Do you have a peanut butter lover in the family? I do. My step-dad loves everything peanut butter and this is his favorite cake. And I love the frosting so much I also use it with banana cake and chocolate cake…
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup soy or almond milk
1 1/2 cups softened dairy free margarine
2 tsp. vanilla
1 jar grape jelly
Grease and flour 2 9-in. round cake pans. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In large bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Add milk and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Use a toothpick to check for doneness. Cool. Spread jelly between stacked layers, then top with peanut butter frosting.
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup dairy free margarine
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
5-6 T. soy or almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla
In large bowl, mix peanut butter and butter until light and fluffy. Alternate adding milk and sugar until frosting is of spreading consistency. Add vanilla.
This dessert pizza would make a great appetizer or dessert at your next holiday gathering. I thank Lyndsay Homme of Milk Free Mom for letting me share this recipe…
a 7 or 8 inch pre-made vegan or regular pizza crust
1 tablespoon vegan or dairy free butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon all natural peanut butter (other nut butters can also be used, such as Sunbutter)
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
tablespoon or so of coconut milk (other vegan milks can be substituted)
Mix the butter and brown sugar together in a small bowl using a fork. Spread evenly on your pizza crust, and cook the crust according to manufacturer’s instructions. Remove the crust, and spread the peanut butter evenly over the top. Place the banana slices over the peanut butter, slightly overlapping them. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, one minute at a time, stirring between cooking. Add your coconut milk a teaspoon or so at a time, until you get a consistency that will allow you to easily drizzle it. Once you’ve reached a good consistency, drizzle the chocolate over the pizza. Cook for about 10-15 minutes to warm, but don’t let your bananas start to brown. Slice and enjoy!
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Need a fast holiday dessert? This super simple cake is delicious and we’ll leave the family wanting more…
Take one box of Duncan Hines classic yellow cake mix. Mix and bake as directed on the package. Cool.
Cut in half and crumble half of the cake in 9 x 13 dish.
16 oz. dairy free cool whip
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
Spread half of this mix on crumbled cake. Break up one large Butterfinger candy bar [I like to put it in a gallon bag and use a dough roller on it] then sprinkle on top. Crumble other half of cake on top of that, and then spread rest of cool whip mixture on top of that layer. Then crumble a large Butterfinger candy bar on top of it all.
**Candy bar should be very finely crumbled!
What’s a holiday without a freshly-baked cookies? Cinnamon and ginger give these cookies that extra something that will keep the family coming back for more…
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
In large bowl, place half of flour. Add brown sugar, shortening, molasses, egg, soda, and spices. Beat until thoroughly combined. Then add remaining flour. Shape into balls and roll in sugar. Spoon on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 37 5 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
I guess its a southern thing, but we almost always have potato salad at our family gatherings and always on Thanksgiving. Give it a try. Start a new tradition with your holiday meal…
1 cup mayonnaise
2 T. white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 cups cooked, peeled, cubed potatoes
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion [optional, I don’t put it in mine]
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
Nature Season’s seasoning blend to taste
Paprika to decorate
In a large bowl, stir mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, sugar, and pepper until smooth. Add other ingredients. Stir well. Sprinkle paprika over top. Cover and chill.
It’s the holidays and I love a good fruit salad as a side or desert. Here’s a great one…
4 lbs. red seedless grapes [I mix in green ones also for the color]
16 oz. Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese
8 oz. Tofutti Better than Sour Cream
1 cup pecans, chopped fine
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup or less brown sugar
Mix cream cheese, sour cream, half the nuts, and white sugar. Fold in grapes. Smooth into 9 x 13 dish. Mix remaining nuts and brown sugar [more or less than a cup according to your taste] Sprinkle over the top of grape mixture. Cover and refrigerate.
I love the holidays. Food, fun, and fellowship. What could be more fun? Nothing.
Unless you have food allergies.
For October and November, Christina and I will be sharing dairy-free and gluten-free recipes, perfect for the holidays. Hopefully, you’ll discover something new to incorporate into your next family gathering…
I’m starting off October by re-sharing something I cook every Thanksgiving.
Sweet Potato Casserole
3 large cans sweet potatoes ( I prefer mashed)
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 stick butter or margarine (softened)
Drain and mash potatoes if not already mashed. Add 1 cup sugar, 3 eggs, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and 1 stick butter (softened); mix well. Spread into pan.
2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup flour
2 cups chopped pecans
2/3 c. butter or margarine, melted
Mix brown sugar, flour, pecans, and melted butter; crumble on top of casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Hello all! I’m back today with another great recipe from one of my favorite dairy free sites…Milk Free Mom. This taco salad sounds yummy despite the fact there is no cheese…
makes 2 entree sized salads or four sides
2 cups chopped Iceburg lettuce
1/2 cup corn
1/2 tomato, diced
1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup guacamole (I used a Wholly Guacamole mini 100 calorie cup)
1 or 2 tablespoons of your favorite salsa
A few crushed tortilla chips for topping (I used Garden of Eatin’ Blue Corn chips)
Layer your lettuce, tomatoes, corn, and beans in a large bowl. Top with salsa and guacamole and sprinkle with tortilla chips.
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1 box yellow cake mix [make sure to check the ingredients for dairy]
1 stick Blue Bonnet Light
1 box powdered sugar
8 oz. Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
Mix together 1 stick butter [melted], one egg and 1 box yellow cake mix and pack down in long cake pan.
Blend together with spoon, 3 eggs, 1 box powdered sugar and 1 8 oz. cream cheese.
Pour over cake mixture. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Cool and cut into squares.