Little River Road Farm

Belgian Cookies (Empire Cookies)

christmas cookies 2023

My family called these cookies with jam in the middle, royal icing, and a cherry on top Belgian Cookies. This made it kind of difficult for me to find a good recipe for them back when I first started doing holiday baking in 2007. Luckily, I figured out that many people know them as Empire Cookies and found a recipe for a vegan version online. I don’t remember what was in that recipe, but they were not as good as…
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My 10 Favourite Recipes in 2020

falafel dinner

We are all staying home and being safe and and therefore doing a lot more cooking in our own kitchens this year (right?) . So, as we head into the Fall and what will sadly most likely be the Second Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I thought I’d share some of the recipes that I have really loved or that have been on our meal plan on repeat since the beginning of the lockdown. 1. First on my list is…
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Veggie Chili

This chili didn’t win first place at the anarchist social space chili cook-off, but it should have. (I think the contest was rigged.) But to be fair, we did prepare the chili for the cook-off on the same day, when it actually tastes even better once it’s had a chance to simmer for a really long time. The recipe calls for a one-hour simmer, but if you follow steps 1-5 and then pour everything into a crock-pot for the day,…
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Mighty Chewy Brownies

What I love about Hot Damn and Hell Yeah: Recipes for Hungry Banditos (besides the fact it’s actually two cookbooks in one) is that it’s a book full of vegan comfort food with recipes that use simple, affordable ingredients. The recipe that follows is based on one from this book, “Mighty Chewy Brownies” with a couple very small modifications. These brownies are chewy in the middle and just a little bit crispy and flaky on top, and so incredibly chocolatey…
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Banana Bread

This banana bread is super sweet and moist, just like the non-vegan recipe I adapted it from. It’s a recipe I had memorized because I made it daily at the local coffee shop I used to work at. I also sometimes like to add in 1/2 to 3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter.  

Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are dozens, no probably hundreds, of perfectly good chocolate chip cookie recipes out there. But this is a simple recipe that makes chewy, soft chocolate chip cookies every time, just the way they are supposed to be. I’ve tried other recipes, but this one is a stand by. Try it yourself and let me know what you think in the comments.

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