A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
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It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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Egg-free pumpkin scones
Saturday, 3 Mar, 2012 – 8:08 | Comments Off
Egg-free pumpkin scones

For some crazy reason – probably our “Cinnamon Roll Friday” tradition – the guys have decided that they’re entitled to a fresh-from-the-oven breakfast every morning of late. For some reason that’s even crazier, I’ve gone …

Egg-free pumpkin or applesauce bars
Saturday, 19 Mar, 2011 – 9:18 | Comments Off
Egg-free pumpkin or applesauce bars

I should call these magic bars, because they disappear. I’ve never seen a pan survive as long as 24 hours in this house, though admittedly I live with two pumpkin freaks. It’s probably just as …

Egg-free white velvet cake
Saturday, 19 Feb, 2011 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Egg-free white velvet cake

This might be a case where the egg-free version is better than the original – it got rave reviews from Rita, too.
For some reason, I decided to give a new recipe a try even though …

Egg-free lemon loaf
Saturday, 1 Jan, 2011 – 10:01 | Comments Off
Egg-free lemon loaf

Boots adores the lemon loaf at Starbucks – he fell in love when he and I used to sneak off for coffee and pastries before Big Guy got home from school, back when Boots was …

Another egg-free gingerbread cookie
Saturday, 18 Dec, 2010 – 5:42 | 4 Comments
Another egg-free gingerbread cookie

It’s funny how Boots always kicks off gingerbread season.
Last year, it was because he’d seen an episode of something – “Max and Ruby,” I think – in which they built a gingerbread house. We had …

Another egg-free pumpkin bread
Saturday, 20 Nov, 2010 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Another egg-free pumpkin bread

Autumn always makes me think of pumpkin, which in turn makes me think of my husband. And that’s why I broke my chief law of egg-free baking, the one that says “once you have an …

Egg-free blueberry coffee cake
Saturday, 28 Aug, 2010 – 8:20 | Comments Off
Egg-free blueberry coffee cake

I know I have a blueberry coffee cake recipe … um, somewhere. Where the heck did it go? Aw, never mind. I’ll just Google.
I’m glad I did, because the new one I conjured up went …

Egg-free brownie muffins
Saturday, 21 Aug, 2010 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Egg-free brownie muffins

Sometimes it really is this easy.
Aside from the soda-pop cake, though, it’s usually not this easy in the world of egg-free baking. That’s why I eyed the recipe my mom had clipped from a magazine …

Egg-free Venetian butter cookies
Sunday, 16 May, 2010 – 9:19 | Comments Off
Egg-free Venetian butter cookies

This egg-free version only vaguely resembles the original Martha Stewart recipe, which is described as biter-biscuit hard. That’s a good thing, because I’ve spent too much on dental work of late to crack a crown …

Egg-free fruit cobbler
Saturday, 8 May, 2010 – 9:44 | Comments Off
Egg-free fruit cobbler

It turns out that even an ugly cobbler still tastes pretty dang good.
I found that out this week when I doubled this recipe and made it in a small roaster to take to a pot …

Egg-free dessert pizza
Saturday, 17 Apr, 2010 – 9:12 | Comments Off
Egg-free dessert pizza

This is another fine mess that Club Penguin and my big mouth got me into.
There’s one section of the online community where kids can earn “money” by making pizza – decidedly strange pizza, with ingredients …

Egg-free brownies for Dad’s birthday
Saturday, 10 Apr, 2010 – 8:52 | Comments Off
Egg-free brownies for Dad’s birthday

I thought this was going to be a stumper that involved a week of failed kitchen experiments: Create an egg-free brownie recipe that tastes good but is stable enough to survive a trip to Afghanistan …

Pineapple cake filling
Saturday, 10 Apr, 2010 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Pineapple cake filling

Sometimes, it’s not that hard to spend a few extra minutes to get rid of some dye and high-fructose corn syrup.
Such is the case with this cake filling recipe. You could easily open a can …

Egg-free banana bread
Saturday, 20 Mar, 2010 – 9:02 | Comments Off
Egg-free banana bread

Big Guy was not going to like banana bread at all. At least, that’s what he told me when he saw me reach for loaf pans instead of muffin tins last weekend.
“Why don’t you just …

Egg-free strawberry muffins
Saturday, 13 Feb, 2010 – 11:23 | Comments Off
Egg-free strawberry muffins

In part because I live in a place where egg replacer isn’t readily available and in part because I’m tired of toting ingredients when I’m on the road, I’ve been experimenting lately with baking with …

Egg-free chocolate-chocolate chip cookies
Saturday, 30 Jan, 2010 – 15:19 | Comments Off
Egg-free chocolate-chocolate chip cookies

It took Big Guy a while to work up the nerve to trust a chocolate cookie after his heart-breaking disappointment at the chocolate-espresso drops I made at Christmas. He even made Boots try them first, …

Egg-free pumpkin pie
Saturday, 9 Jan, 2010 – 9:21 | Comments Off

Usually I don’t bother messing with a good thing, and Rosemarie Emro’s pumpkin pie recipe in her most-excellent “Bakin’ Without Eggs” is perfect as far as I’m concerned. Don’t make the version with extra brown …

Egg-free sour cream coffee cake
Sunday, 27 Dec, 2009 – 12:08 | Comments Off
Egg-free sour cream coffee cake

Sour cream is a magic potion when it comes to egg-free baking. It has the fat needed to replace part of the missing egg, plus the “sour” part seems to help leavening as well.
That’s why …

Egg-free snickerdoodles
Wednesday, 23 Dec, 2009 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Egg-free snickerdoodles

It’s not necessarily odd that I’d never made snickerdoodles before tonight.
What is odd, though, is that I’d never had one until a couple of years ago, when someone brought some into work for a potluck. …

Egg-free cranberry icebox cookies
Monday, 21 Dec, 2009 – 8:42 | Comments Off
Egg-free cranberry icebox cookies

Were it not for the fact that I’m incapable of rolling pretty little round logs of cookie dough, this might be the perfect recipe. It’s easy to make, has no hard-to-find egg replacers, and two …

Egg-free chocolate-espresso snowcaps
Sunday, 20 Dec, 2009 – 17:26 | Comments Off
Egg-free chocolate-espresso snowcaps

Yes, there is such a thing as a cookie that’s too chocolate-y. I thought that was impossible, too, until today.
Based on a recipe from Martha Stewart’s Web site, the egg-free version behaves perfectly. It’s just …

Peanut-free haystacks
Sunday, 20 Dec, 2009 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Peanut-free haystacks

Yes, it is possible to get sick of chocolate. And after making chocolate fudge, chocolate-raspberry fudge and chocolate cookies, I’d reached that point.
So I decided to give haystacks a try. But definitely not the chocolate …

Can we build an egg-free gingerbread house? Yes, we can
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 22:29 | Comments Off
Can we build an egg-free gingerbread house? Yes, we can

Somewhere, there’s a”Max and Ruby” episode that involves gingerbread. I haven’t seen it but Boots has, and it set him clamoring to make houses. Foolishly, I promised him last week that we would over the …

Egg-free carrot cake
Friday, 30 Oct, 2009 – 15:33 | 2 Comments
Egg-free carrot cake

Pardon me for the mistake in the headline – most people do not spell “pumpkin” c-a-r-r-o-t. We do in this house, though, especially when Mom’s craving carrot cake and she needs a way to convince …

Egg-free zucchini bread
Monday, 21 Sep, 2009 – 23:00 | Comments Off
Egg-free zucchini bread

Rarely do I make a recipe so revolting to the rest of the house that no one else will touch it. That was the case with this zucchini bread, but the heck with them. I …

Egg-free cake donuts
Thursday, 3 Sep, 2009 – 21:08 | Comments Off
Egg-free cake donuts

Once upon a time, in a land about 370 miles away, there was a donut shop that didn’t use egg or peanut oil. That made Big Guy very happy, because it allowed him to enjoy …

Egg-free cookies and cream ice cream
Sunday, 21 Jun, 2009 – 21:47 | Comments Off
Egg-free cookies and cream ice cream

You know that old ditty about screaming for ice cream? It’s a good thing my daily newsletter from Feels Like Home lands while the guys still are awake, or there would have been no getting …

Egg-free strawberry cake from a mix
Sunday, 3 May, 2009 – 21:09 | Comments Off
Egg-free strawberry cake from a mix

For some reason, the guys have been clamoring for strawberry cake for about the past month.
They’d never had strawberry cake before in their lives, but I guess the assumption was, we love strawberries and we …