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Super Bowl Dips!

Super Bowl Dips!

As I’ve said before, I’m not that big of a football fan, but I sure do love football food!  This week I want to feature some yummy eats that would be perfect to serve on Super Bowl Sunday.  Let’s start with the dips! First up is Buffalo “Chicken” Dip.  This creamy and spicy dip is [...]

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Mint Sugar Fruit Salad

Mint Sugar Fruit Salad

I’m still working my way through showing you guys everything I served at our Bears’ Brunch, even though we’re long past Bears talk since they blew the game last weekend.  My nephew is a Steelers fan (we’re not sure where that came from), so we’ll all be rooting for them in the Super Bowl. I’ll [...]

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Pumpkin Crumb Cake with Pecan Streusel

Pumpkin Crumb Cake with Pecan Streusel

I wanted to make a coffee cake for our Bears brunch a couple weekends ago, and after scouring my cookbooks for a suitable recipe (easy to make, feeds a small crowd, tasty), this one from my beloved Veganomicon seemed perfect.  I’d never made this before, but it sounded so good that I had to give [...]

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Vegan Queso Give-Away!

Vegan Queso Give-Away!

UPDATE: The winner of the vegan queso is Tami (vegan appetite), who commented that her “favorite snack would be wingz. Wingz dipped in queso sound fantastic!”  Thanks so much to everyone who entered! Guys, I’m really excited to announce this give-away.  You may remember a post I did a while back about Vegan Explosion’s queso.  [...]

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Chicago Bears Cake!

Chicago Bears Cake!

I mentioned yesterday that we hosted a Bears brunch over the weekend since the game was on at 10am here in LA.  Kind of strange to watch football over breakfast, but I could definitely get used to it.  It turned out to be a marathon day of TV since we watched both NFL games and [...]

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Awesome Easy Layer Dip

Awesome Easy Layer Dip

For the life of me, I couldn’t come up with a name for this dip.  Soy Chorizo Papaya Mango Salsa?  Guacamole Chorizo Tropical something?  Tropical Spicy Creamy Chip Stuff? It’s awesome, and it’s easy, so that’s what I went with!  I made this for a Bears’ brunch we had on Sunday, and it was a [...]

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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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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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White Bean Boursin

White Bean Boursin

We finally made it to the end of Vegan MoFo!  Part of me can’t believe how quickly the month flew by, and part of me can’t believe how long it took.  I’ve so enjoyed participating this year, and while it was definitely challenging at times, it was also really rewarding.  I wanted a little shot [...]

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Marshmallow Mint Cookie Bark

Marshmallow Mint Cookie Bark

I bought some Rocky Road Bark from Sweet & Sara over the summer when I was stocking up on marshmallows for a camping trip, and I finally finished it off last week after hording it for months.  Of course as soon as I finished it I wanted more. I thought, why not try my hand [...]

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Trifle

Pumpkin Butterscotch Trifle

I was having a hard time deciding what to make for dessert this Thanksgiving.  I wanted to make something different, but still appropriate for the holiday.  There must have been some divine intervention on Wednesday, because I found myself suddenly thinking about a pumpkin trifle, and the rest was history! I used the recipe for [...]

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Ceci with Garlic and Sage

Ceci with Garlic and Sage

I’ve made these Ceci (Chickpeas) with Garlic and Sage a couple times now, and I think I’m finally getting the hang of this Michael Chiarello recipe.  The first time I made these I followed the recipe exactly, but I found my skillet very crowded and they just didn’t crisp up as much as I would [...]

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Mini Radish Tartine

Mini Radish Tartine

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I thought I’d feature recipes this week that would work for the holiday, starting with these incredibly simple mini radish tartines. Before designing a menu for afternoon tea, I’d never had a radish sandwich before.  I knew that radishes served with butter were a classic french treat, and [...]

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