Salted Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies


These Salted Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies speak to me in seductive ways that only butter, sugar and chocolate (and olive oil) can. These are the perfect chocolate chip cookie with dark chocolate and flaky sea salt to finish! I adore baking with olive oil in everything from lemony lemon olive oil cakes, my favorite blueberry muffins and these GIANT…

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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake


This Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake is one of those recipes that you can make a few days ahead, the whole thing, and not give it another thought until dessert time. I mean, does life get much better?! This recipe has been a family and blog favorite since 2014!! I gave it a facelift this year so that it is 100%…

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Five-Spice Cranberry Sauce


Think of this Five-Spice Cranberry Sauce as regular cranberry sauce but with mega jazz hands! It has all of the notes your looking for in cranberry sauce: classic sweet and tart flavors, with everything amped up with a bit of Chinese Five-Spice powder to keep things interesting. Origin of The Recipe This is the recipe that started it all! I’ve…

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Close up photo of cheesy dinner rolls.

Easy Cheesy Dinner Rolls


These Easy Cheesy Dinner Rolls with Blackberry Honey Butter are about to become your new favorite thing to bake! The rolls themselves are light, fluffy, make-ahead and effortless. Basically, the stuff of dreams. They’re also flexible… If you don’t want to use cheddar, you could sub in white cheddar, gruyere, parmesan or any other combination thereof (you want the kind…

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A jar of caramel sauce with a spoon drizzling it into the jar.

Quick Homemade Brown Sugar Caramel


Welcome to my favorite caramel for the past decade: Quick Homemade Brown Sugar Caramel for the win! I love this recipe so much for it’s rich flavor *and* its simplicity in throwing together. It doesn’t get less fussy than this. I absolutely love adding caramel to desserts such as these Salted Caramel Brown Butter Blondies (this is an old recipe…

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Easy Buttery Graham Cracker Crust


This easy, buttery graham cracker crust recipe is perfect for cheesecakes, mini cheesecakes, tarts and basically any recipe that needs (WANTS) a graham cracker crust! I’m not always in the mood to fuss with a regular pastry crust and an easy graham cracker crust comes in clutch when I want something quick and fabulous! I use graham cracker crusts in…

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Overhead shot of chocolate cake with white icing and colorful sprinkles on top

My 10 Favorite Easy Baking Tips for Perfect Cakes


I’m super excited to share my 10 favorite, EASY baking tips for perfect cakes, EVERY TIME! I love cake so much that I wrote a book about it: The Cake Book! And I’m super excited to share all of my favorite cake baking tips and secrets, for perfect, beautiful cakes, every time. These cake tips focus mostly on classic one-layer…

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Crinkly Fudgy Brownie Cookies


I fell so in love with my Shiny Crinkly Brownie recipe that I had to create Shiny Crinkly Fudgy Brownie Cookies — and I AM IN LOVE. These are chewy around the edges, fudgy near the center, with a gorgeous shiny, crinkle top. Just like brownies but in cookie form–SO GOOD. Similar to my latest brownie recipe, these are mixed…

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Secrets to Perfect Cookies: My 10 Favorite Tips For Better Cookies Today


I’m spilling the secrets on all of my favorite perfect cookie tips so you can bake better cookies starting today! When writing The Cookie Book I had an entire section dedicated to helping you bake perfect cookies every time. Unfortunately, that section was cut by my editor (as often happens in publishing: it was either that or cut some recipes…

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Perfect Crinkly Shiny Brownies


These are my absolute FAVORITE perfect, crinkly shiny brownies! This brownie recipe is mixed and baked in under an hour and will without fail give you that beautiful, glossy, paper-thin top. The texture of the edge brownie pieces is more chewy and they get more fudge-like the closer you get to the center — so good. These will absolutely become…

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The Best Mushroom Pizza


Let’s make some delicious mushroom pizza! I recently spent several days with my friends at California Grown visiting farms (including a mushroom farm) along the Monterey coastline and learning about innovative farming methods that California farmers are employing to keep California, and the US, fed and it was a beautiful, delicious trip! About this Mushroom Pizza Most mushroom pizzas go for…

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Ultimate Skillet Brookies


Are we ready for the Ultimate Skillet Brookies or what? Picture the most delicious brown butter chocolate chip cookie dough (inspired by my fav brown butter chocolate chip cookie dough) you’ve ever had (go ahead, imagine it) and it’s mingling right next to some rich, fudge-like brownies and that my friends, that is exactly what this ultimate brookie recipe is.…

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side view of the perfect whole slice of lemon olive oil cake

Mega Delish Lemon Olive Oil Cake


A one-bowl wonder that is mixed and baked in an hour! This lemon olive oil cake is bright, moist, light and has mega lemon flavor. Feel free to play around with any citrus (or any combination). So delicious to eat that no one will know it was so flipping easy to make!

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Soft & Chewy Chocolate Brownie Vegan Cookies


These Soft & Chewy Chocolate Brownie Vegan Cookies are so delicious, no one will know that they’re vegan cookies (I promise)! I have created so many cookie recipes (hello The Cookie Book!) and I have two requirements no matter what the type or flavor of the cookie: it must taste absolutely delicious *AND* it must be pretty. This vegan chocolate…

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close up shot of a vegan brownie

Vegan Peppermint Brownies


These brownies are one-bowl, loaded with holiday flavor (and flair) and secretly vegan! Made with pantry staples and minimal fuss, I was able to partner with my friends, my favorites: CA Prunes to bring you these festive brownies. VEGAN PEPPERMINT BROWNIES MOISTURE BASE Your first step when making vegan peppermint brownies is to create your moisture base. To do this,…

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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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