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Vegan Poppy Seed Swirl Bread

Vegan Poppy Seed Swirl Bread

Whether you know it as poppy seed swirl bread, makowiec, Mohnstrudel, makovnjača, or something else altogether, and whether you eat it for Easter, Christmas, Purim, or none of the above, this lightly sweetened yeast bread swirled with sweetened poppy seed filling is a really special treat.
Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints

Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints

These chocolate hazelnut thumbprint cookies are unsurprisingly delicious yet surprisingly easy to assemble, and the work goes especially quickly if you’re making a batch of my chocolate-filled peanut butter blossoms at the same time. No handmade chocolate kisses required!
Vegan Sugar Cookies

Vegan Sugar Cookies

This recipe is adapted from one that appears in an old Iowa church cookbook called World’s Best Sugar Cookies. Iowan church ladies are known to wax hyperbolic about plenty of things — recipes in these cookbooks for “green salad,” for instance, typically involve neon-hued Jello and no vegetables of any kind. But these cookies are...
Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes with Butter Pecan Maple Syrup

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes with Butter Pecan Maple Syrup

Ah, fall in New England. Time to break out the flannel, crank up the Roky Erickson and eat pumpkin at every meal. Yeah, it’s cliché, but if salivating over pumpkin-flavored everything is wrong, I just don’t want to be right. I won’t pretend that half the gimmicky, limited-edition, pumpkin-flavored foods out there don’t taste like...
Cashew Coconut Nog

Cashew Coconut Nog

A few years ago, I came across a recipe for a cashew-based vegan eggnog on a blog I was following. I was intrigued, but noticed right away that the recipe called for a high-speed blender, which I didn’t have. Having once attempted to soak and puree cashews in a regular blender to lumpy, gritty results,...
Vegan Peanut Brittle

Vegan Peanut Brittle

I am truly a fool for giving out a recipe like this for free, when I should be raking in royalties from the American Dental Association instead. Consider this fair warning: don’t even think about making peanut brittle if you’ve personally funded the college educations of two of your orthodontist’s kids, okay?
Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach Quiche

Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach Quiche

December is one of my favorite months. Whatever the reason, I love that everyone everywhere just seems to be in better spirits than usual this time of year. I also love logging long hours in the kitchen whipping up cookies and candy to share with people that matter to me. I’ll be posting some of...
Perfect Apple Pie

Perfect Apple Pie

Man, Thanksgiving is the worst! Seriously, someone’s gotta say it. I’ve been putting off posting this recipe for apple pie for weeks because I could not for the life of me figure out how I was going to squeeze into one blog post exactly how much a celebration of imperialism and genocide over a feast...
Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Ball Soup

For someone raised Gentile, I have always had an inexplicable love of matzo. It probably has something to do with never having been forced to eat the stuff for days on end, but whatever: I’m into it. You know what else I’m into? This matzo ball soup.
Vegan Sweet Noodle Kugel

Vegan Sweet Noodle Kugel

Do you know what sweet noodle kugel is? As my Midwestern roots filled my childhood with dozens upon dozens of weird, dairy-laden foods that should totally not even exist, the weirdest thing about this dish is that I had never heard of kugel until two years ago. Loaded with cream cheese, sour cream, butter and...
Vegan Cadbury Creme Eggs

Vegan Cadbury Creme Eggs

You might wonder why a vegan atheist is reverse engineering Cadbury Creme Eggs, but look: my philosophy is that there’s (just about) never a reason not to party, okay?*
Peanut Butter and Jelly Linzer Heart Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Linzer Heart Cookies

Valentine’s Day is next week, and whether you’re of the cheesy holiday-loving persuasion or the my heart bleeds the darkest blood sort, I’ve got something for you: peanut butter and jelly linzer hearts! This grown-up twist on the classic pairing of PB&J is perfect for those of you who are kids at heart… and for...