Desserts

Whole Food Plant Based (Vegan) Winter Cake

  • Posted on: 21 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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As you know, we've been playing around with some recipes that fall in a line with a whole food plant based lifestyle. Have you seen the documentary "Forks over knives"? Yeah, it's that type of eating. And we are really enjoying it. It's balanced, filling, and non restrictive. Definitely a lifestyle (which is good, because I'm not about that diet culture life). So, since the holidays are here, I figured I'd test out a recipe inspired by my super talented friend Amber of Eat Your F@#*ing Vegetables . Amber shares such creative recipes and this recipe is no different. The icing recipe was...

Vegan Cinnamon Cardamom Braided Bread with Edible Gold

  • Posted on: 14 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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This cold, rainy weather has me all in the mood for baking bread! The recipe was inspired by this recipe from My Sequened Life with several alterations to make it vegan and a to simplify the process a little a bit. If you're wondering about the beautiful edible gold on top, it's KLG Gold Cardamom Fruitas aka edible gold breath freshner (that also work great in baking!). For a detailed tutorial on braiding your bread check out this ! Ok, here's how I made it!

Beer Pumpkin Spice Bread

  • Posted on: 25 September 2018
  • By: jessica
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I'm so excited to finally share this fun recipe collaboration with Good People Brewing Company with you! This recipe combines two of my favorite things: pumpkin spice & local fair. Most of you know that beer is something I indulge in occasionally, so when I decide to have one, I want it to be really delicious and high quality. Bearded Lady hits the spot! It's by far my favorite local beer and it goes perfectly with the flavors of the season. This bread uses spelt flour, orange zest, and DAK'S pumpkin spice which all bring out the subtle citrus flavors of the beer. Pumpkin seeds &...

Vanilla chia pudding with strawberry coconut cream

  • Posted on: 16 January 2018
  • By: jessica
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There's been a little bag of chia seeds sitting on my counter for several weeks. I've sprinkled a little on a couple of smoothie bowls. I've blended some seeds into a smoothie drink. But, I've never made chia pudding. Until today! I'm not going to lie to you guys, the texture is straight up weird. For real. It's kind of like eating gummy worms as pudding. Hahaha. But, the flavor is dang delicious! And the benefits of chia seeds are pretty amazing. Did you know chia seeds are: high in omega-3 fatty acids high in calcium, potassium, and magnesium a great source of protein high in antioxidants...

Alton Brown's Pound Cake Recipe

  • Posted on: 2 January 2018
  • By: jessica
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Pound cake has intimidated me for a long time. I have tried a couple of recipes and failed miserably. So, I turned to the guy who can explain each and every step and the reasoning behind it- Alton Brown . After watching his video (we streamed it on Hulu) I was ready to tackle the pound cake beast! I followed his instructions exactly and came out with the most moist, flavorful cake with a flaky, candy-like crust. I also followed his recipe for the citrus glaze, but added thyme to give it a little more earthiness. The three biggest takeaways I got from his recipe were: Make sure every...

Eggnog Cake

  • Posted on: 11 December 2017
  • By: jessica
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After spending time with family in Mississippi for Thanksgiving, I was inspired to make a crowd pleasing, over the top cake for an upcoming dinner party. At our Thanksgiving festivities my aunt prepared an out of this world cake that had me at her side asking questions and hanging onto every single word she said. The biggest inspiration I took away from her words was to not be afraid to make a cake your own. Do something that may seem a little crazy, like adding extracts you haven't used before. Just be brave and let your personality shine through the cake! That's how this crazy eggnog cake...

Fall Recipe Roundup

  • Posted on: 6 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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The holidays are upon us! Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away and if you are anything like me you are joyfully pinning away lots of delicious recipes to try this year. I thought I would give you a couple of my most popular recipes to add to your holiday table! Grandma's Blue Ribbon Buttermilk Pie This recipe has been passed down in my family for many years. Each time it's passed down, a little something changes displaying the personality of each cook. Let this simple recipe become a family tradition at your home too! See Full Recipe Morning Sausage Bread Waking up at Mama Rose's house...

Grandmama Rose's Mississippi Bread Pudding

  • Posted on: 5 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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I was born in Starkville Missippi, the heart of Bulldog Country (Go Dawgs!). My grandmother on my mother's side has lived in this lovely little college town my entire life. Just hearing the word Starkville conjours up thoughts of the giant magnolia tree we used to play house in, the pond where we could spend hours feeding (and running from) the ducks, and most of all, the warm, comforting invitation always present in my grandmother's kitchen. This November marks a year since the purchase of my first home. The boxes are almost all unpacked... with a few excpetions of itmes we've yet to go...

Easy (Mock) Creme Brulee

  • Posted on: 16 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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When you think of creme brulee I'm sure thoughts of fancy restaurants and candlelit dinners flash through your head. We all enjoy an expensive night out with friends and family, but there is no reason to not have those same flavors at home on a Tuesday! This recipe uses only three ingredients! It is quick to make and tastes delightful.

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