He Called Me Carrots: Beautifully Simple Roasted Carrots with Thyme

Posted July 17, 2014 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Book of the Month Recipes / 9 Comments

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You knew I had to do it. No Anne of Green Gables menu is complete without carrots! Who can forget Anne’s sensitivity to having her bright red hair compared to a popular root vegetable? It drives her to fly into a fury at Mrs. Rachel Lind and break a slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head in school…little did she know, Gilbert was only drawing attention to her hair because he thought it was pretty!

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Anne Shirley’s Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches

Posted July 10, 2014 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Book of the Month Recipes / 10 Comments

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Leave it to Anne Shirley to turn an egg salad sandwich into a feast for the imagination. As I recreated the sandwiches she served to her friends during their “golden picnic,” I resolved to make them as Anne would: with as much extra flair as possible. I started with my own personal egg salad recipe (a close cousin to my deviled egg recipe) and spiced it up from there. After whipping up some croissants (no boring bread here!), I cut the croissants in half, added a layer of watercress for an elegant touch, and sneaked a special surprise into the egg salad. The result: a feast for kings, no imagination necessary! 🙂

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Is That a New Haircut?

Posted July 5, 2014 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Blogging, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

As you can see, AWR just got a facelift! I recently changed domain hosts, so I have a lot more control over the look and format of the website now. Three cheers for the Mister, who has been super helpful through this whole transition! I was in way over my head when I started building the site’s new look by myself, but with his help, I’m learning fast.

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Posted June 29, 2014 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Blogging, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

I’m in the process of completing a host transfer, so things are gonna look a little funny around here for the next few days. We should be back in business before Wednesday! 🙂

P.S. I’ve noticed that the transfer deleted all slideshows and disabled all links to previous posts. The replacements on those should be completed by next week. Thanks for your patience!

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Eeyore’s “Hipy Bthuthday” Birthday Cake: Angel Food Cake with Blueberry Curd Filling

Posted June 26, 2014 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Book of the Month Recipes / 4 Comments


Eeyore might complain about coming last in the recipe lineup, but we saved him for last because this dessert is extra special: we’re creating his dream birthday cake! Complete with candles, pink sugar, and icing, this cake is everything Eeyore envisions when describing the perfect birthday cake. The blueberry curd filling was my way of adding a little Wonderland uniqueness. And what better way to take advantage of blueberry season than giving our Winnie the Pooh dessert a little blueberry punch?

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Sweet Potato Tigger Stripes: What Tiggers Love Best!

Posted June 19, 2014 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Book of the Month Recipes / 2 Comments

Tigger presented me with quite a challenge when it came time to include him in the Winnie the Pooh menu. He is a notoriously picky eater, turning up his nose at every food but one (extract of malt). So for this recipe, I drew my inspiration from Tigger as a character, rather than his taste in snacks. The result was a delightful batch of honeyed sweet potato fries with just a little whiskey kick, modeled after Tigger’s iconic stripes. Perfect for a day of bouncing!

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Cottleston Pie

Posted June 12, 2014 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Book of the Month Recipes / 7 Comments

Cottleston Pie is a bona fide Winnie the Pooh invention. Until A.A. Milne wrote a poem about it in Winnie the Pooh, it never existed. The playful little poem explains that every creature is unique and acts according to its nature, essentially saying that we’re all what we’re made to be. Simple enough, right?

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