Category: Vegetarian

Vegetarian

A classic, homemade applesauce recipe is super easy to make and can last for a long time by freezing or canning. This version is flavored with a touch of sugar, but added ingredients such as cinnamon, cranberries, or ginger add a super rich bite that can’t compare to any store bought variety. Add it as a side to your next pork dinner or simply serve it to the kids as a healthy, afternoon snack!

Applesauce Recipe

This easy chocolate mousse is the stuff chocolatey dreams are made of, and the fact that it's so unbelievably simple to make is thanks to an unlikely secret ingredient: mini marshmallows. Yep, that's right! This chocolate mousse is egg free, fuss free, and pure silken chocolate pleasure with every bite. Spoon into little demitasse cups to serve at a party, or fill a graham cracker crust shell to make a chocolate mousse pie. As for the marshmallows, well, that can be our little secret. I won't tell a soul.

Easy Chocolate Mousse

This simple recipe for roasted root vegetables is the best way to eat the rainbow! A variety of good-for-you veggies laid out on a baking sheet and roasted at a high heat leads to golden brown perfection. A sprinkling of rosemary and thyme is added to balance the sweet, caramelized sugars produced during roasting. 

Roasted Root Vegetables

If you’re looking for the best Pumpkin Cheesecake, all recipes are not created equal. This beautiful pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker crust is rich, smooth, and made from scratch using a few indispensable tips I’ve learned along the way. For a pumpkin pie cheesecake lover, Thanksgiving can’t come too quickly!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

A party salad from the 1940s with a serious cult following, this Cowboy Caviar recipe is fun, colorful, and endlessly adaptable. Healthy black-eyed peas, vegetables, and beans bring good luck no matter when you eat them, so be sure to make a big bowl for your next barbecue or potluck.

Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Learn how to make Dukkah (pronounced DOO-kah), and discover a new way to add texture and flavor to your dishes. This Egyptian nut-and-seed blend can be salty, sweet, or spicy depending on how you make it. Try my base blend or mix in countless other ingredients from my list of suggestions. Use Dukkah as a topping, garnish, or even a healthy snack mix!

How to Make Dukkah

Vegetable Casserole

Calling all coconut and chocolate fans (you know who you are)! This recipe for German chocolate cake turns up the dial on the chocolate and then gets slathered in a luscious homemade frosting that’s loaded with pecans and shredded coconut. This may be the best layer cake of them all.

German Chocolate Cake

It doesn’t get any more spectacular than Black Forest Cake: luscious chocolate sponge cake layers brushed with cherry liqueur, filled with cherries, then covered in sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Most people just buy Black Forest Cake from a grocery store, but when you bake your own, you get to skip the candied maraschinos and make it just the way you've always wanted it, using fresh cherries, rich cocoa, and real whipped cream.

Black Forest Cake

Once you learn how to make pancakes from scratch, you'll never buy a box mix again! Using ingredients you already have in your kitchen, whip up the fluffiest, tastiest pancakes around, with or without syrup. I have all your variation questions covered, too! Even the one where you want to make pancakes on your next camping trip.

How to Make Pancakes

If you’re looking for the fluffy, perfect vanilla-scented cake your grandma (and mine) used to make, this recipe for Hot Milk Cake is definitely the one. Made with scalded milk, this lovely, old-fashioned cake is soft, sweet, and absolutely foolproof.

Hot Milk Cake

Homemade French Onion Dip will drag you away from those overly salty, processed onion soup packets forever! Imagine the deep flavor of caramelized onions of French Onion Soup, then add cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo. All good things! It takes a little time to caramelize onions, but your patience will be rewarded.

Homemade French Onion Dip

Once you discover how easy it is to make a big batch of nuoc cham, a lively Vietnamese dipping sauce, you'll probably always have some on hand to throw over noodles, grilled meat, or salads. I serve it as a condiment for both fresh and fried spring rolls, too.

Nuoc Cham Recipe

A tasty and refreshing way to start your day off right, this Tropical Mango Smoothie is made with only five ingredients and is ready in just a few minutes. Feel free to replace the mango with any one of your favorite tropical fruits such as pineapple, banana, or papaya. Or go crazy and mix them all into one!

Tropical Mango Smoothie

This amazing recipe for Greek pasta salad is the gold standard of easy-to-make potluck salads. It's colorful, crunchy, a little salty, and a whole lot of refreshing. When was the last time you had a pasta salad that was actually refreshing?

Greek Pasta Salad

A little sweet, a little spicy, and tons of flavor, this recipe for Mango Salsa will become your all-time favorite! Easy to mix together in minutes, it’s perfect as a dip for tortilla chips or as a topping for freshly grilled meats. The flavors get better the longer it sits, so be sure to make this ahead of time.

Mango Salsa

Not too sweet and perfectly spiced, there’s no better summer dessert than a warm peach cobbler, fresh out of the oven, with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. No need to grab a box of cake mix, because this made-from-scratch recipe comes together in a flash and bakes up into fluffy, golden brown perfection. This summer, life’s a peach!

Peach Cobbler

Not all bagels are created equal; in fact, truly great bagels are so hard to find, I decided to learn how to make bagels at home. This recipe for the classic bagel is easy to follow; once you get the basics down, switch up the toppings and flavors to delight every bagel lover in the house. 

How to Make Bagels

An easy combination of fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, chiles, and lime, this recipe for pico de gallo will be the best you’ve ever made! A tart, crisp salad commonly served with Mexican cuisine, the balance of acidity and heat is sure to please. Whether you like it mild or spicy, homemade pico gets better the longer it sits. So feel free to this recipe ahead of time!

Pico de Gallo

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