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Bruleed Blood Orange and Ricotta Mini Cheesecakes

Bruleed Blood Orange and Ricotta Mini Cheesecakes

Miniature blood orange and ricotta cheesecakes using the Chicago Metallic Miniature Cheesecake Pan.

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Chocolate Peppermint Souffle Cake With Candy Cane Whipped Cream

Chocolate Peppermint Souffle Cake With Candy Cane Whipped Cream

A dense and delicious Peppermint Chocolate Souffle Cake topped with the goodness of Candy Cane Whipped Cream.

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Candy Cane Whipped Cream & The Importance of Fundamentals

How to make Candy Cane Whipped Cream, The Importance of Fundamentals And Video of A 6 Month Old Baby Walking.

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Vanilla Bourbon Cranberry Sauce & 3 Ways to Use the Leftovers

Vanilla Bourbon Cranberry Sauce & 3 Ways to Use the Leftovers

Of all the Thanksgiving foods that I am asking you to make from scratch, and not out of a can, cranberry sauce is by far the fastest and easiest. It takes almost as much time to try and slop that phallic shaped, hideously ridges gelatinous mass onto a crystal serving dish as it does to […]

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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

If you read my How To Make Stuffed Cupcakes post, these pictures probably look familiar to you. I had so many people ask for that recipe (OK, one. One person asked, but still…) that I decided to post my recipe for Boston Cream Pie cupcakes. Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes For the Cupcake: 2 cups of […]

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How To: Make Vanilla Pastry Cream, and What To Do With It

How To: Make Vanilla Pastry Cream, and What To Do With It

I’m going to push you one step further with your cake baking. You know that yummy cream that is inside doughnuts, the center of cream puffs and even the filling for that fantastic bakery fresh cakes? That’s pastry cream. And it’s easy to make. Even if you aren’t quite ready to give up the box […]

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Chocolate Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Chocolate Orange Creamsicle Cookies

I originally titled these: Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Orange Cream and Chocolate Orange Ganache. Although that is much more descriptive, it was just too dang long. I wanted something to bring to the Los Angeles Food Bloggers Meeting, and this is how these things evolved in my brain: I should try to make chocolate shortbread […]

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Two Peas In A Pod: Twin Girl Baby Shower

Two Peas In A Pod: Twin Girl Baby Shower

(The above invitation was made by Kim Nelson) My friend Lindsay is pretty amazing. I mean, how many people can say they got pregnant twice in the same week? Thats pretty efficient if you ask me. She is due with her twin girls pretty soon and I was one of the lucky ladies (along with […]

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How To: Make Stuffed Cupcakes

If you are a cupcake person, learning to stuff them is just an essential skill. Really, ESSENTIAL. Slight exaggerations aside, stuffing cupcakes brings them to the next level, adding another flavor, another texture and another dimension. I’m going to highlight three common cupcake stuffin’ techniques today, each one  has advantages and it will largely depend […]

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Miniature Mango Rum Cakes

Miniature Mango Rum Cakes

I couldn’t possible eat everything I make for this blog. As much as I love to bake, I love to give it away just as much. When I’m invited to someones house, I come bearing a tray of baked goods, requested or not. These cakes needed to leave my house as soon as I had […]

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