Crème Frâiche Cheesecake With Pretzel Crust + Brûléed Figs and Grapes


I know it’s still technically summer but when everyone goes back to school it’s already fall in my mind. And fall is harvest…so I think about the grapes that are dipping below my trellis and spilling all over my patio which makes my chickens oh so happy. And I think of figs because they’re such a cozy beautiful, late summer/early…

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Dark Chocolate Pretzel Buns With Toasted Walnuts


I’ve been a wee bun obsessed as of late, have you noticed? I first saw pretzel buns several year’s back when Izy Hossack had a recipe in her first cookbook. I loveeddd the photo. And sometimes that’s all it takes with me. This particular dough recipe is the one I use for most of my breakfast roll/bun recipes…but this time…

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Raspberry Peach Orange Blossom Muffins


This is kind of a pretentious little name for a simple little muffin. We reach for common baking ingredients (flour, sugar and the like) and then frantically grab all the peaches and raspberries before fall has stolen summer’s fruit. It already feels so fleeting. The one thing that elevates this beauty to next-level status is the addition of orange blossom…

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Chocolate Affogato Ice Cream Cake + Saveur Nomination


I’m sorry, is there a better way to celebrate than ice cream cake? Better yet, ice cream cake with champagne? That’s exactly what I did when I found out I was nominated for a Saveur Blog Award (in the Baking and Sweets category, yay!). I wanted us to have a beautiful dessert + bubbles. So consider this celebratory cake a…

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Squash Blossom + Tomatillo Brunch Eggs


Totally flummoxed as to what to call this thing. It’s not a frittata because it’s not cooked like a frittata…but it seems to be a very close cousin to one. I don’t want to use the words casserole or bake because for some reason that feels a little like I’m cooking from the back of a carton of egg substitute.…

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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins With Pecan Crumble


We’re making a seasonal muffin loaded with lots of good-for-your stuff. How on-trend are we? Zucchini is everywhere. At the markets, growing in our gardens, our neighbors are pawning it off on us… And if you’re growing it, you’re probably sick of it already. It’s prolific to the point of being obnoxious. I had some rogue yellow squash come up…

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Overnight Strawberry Jam Buns With Lemon Crème Frâiche


I went completely crazy taking photos for this post. I could photograph these buns for days. I mean, look at them. Go on. We make a quick strawberry jam with strawberries, sugar and lemon juice + zest, nothing else. We fashion ourselves a rich dough with egg yolks, buttermilk + dotted with cinnamon and then shove it in the fridge…

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Burrata Squash Blossom Beer-Crusted Pizza


You guys, I just started a bi-weekly show with the feedfeed called SPLURGE and I’m so excited about it! Each month will be themed (the theme for July is yeast-based treats) and will deal with both sweet and savory baked recipes. This recipe was for my first episode, which I will link to as soon as it is up on…

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Chocolate Rye Cherry Cookies


No mistaken I love a chocolate cookie. I’d been dreaming about this rye number for quite awhile and needed the excuse of meeting friends (Adam + Ryan and Christine) for a picnic on the beach in Santa Monica. I only name-dropped because I’m going to bring them up again shortly. Hang tight. I was hesitant at first to even post…

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Tropical Tangerine Turmeric Pops


In other news…I did something bright + healthy. I love smoothies for snacks. I need them loaded with protein and good-for-you stuff to make up for all the cookies and Lucky Charms and spoonfuls of cake batter that fill the rest of my day. That’s why I made us Tropical Tangerine Turmeric popsicles, aka Pious Pops. They’re loaded with Greek…

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Strawberry Scone-Cakes With Fresh Whipped Orange Blossom Cream


Sunday morning I carried my breakfast (Olive oil-fried egg on sourdough toast with tomatoes + balsamic. Try it. You’ll love it.) and latte to the backyard. Still in my pajamas I sat on an old, battered, sun-bleached adirondack and just ate and sipped. There was no rushing. No half-eaten bagels. No missing homework. Gavin was laying on the couch building…

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Fudgy Chocolate-Espresso Donuts With Greek Yogurt Glaze


Are we still nervous about baked donuts? I get it. Donuts should be fried. Laden with lots of unhealthy fats and that perfect exterior crunch. And I will never, and you have my word on this, turn down a real, fried (preferably an old-fashion) donut. For as long as I live, that’s a promise. However, and this is a big…

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Brown Butter Chocolate-Caramel Skillet Cookie


Good morning loves. I hope this finds you well, rested and happy. If not, I hope we’re working on it with some tea…maybe morning stretches or binge-watching your favorite shows. It all works. You’ll get there. I want you to think about this: melty ice cream and glossy pools of chocolate encased in a giant, chewy, slightly undercooked chocolate chip cookie.…

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Margarita Cupcakes With White Chocolate-Lime Buttercream


Permission to speak freely? April has been a shitstorm. Just a crappy month. I’m ready to say sayonara. Buh bye. And I can think of no better way to kick April to the curb than by celebrating with Margarita Cupcakes. Sweet Kate over at ¡Hola! Jalapeño organized an entire Margarita Week that runs from now until May 5…scroll to the bottom of…

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Overnight Raspberry Buns With Crème Fraîche


I’m thinking these should be on your Mother’s Day table… These are make-ahead buns that are given a quick rise the morning we’re brunching. We throw the dough and jam together the night before (or up to several days before) and then just let everything rest and flavor mingle. Our biggest concern will be champagne or screwdriver. I was super excited when All-Clad…

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