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Vegan Maple Pecan Brownie Sundaes

VEGAN MAPLE PECAN BROWNIE SUNDAES

A lot of restaurants have brownie sundaes on their menu. I have seen other people order them, but I have never actually had one of...

Summer Basil Pesto Pasta

SUMMER BASIL PESTO PASTA

When you are gifted a bag of pine nuts and a large bunch of basil, you make pesto! Or, at least that is the way I think. That is just...

 
 
 
Vegan Chickpea Blondies

VEGAN CHICKPEA BLONDIES

I think I use chickpeas in more recipes than any other bean. I am always making hummus, and salads with chickpeas and I even add them...

Vegan Peaches and Cream Scones

VEGAN PEACHES AND CREAM SCONES

I found some peaches for a really good price at Aldi, so I picked up a bag but unfortunately I had to wait a few days for them to ripen....

 
 
 
Oil Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

OIL FREE VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

I am often asked to create oil free recipes so I have been working on some lately, and one of the first things that I chose to make...

Vegan Peach Galette

VEGAN PEACH GALETTE

I have been all about the peaches lately. I made some peach scones and a peach crisp last week, and I have been eating them like crazy...

 
 
 
Vegan Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Muffins

VEGAN DARK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BANANA MUFFINS

Last weekend we took a trip up north to Duluth and we had to stop at a couple of gas stations along the way. I don't usually pay attention...

Cake Batter Dessert Hummus

CAKE BATTER DESSERT HUMMUS

I admit when I first heard about dessert hummus or using beans in dessert recipes I was completely skeptical. How could that possibly...

 
 
 
Vegan Raspberry Lavender Pie Cookies

VEGAN RASPBERRY LAVENDER PIE COOKIES

Raspberries are my all time favorite fruit. Maybe because they are somewhat abundant here in Minnesota and I ate a lot of them as a...

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

VEGAN EGGPLANT PARMESAN STACKS

Growing up, I used to love eggplant parmesan. Or anything parmesan for that matter, my Mom would make chicken parmesan a lot as well....

 
 
 
Vegan Black Tahini Cookies

VEGAN BLACK TAHINI COOKIES

I love tahini. I love it in hummus, or for just drizzling on my salads, or eating with a spoon. What I really love it in though, is...

Vegan Black Raspberry Blondies

VEGAN BLACK RASPBERRY BLONDIES

Sometimes on my runs I am in the zone and sorting out my own thoughts, and other times I pay more attention to the beautiful things...

 
 
 
Raspberry Jalapeno Limeade

RASPBERRY JALAPENO LIMEADE

We are at the point in the Summer, right around my birthday where it is really hot here. Well, I consider it really hot. With the Minnesota...

Vegan Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake

VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY CHEESECAKE

I have been wanting to make a peanut butter and jelly cheesecake lately. It all started a few weeks back when I made some peanut butter...

 
 
 
Vegan White Chocolate Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups

VEGAN WHITE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY CUPS

I am a bit obsessed with peanut butter and jelly lately. I made some peanut butter and jelly ice cream last weekend, I am contemplating...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dessert Hummus

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH DESSERT HUMMUS

I am a huge hummus fan. I know, it is a stereotype that all vegans love hummus, and I fit into it I guess. But I like to have some...

 
 
 
Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Jam Bars

VEGAN CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY JAM BARS

I recently had dinner with my Mom at a local cafe and we were looking at the dessert case on the way out. There were beautiful cakes...

Roasted Garlic Scape Hummus

ROASTED GARLIC SCAPE HUMMUS

About 10 years ago, I was shopping at a local co op that I made the trip to every weekend, and I came across an odd item in the produce....

 
 
 
Vegan Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY ICE CREAM

It was really warm here in Minnesota last weekend. We really haven't had any hot weather yet this year until now , but now that we...

Vegan Black Bean Brownies

VEGAN BLACK BEAN BROWNIES

Last weekend my Mom asked if I could make black bean brownies. She had seen a recipe somewhere and it sounded good to her, plus once...

 
 
 



Italian Style Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a true delicacy often served on holidays and very special occasions that your dinner guests will find very impressive. Making a great Beef Wellington is... Read more ...

Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

Chicken Mexican Casserole

Chicken Mexican Casserole

It's easy, cheesy, and has the best flavor. Read more ...

Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Garlic Roasted Green Beans

These beans are snappy with just the right amount of salt to keep them heart healthy. Use fresh or frozen beans for a quick side any night! Read more ...

Oreo Cookies and Cream Icebox Cake

Oreo Cookies and Cream Icebox Cake

An easy to make, no bake dessert with layers of Oreo biscuits and thick Mascarpone & double cream whipped together. Read more ...

Blueberry Fresh Cream Cake

Blueberry Fresh Cream Cake

Light, fluffy blueberry cake with freshly whipped cream! Easy and simple ingredients come together for a delicious dessert! Read more ...

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

This incredible, easy and delicious homemade cinnamon roll monkey bread. Read more ...

Monkey Bread Muffins

Monkey Bread Muffins

You'll want to inhale these easy, delicious monkey bread muffins. Read more ...

Easy Cinnamon Apple Bread

Easy Cinnamon Apple Bread

It's apple season! Which means it's time to make this moist and flavorful Cinnamon Apple Bread. Packed with shredded apples and unsweetened applesauce + the just right amount... Read more ...

NY Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

NY Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies for the books: Bread + cake flour for a chewy texture and chilled dough for perfect caramelization and bold flavor. Read more ...

Apple Carrot Loaf and a Virtual Baby Shower babyfamilybites

Apple Carrot Loaf and a Virtual Baby Shower babyfamilybites

It is always fun to celebrate a new baby. A fellow Canadian blogger Jan from Family Bites is expecting a baby boy in the next couple weeks so we are throwing her a Virtual Baby... Read more ...

Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake

A delicious and easy recipe for homemade chocolate mug cake. Perfect for when a chocolate craving hits! Read more ...