Monthly Archives: November 2014

Mini Gingerbread Loaves {vegan}

You know at the end of Thanksgiving, when your fridge is full of last little bits of things and your pantry is packed with tiny McCormick spice containers that you hold onto, knowing in your heart of hearts that the last bit of pumpkin purée will go fuzzy in the refrigerator door and the pumpkin […]

10 Steps to the Perfect Last-Minute Thanksgiving (Free shopping list download!)

Did you put it off? I know I did. I have a plan for the Thanksgiving menu, but in case you don’t, here’s a last-minute plan. Print out the shopping list, head to the store (and wear football pads, like my friend suggested, and probably carry mace), and R-E-L-A-X. Download: Thanksgiving Shopping List Download: Thanksgiving […]

Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Pecans {vegan}

Do you look forward to Thanksgiving or dread it? I’m not talking about Thanksgiving on an ethical level. That’s a whole different blog. I just mean the idea of your family cozying up for three days of rehashing childhood arguments drinking cider and catching up. I think the answer to this question entirely depends on […]

Mediterranean Dinner Party Guide

The first time I was in charge of making a holiday meal, I had no business doing it. I was 21 (mayyybe 22), and I was dating my (now) husband. We used to go to his grandparents’ house for long lunches on the weekends, and we were scheduled to do the same thing on Christmas […]

Giant Oatmeal Cookies (vegan)

Do you ever feel like you are kinda failing as a human? I’ve always been one of those people who gets labeled as an overachiever or perfectionist, and it’s true, I’m a little preoccupied with winning, and the only competition is myself. But lately, either because I’m piling on more and more responsibilities or because […]

Cranberry Amaretto Upside-Down Cake {vegan}

I was talking to my cousin who lives in the UK, and she told me a shocking fact: they might not have canned pumpkin in stores there. They have whole, real pumpkin-pumpkins, the kinds with stems and skins and all that, but no “solid pack pumpkin” like all our American recipes call for. At least, […]

Best of #CakeDay [October]

How would your life be different if you could take your first bite of lunch without a stitch of worry? What if you could consider seconds without also considering your waistline? What if you could be trusted in the same room with a Halloween sack full of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups? Oh, maybe that last […]