Dessert

This Bread is Bananas, B.A.N.A.N.A.S.

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I know these three things to be true: Baking is a science. I’m terrible at science. Despite truths 1 & 2, I’m not too shabby of a little baker over here! Related truth: I was supposed to make this banana bread a week ago for Thanksgiving – fulfilling a special request from my most favorite […]

Happy Halloween; I Made These Scary-Good Cupcakes with Black Beans

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You guys – I suck! Halloween is four days away, and I haven’t decorated yet… or fashioned any costumes… or even bought – forget about carved – a pumpkin. This is totally and historically unlike me, but when I explain why I’ve been so unmotivated, I know you’ll understand. (Especially if you’re the parent of […]

Believe Me! It's Vegan Butter.

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Not too long ago, I “discovered” Wayfare butter. I was psyched! It’s vegan, it tastes great, and it’s palm oil-free (a very important point for me)! That it was sold at the small natural food store near us was icing on the cake. So close, so available, so convenient! But then, all of sudden, Wayfare […]

Perfect Vegan Muffins

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Let’s be honest with ourselves, muffins are really just breakfast cake. And, if you’re gonna eat cake for breakfast, then it/they better be good and worth the calories, right? I think you’ll find these are! Fluffy, moist, sweet-but-not-too-sweet, and as irresistibly delicious as any un-vegan muffin I’ve ever had (back in my un-vegan days), these […]

YES!! Vegan Vanilla Birthday Cake! 

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I CANNOT even believe that I have a son who’s turning 14 years old next week! It feels like only yesterday that I was able to carry him in my arms. Now, at 5’9″ tall, he can pick ME up and carry ME around! Most of you don’t know Owen, but I’m sure all of you can […]

These Sugar Nuts are Highly Enjoyable and in High Demand Over Here

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I don’t ski or snowboard, but whenever Dave and Owen head out for a day on the mountain, they take some love from me with them… In the form of these sugar nuts I make for them (because they make me make them for them) every time they go. Do you have some nuts hanging around the house […]

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 […]