December 2016

Vegan Sugar Cookies

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Yesterday was very fun… and also very frustrating. Owen having a group of friends over for a cookie-making party: Fun! Making the dough for them: Frustrating! By the end of the day, I had made and remade four batches of cookie dough. YUP, FOUR BATCHES! Not because I wanted to. Because I had to. I was using my […]

Peanut Butter & Carrot Dog Biscuits


It was sincerely gratifying to bake up these homemade biscuits for our four-legged fellas, Finn and Norman, this weekend. I’ve never made dog treats before, so I really didn’t know what I was doing. All I knew was that I needed to make a dough, and I wanted it to be on the savory side. I just […]

Sausage & Portobello Mushroom Stuffed Eggplant

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I came home one day recently to Dave in the kitchen, getting ready to pull something new and incredible-smelling out of the oven. Once it cooled a bit, I went in for a little taste (just a sample… to see if it was nice). Minutes later, I had eaten an entire half of a stuffed eggplant! I’ve had […]

Are You a Cheese Fiend?

In the past year, I’ve joined a few closed vegan groups on Facebook – not because I feel a need to belong to a community as much as I’m just kinda interested to know what other people like me are talking about. Cruising around these pages, I’ll admit, there are times when I can’t fully relate to the topic […]

Boozy Dairy-Free, No-Egg Nog (and Bourbon Balls, too)

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Where do you stand on eggnog? I was never a very big fan of it in my dairy-drinking days, but ever since our friends fashioned a vegan version for us last year, I’ve been waiting for this holiday season to hurry up and get here! If you like coconut milk and BOURBON, try this: VEGAN NO-EGG […]

Autumn Kale and Chard Salad

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After all that heavy-duty Thanksgiving eating last week… and most likely into this week as well, how about a nice kale and chard salad? This one is rather autumnal with its heartier greens, crisp apple and celery bits, crunchy walnuts, and an oil & vinegar dressing that’s both tangy and has a touch of brown sugar sweetness. […]