Archive | December, 2011
Iced Pumpkin Cookies-1

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

“For my last recipe of the year, I am going to indulge in one more tasty baked good.  I can’t think of anything that satisfies my winter sweet craving more than pumpkin breads, pies and cookies.  These iced pumpkin cookies are soft and cakelike. You can make these with or without the glaze. Either way […]

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raspberry swirl loaf

Sour Cream Raspberry Swirl Loaf

“A delightful sweet loaf with raspberry swirl.  The topping is optional but scrumptious!  I find that the loaf is super sweet without the topping but because the loaf doesn’t last more than a day in my home . . . why add more sugar?  Either way, you’ll have raving fans (if you don’t eat it all first!).” -Contributed […]

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Black Bean soup

Blissful Black Bean Soup (Vegan)

“A classic black bean soup featuring crisp savory notes from a dry sherry and tomatoey base.  I like to use a poblano pepper instead a green bell pepper to spice it up a notch.  This is a great recipe to use when you have a few cups of black beans.  It’s simple but not lacking in […]

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Cheddar cheesy sauce and pasta

Vegan “Cheddar Cheesy” Sauce & Pasta

-If you are having a house full of guests this weekend, this can be a GREAT dish to have around for the kids and adults alike to snack on as a light lunch or easy meal.  Make the cheese sauce in advance and you’ll have a super simple throw together meal.- “My son has been […]

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Snappy Gingersnap Cookies (Vegan)

“These cookies are snappy in the way I like. Snappy, as in one deliciously righteous cookie.  But I prefer my cookies with a little less snap, or crunch.  This recipe actually works both ways for you crunch-o-holics and the ones like me that are suckers for the soft and chewy goodness of a REAL cookie. If […]

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stuffed squash

Sprouted Rice, Quinoa And Pine Nut Stuffed Squash (Vegan)

“I had 4 delicata squash delivered from my local organic farmer co-op this week and had NO idea what to do with them.  My husband has never liked squash much and I was determined to find a way to serve this up and have him eat at least a bite or two.  I’ve tried the usual brown sugar […]

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Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip Cookies

“I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.  But adding a little banana makes them irresistable!  Moist, fluffy and banana-chocolate deliciousness . . . mmm!” Ingredients 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 medium) 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1  1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2  cups old-fashioned […]

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winter farro with roasted mushrooms and squash

Winter Farro with Roasted Mushrooms and Squash (Vegan)

“Farro is a grain that’s been enjoyed since ancient times. It’s high in fiber, protein and nutrients and absolutely delicious with a nutty, full flavor and an appealing chewy texture. Farro, also known as emmer, was one of the earliest domesticated crops in the Near East.  It was grown in Egypt and Mesopotamia and eventually […]

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Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Blueberry Breakfast Cake (Vegan)

“Last week my husband announced that he was tired of hot cereal for breakfast.  He challenged me to come up with a baked alternative that would satisfy his morning pastry craving without being loaded in sugar or having any refined flours.  Since I have been finding many of Lindsay S. Nixon‘s vegan baked goods quite […]

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spicy molasses cookies

Spicy And Chewy Molasses Cookies

“Mmm . . . I love, love, love molasses cookies! I love the chewy, soft texture and the warmth of the ginger, cinnamon and other spices.  This recipe has a secret ingredient I haven’t seen in other recipes; cardamom.  Watch out though!  This is the kind of sweet treat you have to monitor or you’ll find yourself eating […]

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