The Vegan Cereal Killer Bars! Mwahahahaahhaha – ha.

Many of you know I had a brief fling with the TV show Ghost Whisperer. I got really hooked. I mean Netflix couldn’t deceiver them in time. I would suck it up and rent them – in person – in public – from our local video shop. I know that may not seem like a…

Vegan Hot Cocoa, A Contest Update & A Very Special Shannons PSA

When I look back at my childhood, I find it hard to deny that the 80s were the Renaissance of PSAs. We had School House Rock, G.I.Joe telling you that knowing was half the battle* and of course the quintessential After School Special. Of course, we all remember hearing the “safety rules”  for Halloween and…

The Betty Crocker Project + My Favorite Souvenir from LA = Peach & Plum Salad

One of the highlights of our latest trip to Los Angeles was getting to visit one of the numerous farmer’s markets on Sunday with my friend and fellow food writer, Anjali. If you’ve never been to a LA Farmer’s Market, it really is a vegetable-lover and healthy-adorable-family mecca. Everywhere you look, signs say “Organic.” People…

The Betty Crocker Project : New York Cheesecake

I grew up with New York Cheesecake. Big, thick, virtually crust-less slices of dreamy creamy cheesecake. I could never finish a slice alone, and suspect they were always secretly intended to share. I’ve always had these romantic ideas of this dream date: two people splitting a huge slice of NY Cheesecake in a place like…

The Betty Crocker Project : The Pink Lemonade Cupcake

So, if you’re flipping through your copy of Betty’s Big Red, you aren’t going to find these. They’re kinda an invention of sorts that I pieced together using 3 adapted Betty recipes. I made them for our dear friend Sarah’s birthday, and might have had a little too much fun decorating them (yes, those are…

The Betty Crocker Project : Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This weekend, we went to see the all-star overdose The Expendables. We’re, friends right? So let’s be honest here. This movie made me feel old. It was like seeing all the great old action movies in some kind of Cocoon kaleidoscope–with more tattoos and stabbing in the neck, but fewer Wilford Brimley cameos. Sadly, it…