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Vegan Meatloaf Cupcakes

Vegan Meatloaf Cupcakes

One of the tough things about finding good dinner ideas is putting together a recipe that is easy to whip up after a long day at work. Oh, and also finding a dinner that is in the shape of cupcakes. (That is a common requirement, right?) These Vegan Meatloaf Cupcakes are not only a fun party food to...
Gingerbread Donuts

Gingerbread Donuts

Gingerbread is no longer reserved to the houses and men. Though as adorable as they might be, a tower of Gingerbread Donuts is just as cute! This holiday spice is expanding and branching out to flavor all the goodies that it can and mini donuts are not excluded. I’ve been stuck in my house for the past...
Your Guide to Allergen-Friendly Baking: Dairy Substitutions

Your Guide to Allergen-Friendly Baking: Dairy Substitutions

So you just found out that you can no longer digest dairy or you have given it up for various reasons that remain personal and your very own. Where do you go from here? First off, a very warm non-dairy welcome is in order so…Welcome!! The world of dairy-free cooking and baking can be a very creative and...
Homemade Fortune Cookies

Homemade Fortune Cookies

There’s an amazing party going on over at Keepin’ It Kind where the cookies are abounding. Our gracious (and oh-so-gorgeous) hostess with the mostess, Kristy, has been parading cookies galore all over her place, enticing us to bake while we still have the energy within. Today I was invited to come on over and I thought I would bake her something...
Double Chocolate Chip Kisses Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Kisses Cookies

Remember those Peanut Butter Chocolate Kisses Cookies you once loved making as a kid? You know, the ones that you ate more of the Kisses than actually put on the cookies itself?  And remember these homemade White Chocolate Peppermint Kisses (click on the underlined words for the link) that I made a couple of weeks...
Living Without Magazine's Special Feature

Living Without Magazine’s Special Feature

Living Without Magazine was the first allergen-friendly magazine I started to read when I first found out about my food sensitivities. It was always a treat to find a new issue on the magazine rack at Whole Foods–I would gobble up all of the information inside while feeling relieved that there was always a solution to my...
Mini Gingerbread Houses

Mini Gingerbread Houses

Writing a cookbook has been a cathartic experience for me. Yesterday, I worked diligently in the kitchen, working hard to finish up my manuscript and I kept enduring failure after failure. In fact, this entire week has been chockfull of failures that has left me questioning what the hell I am even doing. It’s beginning...
Your Guide to Allergen-Friendly Baking: Egg Substitutes

Your Guide to Allergen-Friendly Baking: Egg Substitutes

Being a newly eggless baker, finding good egg substitutes for your baked goods at home can be an overwhelming task. Well, fret no more! Here is a bit of clarity and guidance to help you understand what egg substitutes are out there and what type of baked good it can best be substituted into.  I choose not to use eggs when I...
Vegan Candy Cane "Kisses"

Vegan Candy Cane “Kisses”

Think of the delight and surprise of your friends and family this Christmas when they open up this tiny package, only to find a non-dairy version of their favorite holiday chocolate candy treat. Hershey Kisses are my favorite chocolates because they are the perfect size when you have that sweet tooth nagging at you to devour something...
Vegan White Chocolate Bark

Vegan White Chocolate Bark

Sometimes I like to get a bit complicated in the kitchen. I’m not intimated by recipes that say they take an hour or 2 to create because cooking and baking are my opportunities to relax (that’s right, I said relax) and unwind from what is going on in my day. Don’t get me wrong, I...
Vegan White Chocolate Mocha

Vegan White Chocolate Mocha

 Back in my Starbucks days (yes, I was proudly once a barista), one of my favorite drinks was the vegan White Chocolate Mocha. This was waaaaaay back in the day when I couldn’t stand the taste of coffee on its own so I needed something to alter its flavor. These days, I actually drink my coffee...
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

It’s that time of the year where everything you bake needs to filled with the flavor of pumpkin. It’s a must, am I right?! There is nothing like having your entire house fill up with the smell of fall. I know, I know. I’m going back and forth on my posts. One day I’m all...