Chocolate & Apricot “Buttercream” Cookie Sandwiches for Halloween

I have an amazing dessert to share with you today for Halloween. However, even though I have it Halloween themed, you most certainly can use regular round cookie cutters and make these any time of the year. I wrote this recipe back in July and finally...
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Gluten-free Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes….and the Best Whipped Icing Ever!

I've been cooking since I was a child....a very long time in otherwords. I have always loved to cook, but baking is my love. To this day, I stare at the oven while things are baking and just get giddy as a kid seeing the results and...
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Nutty Raw Brownies with Raspberry Glaze

Raw desserts sure are the craze these days. For good reason, too. They are fast, tend to be healthier, rich and usually easier to make. I have a fair share of raw desserts on this blog too. One type I...
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Low-fat Nut-free Creamy Garlic Parsley Sauce

I hadn't intended to post this recipe until later this week. However, after the overwhelming response and excitement from my teaser photo on both Instagram and Facebook, I bumped it up a...
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Classic Vegan Noodle Soup…..and The Vegan 8 is 1 Year Old!!

2 Exciting things today! First, The Vegan 8 became 1 year old this week, wow! I can't believe it's already been a year since I started The Vegan 8 blog and how much it's grown. It's been so exciting to connect with all of you and...
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6 Ingredient Almond Joy Pudding

When your love of Almond Joys and your love of pudding decide to fall in love with each other, you end up with Almond Joy Pudding. Oh my goodness. This is a new one. I've never seen or had an Almond Joy pudding. The closest I've...
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Smoky Chickpeas with Olive-Cado Relish….and my thought process on writing recipes!

When I shared a prior post on My Story, I got several questions from readers, a few of them asking how I come up with my recipes. I will try to explain...
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The 7 Inch Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich

What do you get when you combine pumpkin pie + a chocolate chip cookie + ice cream and make it extra-large? Wellllll, you get the world's best ice cream sandwich, that's what! I combined 3 of most people's favorite desserts, including all seasons, and made one...
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NadaMoo Copycat “Java Crunch” Ice Cream

I know it's September and pumpkin recipes are popping up everywhere, but it is still incredibly hot where I live, so ice cream is still very much in season. Besides, even if it's 40 degrees out, I still eat ice cream. I'm not one of those...
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