A Very Veggie Christmas with M&S

By Jacqueline Meldrum This is not just any Christmas, this is an veggie M&S Christmas.I used to cook everything from scratch for Christmas breakfast, lunch and dinner. And how did that go? Well I spent the whole day in the kitchen and missed all the fun and my wee boy’s excitement. Now I make a few things, but I buy a few things in too. Just to make life easier and that’s where M&S come in. We’ve missed the date for Christmas Food to Order, but there’s plenty of choice in store and actually this gives your more options to suit everyone, including …read more

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Meal Plan for December Week 3

By Summer Miller This month, Summer Miller is back and excited to share her family’s meal plans for December. Happy holidays, everyone!
Some days dinner inspiration comes together without much thought, while others you stand at the kitchen counter blankly staring to a cupboard full of ingredients with no idea what to pull together.
Not to worry, we’ve all been there.
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Source:: Simply Recipes



Chocolate Bark – Temper, Temper

By (Chef John) In addition to sharing an easy, and beautiful edible holiday gift idea, I wanted to make this chocolate bark so I could test a simplified technique for tempering chocolate without a thermometer. It sounded too good to be true, but worked fairly well, which is the problem. Is fairly good, okay? Properly tempered chocolate will snap when broken, and retain that gorgeous glossy sheen. Poorly tempered chocolate is sort of dull grey, and the texture is soft, and waxy. This was somewhere in the middle. Using this method, you will get close to properly tempered chocolate, and you might …read more

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Food. Curated.’s Make it Nice Holiday Gift Guide 2017

By Liza de Guia “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.” – Charles Dickens
Give. That’s all you need to do with your time on Earth. Give. Without expectation. Without pressure. It doesn’t have to be a lot. It doesn’t have to be material. It could just be quality time with a loved one. Or an empathetic ear. Or working on your true purpose that’ll help shape your community, your business, your world. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it is genuine. So, give without abandon. Put in the effort. That’s how …read more

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By Elise Bauer A traditional holiday drink dating back hundreds of years, eggnog is made with eggs (hence the name), milk, cream, spices like nutmeg and vanilla, and fortified with rum, whisky, and/or brandy.
We grew up with eggnog, the kind you buy in a carton, and every Christmas holiday we kids drank up as much of it as we could.
I didn’t even know that eggnog was a “spiked” drink until well into my adult years!
Even now, I prefer my eggnog only lightly boozed, if at all. So this recipe is only lightly spiked; feel free to increase the rum and bourbon to your …read more

Source:: Simply Recipes



Holiday Gift Guide 2017

By Irvin It’s the Eat the Love annual holiday gift guide for 2017!

The holidays are one of those insane times when you are running around baking up a storm, going to parties and desperately trying to figure out what to buy for your friends and loved ones. Well I have you covered with some gift ideas for those hard to buy folks. Here’s my 2017 holiday gift guide!

You can’t go wrong with a bottle of bourbon for a host gift or for a loved one that happens to enjoy their brown. Made in Alabama, Clyde May’s whiskey bourbon has long roots …read more

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Banana & Cranberry Baked Oats with Nutella Drizzle

By Grace Hall For today’s post, I’ve taken my usual baked oats breakfast recipe and jazzed it up for an extra special breakfast for the festive season! This breakfast recipe is made extra tasty with the addition of festive cranberries, a drizzle of yummy Nutella and a scattering of hazelnuts to finish – my way of stretching a single portion of Nutella to make a decadent tasting but still balanced breakfast the whole family will love.

I’m a great believer in ‘everything in moderation’, so when Nutella challenged me to create a balanced breakfast recipe with an extra tasty touch in the form of …read more

Source:: Eats Amazing



30 Easy Edible Gifts that Kids Can Make for Christmas

By Grace Hall Today I’m sharing a collection of fantastic easy edible gift recipes that kids can make for Christmas. They are all easy enough for kids of all ages to make (with a little help if needs be), and most of the recipes are so easy that kids could make them by themselves, from start to finish. Whether these tasty edible gifts are made for family, friends or teachers, you can be sure they’ll be fun to make and gratefully received by all!

Every year I make homemade sweets for my (very large) family, and the kids love to get involved when I’m …read more

Source:: Eats Amazing



Back to basics

By makemendgrow Hello dear reader! I realize the posting has been off and on lately. The free time comes in spurts and so do the posts. I came across an old post I did at my old blog, Tigerlily Designs and realized I don’t just write and update as I used to. No quick hello posts, no short notes on what I am growing. It’s time to get back to that, back to basics.
So, dear reader, how are you? What is new in your world?
The summer was over in a blink, and fall flew by quickly as well. We’re in this …read more

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Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Poppy Seed Cream Sauce

By Erin Alderson Post sponsored by Frontier Co-op. See below for more details.
There are some items I don’t use terribly often in my kitchen. These are the items that make their way to the back of the cabinet, the items that when you need it you have to pull everything out and hope your memory isn’t faulty about the last time you purchased the ingredient. I don’t have many of these ingredients but Poppy Seeds are definitely one of the few. Sure, there are poppy seed muffins and one of my favorite scones, but I don’t bake as much as I had been. …read more

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Learn to Make Sofrito

By Culinary Road Trips Puerto Rico Learn to Make Sofrito

In puertorrican cooking sofrito is essential for everything from meats, to rice, sauces and stews. Sofrito is a mixture of aromatic herbs, vegetables, stock/water and oil. Sofrito is the result of our heritage and mixture of cultures (spanish, taino, african). We have many versions of it depending on what we have available.
My mom recommends that you use ice trays to freeze the sofrito into ice cubes, so when your …read more

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Festive Ploughman’s Lunch with Apple Cuvée

By Karen Burns-Booth Festive Ploughman’s Lunch with Apple Cuvée: After all that rich Christmas food, why not enjoy a festive Ploughman’s Lunch, with assorted cheese, charcuterie and a glass of classic English Apple Cuvée.

Thatchers Family Reserve

I love Christmas and the Festive period that spans from the first Sunday in Advent though New Year to Twelfth Night; it is a time of joyous eating, giving and sharing with family and friends. But, it’s also been a very sad time for me recently, as my father passed away on the 1st December last year, but, as someone who loved this time of year, we still …read more

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark

By Riz Chocolate Peppermint Bark might be one of the easiest desserts out there – dark and white chocolate marbled together, adorned with crushed candy cane, and flavoured with just a touch of peppermint extract. But don’t let its simplicity turn you away, this is fast, delicious, and gorgeous. It’s also perfect for gifting. You’re welcome.

Where I’ve Been
I know, I know, I’ve been gone for a little while. And a lot has happened! But here are the two highlights. Firstly, I was a finalist in the Saveur Blog Awards 2017 in the Best Baking & Sweets Blog category. I was 1 of …read more

Source:: Chocolates & Chai



Cheesy bean roast

By Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche In case I didn’t offer enough vegetarian Christmas dinner ideas for you the other day, here’s one more – a crispy, cheesy bean roast. Nut roasts are a pretty standard option for us vegetarians at Christmas time, but if you don’t like nuts, or you’re allergic to them, I imagine you’d be a bit stuck. So this cheesy bean roast is a similar idea, but it’s nut-free. Hooray!

The base of this cheesy bean roast is made from beans (obviously) – both whole beans, and a tin of refried beans. They give a ton of flavour to the bean roast, so …read more

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How to Decorate Mini Christmas Cakes – 6 Fun and Easy Designs

By Grace Hall In the run-up to Christmas last year, I shared my cute little Tin-Can Mini Christmas Cakes recipe as part of the Eats Amazing Festive Food Advent Calendar. I intended to follow up with this post about how to decorate them shortly afterwards, but the chaos of Christmas preparation caught up with me and I realised this week that I never had finished writing up the post! It might be a year late, but better late then never as they say, so today I’m sharing my how-to cake decorating tutorials for all six mini Christmas cake designs!

I really enjoyed coming up …read more

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