Sable

Sablé, or French Shortbread

-+*I am a sucker for shortbread, but then who isn’t? Especially when it’s elegant French shortbread, buttery and crumbly with just a hint of sugar. A Sablé. I’ve shared with you before many shortbread recipes, including one for the classic Scottish Shortbread, and one of the chief differences between the two versions is that the…

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Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie. Red. Delicious.

-+*Because everyone deserves pie for Thanksgiving, I have for you today this gorgeous Strawberry Pie. In our house, the berry is the king. Desi loves blueberries, I love raspberries, and we both adore strawberries. We blitz them into smoothies, add them to our breakfast oatmeal, and brown-bag them to work for a great after-lunch treat….

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Pear and Almond Tart

Pear and Almond Tart

-+*It’s late Thanksgiving morning, those special someones are coming over for dinner, and you’ve been slaving over a delicious vegan meal from the moment you got home yesterday afternoon. Everything looks amazing, but you still want to kick yourself. Because you forgot dessert. Well maybe you’re different, but that often happens to me. I usually…

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Maple Pecan Pie and Vegan Pie in the Sky Cookbook Giveaway

-+*‘Tis the season for gorgeous, luscious, delicious pie and just in time comes a book with every kind there is– deep-dish, tarty, free-form, cobbled. And fruity, creamy, nutty, chocolatey. All of it vegan, of course. Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, the team that in previous seasons showed us with their fabulous cupcakes and…

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Mango Biscotti

Mango Biscotti

-+*There just aren’t enough ways in the world to eat the glorious mango. So here’s one more: Mango Biscotti. Baking with mango — and thinking up new goodies to make with mango– is one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen, as all the mango-based recipes here on Holy Cow! will attest. There…

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Vegan Banana Cake with Peanut Butter frosting

Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting: Love Me Tender

-+*You don’t have to be Elvis Presley to eat like the King. The rock ‘n’ roll legend’s love for food was well-known, and the infamous peanut butter and banana sandwich he adored, dubbed the “Elvis,” is the stuff of  food excess lore. Here’s how it was rumored to be made:  two slices of white bread…

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Healthy Banana Bundt Cake

Healthy Banana-Walnut Bundt Cake

-+*Yes. I just used the word “healthy” to describe cake, and if you don’t believe me, read on. This cake is whole wheat– it’s made with whole-wheat pastry flour and wheat germ, both of which are great for you. Even better, there is no added fat in here. The moisture comes from those amazing bananas…

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Irish Cream Cupcakes

Irish Cream Cupcakes

-+*I know, I know, I am a day late for St. Patrick’s Day, but honestly do you need an occasion to eat cupcakes? Especially cupcakes infused with booze? I was up baking these late last night, which might explain the off-kilter frosting, but they taste so good that I’m sure you’ll forgive me. As you…

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Cocoa-berry Cake From ‘Sweet Utopia': Cook That Book

-+*There’s an unhappy relationship between cakes and my waistline but something about this Cocoa-berry Cake  made me want to toss the tape measure and start stuffing my face. A few weeks back I got in the mail a review copy of Sweet Utopia by Sharon Valencik. It immediately grabbed my attention with its cover picture…

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Itty-Bitty Cupcake Bites For Halloween– And A Ghost Story

-+*I am not a big believer in the supernatural but there was this one time, on a cold, dark February evening, when my rooted-in-reality self turned a wee bit agnostic. I was walking out of the Maryland statehouse in Annapolis. The legislative session was on and getting longer by the day with delegates and senators…

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Orange Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting

-+*I am not usually sentimental about ringing out an old year and ringing in a new one. After all, for most of us the new year is nothing more than a continuation of the same old same old except, of course, at birthdays when you get to add a whole extra digit to your age– and…

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Pumpkin Pie

-+*I went traditional for Thanksgiving this year with a Pumpkin Pie. Of course, it was not all that traditional since it was completely eggless and dairy-free. Plus it tasted blissfully good and it was cruelty-free and it rounded out Thanksgiving at my house quite nicely, thank you. I used tofu as an egg substitute in…

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Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies Invade My Cookie Jar!

-+*I was thrilled to get a review copy of Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar because I’ve been a long-time fan of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. In fact, it was Moskowitz’s and Romero’s fool-proof recipes that helped me convince Desi– who is a bit of…

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Apple Cake

Apple Cake With Caramel-Pecan Glaze

-+*Channel-surfing for a cooking show this morning, I caught Christopher Kimball, the pompous and intensely annoying host of America’s Test Kitchen, deriding vegetarian food and a tofu dessert he ate somewhere. “It is terrible,” he and another cook went in unison, talking about chocolate mousse made with tofu. Now maybe the particular mousse these people…

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