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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 flaky buttery danish

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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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

The Best Pumpkin Streusel Muffins


Brace yourself for The Best Pumpkin Streusel Muffins. I know, it’s a big assertion. But these gems are super simple to throw together, super moist, super fall spice-y, have a heady lid of streusel (my fav) and a drizzle of the most delicious boozy, bourbon drizzle (that you can make booze free if you’re not into it!). Whew. Are we…

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Apple Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread | Recipe by DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Apple Cinnamon Roll Pull-Apart Bread


Your fall NEEDS this Apple Cinnamon Roll Pull-Apart Bread!! It starts with an enriched dough, stuffed with finely chopped apples (unpeeled!) that have been tossed in cinnamon and brown sugar and the whole thing is smeared in a cream cheese glaze. CAN. YOU. EVEN? I wanted it to be like the lazy person’s cinnamon rolls: super easy, minimal effort needed.…

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Pumpkin Bourbon Cake With Brown Butter Bourbon Buttercream | recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Sweet + Savory Fall Favorites


I’ve been digging into the blog archives and baking + cooking a lot of my sweet + savory fall favorites! I wanted to share a quick collection with you here. There are soooo many more (more pumpkin stuff, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin gnocchi, scones, etc etc etc)…but I narrowed it down to a reasonable list for you. Will this become a…

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Rustic Peach Cake | recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

California Peach Cornmeal Cake


These are my favorite adjectives for this California Peach Cornmeal Cake: delicious, cozy, easy, classic, comforting, quick…need I say more? For this month’s partnership with California Peach Cornmeal Cake Makes 1 8X10 Cake INGREDIENTS ¾ cup (144 g) granulated sugar 8 tablespoons (1 stick/½ cup/4 oz/ 113 g)  unsalted butter, room temperature 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg  2 large eggs, room…

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Sourdough Bagels | DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth; Recipe from Emilie Raffa's book Artisan Sourdough Made Simple

Sourdough Bagels


As I write this post, my sourdough starter is sitting on the counter in the kitchen growing and getting bubbly so I can mix together the dough for these Sourdough Bagels to bake off in the morning. Heaven. This recipe comes from Emilie Raffa’s book Artisan Sourdough Made Simple (she calls them Sunday Morning Bagels in her book) and she…

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Favorite Blueberry Muffins | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Favorite Blueberry Muffins


Brace yourself, you’re about to meet your new Favorite Blueberry Muffins!! I have been craving classic, pared down recipes (and I think I’m not alone!). While these muffins don’t have 11 ingredients like the Everyday Banana Bread, they do have just 12 basic ingredients which is pretty damn good. So no fancy ingredients, no crazy technique but HELLA delicious flavor. These…

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Everyday Banana Bread | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Everyday Banana Bread


Hi friends — I greet you this weekend with some comforting and easy-to-bake Everyday Banana Bread! I have had the strong desire this year to make recipes that are ‘everyday’ or ‘classics’. To me, this includes recipes that I hope will become your favorite go-to’s to make mid-week after work, during cozy weekend mornings and using everyday ingredients and techniques. I…

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Easy Cheesy Dinner Rolls | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

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 gruyere, you could sub in white cheddar, parmesan or any other combination thereof (you want the kind of…

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Lemon Cake | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Fresh Lemon Cake


Consider this Fresh Lemon Cake a dazzling celebration of the humble lemon, that most-frequently used citrus that adorns our kitchen counters. I don’t know this for fact but I do on instinct. I put lemon in everything from warm water, to savory dishes that need brightening up to baked goods that need some sunshine. Yes, the humble lemon is a…

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Cherry Jam Streusel Muffins


This past November I had the good fortune of joining the California Secretary of Agriculture, Karen Ross, some Our first stop on the tour was tomato-grower extraordinaire Image credit: Alycia Moreno for CA GROWN.[/caption] After Houweling’s we headed back north to We ended up by their pond, sipping Pacifico’s stuffed with floating caviar limes (DO THIS AT HOME!!), eating California…

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Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Breakfast Buns


These Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Breakfast Buns are not only my second FOMO Baking with Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Breakfast Buns Makes 12 Breakfast Buns INGREDIENTS For the Dough 1 1/4 cups (296 ml/300 g) whole milk, warm to the touch (see note above) 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 package/7 g) active dry yeast 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 cups (531 to 563…

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White Trash S’mores Buns


Behold White Trash S’mores Buns! These beauties were 100% inspired by my recent trip to Alaska with White Trash S’mores Buns Makes 10 Big-Ass Buns INGREDIENTS For the Dough 1 cup (237ml) full fat milk, warm 3/4 cup (177ml) water, warm 2 1/4 teaspoons (or one packet) active dry yeast  1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for…

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Whipped Goat Cheese Gougères With Glazed Walnuts + Jalapeños


We need a new party snack, don’t we? These little nuggets remind me of a very sophisticated bar snack. Something that would be equally at home next to a glass of champagne or watching football. Which sounds a little bit how I’d describe myself if we threw in a propensity for lounging and Netflix binges. And yes, I think they…

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