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!)


Pumpkin Pie Muffins (virtuosity meets indulgence)


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


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


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


Maple Spice Pumpkin Cookies (can we say yum!)


Butterscotch Blondies from My Sweet Vegan (oooh, fudgy)


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


Of course, with all of this baking and amateur photography, I couldn’t help but start up a flickr account ~ ~ a long shot from professional, but fun nonetheless!