Mini Lemon Drizzle Cake

lemon poppyseed drizzle cake

mini lemon poppyseed drizzle cake the urben life

Summertime treats and snacks are vibrant in color and explosive in taste. My mini lemon poppy seed cakes are just that! Plus they’re the perfect size for any get-together.  Continue reading


Homemade Soft Pretzels

dairy free and egg free homemade pretzels

easy homemade pretzel dairy free and egg free

Who doesn’t love a warm, fluffy pretzel? Instead of waiting to treat yourself at the mall, make your own and know exactly what’s in them!  Continue reading

Loaded Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Dairy-Free)

loaded grilled cheese sandwich

Today, April 12 is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Celebrate with this loaded grilled cheese sandwich, using dairy-free cheese! Continue reading

Basic Banana Bread (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free)

Basic Banana Bread (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free)

I grew up having my mom’s banana bread for breakfast, snacks, and dessert. I loved warming up a slice and smearing butter or peanut butter all over it. There will always be a special place in my heart (and stomach) for my mom’s baking, but this banana bread recipe is simple, dairy-free, and egg-free.

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Dairy-Free & Egg-Free Cornbread


Every single time I make chili, I crave cornbread. A few years ago I ran out of cornmeal and just never remember to pick it up when I’m grocery shopping. This time, I specifically put it on my list so I could make this ridiculously easy cornbread recipe plus have for homemade pizza! What else do you use cornmeal for?

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Flaxseed Pancakes


Who else loves weekend morning pancakes? This quick and simple recipe is great for a breakfast treat! Plus includes flaxseed–which contains omega-3 and is a great source of fiber.  Continue reading

Homemade Focaccia Bread / Updated

Homemade Focaccia Bread / The Urben Life Blog


Whew! This focaccia bread was actually way more time consuming than I thought it would be, a couple hours to be somewhat exact. BUT it’s so yummy, so WORTH IT! I even made some Homemade Thai Sweet Chili Sauce to pair with this treat. Continue reading