Review: Small Batch Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Cook's notes: These tasty muffins have a cakey texture. They did stick to the paper wrappers I used; next time, I'd lightly grease the pan. Follow the instructions on Dessert for Two, with these modifications. Reduce the brown sugar to 4 Tablespoons Use chopped pecans instead of pepitas  


Best Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Hot Cocoa

Cook's notes: I scaled this recipe down to fit a 16-oz travel mug, but left the amount of cinnamon the same. It's delicious, warming, and quite filling and just lightly sweetened, whether you use brown sugar or maple syrup. It's already in heavy rotation at our house. This wonderful drink makes a long morning commute …

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Mild Guacamole and a Southwest Babe Bowl

Cook's notes: Sometimes guacamole with a lot of garlic and jalapeno is tough to digest. Lime juice is more authentic, but we only had lemon juice, and it still turned out well. This perfectly mild version is delicious and easy. Serves 8 4 ripe Hass avocados, halved and pitted 4 teaspoons lemon juice 1.5 teaspoons dried cilantro …

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