Coconut Milk Pumpkin Pie

Cook's notes: A traditional pumpkin pie has 1 cup of packed brown sugar. That seemed like too much sugar. I wanted to be able to taste the pumpkin. For Thanksgiving, I made two pumpkin pies with reduced sugar and enjoyed them both. The pie recipe listed below had a thicker custard and did not need …

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Vegan Black Lager Cupcakes

Cook's notes: I made some amazing Guinness chocolate stout cupcakes, but you know I hate to leave anyone out when we're sharing food. This version is perfect for your vegan friends. New Belgium 1554 Black Lager is approved for vegans by barnivore.com. You can also reduce the sugar to just 2/3 cup. These terrific cupcakes …

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Healthy Makeover: Texas Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Cook's notes: I made this cake for a friend who loves the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I couldn't bring myself to make the original Texas Sheet Cake, which has a huge amount of sugar in it. The cake turned out terrific, and several people asked for the recipe. Note that the cake is …

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