Vegan Baked Apple Pastry Roses

I wrote this recipe for my friends over at #30SecondMom. Thought I’d share with you too if you don’t follow me there. You’ll need: 6 red apples, cored, halved and sliced 1/4-inch thick 1/2 cup melted vegan butter or regular butter 1 package phyllo dough nonstick spray water or nut milk, to seal equal parts cinnamon and sugar 1/2… Continue reading Vegan Baked Apple Pastry Roses

Soft HomeMade Pretzels

  Ingredients:  1 cup warm water (105°F) 1 (1/4-ounce) packet active dry yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons Vegetable oil 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 Tablespoon organic cane sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus Maldon or Kosher for garnish 6 -8 cups water 1/8 cup baking soda   Method:  With the vegetable oil, lightly grease a… Continue reading Soft HomeMade Pretzels

The Brussel Sprout Files!

Below is a formula sure to make your Brussel sprouts are a success no matter what flavor profile you’re after. Sweet, salty, or tangy! Brussel sprouts are aggressive in flavor. You either love them or hate them. So many ways to cook them too– from baked chips to chopped salads. At my home we love our… Continue reading The Brussel Sprout Files!

The Best Thanksgiving Stuffing I’ve Ever Made! 

Grand Mariner Apricot and Sausage Stuffing.  This recipe is adapted from The Silver Palate Cookbook. One of the first cookbooks I ever purchased. Co-Authors, Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso Miller were hot on the gourmet carry-out scene in 1980’s. From that birthed, The Silver Palate Cookbook in 1982. An instant success ! This book helped cement… Continue reading The Best Thanksgiving Stuffing I’ve Ever Made! 

Loaded – Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins!

Ingredients: 3-4 jalapeños 2 pounds small round baby potatoes, about 2 inches in size. 2 Tablespoons organic canola or vegetable oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 1/2 pound pancetta or center cut strip bacon, cooked crisp, drained of excess fat, and crumbled Garnish Toppings… Continue reading Loaded – Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins!

The Faux-Re-O! Homemade Vegan Oreo Cookies. Clean ! No additives, preservatives or shelve-stabilizers! 

Aside from the slightly bizarre flavors of the past few years, Kraft Foods – the parent to the Oreo, a Nabisco brand; has a dynasty into the worlds best tasting cookie!  A large corporate box chain foods  company–but, this means highly processed, refined food ingredients. Also, foods contain additives; that might not be so healthy… Continue reading The Faux-Re-O! Homemade Vegan Oreo Cookies. Clean ! No additives, preservatives or shelve-stabilizers! 

Fun P B & J Sushi Rolls The Littles Can Make Themselves!

Kids should be in the kitchen as little as 2-3 years old with supervision! Teaching them and getting them get tactile is so important in so many ways. Here is a good introductory  lunchtime activity to get them involved. Keep in mind, kids are more likely to eat what they prepare!    Nut Butter and… Continue reading Fun P B & J Sushi Rolls The Littles Can Make Themselves!