Nomtastic: Candied Yams

There’s only one week left until Thanksgiving so it’s time to get the turkey and game plan thawing. In my family whoever is hosting Thanksgiving makes the Turkey. This is mostly logistics as Turkey takes hours and hours to make. This makes me an expert in one thing, and it’s not Turkey. It is gut busting sides.

17 Nov 2011 10:00 GMT

Vegan Nibbles: Rosemary Focaccia

Here's the deal, I'm giving you the recipe to make this from scratch, but nothing is stopping you from buying a pound of pizza dough from your grocery store and using that as the foundation for your focaccia. Just skip right down to the oven preheating part and go from there. I'll never tell!Ingredients2 cups bread flour

16 Nov 2011 10:00 GMT

Nomtastic: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

For this week’s spotlight on Thanksgiving sides we’re talking potatoes. Mashed potatoes grace dinner tables year round as they are probably one of the greatest inventions of mankind. They go with everything and they’re simple.Even the simplest of things require a little work. I will freely admit I have screwed up mashed potatoes before. There are two easy ways to ruin mashed potatoes; not cooking the potatoes long enough or adding the wrong amount of liquid. Perfect mashed potatoes sho...

10 Nov 2011 12:00 GMT

Vegan Nibbles: Baked Oatmeal

I would make slow cooked oatmeal every morning if it didn’t take so long. I’d make instant oatmeal every morning if it wasn’t way more expensive than regular rolled oats and was made in the exact flavors I like. If you agree with me on both those points, well let me introduce you to baked oatmeal, friend! I baked up a big batch over the weekend and I’ll have perfect oatmeal all week long! I just pop it in the microwave for as long as it takes to brush my teeth and bingo, it's breakfast...

09 Nov 2011 14:42 GMT

Nomtastic: Green Bean Casserole

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I decided for the month of November all my recipes would be things I love to eat during Thanksgiving. In the States, Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the Holiday season. It’s mostly an excuse for everyone to be gluttons for a day while watching American football. I hate American football, but I LOVE all the food. Thanksgiving in my house is a carb orgy and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

03 Nov 2011 13:00 GMT

Vegan Nibbles: Roasted Tomato Soup

It snowed! It actually snowed real snow all over the place on Saturday. In October! Before Halloween! Everyone went nuts! I didn’t go nuts. I held a Halloween Twin Peaks marathon and made this roasted tomato soup. Ingredients1 lb plum tomatoes, cut into quarters2 Spanish onions, cut into quarters

02 Nov 2011 15:23 GMT

Confessions of a Ribbon Addict

Ribbon is my weakness. The sight of reels and rolls of rainbow coloured satin sets my pulse racing and my bank account on edge.This time of year is when my ribbon lust reaches fever pitch. Only yesterday I purchased 25 metres of the stuff, then went home and stared at it for a little while. I arranged it artfully and took a few photographs, then wound it into neat little bundles and placed it back into the paper bag.

31 Oct 2011 09:32 GMT

Nomtastic: Potato Leek Soup

Today was the perfect fall day. A crisp morning followed by a sunny afternoon that set the colors on the trees ablaze. The days of cozy sweaters are upon us, and I felt we needed an equally cozy soup to go along with such a wonderful day. This was the first time I ever made this soup and it is absolutely delicious. Even my husband, a known soup hater, kept telling me how good it was. This soup would even make a great base for a yummy clam chowder too.

27 Oct 2011 12:11 GMT

Vegan Nibbles: Sweet Pumpkin Dip

Last Halloween I was instructed to "make some sort of sweet pumpkin dip thing."I didn't really know what I was doing and ended up with a loose pumpkin frosting that looked like pale orange soup. I was worried. Turns out there was no need because if you give people a frosting type substance and tell them to use cookies as dip vehicles, people really like it! And it turns out it's a thing! 

26 Oct 2011 12:16 GMT

Boozy Treats: Hot Toddy & Mulled Cider

Whilst the sound of ice rattling against the sides of a cocktail shaker has to be one of the most exciting I can think of, autumn is the time when my mind turns to hot drinks. Hot alcoholic drinks to be precise.From Halloween onwards, my mind turns to mulling. The urge to mull any alcoholic liquid becomes overwhelming. Experience has shown that it is best to stick to the classics and mull only red wine and cider. But there is a world of cockle-warming fun to be had with the remaining c...

24 Oct 2011 12:27 GMT

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