Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vegan pumpkin coffee cake with rosemary, cornmeal, and cinnamon crumble

Vegan pumpkin coffee cake with rosemary, cornmeal, and cinnamon crumble

Of all the fall recipes I’ve posted as of yet, of all the pumpkin recipes I’ve made so far this wonderful season, this is by far the best.

I kid you not. My family, ever-unadventurous eaters, may have been mildly disturbed by the presence of normally-savory rosemary, but do not let that deter you. The combination of warm pumpkin pie spices and cooling rosemary and the rich olive oil and hearty cornmeal and, by god, pumpkin! is just heavenly. I don’t know how it works, but it does. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vegan meyer lemon crepe cake

vegan meyer lemon crepe cake with candied lemons

Yes. I am completely aware that this crepe cake is the opposite of seasonal. Meyer lemons, of all things, in autumn, in a no-bake recipe?! Scandalous!

But then again, Baby June has never been known for her dedication to seasonality, posting pumpkin recipes in May and hot chocolate in August and things like that. It’s not like the local Stop & Shop has any concept of seasons either.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vegan salted double chocolate cookies stuffed with homemade caramels

Vegan salted double chocolate cookies stuffed with homemade caramels

Or: “In which I prove that I am capable of epic and spectacular failure”.

You should have seen my glee when I stumbled upon Top with Cinnamon’s stunning nutella AND caramel-stuffed chocolate cookies—my ever thought was consumed with Oh I could make vegan nutella! I know how to make vegan caramel! This will be super easy! Yay! 

Ah, how naïve I was.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Frito cheesecake layer cake

vegan frito cheesecake layer cake

I feel like I owe you some explanation for this.

I know how you feel. Scrolling through your reader or inbox only to see a bizarre cake pop up, the result of someone who was clearly stoned or under the influence of some strange drug or maybe who was dared to spin a dessert wheel-of-fortune and combine the three resulting adjectives into one weird little bastard-cake. And it’s probably too much to deal with at whatever hour of the day you are reading this. I totally understand.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Vegan pumpkin French toast stuffed with pumpkin pie filling

vegan pumpkin French toast stuffed with pumpkin pie filling

If you are, have ever thought about becoming, or have known a writer, you will be aware of that special little thing that is coming up next month.

Yes. National Novel Writing Month, colloquially known as NaNoWriMo, that time of the year when closet writers break out of their self-inflicted creative shackles and put ass in chair to bang out 50,000 words of pure, utter shit (referred to as a “novel”) within 30 days. It is a caffeine-fueled feat of endurance comparable to a marathon. Most importantly, it is completely crazy.

And this year, I am going to win.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Vegan rainbow mini cupcakes with salted almond buttercream

vegan rainbow mini cupcakes with salted almond buttercream

Being a violinist can be fun at times, but often it’s downright depressing. Take, for example, my latest assignment for an upcoming audition: Bela Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Vegan pumpkin pie cake with cream cheese frosting and candied pecans

vegan pumpkin pie cake with cream cheese frosting and candied pecans

Another pumpkin recipe?

YES. I told you. I really did warn you beforehand; in fact, I already apologized, the proactive fellow that I am.

Now, this isn’t entirely my fault. My mother was the primary baker of this particular creation, I must admit, as she and I split the duties of being cake-making overachievers during a little dessert party (as opposed to, you know, a dinner party) we hosted last weekend. I begged and begged to be the one to make dessert for our bunch of lucky guests, but she insisted upon making her own. We compromised, and I made my own fabulous chili chocolate cake chili cake.