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Passion Fruit Blueberry Cake

Today is Thea's birthday! I am so thankful to have her in my life as a business partner, co-worker and friend. We've grown close over this last year. And, there's no one I'd rather bake with, watch Pretty Little Liars with and share puppy photos with. We truly are two peas in a pod sometimes. I'm [...]

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Honey Lavender Lemon Biscotti

Sometimes I wish I had afternoon tea every day. It's so nice to relax and just sip on a cup of tea and have a snack. I bought a couple of these adorable vintage tea cups and saucers at the thrift store in Bishop recently. When I brought them back, Thea said she also had [...]

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Oceans Palms Beach Resort in Carlsbad, CA

When I was doing recipe testing for my first book, Organic Cakes & Cookies, I knew I had to go down to sea level to bake all the recipes yet again. We always love going back to the beach, and Delaney wanted to go surf with Chris while I worked all day (pretty typical). Kimmy and [...]

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One Bowl Chocolate Cake

Growing up every year for my birthday my Mom made me the same cake, Chocolate with Vanilla Icing in a rectangle dish. She made some sort of chocolate cake from a box (most likely Betty Crocker) and made an icing with powdered sugar and milk. I didn't really like frosting very much back then (I know [...]

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars

Today I'm sharing a super easy recipe! Chocolate and peanut butter are like black and white, you can't have one without the other. It is probably one of the most popular flavor combinations for...well anything in my mind, cookies, cakes, pies, brownies, bars, candy, and the list goes on. These Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars are [...]

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Ombre Cake

In my mind March is the beginning of spring. It's when the sun starts to shine a little more, usually all the big storms are over with, and the temperature warms up. My birthday is also in March (on the 10th), so I wanted to share a beautiful spring cake (or birthday cake) this week. [...]

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Rainbow Cookie Cake

I grew up on the South Side of Chicago in an Irish Catholic neighborhood. I was the only one of my friends, or anyone I knew for that matter (besides my family), that wasn't Irish. When St. Patrick's Day came long, I definitely felt like the odd ball out. On St. Patrick's day all my [...]

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Gradient Sugar Cookies

I did a photo shoot last week for ColorKitchen with some of my favorite kid customers. Jamie and Natalie are friends of mine and they have the cutest kids, who are also cousins. I asked them if they wanted to come in and eat some cookies and cupcakes while I shot some photos. They couldn't have [...]

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Snowy Romantic Elopement

Last month we were asked by Perfectly Poised Events to bake a cake and desserts for an elopement shoot. Laura gave us some inspiration for the romantic picture she wanted to paint. And, we made a 2 Tier Coconut Cake with pink watercolor. We also brought Coconut Marshmallows and our famous Hot Cocoa for the couple [...]

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Welcome Baby Zobel!

My partner, manager, wedding coordinator and great friend, Thea, is prego! Thea and Matt are expecting Baby Zobel this coming August 2017. Thea wanted to do an adorable baby announcement so we collaborated and I took the below photos. There's also a recipe for these adorable Vanilla Latte Cupcakes we made so you can make [...]

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