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Food Puncher: Raw Vegan Cookie Dough Bite Recipe

One thing that irritates me about Pinterest is how impossible it is to track down the original source for ideas you find pinned. For instance, a few days ago one of my friends pinned a photo of raw, vegan cookie dough bites with the caption, “OMG, really tastes...

Vegan Maple Oatmeal Muffins

      Vegan Maple Oatmeal MuffinsBy BakeandDestroy Published: March 19, 2011Here's another Teno creation I think you might like. We made these out of a bunch of stuff we had in the house one Saturday morning and ate the whole dozen hot out of the pan....

Teno’s Apple Oatmeal Cookies

When I told Teno I was going to post his recipe on my website he said, “You have a WEBSITE?” That’s right kid, The Electric Company, Word World and your mom all have websites. Pretty impressive if you’re a four year old. He didn’t think...

Teno’s Snow Day Muffins

So far in Chicago we’ve gotten about 20 inches of snow and it’s still coming down. The trains aren’t running and our car is buried so we had ourselves a snow day. Teno was quite upset that I still had to do some work even though I was at home so I...

Crouching Corn Bread, Hidden Broccoli

I think most parents are convinced, at least for a short while, that their toddlers are going to starve. How on Earth could a growing body possibly survive on little more than juice boxes and goldfish crackers? Tony and I do everything we can to introduce Teno to...

Mac & Cheese Throwdown!

Hey, remember like, months ago when I posted pictures of my mac & cheese cupcake and the whole entire Internerd freaked out? Yeah! I’m finally posting the recipe today along with all the winning recipes from Echo magazine’s Mac & Cheese Throwdown!...

Peanut butter banana bread

I know I’ve mentioned before that Teno is a class-A banana waster. Sometimes he’ll eat an entire bunch in two days and sometimes the whole bunch will rot. Tony likes bananas but he’s been on an apple bender lately and I find the texture of bananas...

Vegan Chocolate Chip Brownie Waffles

This recipe comes from Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero’s Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. I was so excited to get this big, beautiful book in the mail the other day. First of all, these two are the most reliable vegan recipe writers I’ve ever come...

Elmo Cupcakes

ElmoOriginally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! This probably doesn’t seem very “Bake and Destroy” of me, but: 1) Destroyer or not, I’m a mama and sooner or later, all mamas make Elmo cakes and 2) Everyone I know grew up watching sesame Street,...

Cakespy Smores Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

cakespy cafe Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! Jessie Oleson, for those of you in need of a “things what are cute” lesson, is the Head Spy over at Cakespy.com and she is also a fantastic and hilarious painter. I wanted to make a cake ode to her...

Cream de Menthe Cookies

cream de menthe cookieOriginally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! Last week I gave an interview to a fellow journalism student at Columbia who was profiling “an alternative Chicago voice.” I have a very alternative voice. In fact I once had a musician...

Pizza Margherita

  Tony and I have taken to watching Delicious TV lately. I love Toni Fiore, she’s like a vegetarian Carmella Soprano. We watched the pizza special the other day and couldn’t wait until the week end to make pizza margherita. Our Aerogarden supplied us...