Crispy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Crispy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Crispy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Once upon a time, I was one of those 4-H kids who submitted projects into the county fair. No, I didn’t raise pigs or chickens and try to show them off for blue ribbons. I was more of a ‘What’s the least poopy project I can do?’ girls. I love animals, but not enough that I wanted to scoop poop ( mad respect for those who did)! Anyway, most of my projects were along the lines of Continue reading

Here and There, Pt. 3

Here and There, Pt. 3

No food today, just a few bits and pieces from the last few weeks that I thought I would share! This past weekend we took a mini trip to Iowa for a few minor league baseball games and checked out the Iowa State Fair. I though other state fairs were large, but this one takes the cake. There were more food vendors than you could shake a veggie corndog stick at and even a cow Continue reading

Watermelon Sangria Popsicles

Watermelon Sangria Popsicles

I couldn’t let the summer slip away without one last popsicle recipe (I have another breakfast popsicle in the works, so no worries).  I know it seems like every summer is like this, but I really felt like the summer went by in the blink of an eye. Between upcoming weddings, trips, and busy weekends, I felt like I took full advantage of Continue reading

Maple Syrup Caramel Corn (without the corn syrup!)

Maple Syrup Caramel Corn (without corn syrup!) {vegan}

This caramel corn took three tries and all of my patience this past weekend. Although I’m not one to crave caramel corn frequently, after taking a trip to the Wisconsin State Fair I was craving a a crunchy and sweet popcorn combo, which lead me to caramel corn.  I am just now getting into the popping popcorn on the stove game ( I know, I’m way behind!), so it’s been Continue reading

Vegan Egg Replacers

I’m back with more vegan baking basics! It’s been a while since I’ve done a post and I’ve gotten a few questions about egg replacers. While it seems easy enough to replace eggs with powdered substitutes like Ener-G, I wanted to highlight the more whole foods replacers I’ve been using lately. I also wanted to feature replacements that would be accessible to everyone  (Ener-G can be hard to find/expensive/a pain to order).  Along with the replacements, I’ll go into a little bit about the type of baked goods the replacements do best in and how. This will be a bit shorter than the other baking basics posts, but I hope it’s helpful!

Vegan Baking Basics: Egg Replacements



Bananas were the first egg replacement I had ever heard of, going way back to my high school days. Occasionally, my mom would bake brownies with banana instead of eggs and the result was always surprisingly moist, rich, and perfect.  Bananas are my go-to in a pinch egg replacer because I normally have a few on hand, either ripe or frozen and they are easy enough to incorporate into heavy batters.  I’ve found that bananas do best in baked goods when they are going to be masked by another, stronger flavor, like chocolate. The best baked goods are brownies, pancakes, Continue reading

Grilled Summer Vegetables with Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette {+ a bit of news!}

Grilled Summer Vegetables with Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette

It’s been a bit, right? I completely meant to/planned to post this new favorite recipe earlier this week (at first I thought I would get it up over the weekend, not so much), but other things happened, more about that later! After vacationing up North a few weeks ago, I ate and drank my way through most of Door County.  The past few years our rounds have included always visiting one of my favorite places Continue reading

Vegan Pirate’s Booty Ice Cream

Pirate's Booty Ice Cream // The Frosted Vegan

Here is another case of  ‘saw a food and now I can’t get it out of my mind until I make’ it syndrome.  On Facebook, I follow one of my favorite ice cream restaurants, Wilson’s.  This particular place is in Northern Wisconsin, so luckily (unluckily?) for me, I don’t have access to all their flavors all the time.  Most of the flavors Continue reading