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Vegan Orange Cupcakes

Vegan Orange Cupcakes

For the longest time, I searched for an orange cake that was as bright and citrusy as I thought an orange cake should be. 4 years ago, I finally found it. These orange cupcakes (or muffins – call them what you will) are loaded with…

Fake Steak

Fake Steak

Fake Steak is one of my favorite meals from my childhood. I have no idea where the recipe originated; it was simply in my mom’s recipe box. When I wanted to make it as an adult, the internet didn’t show me the recipe I remembered,…

Mexican Soup

Mexican Soup

I’ve been making some version of this Mexican Soup for almost 15 years now. It’s easy, inexpensive, healthy, and satisfying – and the perfect thing to make from leftovers, too! I call this “Mexican Soup,” but it’s rather inauthentic. It’s loosely based on tortilla soup,…

Paczki (Polish filled donuts)

Paczki (Polish filled donuts)

Paczki have been a favorite in my household ever since Alex and I moved to Champaign, Illinois. We bought at least one box of these filled donuts before Mardi Gras every year between 2005 and 2011. After we moved in 2012, I decided to try…

Double Chocolate Caramel Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Caramel Chip Cookies

I’m addicted to these cookies. One of my resolutions for 2019 was to try a new or different cookie recipe each week. Well, I’ve given it up. I can’t stop making (and eating) these Double Chocolate Caramel Chip Cookies, which are perhaps my favorite cookie…

Slow Cooker Bean and Bacon Soup

Slow Cooker Bean and Bacon Soup

I’ve attempted many white bean soups in the past, but none so delicious as this Bean and Bacon Soup. I look forward to eating it and its leftovers, something I can say about none of the other bean soups I made in the past. It…

Double Chocolate Scones

Double Chocolate Scones

Recently I’ve had the urge to remake my recipe for Double Chocolate Scones. And not just because they’re incredibly delicious.  Perhaps some of it is that they’re made with a substantial amount of whole wheat flour. It was a happy accident that led to this…

Homemade English Muffins

Homemade English Muffins

I love English muffins, but it had been too long since I’ve made them. When I made apple butter last fall, I decided that I had to make them again – nothing else would do.

Baked Potato and Bacon Soup

Baked Potato and Bacon Soup

I’ve been thinking about this delicious baked potato and bacon soup for a while, and I finally revisited it. I’m glad I did. It’s easy to make, while being hearty, filling, and delicious. In other words, incredibly satisfying. And it’s perfect for winter.

Steel Cut Oats with Walnuts and Pear

Steel Cut Oats with Walnuts and Pear

Today I’m writing about my favorite new healthy breakfast. I stumbled upon this combination of steel-cut oats, walnuts, and pear by accident, but I honestly can’t get enough of it now. Some days I wake up craving it. I’ve loved steel-cut oats since I first…