• Ricki

    posted on December 6, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Oh, my, I can’t believe I’m the first to link a recipe–I think that’s never happened before! The rutabaga gratin is a great holiday side dish and will make a convert of anyone who thinks they don’t like rutabaga! (like me). :)


  • Kim @ Cook It Allergy Free

    posted on December 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Wow! Amy I love love that egg nog recipe. I am hosting a holiday party next week and that would be a fun addition to my hot cocoa bar that I am having. Will totally have to try that!
    I linked up my cookies from our 12 Days of Cookies event this week!
    Thanks for letting me share!


  • Becky D

    posted on December 6, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I’m wondering – if I wanted to substitute agave or honey for the stevia, about how much would I use?

    I’ve tried and tried and tried to like stevia. I’ve spent a small fortune on all the different kinds that were supposed to taste good…but I still have a very strong dislike for it.

    But I LOVE Eggnog!


  • Megan

    posted on December 6, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Hi Amy, I am new to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays and think I’ve finally figured out the linking process. I added your badge to my blog tonight. I appreciate the opportunity to be included.

    I am mostly sugar free as well, which makes your recipes even more relevant to me. I’ve found keeping cane sugar out of my diet is key to staying healthy. I noticed that you’ve got a new link up to your book. I’m very excited to read it, and wish you the best of luck.



  • Miz Helen

    posted on December 6, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Miz Amy,
    I love your Eggnog and hope I will be able to try it soon. I brought over my Cran Pom Spaghetti, hope you and your readers like it. Thank you for sharing and thank you for hosting. You have a great week!


  • Heather @CeliacFamily

    posted on December 6, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Oh, gosh! I finally got a recipe posted and linked, and I couldn’t follow the directions correctly. Sorry, I didn’t get my name in the caption.


  • cheryl harris

    posted on December 6, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Whoops! I forgot to add my name to the Chocolate Banana Bread.

    Amy, I’m so glad you mentioned SOS, I volunteered for them years ago. And it’s such a nice reminder that everyone can do something, from a free pledge, to $, to time…

    Thanks for hosting as usual!


  • Alex@A Moderate Life

    posted on December 7, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Hey Ames! Sorry I missed stopping by last week, but since I smashed my hand in a table leaf and then my daughter had a fever, I couldnt type too much or for too long! I did have some help from my wonderful friends and one of them, Jason of Alternative Nutrition News guest posted this lovely gluten free dutch oven upside down cake and I thought it would be perfect for your linky! I also wanted to comment on your terrific support of share our strength, and I will be sharing it on my thoughts on friday link love at a moderate life because I know just how important it is, especially at this time of year. I volunteer with a cooking group to help those in need in times of illness or loss and I also am going to be cooking this winter with my mom at a friday night homeless shelter at our church, so these issues are definitely in my mind as well as yours. Thanks so much for what you do! Big hugs! Alex


  • Lexie

    posted on December 7, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Amy, what a priviledge it is to be participating in this event with you! I loved your post write-up and this egg-nog … well it looks like a rich and tasty treat : ) Thank you for not making it the “raw” version ;)


  • Jenn

    posted on December 7, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Yay I’m so glad you’re participating in the progressive dinner as well! Share Our Strength is such a great organization to contribute to – thanks so much for helping to fundraise by doing this post – and mmm that egg nog looks great!


  • Shirley @ gfe

    posted on December 7, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Hi Amy–A moving post that will inspire us all to action–thank you! :-) Love the egg nog recipe, too. I used to love it so, but the heaviness of traditional egg nog has gotten to me over the years, so this version if terrific!

    I linked up Corn and Butter Bean Casserole, which allows one to get in some veggies and have comfort food at the same time. :-)



  • Emily

    posted on December 7, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Oh Amy! You just made my holiday season. I’ve been wishing for an egg nog recipe. Can’t wait to try this.


    Amy Reply:

    @Emily, Let me know what you think…it’s my first attempt at homemade eggnog and I love it. I hope you do too but if you think it needs something, let me know. Collaboration is always a good thing.



  • Selina@CreativeJuicesDecor

    posted on December 7, 2010 at 9:29 am

    This looks AWESOME!! I can’t wait to make it. (along with about 20 more I have checklisted on your site!) Thanks for your kind words. Happy holidays – I hope you enjoyed the flavor of eggnog as much as I do. :-) Thanks for taking on that challange for me.


    Amy Reply:

    @Selina@CreativeJuicesDecor, I want to know your honest opinion, Selina. If I need to tweak a thing or two let me know. :) I am going to make your monogram plates for MY kitchen. They’re gorgeous!!

    Big hugs,


  • Maggie

    posted on December 7, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    What a beautiful post Amy, thank you for reminding us. It’s so important to give all year long and this sounds like a great organization. xo


  • Eileen Beran

    posted on December 7, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Especially nice collection of recipes this week. I have whoopie pies on my radar, so nice to see a GF version. (Sorry about the duplicate linky – new computer, getting sensitivities adjusted. I just figured out how to turn off the annoying “pinch” feature.) Love this site, and kudos Amy on marshalling us foodies to reach out and give a gift of food to the hungry.


  • Christine

    posted on December 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I loooove eggnog. One year my sister made a very large amount of eggnog with tons of brandy in it from a recipe book, so it’s good to know that there are healthier eggnog recipes out there!


  • Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free

    posted on December 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Amy, I’m so happy to find a healthier eggnog recipe! My mom would make the best eggnog when I was young, but she said it wasn’t safe to eat without cooking it. Now, yours is doubly healthy — cooked egg and less sugar!


  • Carol Peterman/TableFare

    posted on December 7, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Reading your post makes me want to curl up by the fire and drink eggnog all night.


  • Andrea

    posted on December 8, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Thanks for allowing me to link to my recipe for Pumpkin Mousse! The only dairy in this recipe is 3 tablespoons of butter (for 5 servings), so it is healthier in that way.


  • Valerie @ City|Life|Eats

    posted on December 8, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Thank you so much for raising awareness :)

    I linked a recipe for a root vegetable casserole with gratin. It is homey, easy and comforting. Someone commented on it saying it could almost be like a stuffing side dish too – who knew!?!


  • Alisa Cooks

    posted on December 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    What a neat event!

    That eggnog looks wonderful and so much healthier than the versions I just reviewed!


  • Michelle (What's Cooking with Kids)

    posted on December 13, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I love how you wrote this blog post – encouraging people to really think about food. It tends to be something we take for granted…
    Thank you for joining our progressive dinner party :-)


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