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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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Lemon Curd Cake

Lemon Curd Cake

Since Mother’s Day is only less than two weeks away, I think it is my due diligence to talk about cake. While Moms love the homemade gifts, flowers, and perfume, we also love cake. What better way to finish off the day then with a glorious slice of this Lemon Curd Cake. You see, when […]

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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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Summer Squash Lemon Bundt Cake

Summer Squash Lemon Bundt Cake

It is officially summer and our garden is bursting with beautiful summer squash. I have been cooking up a storm to keep up with supply, but if any of you have any recipe suggestions, please send them my way! Next on the harvest list will be tomatoes- so please include recipes for that too! I […]

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Rhubarb Ginger Cocktail

Rhubarb Ginger Cocktail

Are you the type of person that meal plans and takes a very specific list to the grocery store or farmer’s market? Or are you the type that just strolls the isles looking for inspiration? I am the latter…usually. I love going to the farmer’s market and bringing dishes together with the fresh purchase. This […]

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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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Italian Cobb Salad with Creamy Balsamic

Italian Cobb Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing

  This is a fun twist on a classic salad! Being Italian, I tend to “Italianize” everything! Nothing is complete without onions and garlic. Since it is almost bikini (which I will not be wearing this year) and vacation season, my “Italianizing” will now only be for salads. I have to fully resist the urge […]

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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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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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