Author Archives: Melissa

Cherry Orange Bundt Cake

I almost killed my husband.  I didn’t mean to (no, really–honest), but I came super-close.  How?  I made him a delicious, wholesome, healthy dessert–a bowl of fruit, to be precise.  Just half a wee little Gala apple and maybe three-quarters … Continue reading

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Tropical Banana Cake with Fluffy Maple Coconut Frosting

“Tropical Banana Cake with Maple Coconut Frosting”–say that five times fast.  I figured it was high time (hardyharhar) to make a real, honest-to-goodness cake–not cupcakes or muffins, but an actual cake, with layers and crap. If you have little more … Continue reading

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Monkey Muffins

Bananas and chocolate chips–what more do you want from a breakfast?  I mean, really?  They’re everything you could want to start they day: a happy little marriage of muffin and cupcake…like muffin-cakes…or cu-ffins. While I can’t personally attest to their … Continue reading

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Cherry Almond Muffins

I heart cherries.  Kind of strange for me, really.  After all, I don’t generally prefer foods that require a choice between such unsavory options as: (a) the unladylike act of spitting a seed, or (b) so much damn work. For … Continue reading

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Dangerous Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

That’s right:  dangerous.  These are so unbelievably good!  I was not sorry at all for my better half to take them to work–they needed to leave the premises.  At last count, I’d had six (no–seriously)…and  I don’t really even like … Continue reading

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Banana Oat Bread

Everyone has about a million banana bread recipes.  And everyone has the best banana bread recipe…funny how that works.  I won’t say this one is the best…after all, what would that mean for all my other delightful banana bread recipes?!  … Continue reading

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Maple Bacon Cookies

Yep, you heard me right.  Maple.  Bacon.  Cookies.  These are totally inspired by Don, perhaps my most loyal guinea pig.  Apparently, dude is totally bacon-smitten.  From what I hear, he’s even got a picture of bacon as his computer’s wallpaper.  … Continue reading

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Nutella Pumpkin Cupcakes

My piggies totally dig the Nutella.  I swear, I could put it on cardboard and they’d send back only their praises.  Still though, I know these are good.  Hear me out.  They’re moist, pumpkin-y, and Nutella-y.  And if that’s not … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Wedges

Yum!  Dried cranberries and white chocolate just go together.  They just do…like peas and carrots.  Frankly though, I really don’t like peas in my carrots or carrots in my peas, thankyouverymuch.  But I digress. Truthfully though, these remind me of … Continue reading

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Autumn Apple Streusel Muffins

These smell heavenly.  If there were a fragrance for fall–”eau de Autumn” perhaps–this would be it.  The apples, the cinnamon, the nutmeg.  Yum.  I hear they’re pretty tasty too.  Of course, since they’re not vegan, I’m more impressed with the … Continue reading

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