No-Bake Chocolate Orange Tart

Nothing says winter like a good chocolate citrus dessert! This tart fresh tasting and an indulgent tasting dessert that won’t leave you feeling heavy and ready to enter a sugar coma. I even shamelessly ate leftovers for breakfast after the first day I made it. It’s not too sweet and the majority of it canContinue reading “No-Bake Chocolate Orange Tart”

Cranberry Orange Butter Cookies

1 1/2 c vegan butter/coconut oil 1 1/4 c powdered sugar 2 tsp vanilla 3 c flour 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 c chopped dried cranberries 3 oranges worth of orange zest 1 c sparkling sugar to roll dough in Beat butter for about 2 mins until creamy. GraduallyContinue reading “Cranberry Orange Butter Cookies”

Brown Butter Caramel Centered Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

Merry Christmas Eve! I’ve been on a cookie baking frenzy lately. I made about 10 dozen cookies in the last week, no exaggeration. I’ve been giving them out as gifts (and of course sampling along the way). These cookies are decadent, bursting with flavor, and not as hard as they look to make. They haveContinue reading “Brown Butter Caramel Centered Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies”

Red Velvet Cake Bites

These cake bites were actually one of those happy mistakes I always talk about. I was originally making a regular cake, but I wasn’t happy with how my frosting job was going and I was in a bit of a time crunch to get them done. I made a quick decision to turn them intoContinue reading “Red Velvet Cake Bites”

Pecan Pie

Soooo… we had 3 pies for 3 people this Thanksgiving. My mom ordered blueberry from Whole Foods, which was very good, but I couldn’t help myself and also made two more. For my family, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without apple pie, see last week’s recipe. However, I also really like pecan pie, and I’ve neverContinue reading “Pecan Pie”

The BEST Apple Pie

Happy belated Thanksgiving. This apple pie is one of my specialties, and Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without it. It’s piled high with crisp apples. I hate when pies feel like 90% crust 10% filling when I would rather it have it the other way around. It’s tart, yet still sweet and juicy. The crust isContinue reading “The BEST Apple Pie”

My Cauliflower Steaks

I love cauliflower… like reallllly love cauliflower. It’s one of my favorite foods. I enjoy eating it in almost any way possible, but cauliflower steaks have grown quite a bit of popularity as a go to vegetarian dish in restaurants. I’m not exactly sure why, since I wouldn’t say a slice of cauliflower constitutes aContinue reading “My Cauliflower Steaks”

Mini Pumpkin Cakes

Happy belated Halloween! I wanted to get this recipe out yesterday, but better late than never. Plus, I think this would be a really cute centerpiece/dessert for the Thanksgiving season, especially if you have a select few non-pie eaters. I made the recipe small batch, so you’ll get 3 mini pumpkin cakes. The cakes areContinue reading “Mini Pumpkin Cakes”

Autumn Harvest Pie with Apple Cider Punch

This really is the perfect autumn combo. The pie has is warm and comforting with a bold flavor. The punch is light and woodsy. Enjoy them by a campfire in flannel pants like we did, and you have a picturesque fall evening. I always think that throwing out the fruit from Sangria is a bigContinue reading “Autumn Harvest Pie with Apple Cider Punch”