Vegan (Smoky) Cheddar Cheese-Ball

At my house, the Cheese-Ball has become a classic staple for the holidays. It makes its appearance on my table at least once, if not two or three times over the season. On Thanksgiving, it does its job well, keeping hunger at bay during those pre-dinner hours but still satisfying the need for something delicious … Continue Reading

Celebrating a Meat-Free Thanksgiving (Vegan Choices!)

If I’m counting correctly, this year will be my 5th Thanksgiving with no turkey. Do I miss a turkey filled holiday? Nope, not a bit lol. If anything, cooking a Thanksgiving dinner vegan style cuts my kitchen time in half, while doubling the deliciousness. No more defrosting frozen turkey overnight. No more 5 hours (plus … Continue Reading

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins!

This muffin is scary good. Worlds collide as two of my favorite ingredients come together in one sweet little holiday muffin: chocolate chips and pumpkin! It’s so good you could slap yo’ mama. Ok, you don’t really want to slap your mama, but truuuuuust me, you will want to make more than one batch. I … Continue Reading

Mountain Memories & The Best Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Over the weekend I enjoyed the blue sky, sunshine, beautiful mountain air, delicious bites of hand-picked apples, and the fist clenching cries of a baby who missed his nap time. So much for a peaceful outing lol. Every year we take a trip up to the mountains to load up on fresh apples and pumpkins. … Continue Reading