Recipe Post: Dairy-Free Pasta Salad

My buddy Kat likes to relate the tale of how this pasta salad saved my life. Well, maybe not “save” it, per se, but given it was the only thing I could keep down after an epic bout of food poisoning earlier in the week, it was the Most Delicious Thing I Had Ever Eaten….

Recipe Post: Fried KFC Copycat “Chicken” (plus real Chicken!)

It comes as no surprise to anyone who reads my blog that I’m always trying to find interesting vegetarian analogs for meat-focused meals I enjoyed in my youth. Fried chicken is definitely one of those. It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten KFC, but I do remember how much I once enjoyed it. I’ve…

Recipe Post: Chocolate Toffee Coffee Cake

I made this cake (in a loaf tin) a while back, and I was struck at how such a simple recipe turned out an outstanding loaf. This coffee cake is chock-full of pockets of gooey chocolate and toffee, and is absolutely amazing still slightly warm from the oven with a cup of coffee or tea….

Recipe Post: Marinated Pork Loin

Just the other day, I found myself with two quite large boneless pork loins that had been acquired due to a crazy 50% off sale price (shop those discounts, guys!), and knew I had to do *something* with them quickly. Luckily, one of the pork loins was acquired for our friend, but still, one uncut…

Recipe Post: Vegetarian Chickpea “Tuna” Salad Sandwich

I’ve been a vegetarian for a very long time; in fact, almost as long as I’ve *not* been a vegetarian. Needless to say, it’s been a looong time since I’ve eaten a tuna salad sandwich, but I feel like it’s a pretty safe bet to state that this does not taste like tuna salad whatsoever….

Recipe Review: Cinnamon Roll Apple Pies from YouTube’s Twisted

This is a humbling post, but I submit to you that even supposed “semi-pro” bakers can have off days, read recipes incorrectly, and hare off madly in all directions which leads to…interesting results. Sometimes these results are exciting, new ideas and “tweaks” on tried and true recipes, and sometimes, well, they’re just wrong. Recently, a…