Festive Traditions ~ A Real Food Guide To The Holidays Giveaway!

First I want to congratulate Ann on winning a copy of Treat Yourself, a real foods guide!

If you didn’t win, you can still get a copy at 25% off by using the code JILL25 at checkout.  This code expires 12-14-12.  Get your discounted copy here.


This week we have a giveaway for a free copy of Festive Traditions, written by Jill Marks of Modern Alternative Kitchen!

Festive Traditions is an ebook that provides you with real food recipes during this busy time of year.  From appetizers to desserts, you’re sure to find delicious, healthy recipes to serve your family this Christmas season!  All recipes are made with real, healthy ingredients, and many recipes are gluten or grain-free.

Check out the table of contents below:

Appetizers and Drinks

  • Spinach Artichoke Dip
  • Spicy Nuts
  • Pumpkin Pie Nuts
  • Marinated Goat Cheese
  • Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Bacon Wrapped Figs
  • Coconut Hot Chocolate
  • Pastured Eggnog
  • Christmas Punch

Main Dishes

  • Roasted Turkey
  • Salmon with Probiotic Dill Sauce
  • Chicken and Rice Soup
  • Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger Cream
  • Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

Side Dishes

  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Cheesy Potatoes
  • Autumn Stuffed Squash
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Christmas Salad


  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
  • Crock Pot Stuffed Apples
  • Chocolate Creme Pie
  • Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce
  • Traditional Buckeyes


  • Gingerbread Muffins
  • Potato-Crusted Quiche
  • Soaked Oatmeal Pecan Waffles
  • Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
  • Lemon-Poppy Seed Biscuits

 I recently made the Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal, and below I share the recipe with you {with permission from Modern Alternative Kitchen}.  I whipped up some homemade whipped cream and layered that on top – made it taste like pumpkin pie! 🙂


1 cup pureed pumpkin
1 large egg
2 T. butter, melted
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c.milk
1/2 c. maple syrup
2 c. gluten-free oats
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. organic pumpkin pie spice
2 T. pumpkin seeds, optional

Butter an 8×8 size pan.  Preheat oven to 375°.  Combine oats, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice and pecans.  Pour this in the pan.  Using same bowl {it’s always great to save a dish :)}, mix pumpkin, butter, egg, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla.  Beat this mixture until smooth, about 3 minutes.  Pour over oat mixture and top with pumpkin seeds if desired.  Bake for 35-45 minutes.  

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    1. rebekah says

      I know it was the first thing listed, but I’d try the Spinach Artichoke Dip. I haven’t had it in such a LONG time!

    2. says

      This sounds like a great addition to my cookbooks! I am looking for ways to help me cook better since we were told our son has Asbergers. Thanks for the opportunity.

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