern day (well, modern as compared with the original) retelling of the Jane Austen classic, Emma.

Pear & Baby Greens Salad w/ Spiced Maple Walnuts | The Austen Escape | #JaneAustenBites

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Pear and Baby Greens Salad w/ Spiced Maple Walnuts | The Austen Escape
Welcome to the TLC Book Tours stop for The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay! I'll start by saying that I am very excited to be on this tour for a couple of reasons. First, I'm familiar with Reay by name, not (and I'm ashamed to admit this) because I've actually read any of her novels, rather because I've been meaning to read them. There's just never enough time in the day, is there?

#JaneAustenBites Recipe Link-up! | #FandomFoodies

Creating Recipes inspired by Jane Austen | #JaneAustenBites w/ #FandomFoodies
I'm excited to announce that I'm hosting the current round of Fandom Foodies right here on All Roads Lead to the Kitchen this month! I invite you to create and share recipes inspired by the works of Jane Austen—AND their derivatives!

The #FoodnFlix Club is Clueless in the kitchen this month!

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All Roads Lead to the Kitchen is hosting #FoodnFlix with CLUELESS in December!
Once again it's December, and once again I am hosting the current edition of the Food 'n Flix club right here on All Roads Lead to the Kitchen with my movie pick and challenge for those who wish to participate, the 1995 "teen comedy", Clueless!

Beer & Brats Stuffing (Dressing) | Planes, Trains and Automobiles #FoodnFlix

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Beer & Brats Stuffing (Dressing) | Planes, Trains and Automobiles #FoodnFlix
Beer and Brats Stuffing (Dressing) inspired by Planes, Trains and Automobiles #FoodnFlix
Welcome to the November edition of the Food 'n Flix club! This month we're watching Planes, Trains and Automobiles, a 1987 road trip/odd-couple/roadtrip flick starring Steve Martin and John Candy. Oddly enough, I haven't found a whole lot of movies with a Thanksgiving theme, but this is one of the few that does.

Lavender-Lime Soda | The Welcome Home Diner

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Lavender-Lime Soda | The Welcome Home Diner
Lavender Simple Syrup
Welcome to the TLC Book Tours stop for The Welcome Home Diner, the latest food-centric novel by author (and food blogger) Peggy Lampman! This is a novel for all of you foodies out there—it'll make your mouth water from page one with a melange of Polish and Southern-inspired food descriptions, as well as homegrown and locally sourced ingredients and creative recipe ideas.

Spaghetti Bolognese | The Silent Fountain

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Spaghetti Bolognese | The Silent Fountain
Spaghetti Bolognese | The Silent Fountain
Welcome to the TLC Book Tours stop for The Silent Fountain, the latest novel by author Victoria Fox. Chapter by chapter, The Silent Fountain ebbs and flows over a period of four decades, introducing the reader gradually to its two main characters, Vivien and Lucy. Both women experienced life-altering events growing up, and both find themselves in a less than ideal situations at some point in their young adult life.

Hot and Sour Soup | Ghostbusters

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Hot and Sour Soup | Ghostbusters
Hot and Sour Soup | Ghostbusters
I'm sneaking in last minute with a recipe inspired by this month's Food 'n Flix pick, the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters! Okay, so I'm just gonna go ahead and put this out there...even though I feel like it's probably the unpopular opinion—I like the new Ghostbusters better than the original. I know there are some out there screaming sacrilege, especially since I grew up with the 1984 version, but the truth is, while I always liked it well enough, it never really clicked. I mean, I rollerskated to Ray Parker Jr.'s theme song like it was nobody's business, but the movie never really clicked (seemed like it was aimed more towards guys to me).

Mini Meatloaf | Recipes from Raine’s Roost aka Jillian’s Kitchen | Interview + Giveaway!

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Mini Meatloaf | Recipes from Raine’s Roost aka Jillian’s Kitchen
Mini Meatloaf
You’re in for a treat today. I’m excited to host another blog stop for author, L.G. O’Connor. I’ve featured several of her books over the years both from her paranormal angel romance series, The Angelorum Twelve Chronicles, and her romantic women’s fiction series, Caught Up in Love. Even though her books aren’t ordinarily “foodie reads,” her heroes seem to know their way around a kitchen and you can tell she appreciates a good meal. So imagine my surprise when she told me her latest release was a recipe compilation from Raine MacDonald, the sexy hero in Caught Up in RAINE! (To see my review of the book and the Chicken Marsala recipe inspired by CUIR from last April, click HERE.)