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Hanukkah Rainbow Cookies

Hanukkah Rainbow Cookies

I made beautiful ombré holiday cookies a couple of years back, taking inspiration from Bon Appetit.  This year I made Hanukkah Rainbow Cookies!  And they are possibly the most beautiful cookies I’ve ever made, receiving lots of social media love.  So here is a lot […]

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

I love to cook for hours. It’s true. Give me time, space, and the radio and I’ll happily create numerous dishes from scratch with loving care. This Thanksgiving my goal was to use a lot of the ton of pumpkin puree I have. So I […]

Cook’s Illustrated, Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cook’s Illustrated, Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Firstly, a giggling me photoshopped the picture above… but it is not that far off an idea that Cook’s Illustrated, my favorite print magazine, would soon contain a vegan or “plant-based” feature.  To this point, the latest issue had write-up on the coconut whip, the […]

<i>Fatta In Casa</i>–Italian From Scratch

Fatta In Casa–Italian From Scratch

This little Italian girl always loved lasagna. Even though lasagna uses the same basic ingredients as other Italian dishes (noodle, sauce, cheeses), it’s the structure of lasagna I love.  It is organized.  And I am a big fan of things being organized.  I always was. […]

Nabisco Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

Nabisco Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

I’ve written about these cookies before, a cookie so ingrained in my memory that I can still vividly experience them. From the shuffling through the brown paper grocery bag, as tall as me, in the backseat of my mother’s car to find and be the first […]

¬ ¬ Vegan Scooter Pies (a.k.a. Vegan Moon Pies)

¬ ¬ Vegan Scooter Pies (a.k.a. Vegan Moon Pies)

I’ve made scrumptious strawberry shortcakes, heavenly black and white cookies, the vegan-elusive rainbow cookie, delectable Milano cookies, huge and fatty cinnamon buns, savory Red Lobster cheese and garlic biscuits, sweet bread, even cashew-cream-based vegan cannoli… all-vegan versions of the tempting treats I grew up craving. […]

Orange Bundt Cake with Lemon Icing

Orange Bundt Cake with Lemon Icing

So this cake is a big hit with my family. After whipping it up for my Dad for his birthday, my sister requested it specifically. I gave the recipe a try after seeing that there was no need to make a grocery run for it. […]

Vegan Red Lobster Cheese & Garlic Biscuits

Vegan Red Lobster Cheese & Garlic Biscuits

Had I not wanted to allow for internet searchers to easily find these vegan Red Lobster cheese and garlic biscuits, I would have called these my “Holy Sh*t Motherscratcher Ever-Lovin’ Biscuits”… or some such name that adequately expresses my great excitement about them. Many, like […]

Vegan Cheese and Chive Corn Dogs

Vegan Cheese and Chive Corn Dogs

After a glorious gorgeous day at sea on the soft-sanded and low-key Brighton Beach, Coney Island’s quiet cousin, my new eclair “canoe” baking pan was finally utilized by way of cheddar and chive corn dogs. Sun-tired and hungry, CP and I pulled these dogs together […]

Holy Cannoli! Vegan Cannoli!

Holy Cannoli! Vegan Cannoli!

It had to be done. Veganizing cannoli. I had a recipe from The Vegetarian Site in my task box since January. In light of my sister, a long-time cannoli queen, and my Pop’s July birthdays, I would finally give it a go. After great success […]

Vegan Rainbow Cookies

Vegan Rainbow Cookies

It has been on my list of things to do for quite some time: veganize the ever-loved rainbow cookie! After plans for a weekend in Pittsburgh fell flat and the rain continued to persist in New York City or the umpteenth day, a Freaks and […]

Polenta Fries

Polenta Fries

Not only had I not tried polenta before this evening but I wouldn’t have been able to describe what the heck it was. I’d seen the tubes in stores and had formed an aversion to for some reason. It was only after receiving a recipe […]

Banana-Coconut-Chocolate-Chocolate-Chocolate-Chip

Banana-Coconut-Chocolate-Chocolate-Chocolate-Chip

After a terrible morning, my first consoling thought was that of brunch. I was going to treat myself to Counter‘s yummy banana flambé vegan french toast when I realized… I had never made french toast myself! I found a very simple recipe for… Banana Coconut […]

Winter = Chili

Winter = Chili

After a look at my finances, I put my foot down. No more runs to Zabar’s for lunch for their soup. If my brokeness weren’t enough, the recent cornbread recipe from the VegNews Recipe Club sealed the deal. It was time to step up to […]

Everything But the Basil

Everything But the Basil

I haven’t cooked in awhile. It’s terrible. Weeks after the great kitchen gadget shopping spree of ’08 (Wok Man‘s Christmas gift to me), I hadn’t used anything, save for a measuring cup. But last night that all changed by way of a fabulous Vegan Yellow […]

Google Search: Absolutely Perfect Vegan Pancakes

Google Search: Absolutely Perfect Vegan Pancakes

2 cups flour (1 cup white/1 cup whole wheat) 2 TBsp organic sugar 3 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 2 cups soy milk 1/4 cup canola oil Combine dry ingredients in large bowl Add wet ingredients & stir Fry em up Eat em up

“I am the (vegan banana bran) Muffin”

“I am the (vegan banana bran) Muffin”

In the resurgence of Twin Peaks fever that has swept up me and my peers, I type this blog swaying with the eerie rhythm of The Pink Room. With such sexiness, one must look above to a pixelated Jacques and Laura for more. Here are […]

The Perfect Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Perfect Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

1) Pre-heat 350 degrees 2) Mix dry ingredients in large bowl: 1 cup flour (1/2 white & 1/2 whole wheat) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1/3 cup cho cho chips 3) Mix wet ingredients in […]