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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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Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies with Coffee Ganache


We need chocolate and hazelnuts and coffee in our life. Right now. Full stop. These chocolate hazelnut brownies come together so quick…in a flash. All your wet ingredients mingle together in a make-shift double boiler so that the chocolate and sugars get all melt-y and delicious. A quick whisk of the dry ingredients (and a sift if you’re feeling frisky,…

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Brownies with a slice taken out of it and a knife beside it

White Chocolate Fudge Brownies


Happy almost weekend! I wanted to share this easy holiday recipe for fudge brownies from The Cookie Book…think of it as a little holiday gift from me to you. But better, something to make + eat this weekend while you’re knee-deep into holiday-ing. I’m keeping this blog post short + sweet. I’m in Chicago staying at one of my favorite…

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Salted Rye Brownies


Have we talked about how linear I am? I like to focus on one thing, see it through until completion and then I’m ready for the next project. Currently, I’m working on four different projects andddd…it’s a lot. For me. It’s all great…it’s just an adjustment for my brain. And both of my kids have been sick for what feels…

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Triple Peppermint Brownies


What’s that you say? More peppermint? More chocolate? Powdered sugar that looks like snow? No problem. We got this. These peppermint brownies are simple, come together fast and are loaded with holiday jazz hands. Think hella ooey gooey…my favorite kind of brownie. PS It’s the holidays. Did you get the memo? Suddenly we’re knee-deep in it. And I have a true life…

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Slices of strawberry brownies

Balsamic Strawberry Brownies


I like brownies. No, check that. I love brownies. The only flaw in brownies, as far as I can see, is the fact that we always make them in that annoyingly small 8X8 pyrex dish. At my house that only feeds four of us. I’m just being completely honest with you guys. One way to get more mileage out of the…

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tahini brownies with black + tan sesame sprinkles


| tahini brownies with black + tan sesame sprinkles | I think the masses out there are going to be divided on these tahini brownies. Not by the taste, but the sound of it. I think half of you are going to say, ‘Hell to the NO!’ And I think the other half are going to say, ‘I love tahini…

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Fudgy Brownies + Caramelized Pecan Brittle


fudgy brownies + caramelized pecan brittle I learned a lot of things on this fudgy brownies journey. First, there’s a brownie for every occasion. Kind of like finding the perfect dress: what’s the mood and occasion? Looking for stability? Sometimes a cakey brownie is just right. Feeling like a hot mess? You want it dripping in caramel sauce. Don’t want to…

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Salted Caramel Brown Butter Stacked Blondie-Brownies


salted caramel + brown butter stacked blondie-brownies { the defibrillator } Well, I’m done. I think I can put up the Closed – On Vacation sign and head to Kauai for a couple of weeks. When Saveur Magazine opened up their Blog Award nominations this week I wanted to search my photos for something that was really representative of the…

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Brown Butter + Salted Caramel Brownies


 brown butter + salted caramel brownies { yum } In the words of a very good friend, my life is paved in good intentions. When I found out my kids were going to be gone for a week, I though, wow, I’m going to get so much done. Mind you, I experience this quarterly, so I should know better. I…

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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 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 you have here. Decadent brownie batter + brown butter chocolate chip cookie dough = ultimate…

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close up of cookie stacks

Chocolate Brownie Vegan Cookies


These Chocolate Brownie Vegan Cookies are the second post, in a two-part series with California Prunes to showcase/highlight the magic of baking with prunes. Last month we made vegan brownies (that are so delicious) and this month, we jump into cookies (one of my favorite topics!). Prunes are loaded with moisture, natural sweetness, vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants all of which make…

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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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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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