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Fresh Strawberry Pie- the perfect Spring/Summer treat!

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Just like your favorite chain restaurant’s version, this Fresh Strawberry Pie has a buttery crust that is loaded to the brim with sweet sun ripened strawberries, and garnished with homemade whipped cream! Every year I crave one of these sweet pies, but for some reason, have only gotten around to posting a recipe for it […]

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Lemon Garlic Pan Seared Salmon

Lemon Garlic Seared Salmon

A simple yet delicious meal, this restaurant quality Lemon Garlic Seared Salmon will be perfect for impromptu dinner parties or last minute meals. Pair it with a nice cold glass of Cavit Pinot Grigio and your night will be perfect! Did you know that Friday May 26th is National Pinot Grigio Day? This is one […]

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Quick Rhubarb Cake

Quick Rhubarb Cake

This one bowl Quick Rhubarb Cake is extremely simple to make and even easier to eat! You will want to make it over and over again! I think that my husband’s grandparents were trying to scare me away the first time I met them. However, I don’t think it was intentional because his grandmother is […]

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sweet and spicy pork ribs

Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs

These Spicy and Sweet Pork ribs are tender enough to pull apart with your fingers and flavorful enough to ensure no left overs! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBias Last weekend my husband and I fired up the grill, set a slab of […]

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delicious 3 layer raspberry cake with raspberry buttercream

Fresh Raspberry Cream Cake

This Fresh Raspberry Cream Cake will have your tastebuds go wild. A buttery white cake studded with fresh raspberries wrapped up in a sweet raspberry frosting. If you are looking for the perfect Mother’s Day cake or Birthday cake, this is it! Fresh raspberries are mixed into my favorite white cake recipe. Honestly, just the […]

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strawberry cheesecake bars

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

These strawberry cheesecake bars will be the hit at your next summer picnic! Creamy, rich, and piled high with fresh glazed strawberries. One of my favorite desserts is a fresh strawberry pie. The sweetness of the strawberries combined with delicious glaze and buttery crust, make it the absolute perfect summer dessert. I wanted to take […]

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raspberry cream cheese danish

Easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish

This homemade Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish is flaky, buttery, and absolutely delicious. With only a few steps and a bit of chilling time, you can have better than the bakery fresh danishes straight from your kitchen! Raspberry Cream Cheese Danishs are my absolute favorite. I will always choose it over a donut or another flavor […]

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Almond Lemon Biscotti

Almond Lemon Biscotti

Almond Lemon Biscotti are the perfect companion to a cup of coffee or hot tea. Box them up for the perfect edible Mother’s Day gift! Growing up, the only type of Biscotti was Anise Biscotti. My Italian grandfather thought that any another version was rubbish. While he was an amazing cook, I have to disagree […]

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Churro Cupcakes

Churro Cupcakes

Churro Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for your fiesta! These light and fluffy cinnamon cupcakes are topped with a sweet cinnamon cream cheese frosting and a crunchy churro! May is a great month here in San Diego. Although we don’t actually celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I certainly take advantage of all of the delicious Mexican […]

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Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake is light sponge cake that soaks up a combination or evaporated milk, condensed milk, a cream and topped with a whipped cream topping and fresh strawberries that creates pure bliss! The last time I made this Tres Leche Cake was before my blogging days. After enjoying a delicious bite, I almost had […]

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Meyer Lemon Tart

Meyer Lemon Tart

Spring is not complete without a slice of this slightly sweet and deliciously tangy Meyer Lemon Tart with a buttery shortbread crust. I don’t think I have ever posted more Meyer Lemon recipes than I have this year. With its short California growing season, I can’t seem to think about anything else than to take […]

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Coconut Cake with Mango Curd Filling

Coconut Cake with Mango Curd Filling

A sweet coconut cake base combined with a smooth tart mango curd will have you dreaming about the tropics and trying to do the hula! Spending part of my childhood and teen years in Hawaii, I really grew to love the tropical flavors such as mango and passion fruit. They are so exotic, fresh, and […]

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Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with Fresh Strawberry Frosting

Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with Strawberry Frosting

These Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with Fresh Strawberry Frosting are the perfect burst of Spring for your dessert table! If you are looking for a pretty, yet easy recipe this Spring, these Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with fresh strawberry frosting are perfect. They are extremely easy to make and full of glorious flavors. I love […]

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carrot cake cookie sandwiches

Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches

Who needs to spend hours making a carrot cake when you can have all of the deliciousness of a slice in handheld cookie form! These Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches are chock full of cinnamon, shredded carrots, and oats, then topped with a luscious, silky cream cheese frosting and sandwiched together by yet another yummy cookie! […]

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blackberry lime cupcakes

Blackberry Lime Cupcakes

Tangy soft lime cupcakes topped with a sweet blackberry cream cheese frosting. These Blackberry Lime Cupcakes are what Spring baking is all about! I love getting the grocery store circulars this time of year and seeing all of the fabulous deals on berries. Not only do we eat them like candy, but I also love […]

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sweet cinnamon custard made from cereal milk churned into ice cream perfection

Cereal Milk Ice Cream

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CerealShakeup #CerealAnytime #CollectiveBias Start the day with the full-blown flavor of PEBBLES™ cereal and amazing things can happen! A few months ago, I took off for the weekend for a Girl’s Trip to New York and it was […]

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Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls

Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls

Last week I attended Knotts Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival media preview event. I absolutely love anything boysenberry flavored, so the event was not to be missed. While I was there, I was posting pictures of the scrumptious boysenberry themed desserts on my Instagram and Facebook feed. Little did I know, my husband and kids were […]

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Delicious coconut flavored bread rolled with a brown sugar coconut filling and topped with a coconut frosting

Coconut Sweet Rolls

With coconut extract in the dough, and toasted shredded coconut in the filling and icing, they are a coconut lover’s dream! These Coconut Sweet Rolls are easy to make and perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert! The other day I was browsing the magazine section at Costco. I never buy magazines, especially at the prices […]

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Delicious homemade chicken crispers with creamy honey mustard sauce

Copycat Chili’s Chicken Crispers

It never ceases to amaze my husband how much money American’s spend on food and going out to eat. Growing up in Switzerland, they never went out to eat unless it was a very special occasion or a birthday. My family on the other hand would visit Chili’s almost once a week for dinner. Now, […]

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rich chocolate pound cakes covered in caramel, toasted coconut, and chocolate fudge sauce

Mini Chocolate Caramel Coconut Bundt Cakes

Finally Girl Scout Season is here! For a very short period I can indulge in my Tagalong and Samoa cravings simply by visiting a local Walmart or Home Depot. Without fail, the girls are there. I am pretty sure they ping me as a “sale” as soon as they make eye contact. I’m a sucker […]

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