American Recipes

Peppernuts

This recipe comes from my mom’s dad’s mom. It seems that we make more every year around Christmas time, as more and more friends expect their share of the tasty, gingerbread-like cookies that look a lot like dog food. They taste quite a bit like gingerbread, though they have no ginger. The name is also similar to the German Pfeffernüsse, but they do not have anise.

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Smoky Three Bean Chili

This recipe is based on one from Almost Vegetarian Entertaining, but over the years I kept tweaking until I got it just how I like it. Depending on my mood, I sometimes use other beans, such as great northern, cannellini, pinto, or adzuki.

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Creamy Potato Soup

This is just like my grandma used to make it, except instead of thickening with milk and flour, I use water and cornstarch

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Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

One of my favorite dishes back when I was a meat eater was biscuits and gravy, and it was one of the last things that I gave up on my journey towards vegetarianism. Recently I decided to try to make a vegan version, and after several attempts, I am quite happy with the results.

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Cucumber Dill Salad

This salad is quick to make and very tasty, as well as attractive looking.

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