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Strawberry Granita with Candied Mint Leaves

  I’m so excited to tell you that I’ve been asked to be a Brand Ambassador for California Strawberry Commission. Given my complete love of strawberries, this is fantastic for me. To be honest, I’ve been asked to be a brand ambassador before but it was never a good fit, I ended up turing other […]

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Cream Cheese and Jam Crumb Cake

  In honor of moms everywhere, and the upcoming Mothers Day holiday, I’m hosting some giveaways this week with a Mothers Day brunch theme! To kick us off is Le Creuset with a gorgeous cake stand (I love cake stands) that is perfect for a cake, pie, cookies, lets be honest, I’d serve roast chicken […]

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Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles and I Heart California Strawberries

  This is a sponsored post, all opinions, thoughts and ideas are my own. While standing in the middle of a strawberry field, having a true Farm to Table lunch (table in a farm?) I tried to think of one person I’ve ever met that doesn’t like strawberries. I couldn’t. I love strawberries, so when […]

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Sriracha Caramel Corn

  Sriracha Caramel Corn. For real. And it’s everything that you want it to be. It’s so good, in fact, that I made it twice in one day. The second batch was under the guise of recipe testing and getting the heat level right, but really it was because this recipe was designated for the […]

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Now that I’m home with my (soon to be) 3 year-old on most days, I’ve realized that there are a few things that no one tells you about Stay At Home Mom-hood. Maybe because we don’t want to scare the fertility out of others since we like company in this brave new world of parenthood. […]

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Passover Dessert: Toasted Coconut Pavlova with Cocoa Pudding and Caramel Sauce

Do you ever watch Chopped on the Food Network? It’s a food competition that involves a “mystery basket” of food.  The contestants are required to use every item in the basket to come up with the best dish they can. I love Chopped, and always try to think up a dish I would make, if […]

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Mini Pavlovas with Blood Orange Curd

    Here we are again. You & I and some blood oranges. The season is so short, and it’s nearly impossible to get these out of season, I need to enjoy them now. It’s almost embarrassing how I’ve started to hoard them. Whole Foods had a sale this week and I left with three […]

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Baked Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowls

Maybe this isn’t Valentinesy in that “Heart Shaped Red Velvet Conversations Heart Aphrodisiac Cheesecake ” sort of way,  but it is a fun way to eat ice cream. And really, who doesn’t need that in their lives? I’m at the very end of writing this book, that’s due to my publisher in just three weeks. I […]

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Caramel Apple Galette with Champagne Whipped Cream

  I made three Galettes in the past week. This one, one I’m working for the cookbook I’m writing and a small caramelized onion and cheddar one that got devoured. These are like a secret weapon, in a way. The crust (which you absolutely MUST be made from scratch) is one of my favorite recipes […]

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Deep Dish Apple Streusel Pie

  This was the big winner at Thanksgiving. It was the first to be devoured, even before the impromptu poker game ended. And, I’m not gonna lie, having every guest who ate it say, “Oh my GOD. This is so good” is really awesome. When you are trying (fairly desperately) to wedge your way into […]

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