A year ago today my dad passed away, which is sill unbelievable to me. My dad was an excellent cook and an awesome baker and he made homemade bread every week of my life that I can remember. He worked in a bakery when he was young, and never tired of telling everyone about the “junk” used to make sliced, processed white bread.
These vegan sugar cookies are easy to make and have a great taste and texture. Turns out the first batch I made weren’t actually vegan, but that was easily corrected with the next batch.
Picking fruit in the desert in the dead of summer? Crazy, right? That’s what I thought, too. Prickly pear fruit are abundant in the Phoenix desert and ready for the picking. The reward of a prickly pear margarita at the end of a harvest was a great summertime surprise!
Lentil soup with veggies and pasta is so easy to make and this version takes kindly to substitutions. Now that I have a recipe in hand I’m hooked!
I love to bake. It’s creative and process-oriented, and you have to be precise with your ingredients otherwise there’s no telling what you’ll end up with. Fortunately, the day I made these, I was level-handed and the result was this batch of amazing blueberry mint hand pies.