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Final Vegan MoFo Recap: Cookbooks, Comfort Food, Car Crashes–and Christmas Comes Early

During this month that was MoFo, I’ve been writing up weekly roundups at the end of each week to recap what transpired.  As you can see, I missed this past weekend, what with exciting events (both the “exciting-scary” and “exciting-fun” categories) taking place between Thursday and Saturday.  And since Vegan MoFo actually ends today, I […]


Borscht to Beet Stress*

*Okay, it’s a horrible pun. But I”m an English teacher.  We’re genetically programmed to come up with groaners like that. 

[Don’t forget you can still enter the Reader’s Choice Cookbook Giveaway until Tuesday! And the SOS Kitchen Challenge, hosted by Kim and me (and featuring prizes from each of us!), will continue until the end […]


Festive Freebie III: Reader’s Choice Cookbook Giveaway

[Disclaimer: I did not receive any free books for this giveaway. I am paying for the prize and the shipping out of my own pocket.  Happy Holidays!]


[Do you love cookbooks as much as I do?  Let me know which one you’d like to own and it could be yours!]

I […]


Pan-Seared Oatmeal Wedges with Warm Plum Sauce and Sweet Potato Spread

[A small request. . . The Canadian Food Blog Awards are accepting nominations for everything from best blog to “best recipe blog” to “best writing” to “best niche blog” and more.  If you enjoy reading DDD and my recipes, please consider heading over to Beer and Butter Tarts to nominate my blog! Nominations are open […]


Cuisine Camino Giveaway Winner and a New Breakfast

What better way to start this fine Tuesday morning than with chocolate?

I’m popping in to tell you all that the Cuisine Camino Baking Kit winner has been selected.  And the winner is:

Number 133–Kristi!

Here’s Kristi’s comment:

Sugar cookies! Then […]


A (Very) Belated Birthday for DDD: Musings on Three Years of Blogging* and Vegan MoFo Roundup #3

 Another week of Vegan MoFo is over–and I’m still standing (or, to be more precise, sitting here at my desk). I can hardly believe how quickly the past three weeks have whizzed by! I must admit, I am stretching more than culinary muscles with this event. My usual modus operandi […]


A Gluten Free Holiday III: Gifts of Good Taste

Welcome back to the third installment of A Gluten Free Holiday, created by Amy from Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, and this week hosted by Alta of Tasty Eats at Home! This week’s theme is “gifts of good taste,” and Alta has two delectable gluten-free offerings that can be used for gift-giving.  She’s giving away […]


Roasted Chestnut and Parsnip Soup

Before I get to today’s recipe, it’s time to announce the winner of the Lucini Cinque e’ Cinque giveaway!  Thanks to everyone who entered, and for your enthusiastic response to the product (and your enthusiasm for this week’s giveaway as well for a Cocoa Camino baking kit, running until next Monday)! 

 The […]


Coco-Nut Shortbread Buttons

[Aren’t they just cute as a. . . . ]

I’m late!  I’m late!

(Oh.  Sorry to alarm you–no, I didn’t mean “that” way.  I’m waaaaay too old for that!).

What I meant was, “late in posting this recipe.”  You see, I had hoped to get it posted yesterday for […]


Vegan MoFo Week Two Recap: Three Giveaways, Multiple Cranberries, and My Home is a TV Studio

I. Vegan MoFo:

Well, right off the bat, I want to say this to all the other Vegan MoFo participants:

I salute you.

Kudos to you all.

Hats off.

You have my admiration.

I am in awe of you.

You rock!

And also, I am very tired.

Sure, I’ve been accused […]