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Honey Mascarpone Amaretti Tart with Fresh Figs

Honey Mascarpone Amaretti Tart with Fresh Figs

I am so excited that it is fig season! Not only are figs delicious and nutritious, they are beautiful!!! This tart made a stunning dessert at my recent dinner party that people could not stop talking about. Using a food processor, this tart only took about 30 minutes from start to finish (not counting refrigeration […]

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Key Lime Macadamia Nut Tarts

Key Lime Macadamia Nut Tarts

My husband and 2 older kids come home tonight after having spent the last three weeks in Switzerland and Paris. Baby Ben and I are so excited to see them! Like I mentioned in the last post, we have been undergoing some major changes in our home, which will be a complete surprise to my […]

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Raspberry Cheesecake Swirled Brownies

Raspberry Cheesecake Swirled Brownies

I always like to have every palate covered at the dessert table. What this means is I need something for everyone. But I am in Spring mode, and fudgy chocolate brownies just seem so winter to me.   I had to find a way to incorporate the chocolate favorite, but add something springy and fresh […]

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Lemon Brownies

Lemon Brownies

  I’ve noticed that lots of people have been tweeting about new buds on their fruit trees and slightly warmer temperatures, so I now feel comfortable offering spring time desserts. If you are still in freezing weather, make these, take a bite and close your eyes. You will immediately start seeing green grass, tulips, and […]

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Another Red Velvet Recipe...Tis the Season!

Another Red Velvet Recipe…Tis the Season!

You slowly take a dainty bite and gently feed your significant other… Once dessert is done, you both look at each other and decide it is time. You stand up and start walking to the bedroom as he swiftly follows. You both slowly and sensually crawl under the covers. You seductively look over and make […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Any time I ask my family what they would like me to make, the response is always the same. Husband-black Forrest cake, Oldest Son- Cheesecake, 4 year old going on 16 daughter-cupcakes, and 11 month old baby Ben-snails (from oustside…ewww!). Since it is my oldest’s birthday month, I decided to make a cheesecake. Pumpkin cheesecakes […]

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CrockPot Cheesecakes

CrockPot Cheesecakes

I love throwing parties, yet I hate preparing for them. I always take a week to prepare my meal, but the day of, I am stressed out beyond belief. Cleaning, shopping, cooking ALWAYS gets done at the last minute. And getting ready….pfff…totally overrated, mascara and wet hair is a tell-tale sign that your hostess has […]

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The Peanut Butter Addiction

The Peanut Butter Addiction

*Disclaimer- This is not for the weak stomach Growing up, there was a permanent condiment on our kitchen table during every meal. My dad would find a use for it no matter what we were eating. You would probably never guess it, but that condiment was peanut butter. He would put it on everything (and […]

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Tequila Coconut Lime Cream Bars

Tequila Coconut Lime Cream Bars

Spring has officially begun, thank goodness. You know, those 2 days out of the year that San Diego gets rain is overwhelming, and the three months out of the year that we have to endure harsh 60 degree weather is depressing. Don’t get too jealous, we Californians pay a hell of a “sunshine tax”. So […]

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Cookie Inspiration

Cookie Inspiration

I have been on a total cheesecake kick lately probably due to the chirping birds and flower buds screaming spring. Ever Easter my grandmother makes two of the most amazing cheesecakes ever! Roaming through the 99cent Only Store this week I came across a nifty bag of Nutter Butter pieces and my brain went crazy […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons- You Make Lemon Curd!

When Life Gives You Lemons- You Make Lemon Curd!

I love to shop. When I go out-of-town, I always go to the grocery store and find new ingredients to come home with, especially when we are abroad. At home, a trip to Whole Foods is like a trip to an amusement park, and my bill usually adds up to about the same that it […]

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