Wacky Pineapple Cake

Wacky Pineapple Cake has a story attached to it. When I was first married and experimenting with cooking and baking, my aunts used to send me many wonderful ways with food.   Here is one card I found recently in my repertoire of recipes, Wacky Cake. It could have been named Chocolate Wacky Cake because with the cocoa called for in the recipe, that’s exactly what it is. A Chocolate cake.   However, as much as I like chocolate and I've made it this way many times, I decided to go for a change,...

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares

I must admit when I saw this recipe online for 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares, I couldn’t get to it fast enough. Although, it was dubbed as flourless, I gave it a new title. Three ingredients? Really? And no flour? Who knew? How simple and easy was this for a delicious snack or dessert.     I’ve adapted this recipe slightly from The Big Man’s World. Funnily enough, as many recipes happen by mistake, this one, he explains, did too. He started out making banana ice cream and used only two...

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Banana Orange Muffins

Banana Orange Muffins wasn't at all what I intended to make today. I was going to make my Pecan Muffins (with lots of fruit) but I didn't have most of the ingredients. Now, I never run out of cinnamon as I always try to have backups of everything. You know, put the item on the grocery list before you actually run out. But here I was even out of cinnamon. About that time, my husband walked into the kitchen and said, "What are you doing?"  I said, "I don't really know!"...

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Healthy Snack Recipe: Oat & Brown Rice Nut Snacks

This Healthy Snack Recipe, specifically Oat and Brown Rice Nut Snacks, keeps me from eating less healthy foods when I am nearly always looking for something to snack on after dinner.   My go-to after dinner snack is usually fruit. Watermelon or cantaloupe in the summer. Oranges, tangerines, or grapefruit in the winter. But sometimes I just don't feel like fruit.   And that's when these lovely little snacks come in handy. After dinner. I don’t know about you, but the longer the day wears on, the hungrier I get. Especially if I’m not busy....

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Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake Cookies

Who Isn’t Crazy for Chocolate - Chocolate Cake Cookies? Well, here is an easy vegan recipe, another one of my favorite chocolate recipes, this time in the form of Chocolate Cake Cookies.   That's right. They're a cake-y kind of consistency. I’ve had this one for 30 some odd years. I have since veganized it and it’s one of those go-to recipes for whatever occasion. I’m taking some to my granddaughter for her birthday tonight. Also taking some to my Monday morning volunteer group.   It’s a great holiday cookie frosted with the color of...

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Vegan Pumpkin Bread

The fact that this Vegan Pumpkin bread is egg-free, dairy-free, and oil-free makes it a healthy vegan recipe.   When I mention Vegan Pumpkin Bread most people go eeewww! After one taste though, they are pleasantly surprised by the good flavor. It's a popular bread to give as a gift as well as to serve guests. I usually bring it every fall, when pumpkins are at their peak, to my Monday morning volunteer group.   I love doubling and tripling recipes. I always figure if you're going to make a mess in the kitchen,...

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Blueberry Sauce

Step 1

Bring wine, blueberries, cinnamon stick and sugar to a boil. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Gradually whisk in arrowroot and stir until thickened. Remove cinnamon stick before serving.

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Blueberry Bread Pudding

This is Susan Branch’s Blueberry Bread Pudding recipe. If you don’t know Susan Branch you are in for a treat. I have all of her books and have been following her for years. She does all of the printing and artwork by hand, mind you. Her books are a delight for the mind and feast for the eyes. What a gift she has! Now, here comes the disclaimer. She is not vegan and cooks with lots of milk and eggs and butter. Still, I like her and her books, not only...

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Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

Vegan Strawberry Shortcake popped into my mind as I strolled through the grocery store the other day and saw all the wonderful fresh strawberries. They were absolutely mouthwatering. There's nothing better in my mind than fresh fruit made into desserts: fruit pies, fruit cobblers, fruit any-which-way....

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Nutty Cinnamon Bananas

Step 1

Melt vegan butter in a fry pan. Peel bananas and slice into rounds or split in half lengthwise. Fry until golden brown, then add the Agave sweetener and sprinkle with cinnamon and nuts. Cover over a low heat until they are soft and syrupy.

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