When I think of refrigerator cookies it makes me think of the 1950′s. I don’t know why but I can just see a young woman wearing an apron. Of course, she is smiling and her oven is enameled green. Well, today I became ‘Vivian’ through osmosis and made Almond Butter Refrigerator Cookies. I had to update it somehow so I used almond butter instead of peanut butter. Of course, back then I would be taking them to our church bake sale but I am not too far from that. Today they are going to the senior center.
I love sandwiches. That is something I had to adjust to when I became a vegan. It takes a little more planning for sandwiches now. I need to have alternative burger patties ready to go and, once in a while, mixtures that go on bread such as this Texas BBQ Sausage Sandwich recipe. Besides vegetables I have added seven herbs and spices to the mix and it turned out great. Serve it on a big bun and then take a big bite. Click here to see the full recipe …
Peanut Butter Fudge Creams are the best of both worlds. Fudge but without any nuts and so creamy that it almost melts in your mouth. Smooth and creamy peanut butter fudge that I had to take away from my husband. He loved it. I loved it. Everybody loved it but I needed to bring something to the senior center. Ed won. I just can not deny him so I made cookies the next day. You know what? He wanted me to keep those too! I had to explain that he had enough in the house and in the freezer and he will not remember that a certain cookie was missing. My child, my husband.
Bread is my downfall. It’s not sweets or spicy but breads. I love that there are so many different varieties too whether there is yeast or not the assortment seem endless. Well, happily I have just added Sweet Coconut Cream Scones to my biscuit/scones list. I think you will really like them. The scones are light and made with coconut cream. Doesn’t that sound good? They are all gone at our house but as I am writing this sentence I have vowed to make them again this week. I hope you get to too. Click here to see the full recipe …
Pepper Steak with Rice is a satisfying recipe that offers lots of flavor and is easy to make. The children in our family really like this dish and I think it is because of the tamari. Well, that isn’t exactly true. I have to leave out the onions when the children are here. That is something that is so funny to me. All kids seem to love the strong flavor of soy sauce and they don’t like onions. I guess I didn’t either but I can’t remember that far back. Tamari is not as strong as soy sauce so for that fact I actually like it better.
This is a very easy recipe to double so invite the neighbors over and serve with a large salad and a big loaf of crusty bread.
I got to have a fun day today. It was time to make something sweet for our house and I was determined to make it a simple and chocolaty treat. Success!
Do you know I never had a Rice Krispie Treat until about 5 years ago. Forgive me if I say they were just okay. I loved the crunch but not so much the marshmallow. Well, this recipe has now become my Rice Krispie Treat. To be vegan you can not use Kellogg’s but there are Organic Rice Crispies cereals and Natural Brown Rice Crisp cereals at many of the grocery stores.
There are only five ingredients and no baking for these Rice Krispie Almond Butter Balls. And the chocolate is only for the coating. Very easy to make so you might want to get started on them right now. It’ll make your day.
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I wanted a dip that was a bit different this Cinco de Mayo so I came up with Mole Black Bean Dip (molé = mo-lay). Black beans, mild chilies and a little bit of chocolate. Am I crazy to add chocolate? Nope. There are many different molé sauce recipes and a specialized few have chocolate in them. Just a tad. So why not turn it into a dip. To me the mix of flavors is just right. I especially like the big scoop Fritos with it but you can use any of your favorites to make this a special day.
I have loved these cookies since I was a little girl. It was later that I learned that they are called a Mexican Wedding Cookie. In later years when I started grocery shopping for myself I saw them in that long pink box where I could just buy them. Since I only knew how to make Enchiladas and French Toast in those days it made me very happy. The simplicity of the cookie makes them accessible to everyone – out of their own oven. I hope you get to try this recipe because it really is rewarding and is special enough to be named for wedding.