Chocolate (minus the) Buttercream Frosting

The perfect topping for the prefect cupcake is a delicious buttercream frosting. This super simple recipe is a dairy free variant that I like to use on my cupcakes. I use my stand mixer to make all of my frostings because I find that it makes a smoother and creamier texture, with a lot less…

Basic Chocolate Cupcakes

I really like cupcakes. A lot. Recently, I’ve been playing around with fancy cupcake recipes but for a potluck that I’m going to tonight, I thought it would be best to go back to basics. So, what we have here is a simple yet delicious chocolate cupcake. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. The…

Fall Apple Compote

As it’s fall, I want all things apple. This morning, that meant french toast with apple topping and this compote couldn’t be easier. Dice 2 large apples (I picked fuji) into one inch pieces. You can peel the apples if you want to but I decided to leave them on for today. Combine the apples…

Coconut milk pumpkin pie

Everyone seems to love pumpkin anything in the fall but most of all pumpkin pie. Nearly every pumpkin pie recipe includes dairy of some kind to make that creamy filling. Well, this is my take on this fall classic in a dairy-free way. It does leave a bit of coconut flavor in the pie but…

Pie crust for fruit pies

This is an easy one to do dairy-free. This recipe makes enough for a crust and a top for a 9″ pie. If you’re particularly good at rolling out crust, it’s enough for a deep dish pie. I like this crust because it’s consistent, what I grew up eating, and dead simple. I mix the…

Vanilla Almond Milk Ice Cream

After baking apple pie yesterday, I decided that vanilla ice cream (technically custard since we’ll be using egg) was going to be a necessary addition to the pie and since dairy-free ice cream is not readily available at the local grocery store, I decided to make my own. The first step is to heat the…

Baking without using cow’s milk

Baking delicious treats is one of my favorite pastimes but when you live with your partner who is very allergic to A1 and A2 beta casein, proteins found in cow’s milk, baking can be difficult. You can’t use butter; you can’t use milk; you can’t use cream; and you can’t use cheese. The recipes on this…