Y'all are gonna love that fudge, it's crazy rich and delish.
And that apple cake is insane. Applesauce in place of the eggs is a fantastic idea. The batter is really stiff and it's a work-out to mix the walnuts in (We stir in by hand so we don't break the nuts up too much...) But the results are soooooooooo worth the work! And I will say again, tempting though it may be to dig in right away, let that cake sit over night! It's like, 10,000 times better after sitting. The juice in the apples will really make the texture a moist delight and the flavour intensifies. We like it for a dessert, but it's also a nice, sweet slice for breakfast, too
(just ask my mother-in-law!)
I would love to see some of your recipes, If I can cut more eggs out, that's always a good thing. I have cut quite a bit of dairy, but I just can't see myself going all the way to vegan. Yogurt is just too important to me, and I have yet to find a butter sub that tastes right.
I'm always on the look-out for gravy and sauces. My recipe books are just not that good about gravies.
Oh holidays! I must admit, I tend to fill up my plate with sides! I was never all that crazy for turkey or ham before, so it's not a huge departure. We have a cornbread dressing that we changed up a bit, using veggie stock in place of chicken broth. And it ended up better that way
(*not even close to vegan, though... eggs, butter and buttermilk. Is there a good vegan cornbread out there.?.*) We also do sweet potatoes and a butternut and acorn squash soufflé
, green beans that have been blanched and tossed with olive oil, salt and cracked pepper. Yummmy! My sweetie makes dinner roll dough in the bread machine, and they are seriously addictive! I use the larger dinner rolls as a bun for a "chick'n" sandwich. (MorningStar or Bocca)
...Egg nog cookies.?. Now how do you do those?!? That sounds like a must for our Christmas/Yule menu!