Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

It’s been almost 3 months since my family switched to a plant based diet.  This will be our first Thanksgiving where we don’t sit down to stuff ourselves with turkey and more importantly - leftover turkey sandwiches.  I’ve always believed that with good, wholesome ingredients you can make incredible tasting food.  So even though we won’t be eating turkey this Thanksgiving I can honestly say that we won’t be...

 
Perfect Pie Crust

Perfect Pie Crust

Do you love pie?  My husband does.  He’s constantly asking me to make him pie.  Since this is our first Thanksgiving with everyone in my family eating only a plant based diet my Mom (Kristy) and I decided that we would not only make him a pie but make a pie that is to die for!  But you can’t make a pie without a pie crust!  If you’ve never made your own pie crust before don’t worry - it’s really easy.  The...

 
Herbed Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Herbed Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

I have often been accused of wanting to put pumpkin into everything. I have to say that it’s probably true. Why not? Pumpkin is the best. It’s low in calorie, high in fiber and full of nutrients. It tastes great with cinnamon and other spices but is neutral enough to sneak into other things so those vegetable haters you might have in your family won’t even notice. Other than the slight color difference you may not even notice the...

 
Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

It’s the time of year for spooky tales and here’s my tale. It’s not about ghosts, goblins or things that go bump in the night, but of a graveyard. A food graveyard filled with the remains of failed recipes deemed unbloggable. This biscuit recipe was almost buried before it’s time when Sarah taste tested it and said it didn’t have enough flavor (actually she said it was boring). I thought it was ok but put the recipe...

 
Chocolate Covered Banana Cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Banana Cupcakes

On Friday my little guy will be 6 years old.  SIX. YEARS. OLD!  I swear it was just yesterday that I was looking into this little face…. Now my little guy is growing up and I CAN’T STOP IT!!!!  Caleb LOVES banana bread.  He asks to have it for breakfast every single morning.  He likes to tell me that if I can have salad for dinner every single night that he can have banana bread for breakfast every single day.  His logic astounds...

 
Apple Cinnamon Donuts

Apple Cinnamon Donuts

Words can not describe how freaking yummy these are.  But I guess if I had to come up with some they would be…  O.M.G. or Oh yeeeeaaahhh or Mmm…Donuts. Did I mention that there are chocolate covered donuts too?! Chocolate Covered Donuts   Wiping up the drool and moving on….  You won’t believe how easy it is to make these donuts at home.  Now, you can make them freehand but I highly recommend buying a donut pan.  I...

 
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

Whether you follow a clean diet, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free or any other combination out there - no diet should be without chocolate chip cookies.  In the past I’ve experimented with baking without dairy and my results were not so good.  It took me a few attempts but this time in the end I came up with a gooey, chocolately and buttery tasting cookie.  I’m not proud to admit it but my family devoured the whole pan in one sitting!...

 
Pumpkin Oat Scones

Pumpkin Oat Scones

Eating healthy for me has come in stages. I have almost always eaten reasonably healthy, but about 5 years ago after reading Dr. Oz’s book I went to all whole grains and unrefined sugars. That in itself brought about a whole new challange to cooking, especially baking. Whole grains are just are not the same as white flour! I finally mastered that challange (mostly) and now here I am again trying to bake without dairy products. No butter!...

 

Pumpkin Cornbread

Who put that pumpkin in my cornbread? Who put that cornbread in my pumpkin? Mmmm, two great tastes that taste great together. Ok, for those of you old enough to remember the commercial for peanut butter cups I did steal that line but it’s so true. I love cornbread and I love pumpkin and what a fabulous combination they make. There are many different ways to make cornbread, some savory with onions, peppers and spices and then the sweet cornbreads...

 

Brazilian Cheese Bread

I love cheese and I love bread so I thought that this recipe for Pão de Queijo would be a win/win in my book.  Everything was going great.  It took only a few minutes to toss everything in the blender, another couple of minutes to pour the mixture into the muffin tin and 15 minutes later I had these cute adorable puffs come out of the oven.  I waited for them to cool and then popped one in my mouth.  I LOVED the texture, they are more chewy...