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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

6 Thanksgiving Desserts that aren't Pumpkin Pie

Enjoy one of these six fantastic Thanksgiving desserts when you want something that's not pumpkin pie!
6 thanksgiving desserts that aren't pumpkin pie from

It's American Thanksgiving this week, so I thought I'd share six of my favourite dessert recipes that would work well as the follow-up to a Thanksgiving meal. Each of these desserts are easy to make and will impress your family or any guests you've invited round your Thanksgiving table. From gluten free pumpkin pie alternatives to easy, three-ingredient puddings and handmade pretzels, there's a taste for everyone!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Gluten Free Pumpkin Oat Bars

Perfect as a gluten free breakfast on the go, these pumpkin oat bars are decadent and indulgent and will meet your pumpkin needs!
Gluten Free Pumpkin Oat Bars Recipe from

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Oat Bars

Oat bars are popular anytime of year, but I always find myself craving them when the weather starts to turn chillier. They make a far better accompaniment to hot tea than biscuits or cookies do and as the mercury drops, my consumption of tea increases. From that perspective, there's no shock, then, that I crave oat bars in autumn and winter!

These oat bars, with the soft oat flour base, rich pumpkin puree and flakes of rolled oats across the top, are a perfect pumpkin/oat sandwich. They're gluten free, made from oat flour which makes them surprisingly soft! Easy to whip up, and requiring minimal effort or time, you can make a batch of these as soon as you get up on Saturday morning and nibble them throughout the day. Or, do like I do, and make up a batch for breakfasts for the entire week.

Three gluten free pumpkin oat bars, perfect for Thanksgiving breakfast! From

Friday, November 21, 2014

Roasted Potato Medley with Cranberries & Pecans {Contributor Post}

Liven up your Thanksgiving side dishes with this gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly potato medley!
Roasted Potato Medley with Cranberries & Pecans; #glutenfree #vegan and #vegetarian from Dizzy, Busy & Hungry for

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Roasted Potato Medley with Cranberries & Pecans Thanksgiving Side Dish

Hello to all of Anyonita's wonderful readers! This is Kristin from Dizzy Busy and Hungry, back again to share another recipe with all of you! This time of year, as we approach the holidays, I am always on the lookout for really great side dishes to serve at holiday dinners. They must be easy, delicious, and elegant, so that they don't make me crazy with lots of fancy ingredients or instructions, yet they make my dinner guests feel like I went all out for them!

This potato dish is one of my favorites. The potatoes turn out slightly crispy on the outside, and nice and tender on the inside. The garlic salt and cranberries play perfectly off one another, with just the right amount of saltiness and sweetness combined in each bite. The pecans add a nice crunch, and the parsley contributes some color as well as another layer of savory flavor. This dish is a hit every time I serve it! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Kettle Chips Salsa & Mesquite Crisps

Back for the festive season, these Salsa & Mesquite Kettle Chips are hitting UK shelves again!
Salsa & Mesquite Kettle Chips back for Christmas from

One of Kettle Chips's most popular flavours, Salsa & Mesquite is back in time for the Christmas season! This isn't just any flavour of crisps, this is a flavour that has created a riotous, cult-like following. There's even a Facebook group dedicated to this specific flavour of crisps.

Kettle Chips for Christmas from

Personally, I'm a huge fan of Kettle Chips. I love their crunchy texture. But, the Salsa & Mesquite flavour isn't one that I'd ever heard of. It's a bit of a strange flavour, although it's not bad. It's very paprika-ish  and the mesquite tones come through with a subtle smokiness. Overall, the flavour of these crisps reminded me of ketchup.

Limited Edition Salsa & Mesquite Kettle Chips brought back from retirement from

Obviously, for some (like my son & the 70 plus Facebook fans) that's a flavour that's appreciated. For me, not so much. I can understand why people like these crisps, though. They're marketed as being a limited edition product, back in time for the holidays. Put in a bowl and passed around at a Christmas party, they'll be a big hit. Their vibrant orangey-red hue and seasoning will go down a treat with holiday nibbles and cocktails.

The strong paprika flavour of these Salsa & Mesquite Kettle Chips makes them ideal for Christmas parties from

Pick up a bag of these Kettle Chips from your local Tesco's and try them for yourself before they're gone again!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Créme Brûlée

All-natural pumpkin puree is blended with brown sugar and cream to make an easy, sophisticated pumpkin dessert just in time for the holidays!
Gluten free pumpkin spice créme brûlée from
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Créme Brûlée

By now, you probably know all about my obsession with créme brûlée. Remember this summer when I shared my recipe for gluten free créme brûlée for one?  Yeah, all that elation and addiction is still present. It's the very reason I came up with this decadent autumnal version.

Spiced with ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg and mixed with all-natural pumpkin puree, this créme brûlée would make an excellent, naturally gluten free alternative to pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. The bitter brûléed brown sugar atop this dessert combines nicely with the rich pumpkin and the slightly fiery spices. I especially love it when you get a tang of the ginger. It's an absolutely decadent dessert that's easy to make and would look attractive served after a hearty Thanksgiving feast. Plus, if you've got guests coming over this Thanksgiving, this is an easy way to impress them with a restaurant-quality dessert that's a cinch to whip up!  

Saturday, November 15, 2014

OXO's Kitchen Magician Cottage Pie with #HerbsandMore

Get your kids cooking with OXO's new Herbs & More Flavour Pots & this easy, classic cottage pie recipe!
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Rosemary & Thyme Cottage Pie

Parents of toddlers and preschoolers know that their little monsters like nothing more than being a bossy boots. A dozen times a day, I must say to Callum, "Stop being a bossy boots!" or "Oy! Bossy boots; cool it!" or some other admonishment about his slightly overbearing need to be in control. The people at OXO must be all too aware of this phase of development, because their latest campaign, Kitchen Magician, addresses this, fuels it and provides our tiny dictators with just enough space to exercise their authority.

OXO Herbs & More Rosemary & Thyme Flavour Pots from

OXO have just launched a range of Herbs & More Flavour Pots to help you get dinner on the table quicker, so you have more time to be bossed about by your children. (Cheers for that, OXO!) In celebration of this seriously delicious, but sadly not gluten-free range, OXO invited bloggers to get in the kitchen with their children and whip up a meal.

OXO's Herbs & More Range from

I'm working with BritMums and OXO on this project and have been compensated. All opinions and editorial are my own.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Butternut Squash & Bacon White Pizza {Contributor Post}

This autumnal white pizza combines sweet butternut squash with meaty bacon on a crisp base!
Mouthwatering Butternut Squash and Bacon White Pizza from The Chef Next Door.

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Butternut Squash White Pizza with Bacon

Hi, this is Sarah from The Chef Next Door! I'm so excited to be back again and sharing another delicious recipe with you. It's finally Fall here! The leaves are changing, the weather is cooler, and the days are getting shorter. One of my favorite things about fall is cooking with seasonal ingredients. Although pumpkin is my all time favorite, squash is a very close runner up! And I love using it in different ways, in recipes you don't see every day.