Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

October 17, 2012 Cakes and Pies

  A few weekends ago, I was invited to a dinner party to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I must admit that I kind of love dinner parties. The food is always amazing, the wine ever- flowing, and the company is the best. They also make me feel like  a grown-up. I should probably already feel [...]

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Vino Cola Granita

July 12, 2012 Beverages

Remember that time I mixed red wine with Coke and made a crazy delicious cocktail? I’ve been at it again, this time in frozen form. I know it sounds kooky, but it was a big hit with friends and family last week on vacation. A couple of these on the shaded porch was the perfect [...]

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Mocha Chip and Ricemellow Creme Cookies

May 17, 2012 Cookies

I been experimenting with ricemellow creme (whipped brown rice syrup) ever since one of my readers pointed out the contradiction of posting recipes incorporating marshmallows on a vegetarian food blog. Zing! She had a point and here I am. I’m impressed with the results of using ricemellow creme. It gives the cookies a pillow-soft texture [...]

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Vegan Chocolate Guinness Cake

March 15, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

I made vegetarian meat loaf a few weeks back and when my husband told his father about it, he replied, “Sounds nasty.” He seriously said that. If you know him, you won’t be surprised.   But vegetarian and vegan foods don’t have to be “nasty.” This cake is as far from nasty as you can [...]

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Chocolate, Espresso, and Pistachio Pot de Crème

December 14, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

Pot de crème is one of those desserts I love to eat, but never think to make. Occasionally, I’ll order it at a restaurant and then feel silly about it because it’s a simple enough dish to make at home. It’s basically just custard- milk, cream and eggs- so there’s no need to be intimidated [...]

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Spiced Apple, Red Wine, and Cranberry Turnovers

November 30, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

I love the smell of baked apples and spices this time of year. Making these turnovers was an excuse to fill the kitchen with nostalgic, seasonal smells. And to eat crispy, flaky turnovers. This year, hand pies are all the rage and cake is a thing of the past. I couldn’t be happier about this [...]

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Black Cherry Cola Ice Cream Float

June 26, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

This is why I love summer. Ice cream floats remind me of childhood. Ice cream and cherry and cola. Oh my. There’s really no trick to it. Stuff a jam jar with as much vanilla bean ice cream as it will hold. Pour the cola over top. (This cola is clear because it has no [...]

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Vegan Chocolate Milkshake

May 22, 2011 Breakfast

    Cue the sexy music. Because this milkshake is smokin’ hot. Actually, that’s not right at all. It’s ice cold. It’s also creamy, thick, and super chocolatey. And it’s exactly what I’ve been craving as the summer approaches. Inspired by my first attempt at vegan chocolate pudding, I decided to satisfy my summer milkshake craving [...]

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Salted Chocolate and Sour Cream Cake

February 6, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

I was chatting with my sister (Miss Sassy Pants) this weekend and she complained that I had too many dessert recipes on my blog for it being a “health food” blog.  I disagreed and, in fact, noticed that it had been a good while since I posted something sweet. I know I’ve said before that [...]

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Banana Walnut Bread

January 28, 2011 Breakfast

Brrr! It has been cold around here lately- we’re still digging ourselves out of the snow. I don’t know if I can take much more. I’m usually one to enjoy the seasons, but this weather has me dreaming of the tropics. It’s even interfering with wedding planning! My fiancé and I decided we wanted an [...]

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