Vanilla Nutmeg Donuts with Dark Chocolate Espresso Sprinkle

The one thing I get asked often is … ” What do vegans do about Donuts ? ”  Where I live no one gives a hoot about making any vegan friendly donuts, so I have to make them myself. Truth is, I never really ate many in the first place. I never bought them. Never worked in an office where they were readily available.. only probably ate about 12 of them my whole life.  Now, of course it would be easy to fry some up and make them taste fairly close to the “real deal ” which will always be scarred into my taste bud’s memory. But I decided to tackle the challenge in a somewhat healthier way, by baking them. If you want a more traditional method with some added calories from frying, might as well Google it, because I’m not in too big of a hurry to write a recipe up for that. I’d rather have a cupcake or a pie if I want some guilty pleasure.

 

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Zucchini Fries with Spicy Marinara

This gardening season I had everyone dropping off extra vegetables that their garden’s had grown. About 90% of it happened to be zucchini. I made stir- fry, zucchini bread, pasta salad, jambalaya and put it in just about every meal I made for a solid week. I love zucchini, but at that point I was looking forward to the last one. Finally, the day came and I decided I would plan some zucchini fries with some sort of dipping sauce. When lunch time rolled around, this is what I came up with.

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Deep Dish Blackberry Blueberry Cobbler

I am planning a peach cobbler for my husband’s birthday (as well as some other secrets) coming up soon. This was the first cobbler I had ever made, and I was nervous.  I gave the simple crust a test run along with some lingering blackberries and blueberries I didn’t eat with my oatmeal last week. We were pleased and I bet you would be, too.

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Cinnamon Raisin Buns with Sugar Glaze

These are exactly what you are expecting. Sweet and soft like you remember. My favorite part happens to be that you don’t have to get them out of a can that POPS! and scares you every time. (No matter how hard you tried not to jump.) No one wants that when they’re still trying to wake up.

 

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