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Last year at this time I promised I would get really good at making pie and then pass along my wisdom. Bad news.  I didn’t make that much pie. I did make enough so that I don’t feel nervous any … Continue reading

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(Leftover) Turkey Pot Pie is a Snap

Don’t judge. The turkey may be (just) over a week old but it was so pickled in Marsala wine (I used the remainder of the bottle I bought to make vegan gravy!) that it was still moist and tasty today. … Continue reading

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Vegan Caramel Apples with Maple Syrup (and some nutty caramels leftover)

Is good vegan caramel even possible? This is the kind of question that keeps my lactose-intolerant mind up half the night. One blog I read claimed that smashed figs are the vegan equivalent of caramel (!!!). Trying not to be … Continue reading

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Bisquick Banana Pancakes: Complicated Breakfasts Continued

It’s Sunday and I had two old bananas lying around. That’s almost tantamount to being legally obligated to make banana pancakes. I couldn’t remember ever making pancakes with the fruit IN before (see the Beauty of Bisquick Part 2 for … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Need Blueberry Muffins

Just plain old blueberry muffins were the order of the day. Nothing fancy or weird or cunning about them. I was craving the true-blue blueberry muffin of my childhood, the square kind that came in the corner of the TV … Continue reading

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Construction Cookies: Snickerdoodles & Sprinkledoodles

First of all, what a dumb name! Snickerdoodle sounds like a part poodle dog who is too goofy to find his own tail. It’s a very peanut butter-y sounding name for a cookie too. How did plain old sugar cookies … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of A Vegan Cookie?

I am. I will be blunt, baking without eggs baffles and alarms me. I feel the need of the whole sticky, rising, burnishing, yummy thing eggs do to batter. But cookies are my wheelhouse — the first thing I ever … Continue reading

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