Friday, December 30, 2011

Monthly Round-Up (December 2011)

"Dashing through the snow, 
with an alternative menu in tow,  
check out this spread, 
it's a feast instead 
of the traditional one you know..."
(How I would sing Jingle Bells on my way
to a Holiday dinner.)

Here are my 10 picks for December.  
Some I've tried, others I look forward to trying:

Deanna's Cashew Carob Coconut Butter
I'm swooning over this recipe.  The ingredients are right up my alley.  
My kids would LOVE this!

Amy's Cut Out Sugar Cookies (Dairy Free)
These were such a nice alternative to traditional sugar cookies...
and Santa loved them too

Tessa's Vegan Samoa Toasted- Coconut Chocolate Cookies
A blast from my past...can't wait to make these!

Maggie's Gingerbread Cupcakes
Ginger is my all-time favorite!  I will be making these very soon.

Shirley's Mushroom Chili
Our tradition is chili on Christmas Eve, and this year
I tried Shirly's version with mushrooms. Loved it!

Vickie's Chestnut Stuffing
So inventive - so wonderful for the SCD community

Amber's Vegan Persimmon Cranberry Pudding
So fun to eat pudding without any added sugar

Golubka: The Most Gorgeous Holiday Celebration I've ever seen!
Scroll down to check out the recipes.  Ingenious!
I mean, come on, look at that centerpiece!!!

Hallie's Maple Pecan Tart
Pecan pie is my Husband's favorite, but the traditional version makes me cringe. This recipe looks like a wonderful, satisfying alternative; can't wait to try it

Meghan's Better Than Caramel Corn 
This was super good...and ridiculously easy.  Such a nice alternative for those
of us who can't digest corn, or for those with corn allergies


Wishing you laughter, love and peace in the New Year.


  1. Amber, thank you for including my Chestnut Stuffing recipe in your monthly round-up, my Grandma would have been delighted that her recipe is spreading far and wide! I only had to tweak it a little to make it SCD legal!

  2. Tessa Domestic DivaDecember 31, 2011 at 7:23 AM

    Great roundup, I am earmarking several to try!!Happy New Year my friend! And thank you for including my Samoas!

  3. gfe--gluten free easilyDecember 31, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    You are such a dear to include my mushroom chili, Amber! We are due to have that again here. I have to time it for guests or my support group meeting as it's too much for just the two of us. My group loves it though so I might make it for our next meeting. ;-) Several of these recipes have already piqued my interest, but a few are new to me. Will check them out--thanks! Love your alternative song, too.

    Happy New Year, dear! xo,

  4. Hi Vicki,

    Wow! I love that this is your Grandma's recipe. How creative. I'm still getting to know chestnuts (made them the other night and it was very interesting). But oh they are SOOO good!

    Happy New Year to you. Thanks again for the great recipe. :-)


  5. Happy New Year to you too Tessa! Looking forward to more of you wonderful, inspiring recipes in the New Year.


  6. Hi There Shirley,

    Well thank you for always being such an inspiration. It's hard to NOT find something to share with others from your recipe index. I thought this Chili was very inventive and very tasty. It was a big hit on Christmas Eve. :-)

    Happy New Year to you!

  7. It is new to me. I was not aware of it before. I would to take this opportunity to say thank you very much for sharing such a nice recipe!


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