Monthly Archives: November 2009

Black Rice Phyllo Tarts

With Thanksgiving coming soon, I know I’ve been focusing on all the goodies that will grace our table as we sit down to our feast.  But what about  the appetizers?  If you are having company, and dinner won’t be ready right away, appetizers certainly come in handy. Think of all of your poor hungry guestsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pecan Sandiedoodles

This cookie is a fun combination of two of my faves: Snickerdoodles and Pecan Sandies.  And, there are some more spices laced in to make them super festive.  These are so simple to prepare, and take almost no time to bake and cool.  They would be a perfect addition to any holiday cookie line-up.  DoubleContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pretty Darn Raw Vegan Cheesecake with Blackberry Topping

Today is my birthday, (yay!) and to celebrate I decided to use this awesome and simple recipe for my birthday cake (I changed it up a bit). What a great gift to receive-  thank you so much, RawFoodNut!  I also really wanted to create a new version of my all time favorite- blackberry vegan cheesecake.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Appalachian Pierogi

This is more of a how-to, rather than a recipe.  But I would like to share my basic process of creating a dish that has served my family happily for many years.  There are so many variations on pierogi… but I find this version to be pretty fool-proof.  And, it’s really the only kind IContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Almond Butter Sandwich Cookies

Lately I have been loving me some almonds…and these cookies are a great way to get a good fix of almonds  AND overdose on sugar.  They are crunchy cookies with a filling that is eerily similar to a store bought peanut butter sandwich cookie’s filling- especially the generic kind.  And that just makes my day.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Veggie Mash-Up Casserole with Daiya

Yay! I got some Daiya.  I’ve topped pizza, grilled “cheese” sandwiches, eaten it straight from the bag, and each time I have been thoroughly satisfied.  But, I wanted to test out its ‘casserole’ abilities -to see if the “cheese” could be crispy and melty at the same time.  It has been quite a while sinceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pumpkin Apple Ginger Soup

This is by far the best “convenient” soup I have ever made.  The second I tasted it, I knew I would be devouring the entire pot.  I have been on a canned pumpkin binge ever since I made  this pumpkin chili recipe from  That particular recipe inspired me to combine everything under the sunContinue ReadingContinue Reading