Vegan “Mounds” Cake (a.k.a. Chocolate-Coconut Cake)

Vegan “Mounds” Cake (a.k.a. Chocolate-Coconut Cake)

Mounds Cake

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. Sure, it’s a little cheesy and totally commercialized, but allow yourself to look past all of that, and it’s just an excuse to celebrate, over-eat, surround yourself with heart-shaped everything, and to let friends and family know how much you care. Continue reading “Vegan “Mounds” Cake (a.k.a. Chocolate-Coconut Cake)”

Everything Bagel Sausage Rolls with Bloody Mary Ketchup (Vegan Optional!)

Everything Bagel Sausage Rolls with Bloody Mary Ketchup (Vegan Optional!)

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Cooking together is an almost daily ritual for my boyfriend, Matt, and me. Although Matt didn’t grow up addicted to Food Network and spending hours cooking like I did, he’s actually quite skilled in the kitchen. He often says that I critique too much and that I don’t fully trust him the kitchen, but that’s just because I’m a perfectionist who likes to have control, especially when it comes to food. In any event, Matt deserves all the credit for this genius breakfast/brunch dish, which is a delicious twist on classic Pigs in a Blanket. Continue reading “Everything Bagel Sausage Rolls with Bloody Mary Ketchup (Vegan Optional!)”

Quick & Simple: Vegan Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Quick & Simple: Vegan Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Sloppy Joe Sandwich

I’ve said it before, much of my inspiration in the kitchen comes from my mom. Growing up, we had family dinners every weeknight, and my mom always managed to make delicious, creative, balanced and varied meals for us. Because my mom ran a successful non-profit and had three kids, two dogs and a husband to deal with, these meals also had to be fast, affordable and simple to get on the table. Continue reading “Quick & Simple: Vegan Sloppy Joe Sandwiches”

Best of Basic: Quick Pizza Dough

Best of Basic: Quick Pizza Dough

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In my world, Sundays are usually spent in the kitchen, whether prepping lunches for the week ahead or experimenting with recipes old and new. Surprisingly, we didn’t have anything planned come this past Sunday morning, and due to the physical aftermath of Saturday night’s Christmas party and really wanting to avoid a trip to the grocery store, Matt came up with the idea to make homemade pizza crust topped with only ingredients we already had. Continue reading “Best of Basic: Quick Pizza Dough”