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How to Host a Vegan-Friendly Thanksgiving

Posted by Natalie

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Thanksgiving is the time for family and friends to come together and share a meal. Turkey, stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes… all of the classics! But let’s say you have a vegan at your Thanksgiving table, or maybe you are one yourself? That complicates matters a bit. How do you make everyone happy and comfortable when you have a table full of relatives insisting on turkey and nothing else?

There are options! In fact, you can create an entire Thanksgiving spread that is purely vegan, with all of the comforts of tradition…


Try Fat Free Vegan Kitchen’s Thanksgiving Meatless Loaf! According to Susan , this recipe combines all of the savory, Thanksgiving flavors that we all love in a concentrated recipe, but without the meat. If you want to add a gravy, she’s got a great recipe for Impromptu Vegan Mushroom Gravy that complements this Meatless Loaf very well.


Spice things...

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Thanksgiving Made Easy

Posted by Natalie

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about the biggest eating day of the year! Waking up at an absurd hour of the morning to start cooking food… staying in the kitchen all day to continue cooking said food… come to think of it, why do we like Thanksgiving again?

Family and other loved ones aside, it’s obviously because the traditional Thanksgiving dishes are down-right delicious, even if they are numerous and time-consuming. So how do we battle that? How do we have a Thanksgiving without the stress?

The answer? Cook ahead of time. Save yourself a headache by preparing dishes in advance, so you (the lovely cook and/or host!) can enjoy Thanksgiving just as much as your guests.


Try making your delicious gravy in the months or weeks when turkeys aren’t all being snatched up at your local supermarket. Try this Do-Ahead Turkey Gravy Stock from Savoring...

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Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

Posted by Natalie

Monday, November 10, 2014

It’s definitely starting to get chilly up here in Boston. While heaters begin to kick on and our ovens start to fire up in full swing, we need to remember to warm ourselves up from the inside out. What better way to start than with some delicious heated beverages?

Let’s start with the nonalcoholic kind first. It’s tough to go wrong with hot chocolate, but why not try it with a twist this year? Slow Cooker Spiced White Hot Chocolate, courtesy of Mom on Timeout, is just the way to go. The best part is that this decadent treat can be prepared in advance and enjoyed later, after dinner is over and the blankets on the couch are calling your name.

If you just can’t imagine making that run to your local coffee shop because of the freezing temps, never fear. Mom Advice has a great recipe to help you make your very...

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What People are Saying About Red Velvet…

Posted by Emily

Friday, November 7, 2014

Red Velvet Pancakes with Light Cream Cheese Drizzle Recipe

…and how our newest cookbook is changing their minds!

“Admittedly, I’m not someone who gravitates towards red velvet, but Deborah does it so perfectly, that I know I will make these bars again, probably for Christmas treats.  And now I really can’t wait to try more!”
—Lisa Longley, Wine & Glue

“I pink puffy heart red velvet. Or should I say red puffy heart? Either way, I love it, and not just in cake. In fact, red velvet cake is probably my least favorite. I love all the things you can make with red velvet. Like cookie cake and pretzels and molten lava cake and cheesecake cupcakes. See? The ideas are endless. And Deborah has them all covered (and then some!) in her new book.”
—Dorothy Kern, Crazy for Crust

“Admittedly, I’m not the biggest Red Velvet fan in the world. If given the choice between red velvet and another flavor, I’ll probably choose the other flavor… unless the other flavor is carrot...

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