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Making Aioli and Meeting Daniel Boulud

Daniel makes aioli

Chef Daniel Boulud has just released his newest cookbook, Daniel: My French Cuisine and he is currently traveling around the country to visit different stores and attend different events to promote it. He made a stop in Los Angeles yesterday and I was able to attend a great cooking demo and get my copy of the book signed! Book signings and cooking demonstrations, although they’re ... Read More »

Coconut Oil Brownies

Coconut Oil Brownies

Coconut oil has become more popular for baking in the past year or so. Not only is it a relatively healthy fat, but it is more widely available than ever before, so it is a readily accessible ingredient. It’s easy to work with, since it can be used both as a solid and a liquid, and it can be substituted for either butter or oil. ... Read More »

Black and Orange Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Black and orange are definitely the primary colors of Halloween celebrations, although you’ll see colors like red (blood), purple and green (zombies and monsters) work their way into the color palate of the holiday, as well. I tend to think that you can never go wrong with basic black and orange because one glance instantly makes you think of Halloween. I recently spotted some Halloween ... Read More »

Bloody Brain Cupcakes

Bloody Brain Cupcakes, innards

Mmm…. brains… Zombies have an appetite for brains – and it turns out that I do, too, at least if you’re talking about these Bloody Brain Cupcakes! They’re the perfect dessert for a spooky Halloween party or just for feeding fans of the Walking Dead. They’re pink cupcakes decorated with pink frosting “brains” and filled with just the right amount of oozy filling to make ... Read More »

Pumpkin Flan

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Pumpkin Flan is a delicious pumpkin-centric dessert that offers a little something different than pumpkin pie – although it isn’t all that different from pie filling when you think about it. The flan is made with a mixture of eggs, pumpkin puree, spices, milk and sweetened condensed milk. The difference between the flan and a pie filling is the proportion of those ingredients. Flan doesn’t ... Read More »

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes for Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Cupcakes

October is when I like to get into the Halloween spirit by baking up spooky sweets and creepy cakes. October isn’t just about Halloween, however. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are all kinds of campaigns out there to raise awareness about breast cancer – which impacts 1 out of every 8 women in the US – and encourage people to work ... Read More »

Birthday Cake Cocktail

Birthday Cake Cocktail

Birthdays are usually celebrated with cake, cupcakes and other baked goods. I typically serve coffee with my cakes, but birthdays are special occasions and deserve something a little bit more special. You could make coffee more special by serving cappuccinos or something, of course, but I took a more “grown up” track and created a batch of Birthday Cake Cocktails – topped with rainbow sprinkles ... Read More »

Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Marble Pumpkin Bread

It’s no secret that I can’t get enough pumpkin desserts in the fall. I don’t eat them much any other time of the year, so I don’t think I need to apologize for going a little pumpkin-crazy every once in a while, either. I do like to play with other flavors along with my pumpkin – like cheesecake and coffee – to keep things interesting ... Read More »

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