So, I have been baking …

Several years ago, when I returned to a dairy-free diet, I discovered how many baked goods had milk in some form lingering within them.  Even that innocuous looking French bread often had whey on the ingredient statement.  So, I took up baking.  It turned out to be an excellent cost-saving endeavor as well … shopping in bulk foods to stock up on pantry items rather than buying pre-packaged. 

Anyway, my baking prowess has turned me into a bit of a test kitchen for baked goodies as well.  Rather than writing diligently on my blog and website as I should have been, for the past couple of weeks I have been churning out …

Pomegranate Ginger Cupcakes from My Sweet Vegan (heaven!)

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Pumpkin Pie Muffins (virtuosity meets indulgence)

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Banana Crumb Coffee Cake (my husband raved that this was Starbucks worthy)

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Pizza (and lots of it!) …. this one with White Sauce

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Nut Case Cookies from My Sweet Vegan (a new personal favorite from this cookie monster)

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Maple Spice Pumpkin Cookies (can we say yum!)

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Butterscotch Blondies from My Sweet Vegan (oooh, fudgy)

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Namaste Gluten-Free Bread (from a mix and amazingly impressive)

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Of course, with all of this baking and amateur photography, I couldn’t help but start up a flickr account ~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/21365075@N04/ ~ a long shot from professional, but fun nonetheless!