Creamy Scalloped Potatoes (Vegan)

When I went dairy free, I really missed scalloped potatoes. The kind where you make a thick, cheesy sauce, pour it over thinly sliced potatoes, and then bake it in the oven until the cheese is bubbling and the potatoes are crispy-edged. Mmmmm. Instead of trying to create something very cheese-like to replace this dish […]

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Party: Guinness Braised London Broil

All I can say is, yum. Beer + red meat is an unbelievably delicious combination. I let the meat soak up my sweet & spicy Guinness marinade for a full 24 hours, and wow. But don’t take my word for it, try it yourself! Note: You can easily make this gluten free by substituting a […]

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Party: Traditional Irish Soda Bread (Vegan)

This traditional Irish soda bread was so unbelievably easy to make. Between this and my beer bread, I don’t think I will ever again make regular bread that requires kneading, resting and all that. I did a lot of internet searching for a recipe for traditional Irish soda bread–I found a lot of variations, and […]

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Party: Beer Bread

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I decided I wanted to make a beer bread. Having never made it before and finding a myriad of recipes online, I decided to put the question out into the Twitterdom. One of my Twitter buds, the Novice Chef, happily sent me her recipe. I made a couple of […]

Dinner Partying for Penny Pinchers: St. Patrick’s Day!

I love throwing dinner parties, and themed dinner parties are even better! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I decided the throw a party where all of the food was either Irish-inspired or green. It wasn’t as challenging as I thought it would be (imagine having to do a blue party…), and it was really […]

Daring Cooks Challenge: Risotto (w/ Homemade Vegetable Stock)

I may just have a new favorite comfort food. It used to be baked macaroni & cheese before I had to become gluten & dairy free. I hadn’t been able to find something to replace it…until now! The host of this month’s Daring Cooks Challenge called it a comfort food but I was skeptical. I […]

Smoky Maple & Brown Sugar Candied Pecans (Vegan)

My sweet & smoky almonds were a huge hit last week, so I decided to experiment with a little more smokiness. I’ve also had a bottle of good quality maple syrup sitting on my counter (thanks for the gift AD!), so I used the syrup to help the sugar-spice mixture stick to the nuts. I was […]