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What is Valentine's day without a heart shaped box full of chocolates? Well this year, instead of buying one, make a completely edible heart box and fill it with fun cake balls.

Chocolate Heart Cake Box

  What is Valentine’s day without a heart shaped box full of chocolates? Well this year, instead of buying one, make a completely edible heart box and fill it with fun cake balls. Have you ever come across a recipe or craft and wanted to make it for like years? It happens to me all […]

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Fun Chocolate Creme Filled Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

When I say that I am a food blogger, people often ask if I go all out for holidays. They are always confused when I say no. See the thing is, I usually begin planning holiday posts at least a month in advance. When the actual holiday rolls around, I’m usually pretty over it. Then, […]

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Decadent Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake

Are you beginning to see a theme with my latest recipes? I seem to be a bit obsessed with bundt cakes these days! I just love the simplicity of them, especially this Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake. You literally through all of the ingredient in the bowl, stir, and pour into the pan. No need to […]

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Vanilla Chai Bundt Cake with Chai Glaze

Vanilla Chai Bundt Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias Last year El Nino was all the buzz here in Southern California. We all prepared for the wet winter with excitement and hope. Hope that we will finally come out of this horrible drought that our […]

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Eggnog Cake with Cheesecake Filling

Eggnog Cake with Cheesecake Filling

  I have been told I am quite a food snob and I can’t really disagree. I like homemade food and not generally something that comes from a box or a can. I love using fresh ingredients that we have either grown ourselves or found someone local to buy from. But we all have our […]

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Rice Krispies® Treat Cutouts

Rice Krispies® Treat Cutouts

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayTreatMaking #CollectiveBias There are so many traditions to uphold during the holidays. Decorating, baking, gift giving, and of course cooking the big meal. All of this combined with the daily routines can be quite overwhelming at times, but […]

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Boozy Eggnog Shake

Boozy Eggnog Shake

So either you love eggnog or you hate. I like it, but don’t hate it. I prefer it in foods rather than a cocktail, but will treat myself to maybe half a glass during the holidays. Growing up however, I LOVED the Eggnog Shakes at Jack in the Box. My bus stop was right next […]

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Shortbread Cookies- 6 Ways

Shortbread Cookies- 6 Ways

By now most of you have probably started to figure out what recipes you will be baking for your Annual Cookie platter, or you may already be knee deep in dough. Now matter how sweet the results are, it can be stressful. Every year I find myself overwhelmed by ingredients and different recipes. I usually […]

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The Best Rugelach

The Best Rugelach

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareTheHoliday #CollectiveBias My annual Christmas cookies reflect my Californian/Hawaiian upbringing. They consist of a melting pot of culture cookies from people and places I have lived. I love learning about new holiday traditions and specialties from the people […]

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Red Velvet Christmas Cake

Red Velvet Christmas Cake

If you are looking for the perfectly festive holiday cake, this Red Velvet Christmas Cake is it! Actually, this cake is great to have on hand for most holidays-Halloween, Fourth of July, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. Simply switch out your decorations and you are good to go! I love showing up to parties with a […]

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake

Cranberry Sauce Coffee Cake

Now that we are almost a full week past Thanksgiving, I am sure most of you are on the tail end of your leftovers. If you are anything like me, the sight of more turkey may just make you spontaneously combust. Being a food blogger, we started early like November 1st kind of early. Since then, […]

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Easy Chalkboard Sugar Cookies

Chalkboard Christmas Cookies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladeHolidayJoy #CollectiveBias During the holidays we love to entertain. With my kids’ and husband’s birthdays and major holidays every two weeks beginning in October and ending at the end of January, we always have a reason to celebrate! […]

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Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Cider Sangria

Whenever I have a party, I always try and have a signature drink. I love making cocktails, and this is my time to come up with something fun for everyone to try. Plus, if you make them with enough alcohol and serve them about an hour before eating, it’s almost a guarantee that everyone will […]

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Thanksgiving Turkey Roulade

Thanksgiving Turkey Roulade

A few weeks ago I received an email asking me if I would like to try out a new pan from Swiss Diamond. Now I may be a bit bias, but I happen to love all things Swiss. I did, after all, marry a Swiss man and reproduce 3 Swiss offspring! The Swiss really know […]

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Sous Vide Creme Brûlée

Sous Vide Creme Brûlée

This post is in collaboration with Hamilton Beach. All opinions are 100% true and my own. During the holidays, it is always nice to have an extra hand. Unfortunately as much as we would appreciate the extra help, most times we do not get it. That’s when the help of a special appliance comes into […]

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Quick Pumpkin Swirled Breakfast Bread

Quick Pumpkin Swirled Breakfast Bread

This post has been sponsored by Pillsbury, however all opinions are my own. #ItsBakingSeason With the holidays just around the corner, we begin to focus on the “big” meal. You spend days preparing leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas, wake up early to put the bird in, and continue to prepare for the rest of […]

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Red Velvet Halloween Cake

Red Velvet Halloween Cake

Welcome new San Diego 6 News Followers! We hope you enjoyed our special Halloween Movie Night Special! Here is the cake that was featured! Enjoy! It is finally October therefore I can finally post Halloween themed desserts without feeling too bad, right!? I could have started Halloween in August (when I start my Christmas music) […]

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Zombie Party

Zombie Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOItForward #CollectiveBias It’s officially October which means we can finally start talking about Halloween. It’s about darn time as I have been planning it since early this summer. I have been wanting to throw a Zombie Party […]

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

So the last post I did, Pumpkin Tiramisu, I was going on and on how it is feeling like fall here and that we managed to skip our September heatwave. Well, boy did I jinx that. The following days were brutally hot, reaching the low HUNDREDS on the coast. Because we are on the coast, […]

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Caramel Apple Rolls and a trip to Puerto Nuevo

Caramel Apple Rolls and a trip to Puerto Nuevo

For the last few years I have been without a valid passport. It was always on my list of things to do, but I somehow never got around to doing it. Well, when we booked our Europe tickets last year, it was something that had to be done! Now that I have it, I want […]

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