Nutty November

by Sarah on October 26, 2012 · 90 comments

Secret’s out: I am a failure as a food blogger.


Well, many reasons.

(Including Thursday morning when I accidentally deleted my entire blog. Oops.)

But this time of year, it would be because I have yet to crack open a can of pumpkin.

these had cobwebs on them. seriously.

However, I have begun wearing out the twist tie on this glorious bag of seasonally appropriate and ‘wheretheheckdidyougetthatbecauseineedsomeNOW‘ powder.

If you ask me, there is only one thing to do with pumpkin powder:*

*OK, actually, if you ask me I can think of a bunch of things to do with it, but I’m going for dramatic effect here, people.

Put it in the food processor……and turn it into Nutty Butter!

That’s right. In case you couldn’t have figured it out–or at least secretly hoped–the first of November’s featured Nutty Butter flavors is Pumpkin Pie.

artwork by calee himes, genius

And so bizarrely does it taste just like pumpkin pie that the word ‘wow’ might escape from your lips. [Alternatively, you might look confused and say, “Howdid you do that?”

"Sad Day." (2012)

I almost stopped with one. I really did.

I had this idea of a flavor in my head……and I tested it out so many times.

But either the flavor was off, or the texture was weird, or in some way, it just wasn’t right.

I won’t sell you a butter unless I am a believer.

In my opinion, it’s just not Nutty Butter unless you physically have to restrain yourself from continuing to consume it directly from the jar with a spoon.*

*Sadly, that is too long to be a tagline.

Finally, I got it.

Cranberry Shortbread

almost like a Girl Scout Trefoil cookie infused with a highly undervalued Thanksgiving side dish.

Bonus: This second flavor is peanut free!

although the department of agriculture advises that i warn you it is still processed in a facility with and around peanuts

And even though I have beautiful new labels designed by the irreplaceable and unmatched Calee Himes, I couldn’t help but make some handmade ones for old times sake.

also it took me so long to decide about the cranberry that she hasn't had a chance to design that one yet :)

Now, how do you get your mouth hands on them?

E-mail with the following information:

  • Name
  • How many jars (and of which type)
  • Shipping Address (or at least state and zip code)
  • Payment preference: Paypal or personal check

[Please remember this is not my full time job, so it might take me up to 48 hours to respond. Please also remember this is not my full time job, and life gets in the way sometimes…so if I have not responded within four days, please DO e-mail again. :)]

I will accept orders until midnight on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

After that, you will be added to a waiting list for extra jars should I not receive payments or I miraculously have time to make extra…

Note: I have had to raise the price to $7.00  (50 cent increase) for each 4.5 oz. jar because of what my roommate calls the ‘swanky’ nuts, specialized ingredients, and small batch nature of my business is necessary…at least for this month.


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to thank y’all by giving some November Nutty Butter away! :)

To enter:

Leave a comment telling me your favorite Thanksgiving treat or tradition.

Additional entries:

I will pick a winner on Sunday!

december, october, and november flavors all taste great with seasonal fruit :)