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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving: Desserts

Three days until Turkey Day!  I'm hosting my husband's family this year.  They don't know it yet, but I'm doing a gluten-free menu.  I think they'll love it.  I've been experimenting with my recipes to get everything just right.&n...
by Cafe Johnsonia on Nov 18, 2012

Vegan Apricot Coconut Macaroons

In celebration of our first post 6 years ago today, we remade and adapted these tasty apricot coconut cookies. Yield: 16 cookies Ingredients: 2 & 1/2 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened) 1 cup dried apricots 1/4  cup apricot brandy (or Amaretto) 1/4...
by Vegalicious on Nov 16, 2012

Berry Buttermilk Cupcakes

It’s been a less than awesome week, but I hate to come here and complain. So instead, I’m going to make a list of all the things that have been making me happy lately and hopefully that will make me feel a little better!• jacaranda trees in blo...
by spicyicecream on Nov 14, 2012

Party Parfaits

As Donkey would tell Shrek, everybody likes parfait!Ingredients:2 envelopes unflavored gelatin1/2 cup orange juice1 cup fat-free milk1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed1/3 cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon grated orange...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Nov 14, 2012

Mixed Nuts Burfi and Diwali wishes !!

To all my readers celebrating Diwali today, hope you all are having  a great time with family and friends and enjoying all the sweets and savories that are a part of this season. Wishing you all a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Veg Inspirations on Nov 13, 2012

Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients:2 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and drained           4 tablespoons margarine, melted3 eggs1 cup sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon nutmeg3/4 cup milk1 teaspoon vanilla1 9" pie shell, bake...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Nov 11, 2012

Christmas Spirit Eggnog

Ingredients:4 cups milk 5 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 12 egg yolks 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 cups light cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Instructions:Place a large saucepan over very low h...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Nov 9, 2012

All Butter Apple Pie Crust

There are times when a ready pie dish will do but Thanksgiving is special so why not try making your own pie crust… it’s not as difficult as you may think. Ingredients: 1 ½ cups sifted flour ½ cup chilled butter cut into cubes ½ teaspoon sa...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Nov 8, 2012

Chocolate Baklava Fingers

I have had Greek food on the brain a lot lately, not least of all because one of our brand new venues at work is a heritage pub in Newtown downstairs and a Greek restaurant called The Animal upstairs. With all the menu revisions making me very very h...
by spicyicecream on Nov 4, 2012

Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients:2 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and drained           4 tablespoons margarine, melted3 eggs1 cup sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon nutmeg3/4 cup milk1 teaspoon vanilla1 9" pie shell, bake...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Oct 30, 2012

Quinoa Cashew Kheer/ Payasam/ Indian Pudding and an update:)

First the update :)  For a long while now I have been wanting to get myself a pinterest account, finally this week I took the plunge and got myself one :) I haven't done much there, just created a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Veg Inspirations on Oct 24, 2012

Pear Delights – Pears and Raspberry-Applesauce On Puff Pastry

These are so simple, yet delicious and even appearing elegant. Yield: 4 Ingredients: 4 slices frozen vegan puff pastry, thawed 4 tablespoons raspberry-applesauce 2 pears, peeled and sliced in half 4 teaspoons of agave, ginger syrup or sugar water veg...
by Vegalicious on Oct 24, 2012

Rum Balls

A favorite holiday treat! Ingredients: 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup white sugar 3 tablespoons corn syrup 1/2 cup rum 2 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 1/3 cup confectioners sugar Instructions: Melt cho...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Oct 23, 2012

Webtacular Cheesecake

Ingredients:1 3/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs1/4 cup butter or margarine, meltedFilling Ingredients:3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened3/4 cup sugar1/2 cup packed brown sugar3 eggs1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin2 tablespoons cornstarch3 t...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Oct 19, 2012

Giant Warts

Ingredients:1/4 cup butter, cubed8 oz. Semi-sweet chocolate1/2 cup heavy cream2 bags fun size candy bars, chopped into small piecesInstructions:Melt butter.  Remove from heat and add semisweet chocolate.  Cover and let sit until chocolate i...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Oct 18, 2012

Graveyard Cupcakes

Ingredients: Prepared Cupcakes Frosting of choice 1 package gummy worms1 package chocolate cookies or graham crackersDirections: Place a few cookies in a plastic bag and using the back of your hand or a rolling pin press down until mixture resembles...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Oct 16, 2012

Fruity Ghosts on a Stick

It just turns out that pears are just the right shape for making spooky ghost treats!  These are an interesting alternative to the traditional candy apples.  Ingredients:Wooden craft sticks, like for a popsicle6 medium sized pears 10 - 12 s...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Oct 15, 2012

Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Squares

Ingredients: 1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 2 tbsp. butter 2 cups dry roasted peanuts 1 (10 1/2 oz.) pkg. white miniature marshmallows Assorted soft Halloween candy Instructions: Line a 13x9 baki...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Oct 15, 2012

Ghostly Eyeballs

Ingredients: 2 packages red gelatine Vanilla ice cream Raisins Red decorating jell Directions: Prepare jello according to package instructions.  Fill individual glass serving bowls with jello and place in refrigerator to set.  Once jello ha...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Oct 15, 2012

Eewy Gooey Eyeballs

Ingredients: 3 oz lemon gelatin 1 cup hot water 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows 1 cup pineapple juice 1 8-0z. pkg cream cheese 1 cup heavy cream, whipped 1 cup mayonnaise Instructions: Dissolve lemon gelatin in 1 cup water in double boiler.  A...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Oct 14, 2012


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