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Holiday Recipe Roundup!

I remember when I was a little girl, the holidays seem to take forever to get here. I would wake up each day and it seemed to just drag on. I would watch movies, drink hot chocolate and popcorn, we would do all of the usual holiday festivities. It was a really good time.

Nowadays, I still do most of that but now it seems like the holidays just creep up out of nowhere. Like there’s not much of a break between summer and Christmas. I guess my inner child would be excited.

While I am totally behind on the holiday cooking and baking this year, I thought I would roundup some recipes that are favorites around this time and maybe they’ll give you some inspiration!

Appetizers

Figs with Ricotta and Honey (more…)

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup (Vegan)

Oh how I love fall. With a chill in the air, we can finally start wearing fall clothes without sweating like a dog. Scarves, hats, jeans, it’s all game now! And not to mention the food. Pumpkin everything, mac and cheese, and soup!

I’ve been making so much soup this year and I’m pretty sure it is the been the best decision I’ve made. Now this soup here is probably one of my all time favorite soups ever. It’s rich and super creamy but it’s still vegan and super healthy. The trick to making it thick and creamy? Rice.

I learned this trick in one of my classes for gluten free cooking. Instead of making a roux or veloute, just add a little rice, overcook it, and puree. It creates a super thick, rich, and healthier option without the addition of butter or cream.

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Barley with Mushroom Gravy

So ten years later I finally write up another post. Hello again everyone.

For the few of you that are wondering why I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks, I’ll just say, life happens. Between school and work and all of the other various little things that need to be done sometimes you need a little break from everything.

So what have I been doing with that time? Being lazy of course. Procrastinating as usual. But I did accomplish one thing on my bucket list, so I wasn’t completely lazy.

With one week in between classes, me and my brother, along with a good friend, decided to go to Colorado and climb Mt. Elbert, the tallest mountain in the rockies. Was it a challenge? Uh, yeah. Did I struggle? Every. Single. Step of the way. Did I almost fall off the mountain and die? I’m pretty sure. But did we make it? YES! The only question that matters, was yes we made it to the top. Through the snow and icy rocks we trudged on and defeated that mountain.

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Pumpkin Goat Cheese Bread Pudding

Happy halloween!

I know I should be posting about how to make homemade candy, or what to do with leftover candy but well… I’m not.

I guess I haven’t gotten into the halloween spirit yet.

Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Cinnamon Pate A Choux

This past week has been…stressful to say the least. It’s that time of year when midterms you completely forgot about creep up on you and you start freaking out just a tad.

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Turkey and Fig Meatballs

I’m finally starting to feel a little more normal after ACL.

I’ve gotten over that first initial exhaustion of being out in the hot sun all day for several days, lack of sleep, and lack of food.

Guinness Chocolate and Caramel Bread Pudding Bombs

I learned a couple of things from making this recipe.

First off, if your caramel turns out to be more of “decorating” caramel then a sauce, use it to your advantage.

Secondly, I need to focus on my photography more. Like making sure that i’m not taking lopsided.

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Guinness Tiramisu (Beeramisu)

What better way to begin October than with a boozy recipe?

Oktoberfest season is upon us.

All over the world people will be celebrating this “little” fest with way too much consumption of alcohol, specifically beer, but why limit it too just drinking it?

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Roasted Corn Chowder

If there is one thing I am known for among my friends and family, it’s that I get cold very easily. I am almost always cold. Unless I am actually standing in 100 degree weather and there is no wind, I am cold.

But add in a little breeze? I’m cold.

I could be sweating hot then go inside to an air conditioned building that’s, let’s say, 75 degrees, and I get cold. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.