Decadence!

vegan salisbury “steak”

We’re coming up on “comfort food” season, and nothing says comfort food like savory Salisbury steak and buttery mashed potatoes with rich, flavorful mushroom gravy! Am I right? I know this doesn’t exactly look like Salisbury steak. You may think the cheapo “boil in a bag” type with the generic brown gravy when you think…

state fair cinnamon & sugar mini donuts {copycat}

Craving fair food? So am I! I decided to post some fair foods so you can make these favorites at home. We are going to miss the Minnesota State Fair this year for the first time in many, many years. Like so many other things this year, it’s surreal and frustrating. I won’t dwell on…

vegan backyard bbq bowl

We went to our daughter Andrea’s on Friday night for a vegan backyard BBQ, and it was SO good! This is more of an idea post than a recipe post. I’ll supply a link to the riblet recipe, and will share the recipe for the best vegan cornbread EVER in a later post. You get…

vegan cheesy bacon fries

I had a craving for cheesy fries with smoky bacon (vegan, of course), and a big dollop of cashew cream on top. I’ve been eating a more whole foods, plant based vegan diet these days and I feel fantastic. Making my favorite foods vegan and healthy is somewhat of a challenge, but I’m having lots…

vegan “lobster” roll

I had a craving for lobster rolls. I used to go to a place in the cities called The Smack Shack where they make really good ones. Since going vegan, I obviously don’t indulge in lobster any longer. I thought about how to make something that even tastes remotely like one. I looked at some…

vegan picnic hoagie

We have been enjoying sooooo many beach picnics this year and this is, hands down, our favorite picnic sandwich. It’s easy to prepare and it travels well. I put the vegan mayo, tofurky, vegan cheese, spices, and onion on the hoagie buns and then wrap them up and put them in the cooler. I pack…

chocolate peanut butter cup cream pie {vegan}

Here’s an easy, no-bake, decadent, rich, chocolaty, peanut buttery, creamy pie that goes together in minutes and is super delicious! The first time I made it I could hardly believe how good it was. I make it often (maybe too often?) because of how good and easy it is. We enjoyed big slices of this…

easy vegan banana cake

Here’s something to make when you have 6 or 7 overripe bananas to use up and you already have a freezer bag full for smoothies. I love having extra bananas and coming up with new, delicious recipes for them. I know this is a universal “problem” and there really never are too many great banana…