Recipe to Try: Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potatoes are yummy to eat in any season but they seem perfectly at home during the Fall. Here is a wonderful recipe that I happened upon via one of my favorite food blogs, Smitten Kitchen.

Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes
Adapted from Gourmet, January 2002
Makes 4 to 6 servings.

1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes (the latter will make them quite spicy, so using according to your preferences)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 pounds medium sweet potatoes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 425°F. Coarsely grind coriander, fennel, oregano, and red pepper flakes in an electric coffee/spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle. Stir together spices and salt.
Cut potatoes lengthwise into 1-inch wedges. Toss wedges with oil and spices in a large roasting pan and roast in middle of oven 20 minutes. Turn wedges over with a spatula and roast until tender and slightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes more.

{recipe and photo via Smitten Kitchen}

Beautiful Headband..Twigs & Honey...

I would like this glorious ribboned headband in my possession right now so that I can wear it everyday..well as close to every day as I possibly can.

{photo courtesy of Twigs and Honey}

Miniature Notepads...

Now don't these miniature notepads just make you want to throw a couple in your purse or give them away as favors?!

Iomoi has a number of beautiful items that would make perfect gifts and/or compliment your home! I'd def. drool a little bit if someone decided to give these away as gifts!

Smores Galore...

I'm having serious thoughts about giving these sweet treat smore kits as Christmas gifts to my co-workers! This is such a terrfic and wonderful treat & simple display that I really wish that I would have thought of it first. I don't know what I truly adore more, is it the clear packaging that let's you see the yummy goodness inside or the treat itself? Either way I'm going to enjoy putting them together and giving them away!
I've tried this recipe and it turned out divine!

{photo courtesy of Twig and Thistle}

Delightful Calendars...

I gladly happened upon one of the most creative calendars I've seen by Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar. How fantastically awesome are they?!
{photo courtesy of Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar}

Curbside Cupcakes...

OMG I'm so happy that this is real! A real live brightly colored pink cupcake van that drives around and sells yummy cupcakes. I love this town!

{photo courtesy of The Washington Post}

Same Day Update:
So I got a call shortly after I posted this and my co-worker called to tell me that Curbside Cupcakes was outside our job!!! {I mean honestly how totally radically blissful is that} I gathered up two of my other co-workers and dashed out the door and met Kristi and Sam! They are WONDERFUL people and so FRIENDLY. I had the Red Velvet Cupcake and be still my little ticker..IT WAS O-MAZING!!!!!!!!!!! The cupcake was so moist and flavorful and the cream cheese frosting...oh the cream cheese frosting was divine! I'm so glad that I was able to appease my palette and have a delicious cupcake to end off the work day!

Happy Birthday Office Style...

I'm thinking about doing this Happy Birthday Banner for a friend of mine at work. I love the fact that it's mini sized and can fit right onto her computer. It should be a lovely surprise for her. I'll post a picture of how it turns out! What will the creatives at Paper Source think of next!?

{photo courtesy of Paper Source Blog}

Penelope Toop Project...

is finally heading out the door as of tomorrow morning. A friend of mine wants me to make some party hats for her bridal party next year. So I mailed her some color samples in a little packet and away they go! Excuse the slight blurriness of the photo..PT needs a new camera pronto!

The small packet included:
a. PT Party Hat Color Request Form
b. PT Color Swatches
c. Self Addressed envelope
d. PT Business Card
I'm very excited about this project and the opportunity to showcase my little darling venture, *Penelope Toop!

*Penelope Toop is not only a blog, but it's me {though not limited to}...a darling little Party Planner and Favor Maker...♥

Flower Brooch My Darling...

Today I made a flowered brooch out of paper and I liked it so much that I put it on.

{finger snap snap}


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