close up of a cranberry tart

Super Simple Cranberry Tarts


Friends, welcome to your new favorite dessert: Super Simple Cranberry Tarts with Rosemary Honey Drizzle! Every component of these tarts is make-ahead making these perfect for all of your holiday entertaining needs, and we have many. These little wonders are the perfect combination of tart from the barely sweetened cranberries, sweet from the honey, buttery from the Monterey jack cheese…

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Burnt Caramel Apples


Burnt Caramel Apples are about to become your new favorite treat. Let me set the scene: cool, crisp apples dipped in the deepest, soft caramel. You will not go to battle with this caramel, it will not pull out a tooth and you won’t have to struggle with it sticking to your teeth. Soft, rich, cool, crisp. Are you sold…

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one slice of apple cake

Easy Apple Cake


There is simply too much to love about this easy apple cake! One bowl + eight ingredient staples for the cake base and you’ll have a beautiful cake in under an hour (UNDER AN HOUR!). This gem comes from my second book, The Cake Book! I’m so excited to finally share a recipe from it! So let’s first talk about……

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Slices of delicious cake

8 Irresistible Fresh Strawberry Desserts


A collection of my most favorite strawberry desserts! Strawberries can be grown year round in California, making them one of the berries that we tend to see most consistently on our grocer’s shelves (blueberries are up there as well!). I love to use fresh strawberries in scones, cookies, buttercream, cakes and especially, overnight strawberry jam buns. Scroll through this list…

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A close up of a s'mores cookie bar

S’mores Cookie Bars


I love coming up with new s’mores recipes and this year it’s these S’mores Cookie Bars! We start with a classic brown sugar and vanilla-heavy cookie dough base. On top of that, we layer whole graham crackers, marshmallow fluff (also called cream), chocolate chips and the remaining cookie dough. These are soft, chewy cookies bars that taste just like a…

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tub o delicious ice cream

Brown Sugar Caramel Crunch Ice Cream


I literally CANNOT WAIT for you to try this Brown Sugar Caramel Crunch Ice Cream!! This simple ice cream comes together with just six ingredients. C&H® Dark Brown Sugar is used in both the ice cream base and in the crunchy, hard caramel. You can expect lots of yes, caramel notes, as well as molasses. And the hard caramel tastes a bit…

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Chocolate Strawberry Sandwich Cookies


I partnered with my friends at C&H® Sugar to bring you these delicious Chocolate Strawberry Sandwich Cookies that are loaded with heaps of spring flavor! I wanted something bright, fresh and fun and these deliver 10,000 percent. WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE THESE CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY SANDWICH COOKIES?! Because COOKIES are always a good idea. And the combination of strawberries and chocolate…

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A bunch of meringues with blood orange curd

Perfect French Meringues


Meringues have a reputation for being fussy, but trust me, with a solid recipe along with some tips and technique you will be cranking out this foolproof dessert like it ‘aint no thing. I partnered with C&H® Sugar to share allllll of my favorite tips for making perfect French meringues Every. Single. Time. WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THESE BLOOD ORANGE…

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Best Pizza & Sauce Recipe + CA Agritour


This was my second year participating in the CA Grown Agritour. Last year, we met up in Santa Barbara and toured a bunch of local farms and ag businesses and sampled everything from passionfruit and tomatoes to wine and cheese. You can read more about the trip here and get my recipe for Cherry Jam Streusel Muffins. This year, we had…

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Foolproof Vanilla Orange Madeleines


With this Foolproof Vanilla Orange Madeleines recipe I’ll share how to make perfect madeleines every time! Super easy to make and made for make-ahead (LOVE). This dough can sit in the fridge for several days letting you make madeleines on demand – how fabulous is that?!? When I first started baking madeleines I was so completely annoyed and frustrated with…

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Delicious Five-Spice Prune Bars


Brace yourself for the most delicious streusel bar cookie that has a layer of heavenly five-spice prune jam sandwiched between a vanilla bean shortbread crust and a crunchy, buttery layer of streusel. YUM! As promised, these Delicious Five-Spice Prune Bars are the second recipe using a spiced prune jam (you can see the first one here); both done in collaboration…

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Flaky Buttery Prune Danishes


This is THE BEST spiced prune danish recipe! The dough is surprisingly easy to make (and make-ahead) and the spiced prune jam comes together in minutes. Lots of tips to get warm, flaky, buttery danishes on your breakfast table asap! If you haven’t had prune danishes before you might breeze past this recipe…but let me tell you, homemade danishes are…

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A close up of a chocolate marshmallow cookie

Holiday Cookie Roundup


Here is a collection of my current favorite holiday cookies! There are shipping tips throughout PLUS info on whether each cookie is suitable for shipping. Go forth and bake friends! For many of these cookies the dough can be frozen ahead of time (this is a great tip for drop cookies). Some cookies, such as macarons, are best gifted the…

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Classic chocolate French macarons are paired with a dreamy marshmallow filling. Each macaron is smeared in a mexican hot chocolate glaze for mega flavor!

Chocolate French Macarons with Marshmallow Filling


These chocolate French macarons are crispy, chewy and perfectly chocolate-y — this is the best recipe for chocolate macarons! The filling is one of my favorite marshmallow fillings with an added (and optional) slightly spicy chocolate glaze for Mexican hot chocolate vibes (or leave it plain). Lots of technique tips for easily making these in your home kitchen! When I…

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Pumpkin Caramel Bars with Marshmallow Meringue

Pumpkin Bars with Salted Caramel and Toasted Marshmallow Meringue


Where to start on the deliciousness of Pumpkin Bars with Salted Caramel and Toasted Marshmallow Meringue?! This pumpkin base is pulled from the pages of The Cookie Book. I had forgotten how delicious it was/is…and it is beyond words. Soft, airy, beautiful crumb. Everything you’re looking for in a bar cookie that’s really a cake…if we’re being honest here. Next…

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