Archive | December, 2010
Mint Chocolate Silk

Mint Chocolate Silk

You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been pretty absent from the computer lately.  I’ve been busy playing with my nephews and hanging out with family while we’re back in Chicago.  Ironically, this time of year when so many people are entertaining and cooking up a storm is usually when I take a break from cooking and [...]

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Just wanted to wish you all Happy Holidays from cold and snowy Chicago!  We’re here with little Omar, hanging out with our families and relaxing as much as possible.  Hope you’re enjoying time with family and friends and eating lots of good food!

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Chocolate Cherry Loaf

Chocolate Cherry Loaf

I was recently contacted by Whole Soy about submitting a couple recipes for their website, which I was more than happy to do.  I love coming up with new recipe ideas or putting a new spin on old ones.  And of course I love an excuse to have to test out some cake! Since the recipes [...]

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Simple Mushroom Bruschetta

Simple Mushroom Bruschetta

Last week I came down with some sort of terrible virus and totally lost my appetite.  I couldn’t even watch commercials for food, and the thought of eating anything was even worse.  It was a special sort of hell for me. But I’m so glad to say that I’m feeling MUCH better, and am actually [...]

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Lemon Bar Cookies

Lemon Bar Cookies

I love anything lemon.  I don’t know why, but I rarely make lemon desserts, even though I love them so much.  Lemon bars take the cake, and while I’ve made a few vegan lemon bars in my day that are really tasty, it’s hard for any of the them to come close to the bars [...]

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Persimmon Pudding with Whipped Coconut Cream

Persimmon Pudding with Whipped Coconut Cream

I have to start this post off by honestly telling you that I’ve never really liked persimmons.  My grandma loved them, so they remind me of her, which makes me really want to love them.  But no matter how many times I try samples of them at the farmers’ market, I just never come around [...]

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White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Ryan saw some white chocolate covered pretzels at Trader Joe’s the other day, but they weren’t vegan so he asked me if I could make something similar.  I’ve been thinking about it ever since and finally had an excuse to make some over the weekend. Now, I’m a big white chocolate fan.  When I was [...]

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Big Announcement!

Big Announcement!

I’ve had to keep this news under wraps for a few months now, but I can finally tell you guys that I’m going to be on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!  My episode will air on March 8th, so be sure to stay tuned for updates about the show.  I know the air date is several [...]

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Mega Chocolate Mint Holiday Cookies

Mega Chocolate Mint Holiday Cookies

I was recently contacted by Earth Balance to submit a recipe to their new “made just right” website (I mentioned their recipe contest in a recent post).  I wanted to do something that felt festive for the holiday season, and these Mega Chocolate Mint Cookies seemed to fit the bill. These cookies are super chocolaty, [...]

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