Pumpkin Spice Croissants

The perfect fall coffee house treat! Pumpkin-almond filled croissants with warm spices makes an indulgent pairing with your coffee or just enjoyed plain! Is it Fall already? Are halloween decorations out yet? Have the trees started taking on the majestic shades of orange and red? No….no….no! On one of our recent trips to Starbucks, Sylvester […]

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Fig Walnut Hand Tarts

Tender buttery crust, crumbly walnut streusel and roasted fresh figs makes the most delicious portable hand tart! Not a galette! Not a pie! Not a tart! Not a pop tart! Is hand tart even a thing? If not, we just made one!!  The base dough is very similar to a galette or a pie crust( […]

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Baked Peaches with Oat-Pecan Streusel

Soft baked peaches topped with crispy streusel, served with creamy greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Makes for an easy breakfast, snack or dessert! While the kids are wandering around with phones to catch Pokemon and battle gyms, they return home (along with an army of friends) HUNGRY!! Summer vacation is all about 8 snacks […]

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Blackberry-Almond Clafoutis

A rustic baked breakfast dish with almonds, blackberries and honey!  Am I in love with blackberries? Gosh… looks like I’m posting too many recipes with blackberries. It’s California! It’s peak SUMMER! Blackberries have been so plump, juicy and sweet this season… please don’t blame me 🙂 Have you had those Saturday mornings, when the kids wake […]

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Mango-Coconut cupcakes with Cherry Glaze

Pretty in pink and yellow! A bright, summery cupcake that will send your tastebuds on a tropical vacation. A little cherry glaze ain’t going to hurt! These cupcakes are not only pretty, but also moist and fluffy! And surprise, there is a cherry inside! Let’s discuss about these beauties, shall we? A basic cupcake recipe […]

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Baked Beet Falafels

Most easiest and flavorful version of Falafels that you will ever make! No dipping sauces required. First things first… lets talk about these falafels. A far cry from the traditional kind, these bite size nuggets require a maximum of 30 seconds in the food processor (ok .. ok.. may be additional 1 or 2 minutes for peeling […]

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The Fluffiest Banana Sheet Cake

The lightest and fluffiest banana-buttermilk sheet cake topped with a dark chocolate ganache! Can I get you all excited about a simple sheet cake? Move over elegant layer cakes, it’s all about simplicity today! To make the cake, Whisk all dry ingredients in a small bowl and mashed banana with buttermilk in another one.  Didn’t […]

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Honey Roasted Plums And Strawberries

Summer fruits roasted with honey and rosemary, served over greek yogurt for a light breakfast or vanilla ice cream for a  delicious  dessert! Y’all remember my wonderful neighbor with a luscious blood orange tree? Well, they also have plums and nectarines to offer! We were showered with baskets of sweet, juicy fruits…lucky us😊  The plums […]

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Blackberry-Ginger Fizz

A light and refreshing summer drink for both adults and kids to enjoy! YAY! We made through an entire week of summer with the kids crying “I’m bored” only  6 times this week. Yippeee…. A good drink and Netflixing is well deserved! I think …. Muddle 5 blackberries, sugar and some grated ginger in a […]

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Black and White Sesame Shortbreads

Nutty browned butter and loads of sesame seeds come together in a MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH shortbread cookie! White sesame seeds are mixed into the cookie dough and black ones are adorned on the sides making these cookies a true celebration of the tiny goodness! These cookies have a lot more ingredients when compared to a basic shortbread […]

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