Vegan Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes

There are some recipes that I feel like-a-kid-on-Christmas-morning excited to share on the blog. The recipe for these vegan broccoli and cheddar stuffed potatoes is one of them! They are the definition of comfort food – cheesy, bacon-y, and delicious. But unlike regular stuffed potatoes, these vegan broccoli and cheddar stuffed potatoes got a bit of a healthy makeover. No dairy

Creamy Baked Red Pepper Penne Pasta

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Dark Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread

This month’s recipe redux theme, “first cooking recollections” allowed me an excuse to bake a loaf of this dark chocolate walnut banana bread. My grandmother was a great baker, which I think inspired my interest in learning to cook. For years, I don’t think she bought bread at the store. She was always baking another loaf of bread or rolls.