Chocolate Creamsicle Ombre Halloween Cake

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All product links (except the Black Onyx Cocoa Powder) are affiliate links. Thank you for supporting PCO! Halloween is my favorite. I always have visions of coolly elegant, creepily sophisticated costumes, but I usually miss the mark by a wide margin. One year, I envisioned dressing up as an icy, tall, slender vampire. I sort […]

What is the Difference Between Applesauce and Apple Butter? | Hibiscus Lavender Honey Apple Butter | Fundamental Friday

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Welcome to Fundamental Friday! It has been awhile, I know. As I was making apple butter for the second time in recent days, I wondered to myself, “What is the difference between applesauce and apple butter?” I figured if I was asking that question, maybe some of you were, too. What Is the Difference Between […]

The Ghoulish Gourmet: A Bewitching Collection of Vegan Halloween Recipes by Kathy Hester


All photos by Kathy Hester, used with permission. All book links are affiliate links. Thank you for supporting PCO.Forbidden rice in creepy, scary green gumbo with ghost and bone crackers. I’m not scared! You guys, you know Halloween is my favorite, right? I have posted about our Halloweens in the past, but if you don’t […]

Heavenly Chocolate Pecan Dream Cookies

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I’m not sure if you guys have noticed the dearth of cookie recipes on my site, but I really don’t post many at all. Why not? Because I find cookies fussy to make. I know, I know. I’ll spend hours making a triple-layered panna cotta but I can’t be bothered to scoop a bunch of […]

Yeasted Chai Spiced Apple Butter Coffee Cake | Progressive Eats

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It is that time of the month again, friends. Progressive Eats time! This month, our host is Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake. Our theme is apples, and our talented crew has come up with an excellent menu of both sweet and savory apple dishes for you to enjoy. Thank you so much for […]

Chai Spice Apple Butter

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All product links except to the chai spice baking seasoning are affiliate links. Thank you for your support. I have always been a reader. From The Boxcar Children and Nancy Drew to Aslan the Lion and Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which and Mrs. Whatsit, through adventures with Fiver in Watership Down and on through Slaughterhouse 5 and […]

The Best Double Chocolate Cheesecake | #tbtfood

The Best Double Chocolate Cheesecake in the world. Why? Because it's made with brown sugar and some instant coffee for depth of flavor as well as both bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder for chocolatey goodness. It is creamy, decadent and deliciious. |

I have always loved cheesecake, and almost any kind will do. New York Cheesecake, ricotta cheesecake, Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake. Even the no bake kind–even the Jell-o No Bake kind–is totally fine with me. I find something to love in every cheesecake. I’m an equal opportunity cheesecake lover. I don’t know how chocolate cheesecake got the […]

Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Brioche Babka

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I have been resisting the fall baking, but once it got cool enough to leave windows open at night, I’ve been hoping to feel even more of a chill in the air. The weather is not fully cooperating right now, but I figure I can coax us into fall by putting all the fall flavors […]

Bucatini Pie with Marinara Sauce | #tbtfood

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The Beloved and I lived in Florida from 2000-2008. During our first years in Florida, our weekend morning routine consisted of getting up…whenever…making coffee and then parking ourselves in front of the television for some food television or maybe some home and garden television. We would gather all sorts of ideas for Things To Do […]

Pumpkin Butterscotch Angel Food Pudding

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As a food blogger, I appreciate that we like to get ahead of a trend. We live our lives 3 months in advance: Christmas cookies in late September, patriotic offerings in April, the latest roasted turkey might even show up in August in preparation for Thanksgiving. When people start pinning pumpkin recipes to Pinterest in […]