celebration

Salted Honey Pear Crostata | recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Salted Honey Pear Crostata


First off, let me tell you that you need this Salted Honey Pear Crostata in your life, without haste. Second? It’s pear season, beautiful, and I am psyched about it. Third, I was able to partner with CA Grown to bring you this delicious pear crostata in celebration of everything California has to offer. For more California pear information, check…

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Granny Pete's Chocolate Espresso Cake With Marshmallow Frosting | Recipe via DisplacedHoueswife Rebecca Firth

Granny Pete’s Chocolate Cake With Marshmallow Frosting


I am soo happy to finally share Granny Pete’s Chocolate Cake With Marshmallow Frosting!!! First, it’s an easy, fabulous, delicious, celebration cake that reminds me a bit of a classier Ding Dong (which I was mildly addicted to as a kid). But most importantly, because I created this cake in honor of my sweet grandmother, aka Granny Pete, who passed…

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Chocolate Orange Meringues | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Chocolate Orange Meringue Cookies


Let me reintroduce you to one of the oldest recipes on the blog: these petite Chocolate Orange Meringue Cookies. These are crispy on the exterior and melt-in-your-mouth on the interior with just the perfect amount of chocolate to satisfy any cravings you might be plagued with at the moment. I also love the little hit of citrus you get from…

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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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Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake

Chocolate Coconut Cake


Bust out your bundt pans people, we’re making our very best Chocolate Coconut Cake!! And before we get too far down the path in making this gem, let me diffuse any divisiveness between Almond Joy and Mounds lovers. First, I’m coming out as a Mounds lover. It was always my preferred Halloween candy growing up. But I’m also having an…

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Macarons | recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth | heaps of tips + details

Mexican Hot Chocolate Macarons


I’ve been dreaming about these Mexican Hot Chocolate Macaron wonders for over a year now!! When I was writing The Cookie Book I became obsessed with learning all of the ins and outs of macarons — I wanted to make my version of the perfect macaron and share all of my favorite tips with you. The peppermint candy macarons are…

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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 California Grown team members and a group of bloggers, writers, photographers and cookbook authors on a 2-day Agri-Tour around California’s Central Coast (also known as my neck of the woods). I created these really delicious Cherry Jam Streusel Muffins (with mostly ingredients…

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Holiday Cookie Box | Recipes via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth | recipes, + tips

Holiday Cookie Box!


For our final post for the 12 Days of Sweet Treats I put together a Holiday Cookie Box! Amisha did too, go see her’s here. Also scroll below for cookies, photos of the cookie box, cookie tips + links to all of the recipes! I realized as we were nearing the end of Sweet Treat fest that I was really…

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Chocolate Peppermint Olive Oil Skillet Cookie | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

GIVEAWAY + Chocolate Peppermint Olive Oil Skillet Cookie!


GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!! In case you didn’t get the memo, I love a big skillet cookie. Even better, a giant Chocolate Peppermint Olive Oil Skillet Cookie! I teamed up with California Olive Ranch to give away FIVE copies of The Cookie Book each with a bottle of their Mild & Buttery Olive Oil (which is ideal for baking!). To enter, simply…

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Burnt Sugar Muscovado Truffles | recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Burnt Sugar Muscovado Truffles


Burnt Sugar Muscovado Truffles are up next in our 12 Days of Sweet Treats and they are such the perfect, ultimate sweet treat to my always modest palate. We whip up some burnt sugar which is so easy (1 ingredient) and takes little effort. It’s so easy we’re sipping champagne as we do this, because it’s the holidays and we’re…

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Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Breakfast Buns


These Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Breakfast Buns are not only my second FOMO Baking with Erin Clarkson + Brian Hart Hoffman, but they are also the perfect holiday breakfast-brunch treat. The original recipe appears in the latest Holiday 2019 issue of Bake From Scratch magazine. Erin and I did some tweaks to the original recipe and Brian made them as they…

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

Pumpkin Bourbon Cake With Brown Butter Bourbon Buttercream


Pumpkin Bourbon Cake With Brown Butter Bourbon Buttercream. Did you get that? There’s a heavy hand of bourbon in this cake and it’s a lovely thing. And I have a strong affection for alliteration. So there’s that. Let’s just get this out of the way first: Yes, yes indeed you can make this cake without alcohol. I’ll tell you how…

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Caramel Mocha Dirty Chai Cupcakes + a Giveaway!


***Giveaway closed!***I’m giving away a copy of Amanda Faber’s new cake cookbook, Cake Portfolio + my favorite scale!! To enter, leave a comment below and tell me your favorite cake to bake! That’s it. You can also submit additional entries over on my Instagram starting Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 8am PST. Giveaway open to US addresses only and ends Friday, October 25,…

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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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Salted Caramel S’mores Tart


Sometimes something is just too dang delicious not to share and that’s the case with this spectacle of a dessert, behold the Salted Caramel S’mores Tart. If I had to pick my favorite flavor combination of summer, it would probably (most certainly) be the graham cracker-chocolate-marshmallow holy trinity of flavor combinations that is the s’more. A backyard wonder. A beachcomber’s…

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