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Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

I feel very confident when I say that you will love this cake. It’s a moist cake with dense, tender crumb that has a fantastic lemon flavor and is loaded with blueberries. It’s the kind of cake that you could bring to a party and get plenty of compliments on, but it is simple enough to make that you can whip it together simply to ... Read More »

New York Sour

How to Make a New York Sour

Wine and wine-based cocktails are always great choices for a party. I often whip up a big batch of sangria when I’m hosting – or attending – a summer barbecue, but it’s not the only way to play with your wine. The New York Sour is a fantastic cocktail for a party because not only is it delicious, but it’s got a dramatic presentation that ... Read More »

Vanilla Bean Mini Churros

Vanilla Bean Mini Churros

Vanilla beans are a wonderful ingredient to use when baking and I love using them in everything from cakes to chocolates. After working with vanilla beans, I always toss the leftover beans in a container of sugar. This is how I make vanilla bean sugar (you can make it with un-used beans, as well), which I use for topping muffins, oatmeal and just about anything ... Read More »

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Olive oil can be a wonderful ingredient to bake with and I’ve used it in great success with a wide variety of cakes. You might not expect to see it turn up in a batch of chocolate chip cookies, however. These Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies use only olive oil – not butter or other vegetable oils – to create a subtly sophisticated twist on ... Read More »

Waffle Cone Cheesecake Cups

Waffle Cone Cheesecake Cups

When it comes to ice cream, I want mine in a cone whenever possible. I’ve made my own ice cream cones at home, but even those aren’t quite the same as a freshly made waffle cone from an ice cream shop. Despite my love of waffle cones, I had no idea that you could purchase waffle cone bowls at the grocery store until just recently. ... Read More »

Rice Pudding Pie

Rice Pudding Pie

Leftover white rice usually goes one of two ways in my kitchen, turned into fried rice or turned into rice pudding. Rice pudding is comfort food to me, something that I used to eat in my grandma’s kitchen growing up, and I’ll always have a soft spot for it. That being said, rice pudding isn’t a very glamorous dessert and you don’t necessarily want to ... Read More »

Passion Fruit Chiffon Cake

Passion Fruit Chiffon Cake

It’s only May and I’m already in full summer mode with recent posts about ice cream and tropical desserts. I attribute it in part to the fact that we had a very wet winter in Southern California this year and I’m simply ready for summer, but the truth is that tropical fruit flavors are simply some of my favorites and I’m happy to eat them ... Read More »

How to Make Goth Ice Cream at Home

How to Make Goth Ice Cream at Home

If you spend any time on social media, you’ve probably heard of the goth ice cream trend. The ice cream is black – hence the “goth” idea – and contrasts with the colorful unicorn and mermaid treats that have been brightening up people’s feeds for the past few months. Unlike most of its colorful counterparts, this “goth” ice cream is not made with food coloring. ... Read More »

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