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I'm super stoked to be experimenting with making my own plant-based cheese products! This is the one category of dairy I find most difficult to go without. Most commercial plant-based products available near me are either highly processed, expensive or lacking in variety (or all three). But first, a note about the word "cheese".

The vegan application of this word seems to provoke a fair bit of argument from dairy consumers and...

Once you start making your own vanilla extract you'll never go back to expensive grocery store options again! You might even be so thrilled you venture into making other extracts as well... orange spice, lemon drop, cool spearmint, the possibilities are near endless.

In this post, I'm going to show you how to make the easiest and most widely used extract, true vanilla extract. I've been making this extract for years. The type...

If your last experience with acorn squash included lots of butter and brown sugar (the only way my mother ever prepared them), I encourage you to take a walk on the savory side with these Stuffed Acorn Squash with Rice, Pears and Cranberry Sauce! These make a lovely side or can be a complete meal - with lots of mix 'n match options.

I remember the first time my parents grew acorn squash. I was 9 or 10 years old. We grew a doze...