30 Vegan Holiday Recipes

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Not only is the holiday season upon us, but November is also National Vegan Month. So if you are having some plant-based buds for Friendsgiving, your aunt who just gave up dairy for Thanksgiving, a vegetarian cousin for Christmas or Hanukkah, or you just want some darn tasty new recipes for the new year, Jaime,… 

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Cranberry Orange Glazed Green Beans for #SundaySupper

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#SundaySupper is helping you balance out all of the upcoming indulgences with a menu of recipes to help you Lighten Up the Holidays. Step away from the canned soup and french fried onions and lighten up your holiday vegetable side dishes by making these slightly sweet and tangy Cranberry Orange Glazed Green Beans. Cranberry Orange… 

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My Christmas Cookie Platter 2013 PLUS 10 More Cookie Roundups

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Every year, our Christmas Eve dessert table pretty much consists of one thing… COOKIES! So whether you are doing some last-minute baking, are looking for an activity to do with your kids while they are on winter break, or just want to pin some inspiration for next year, here is my 2013 Christmas Cookie Platter… 

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Flourless Double PB Peanut Butter Cup Blossom Cookies

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It’s Wayback Wednesday, and with the holidays coming up faster than we all care to admit, I thought I would bring you the full recipe for an easy and super-yummy cookie recipe that I shared over at One Creative Mommy. And the best past is, whether you are gluten-free or not, there are perfect because… 

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Dark Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart with Honey Almond Crust for #ChristmasWeek and a #CakeBossBaking #Giveaway

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Welcome to Day #6 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you have been enjoying this fabulous event. Tune… 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Truffles for #ChristmasWeek

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Welcome to Day #4 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each… 

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cashew Oatmeal Cookies for the #FBCookieSwap

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Wait, wait, wait, let’s edit that title up there a bit. Today we reveal our recipes for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and if I am going to reveal the full name of the cookies I made, it’s Flourless Browned Butter White Chocolate Cranberry Cashew Oatmeal Cookies. Crisp and chewy oatmeal cookies studded with white… 

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Flourless Nutella Marshmallow Cloud Cookie Cups for #ChristmasWeek

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Welcome to Day #2 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each… 

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Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella S’Mores for #ChristmasWeek

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Welcome to Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today,… 

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Waldorf Fruit Salad

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Whether you need something a little lighter for your Christmas morning breakfast, or just want something to go along with your waffles or overnight French toast or breakfast casseroles, Waldorf Fruit Salad is a sweet and juicy mixture of seasonal fruits lightly coated with a honey Greek yogurt “dressing” and some toasted walnuts for crunch.

{flourless} Double PB Peanut Butter Cup Blossom Cookies – Guest Post at One Creative Mommy

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Heidi over at One Creative Mommy has been very busy substitute teaching during an already crazy time of year, so I am happy to be guest posting for her today.  Speaking of busy, with the holidays coming up faster than we all care to admit, I thought I would bring you an easy and super-yummy… 

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Orange & Cardamom Coco-Doodles (Coconutty Snickerdoodles) – November #ImprovChallenge

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We’re back for another Improv Challenge, and this month stretched my culinary horizons to use an ingredient I’ve never cooked or baked with before.  We are all whipping up recipes using Orange and Cardamom.  For some reason, when I thought about these two ingredients, my mind immediately settled on cookies.  So today I am bringing… 

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{flourless} Fluffernutter Thumbprint Cookies for #CookieWeek

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#CookieWeek continues with these super peanut-buttery (because they are made without flour), tender, slightly crumbly thumbprint cookies.  And why fill the little thumbprint with jam when you can fill it with…  MARSHMALLOWS?!  Your kids and the kid inside of you will absolutely love these {flourless} Fluffernutter Thumbprint Cookies!

Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting for #CookieWeek

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The Bug loves cookies.  The Bug loves chocolate.  The Bug loves peanut butter.  The Bug also has no attention span.  So for Mama Monday and the kickoff of #CookieWeek, the perfect recipe for he and I to make together – Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting!

Pot Cheese & Potato Cheese Pierogies for Christmas Eve and #SundaySupper Home for the Holidays

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Sooo excited for #SundaySupper this week because we are celebrating family, heritage, and traditions.  That is exactly what Christmas Eve is all about for me and my family.  And a big part of that heritage and tradition is pierogies!!!

Snowball Cookies for Mom & Sandy Hook | #BloggersforSandyHook

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My very first teacher was my very best teacher.  And I know that besides my sister and I, there are a number of other people out there who would say the same thing about her. So I felt it was only appropriate to pay tribute to her with her favorite cookie as I join with… 

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Classic Snickerdoodles for my Dad

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Here is a classic cookie recipe for you – Snickerdoodles.  I mentioned on my Facebook page that these were in my annual Christmas cookie repertoire when someone asked what they were, and I realized that they aren’t really just a classic cookie, they are a classic American cookie recipe.  And, though this is something I… 

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Almond Crescents and @Cookies4Kids Cancer

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Yay!  Bonus Friday recipe!!  I have my reasons.  The first is that these are myyyy favorite cookies to make and eat at Christmas, so I had to share with you.  The second is that I am going to the cookie swap with the moms’ group at my church today, and these are the cookies I… 

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Chai Tea Cut Out Cookies with Chai Royal Icing

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If you noticed my disaster of a kitchen in the background of the photos of The Bug on Monday, I clearly am not the neatest cook, nor the neatest person in the world.  My mom is, like, uber-clean, so I love when she is around in the midst of one of my major kitchen projects… 

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Mama Mondays 12-10-12 – Sugar Cookie Bars with The Bug

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As I mentioned yesterday, it’s Cookie Week here on Cupcakes & Kale Chips.  So for Mama Mondays, I am bringing you a really fun, easy, cookie to make with even the littlest little kitchen helpers.  And it would make a really sweet little gift from your little one.  You can even wrap it in homemade… 

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Almond Joy Macaroons (#glutenfree) for #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange

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Grab a glass of milk, and settle in for awhile – it’s time for the #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange.  Do you love to bake cookies for the holidays?  I go a little nuts at Christmastime.  I always say I am cutting back, and I always end up with at least 8 different kinds.  Usually more…. 

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Shallot & Balsamic Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese – November #RecipeRedux

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Are you looking for a lighter, perhaps slightly more elegant alternative to the classic green bean casserole for your Thanksgiving or Christmas menus?  Then try my Shallot & Balsamic Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese.