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  1. Vegan Potato Skins

    Potato skins are a classic American appetizer that are loved by almost everyone. But with cheddar, bacon, and sour cream, they're not exactly vegan-friendly. In this recipe, I'm using store-bought vegan cheddar and sour cream along with sun-dried tomatoes so you can enjoy this delicious dish right at home.

    I love making these potato skins for parties, game-day gatherings, or casual everyday snacks. They're great for groups of people because they're a finger food that doesn't require utensils. If you need more ideas for vegan party snacks, try my spinach and artichoke dip, jalapeño poppers, mozzarella sticks, or cashew queso dip.

  2. Loaded Vegan Baked Potato

    Loaded baked potatoes are one of those foods that I really miss when I go out to eat. They typically contain so many animal products, like butter, bacon, cheese, and sour cream. However, this version is completely vegan and tastes absolutely amazing! I've tested out vegan cheddars and sour creams to find the best brands, and I used sun-dried tomatoes to add a ton of flavor.

    This recipe is pretty quick and easy to make; most of the preparation time is just waiting for the potatoes to bake in the oven. So while it's a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, it's also an easy comfort food to pull off any time of year.

  3. Tex-Mex Vegan Baked Potato

    This Tex-Mex baked potato takes the concept of a classic loaded baked potato and crosses it with lots of Tex-Mex ingredients and flavors: black beans, tomato, corn, jalapeños, cilantro, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. The tastes all complement each other so deliciously that this will become your new favorite vegan side dish!

    This baked potato is perfect for parties, game-day gatherings, and even holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. But I'm happy to have it on my dinner table any time of year.

  4. Vegan Twice-Baked Potatoes

    Twice-baked potatoes have been a must at my family's Thanksgiving dinner table since as far back as I can remember. They're melty and cheesy and flavorful and everyone loves them! But being vegan doesn't mean I have to give up this essential holiday comfort food.

    Twice-baked potatoes have many different variations, but in this recipe, I'm going for a classic flavor with vegan butter, almond milk, and a homemade cheesy sauce. And of course, they're topped with paprika and chives. If you're looking for a baked potato with more toppings, you can try my loaded baked potato or Tex-Mex baked potato recipes.

  5. Vegan Apple Galette

    This galette recipe is a vegan take on the classic French dessert. It has all the goodness of an apple pie, with about half the time and effort! With a flaky crust, and apple, cinnamon, and brown sugar filling, this vegan galette is the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving, fall, or really any time of year.

    Galettes come in many forms, including savory and sweet. The king cake served at Mardis Gras celebrations comes from the French galette des rois. But in this recipe, we're using apples and a flaky, buttery crust to create a galette that's something like a rustic pie.

  6. Vegan Buttercream Frosting

    Buttercream frosting is easily my favorite vegan cake frosting of all time. It has a rich flavor and a thick, creamy texture that just works well on almost any cake or cupcake. This recipe makes a vanilla buttercream which is perfect for a white frosting base, or for coloring in a variety of colors. The best thing about this recipe is how easy it is to make. With just a few ingredients and a stand mixer, you can have delicious vegan frosting in minutes.

    If you need some moist and delicious vegan cake recipes to pair this frosting with, try my vegan vanilla cake or my divine chocolate cupcakes.

  7. Vegan Vanilla Cake

    I might be known as "the cupcake lady" in certain circles, but I like to make a delicious full-sized cake just as much as the next lady. This vanilla cake is another recipe that I veganized from one of my famous cake recipes from my previous business. It's light and fluffy, but also rich-tasting, thanks to the vegan butter in this recipe. It may be a few minutes of extra work compared to some other vegan cake recipes, but I think you'll find that the additional steps are worth it in the result! You can add frosting to this recipe, of course, but the cake also tastes great on its own. This cake is perfect for birthday parties, because everyone will love it, and no one will know it's vegan unless you tell them!

  8. Vegan Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Pop-Tarts

    I'll admit that these homemade brown sugar and cinnamon Pop-Tarts don't taste exactly like the original. But they do taste like what I always wished the brown sugar and cinnamon Pop-Tarts tasted like. While the original crust was underwhelming (am I the only one who used to break off the edges just to get to the filling?), the flaky crust in this recipe is flavorful and delicious.

    The biggest challenge in this recipe was the filling. Other recipes all seem to use very similar fillings which lack flavor, and get hard and chewy when they cool a little. But this filling tastes perfect, and even better, it stays soft and moist when it cools. (A combination of vegan butter and coconut cream is the secret!)

  9. Vegan Lemon Tart

    This lemon tart is a vegan take on a classic French recipe (tarte au citron). It's made with a slightly sweet shortcrust (pâte brisée) and a lemon curd filling with a base of coconut milk and coconut cream.

    For the pâte brisée, I used Earth Balance sticks instead of butter. It's traditionally made by mixing the butter into the dry ingredients with the fingertips, but Earth Balance softens quicker than standard butter, so I used a fork to keep the dough from softening too much. Since the filling doesn't need to be baked, we'll blind-bake the crust (bake it without the filling). You'll need pie weights or dry rice or beans to keep the crust from expanding while it's baking.

  10. Vegan Donuts Donut-Shop-Style Glazed & Chocolate Frosted Donuts

    While many online donut recipes are for cake-like donuts, my favorite donuts are fried yeast donuts. Those are the light, airy, chewy donuts that are the base for glazed donuts and frosted donuts with sprinkles (and the donuts we'll be making in this recipe). I've included a recipe for a classic glaze as well as a chocolate frosting, so you can choose to make whichever one you'd like. (Each coating recipe makes enough for all twelve donuts and donut holes, so if you want to make half and half, make sure you cut the recipe for each coating in half as well).

    If you've ever eaten the glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme, you probably know that they have a light in the window to let you know when the donuts are fresh. Just like theirs, these vegan donuts taste best just after the glaze has set. So it's best to make only as many as you and your family can eat right away. If you do have leftovers, I recommend freezing them as soon as possible using freezer bags. Then, when you're ready to eat them, take them out of the freezer an hour or two ahead of time to defrost. After they're defrosted, you may want to pop them in the oven for 2-3 minutes at 275 degrees Fahrenheit to warm up a bit. Keep in mind that the glaze may melt a little if you put them in the oven.

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