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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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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 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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Raspberry Lemon Tiramisu

Raspberry Lemon Tiramisu

Do you remember that creamy delicious Meyer Lemon Curd I posted the other day? Well this is what I made with it. I was hoping that using the curd in a recipe, it would stop me from eating it by the spoonful. This is usually the case because when I start a baking spree, I […]

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BUTTERFINGER® Easter Cupcakes

BUTTERFINGER® Easter Cupcakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggcellentTreats #CollectiveBias Can you believe Easter is in less than two weeks?!? Are you ready? We are hosting Easter this year, so I am on a mission to find and make fun and cute recipes that are easy […]

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Easter French Macarons

Easter French Macarons

French Macarons are one of my favorite cookies to make for Easter. They add such a beautiful array of colors to my dessert table. I usually make quite a few batches in different flavors/pastels two weeks before Easter, then freeze them until the day of the party. It is always nice to have one less […]

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Cheesecake Lemon Bars

Cheesecake Lemon Bars

Spring has definitely hit San Diego. With our days reaching 80 degrees, it is hard not to spend the morning outdoors. With the weather changes, our pallets are changing as well. We are no longer craving heavy comfort meals, and prefer light and refreshing meals instead. Thankfully, our citrus trees are heavy with fruit to […]

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Garden Pudding Cups

Garden Pudding Cups

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias Last weekend my family and I were invited to a Potluck Easter Egg Hunt at the park. I wanted to bring something that celebrated spring and was easy to eat and transport. The easy open Snack […]

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Gluten Free Carrot Cake

Gluten Free Carrot Cake

I think that carrot cake is a spring staple. This recipe is great because despite it being gluten free and dairy free (well if you don’t add the frosting) it is still delicious and tastes just like a normal cake. I made this cake twice, once using Cup4Cup gluten free flour and once using Trader […]

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Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart

When I think of spring, the first things that comes to mind are tulips and asparagus, two of my favorite things! Considering that asparagus is one of the healthiest foods, I tend to make it a lot while it is in season. Which means I have to get creative with recipes so that my family […]

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Frosted Vanilla Bean Shortbread Bars

Frosted Vanilla Bean Shortbread Bars

About a month ago I volunteered myself as baker for a party.  The party originally was supposed to cap off at 50 people, but the host decided to move the location in order to accommodate more people. Now the guest list is well over a hundred people. I quickly had to add to my baking […]

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Croissant Bread Pudding

Croissant Bread Pudding

I have been testing recipes for my Easter Day brunch all week. I will be cooking for about 45 family members, which are my harshest critics. There are a few people with aspirations of writing a cook book in the family, me being one of them. Needless to say, we are all a bit competitive, […]

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Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Biscotti

Fresh Strawberry Pistachio Biscotti

Today is National Pistachio Day!!! Did you know that Pistachios are native to the middle east and the oldest flowering nut tree? “For centuries they were hailed as the fruit of royalty.The pistachio has been used as a dying agent and a folk remedy for ailments ranging from toothaches to sclerosis of the liver. The pistachio’s […]

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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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