Tale of Treats: A Fairytale Feast


I have wanted to start a feature called Tale of Treats on my blog for over a year! The only thing that stopped me was I wouldn’t be able to do it regularly. How silly! I’ve decided to go ahead and do it anyway, but this will be a sporadic feature.

Since Thanksgiving is coming up, I wanted to put a bookish spin on one of my favorite holidays. I cooked up a Cinderella Pumpkin Risotto, Kimber’s hot posset (which you may remember from the Faeriewalker series), and a seriously pretty Beauty and the Beast Apple Pie Rose.

I’ll leave links below to the original recipes, but I modified them all a bit. Some of the recipes just weren’t working quite right or needed a little something extra to enhance the flavor. Here’s my take on them:



Cinderella’s Pumpkin Risotto

I based this recipe off go Giada’s pumpkin and goat cheese risotto. I added in onion and garlic and left out the goat cheese and nutmeg. Also used vegetable stock instead of chicken stock and decided to serve it a pumpkin. Because Cinderella obviously needs a real pumpkin!


Kimber’s Hot Posset

This is the original recipe from an interview I did with Jenna Black a while back. & I didn’t really make any modifications in the video (just used agave instead of honey and vanilla almond milk instead of whole milk).


Beauty and the Beast Apple Pie Rose

I got this idea from Pinterest, but the recipe they had on there just didn’t work at all. YouTube helped me figure it out though. My recipe and process is actually very similar to the one I found in this YouTube video. The pie crust recipe I used is absolutely delicious! Highly recommend it if you’re up for making it yourself.


I hope you guys like this post! Making a cooking video is really tough – I have a whole new appreciation for everyone that does cooking videos on YouTube. If you recreate any of these, send me a link because I would love to see pictures! What are you’re favorite foods for Thanksgiving? Mine are pumpkin pie, stuffing, and green bean casserole. Can’t wait until next week 🙂


0 thoughts on “Tale of Treats: A Fairytale Feast

  1. You are so damn creative, I love this! That rose bread looks so pretty, I also saw it on Pinterest.
    I really like baking and making cookies. As for as cooking? I’m a huge fan of my crockpot 🙂
    The posset looks yummy!

    1. Thank you 🙂 I like cooking and baking, but I feel like I end up getting take out more often than not. Sometimes waiting for things to boil, etc. is just so painful! Hot possets don’t taste at all like I expected them to when I read the book, but they are really good!

  2. What a cute feature! Love it! I cannot cook for the world but I like to try, lol. You’re a natural on the video. I am always saying “um” and “like”. Because that is how I talk, always thinking in the middle of sentences. I should write things out before I try to video!

    1. Thanks 🙂 If I’m recording a book review I always write out my thoughts first, but editing is really my saving grace for things like this video!

  3. So that’s how you make those apple roses! How very cool! I’m not a big pie fan but I’m thinking I really need to try out that recipe!

    What a great feature! I look forward to more of these! 🙂

    1. The roses are soooo yummy! I’m actually not a huge apple pie fan either, but this tastes very different – more like a tart. It’s just pie crust and apple slices, so as long as you like both of those I think it’s a must try. Kinda wish I had one to eat right now, haha.

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