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Apple Cider Muffins are full of apple flavor with apple pie spice and apple cider and are the perfect treat to have with a cup of coffee, as a dessert, or even to just satisfy your sweet tooth! For another quick and sweet muffin, try my Cinnamon...

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Apple Cider Muffins are full of apple flavor with apple pie spice and apple cider and are the perfect treat to have with a cup of coffee, as a dessert, or even to just satisfy your sweet tooth! For another quick and sweet muffin, try my Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins. Apple Cider Muffins It’s all about apples and apple-flavored treats in the fall. But, you don’t even need to peel or chop any apples to get that popular fall flavor in these muffins. With homemade apple pie spice and apple cider, there is a sweet apple taste in every bite!...

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Thanksgiving is around the corner and if you’re anything like me, you’re having some mixed feeling

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s. The holiday has always been one I look forward to not just for the delicious food, but because it’s so much fun to celebrate with family and friends. Knowing our Thanksgiving celebration will look different this year has made me a little uneasy, but I’m holding fast to traditions that will make the day resemble something close to “normal.” For me, that means making our Herbed Butternut Squash Wellington and pumpkin pie, which my mom is always in charge of. These Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies with Frosted Cranberries are perfect for a small Thanksgiving celebration!  Rather than making a...

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Dulce de Leche Pecan Pie is a dulce de leche cheesecake layered with toasted pecans and a pecan pie filling, all topped and baked with more pecan

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s. If you love pecans, try my Pecan Pie Recipe for another delicious dessert. What is Dulce de Leche? Dulce de leche is added to the cheesecake in this recipe, but what is it? It is a rich and creamy sauce that is sweet like caramel and butterscotch but is made with sweetened milk, rather than sugar. There is some science behind the caramelization of the milk (Maillard reaction) that causes the browning, but I used a canned dulce de leche for this recipe, so I didn’t have to worry about that! Dulce de Leche Pecan Pie Recipe There are...

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It’s definitely October, but here in Los Angeles it feels like summer is never going to end. We’ve suffered another heatwave this week and I am craving a change in the weather. I remember feeling antsy about the lagging change in seasons when I lived in Chicago, too – for the opposite reason of course. A snow shower in late April would completely crush my spirit. It’s pretty ironic how excited I am for cooler weather when that’s all I wanted to get away from most of my adult life. All of this is to say, this Vegan Apple Cider...

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I’ve been even more diligent about keeping my food waste low since the pandemic started, since our visits to the grocery store are few and far between

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So when I was taking stock of what was on hand the other day, the puzzle pieces started to move into place in my head, and I saw everything I needed to make a glorious loaf of banana bread. Yogurt banana bread, to be exact. Why yogurt? Read on to find out. Homemade Banana Bread with Yogurt and Walnuts Why Add Yogurt to Banana Bread? Yogurt is a great ingredient for adding to banana bread and other baked goods. It keeps the bread moist, tender, and super delicious without using a ton of butter or oil. You’ll want to use plain...

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