Category: Desserts

Tasty vegan treats, sweet and rich! Use these recipes for special occasions or just for evening dessert.

Desserts, Fall & Winter Holidays, German Cuisine, New Year's Eve, Oven Dishes

Vanilla Crescent Kipferl Cookies (Vanillekipferl)

Vanillekipferl, or vanilla crescent kipferl cookies, are a popular Christmas cookie in Germany, Austria, and many other European countries. They have a flavor very close to a butter cookie or shortbread, with the addition of ground almonds and vanilla sugar. A good dusting with confectioners’ and vanilla sugar sweetens the taste even more. Not only […]

Condiments, Desserts, Fall & Winter Holidays, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Gluten Free, Kitchen Basics

Kitchen Basics: Vanilla Sugar

Use one of these three methods to make one of the easiest kitchen basics: vanilla sugar. From time to time, you will come across a cookie recipe calling for vanilla sugar. Don’t run out to buy it! You can easily make it at home. I’ve seen vanilla sugar in many European and German cookie recipes. […]

pumpkin donuts spiced glaze
Birthdays, Breakfast, Desserts, Fall & Winter Holidays, Halloween, Oven Dishes, Snacks

Pumpkin Donuts & Spiced Glaze

Homemade cake donuts are so good for weekend breakfasts, and these pumpkin donuts and spiced glaze are some of the best! At my house we make a dozen donuts for the two of us, then we can have them for a few days. No leaving the house early just to find the donut shop is […]

Birthdays, Desserts, Father's Day, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Halloween, Snacks, Valentine's Day

Chocolate Crispy Cups

Stir up these easy, last minute vegan chocolate crispy cups for Halloween or just to have around for a “chocolate a day.” When I was a kid, Nestlé Crunch bars were my all time favorite for years. These crisp cups are made with puffed brown rice and vegan chocolate chips, plus vanilla, almond butter and […]

apple pie galette style
Breakfast, Desserts, Fall & Winter Holidays, French Cuisine, Fruit, German Cuisine, Oven Dishes

Apple Pie Galette Style

This apple pie, galette style, is made in a pie plate with apple compote under the sliced apples for a thicker filling. The edges of the crust are folded galette style. I came across this style of making pies while researching French desserts this year. All of the pies I found on French cooking blogs […]

chocolate mini bundt cakes
Birthdays, Desserts, Fall & Winter Holidays, Father's Day, Oven Dishes

Death by Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes

I like calling these “Death by Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes” because they are *killer*: little (maybe not little enough) mini bundt cakes of chocolate cake, loaded with chocolate chips and topped with a rich, thick chocolate glaze. Keep the almond milk handy! You’ll need it. You can find the recipe for the chocolate frosting/glaze here. […]