Vegan Raspberry Fudge Cake

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This quick and easy hot fudge cake produces its own rich chocolate sauce as it bakes. Top with a tart homemade raspberry sauce for extra decadence. You won’t believe it’s vegan!

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Oat n’ Almond Thumbprints + Jam v. Jelly v. Preserves

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These thumbprint cookies are perfect for a healthy and filling on-the-go breakfast or after-school snack. Whole wheat and oat flours plus whole oats and almond butter give them heft. Fruit spread adds a touch of color and sweetness. Use your personal fav or an assortment to please the whole family. An added bonus of the ‘assorted approach’ is the possibility of a lovely cookie rainbow as pictured here! Also in this week’s post… Jam vs. Jelly vs. Preserves: What’s the Difference Anyway?

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramel Swirl ‘Ice Cream’ + History of Veganism

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Happy National Ice Cream month! July really is the perfect time for ice cream but the 3rd Sunday in July is even more perfect. National Ice Cream Day is coming up on the 17th. Make sure you are prepared by stocking up on homemade and/or store bought ice cream.

But, SweetJ, my strict diet doesn’t allow for ice cream! Nonsense! There is always room for ice cream. This recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth while sticking any kind of diet. Vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, low fat… I’ve got you covered! A quick freezer pumpkin spice base (no machine needed) plus a coconut oil-based salted caramel sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt.

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PB Candy Corn Jack o’ Lanterns

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Candy corn is probably my favorite type of candy ever. This candy made from candy pays homage to the Halloween staple in the form of adorable bite-size jack o’ lanterns. A chewy filling, similar to nougat, is coated with white chocolate and can be decorated several different ways. Nut butters keep the combination of candy corn and white chocolate from tasting sickly sweet.

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All Dem Apples Crumb Cakes

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For me, fall is the best season for baking. I love fall flavors! Cinnamon, pecans, pumpkin and, the ingredient highlighted here, apples. Apples are great for baking anytime because they are easy to find, versatile and relatively cheap for fresh produce. Typically, you should be able to find some variety of single apples for 99 cents a pound at your local grocery. You can also buy the big bag and save even more.

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