Vegan Gingerbread Waffles (A Cheater Recipe!)

I'm always one for a hey-why-not when cooking. I mean, you know that is what the person who  dipped a pretzel in chocolate for the first time thought. All good inventions start with curiosity.

So, on a Sunday morning, I saw the Trader Joe's gingerbread box mix on the shelf, I thought, "Hey! Why not! Let's try making it into waffles!" Voila! Worked out perfectly! The mix makes a very gingery, moist and yummy breakfast delight. Just use the appropriate vegan substitutions (which is the equivalent of an egg replacement) and you've got yourself an easy, festive treat for holiday mornings! For serving, I sprinkled mine with organic powdered sugar (available at Whole Foods).

Late Fall


Where does the time go? I have all these recipes that I started to post, but never finished. Since I hate loose ends, I had it in my mind that I couldn't post anything until I posted those recipes. You know what, I probably will never complete them, so let's move on! I've also been super busy with my shop, New Sweden Vintage, and honestly, don't have as much time to spend here. I do, however, have a few ideas for crafts and some cookie recipes for the holidays, so I'll make sure not to ignore Scissors and Spice. I promise!

Here are a handful of random shots from the last few weeks. In between packing orders and 3rd-grade homework, there's been lots of walks in the woods, baking (yay! cold weather!), coffee dates, and trips to New York.


Pumpkin cinnamon rolls from Trader Joe's.


Baked cauliflower curries, pre-baking.


Coffee dates at Philter in Kennet Square, PA. Seriously, the best mocha lattes this side of the Mississippi!


One of my favorite parts of going to New York City is taking the kids to the playgrounds. This one is right on the Hudson in Battery Park City.


My kids exploring the Irish Hunger Memorial.


I don't know why, but I was seriously geeking out over the colors of fall this year (I probably have about a thousand photos of foliage alone). We've been spending lots of time out in nature as a family, exploring the woods, and going for long walks along the Brandywine River.