Tag Archives: thanksgiving

Mini Gingerbread Loaves {vegan}

You know at the end of Thanksgiving, when your fridge is full of last little bits of things and your pantry is packed with tiny McCormick spice containers that you hold onto, knowing in your heart of hearts that the last bit of pumpkin purée will go fuzzy in the refrigerator door and the pumpkin […]

10 Steps to the Perfect Last-Minute Thanksgiving (Free shopping list download!)

Did you put it off? I know I did. I have a plan for the Thanksgiving menu, but in case you don’t, here’s a last-minute plan. Print out the shopping list, head to the store (and wear football pads, like my friend suggested, and probably carry mace), and R-E-L-A-X. Download: Thanksgiving Shopping List Download: Thanksgiving […]

Bleu Cheese Creamed Kale Gratins

ERMAHGERD. This kale. If you’ve been following Crandlecakes for a while, you might have noticed my kale obsession, and you might have gotten tired of it, and then you might have stopped listening to me when I talk about kale. Well wake up. Because this is the most delicious holiday side dish I’ve ever tasted, […]

Butternut Squash and Vodka Risotto with Bacon

Fall was late for us this year. I suppose it always is in Texas, but for me and Shorty, it feels like it’s finally time to settle down, curl up, and be calm, or at least, make a stronger effort to do all of those things. Even though it was EIGHTY-EIGHT degrees here yesterday, the […]

Midnight Special

They say that nothing good happens after midnight. It’s “the witching hour,” according to the Roomz. I guess I’m just going to take a risk, though, and write my TENTH POST(!) in the wee small hours of the night. I’ll wait to post it till mid-Saturday, for your viewing convenience.I’m two weeks into the grad […]