Mom’s Famous Apple Crisp

Mom's Famous Apple Crisp from (@whatsgabycookin)

There’s really nothing more exciting than knowing that Thanksgiving is around the corner and I have an excuse to eat Apple Crisp for breakfast and dessert every day of the week!   […]

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Pizza Monkey Bread

Are you ready for Pizza Monkey Bread? It will change your life. Imagine a mini pull apart pizza with herbs and cheese and a warm pizza dipping sauce. Jackpot!! […]

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Squash Blossom and Pancetta Pizza

Homemade pizza is totally my jam. It’s become a bit of a hobby actually and my boyfriends knows to expect it on Wednesday nights. Why Wednesday – well because that’s farmers market day for me. Well, technically I go Wednesdays and Sundays, but that’s besides the point. I always come home from the farmers market […]

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Turkey, Brie and Pesto Panini

This is probably my new favorite sandwich! The Turkey, Brie and Pesto Panini. I made it a few weeks ago for the first time for a client who isn’t a big breakfast fan… so we opted for a sandwich replacement… and after making them, well, it’s official that I’m hooked. I’m not a big breakfast […]

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Cakes in a Jar

Cakes in a Jar! What a concept huh? Aren’t they the most fabulous things you have ever seen? I know – I love them too! I’ve always been familiar with putting the dry ingredients for cakes or cookies in a jar, tying on a cute bow, and sending them to your friends homes, but I […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! Things have been pretty insane these last few days… lots of stuff going on, family visiting and a ton of holiday baking… I just haven’t quite found time to put it all into words for my blog! Photo styled by Miriam L. and photographed by yours truly! But… I couldn’t just leave […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirls

I think by now we can all tell that Fall is just around the corner! That means pulling out those fabulous winter coats, and boots and scarves… oh I can’t even wait! (even though there really is no “real” winter in LA – I still pretend) In honor of fall, Maria from Two Peas their […]

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Daring Bakers: Dobos Torta

Talk about PROCRASTINATION – I literally just finished my masterpiece this morning! And now I get to eat it for breakfast 🙂 The August 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular Dobos Torte based on a recipe from Rick […]

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cookies

I love pumpkin! I use it all the time in the winter when I make pumpkin bread, and pumpkin pie and all those fabulous desserts. Today I decided to make pumpkin cookies… pumpkin butterscotch cookies to be exact! They are uber decadent and you have to try them! Look at all those chips inside… delicious! […]

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Culinary School – Week Nineteen – Advanced Pastries

I would just like to preface this posting by saying that chances are you will gain weight by just reading this post. I am fairly certain that I gained weight by just making these pastries… not to mention eating them. Pull out your elastic waist pants because this advanced pastry class is a bucket full […]

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Daring Bakers: Mallows (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies)

The July Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network. We were given the option of doing one, or both of the cookies. I opted for the Mallows or Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies, partially because […]

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Daring Bakers: Bakewell Tart…er…pudding

The June Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart… er… pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800’s in England. Until the next DB Challenge… p.s. I need your suggestions… […]

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Culinary School – Week Eleven – Classic Desserts

Notice anything new…like my website!!! What do you think? Do you love it! We are still in the process of tweaking a few things but I couldn’t let another day go by without sharing my Culinary School Adventures from this week. And… if you are looking to get your site designed you should talk to […]

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The Best Guacamole

Guacamole is my all time favorite food in the whole wide world. It is very rare that I come across a guacamole that I don’t like. A few weeks ago I tried some homemade guacamole at a party and it was delicious. After hunting down the person who made this to get the recipe, I […]

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Cowboy Coconut Cookies

I have a weakness for cookies, and chocolate, and all desserts for that matter. This week I made these delicious Cowboy Cookies which are Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oats and Coconut…. ummmmm heaven! Seriously… you need to make these… they will rock your world… but don’t eat more than let’s say 7 at a time… […]

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Daring Bakers: Chocolate Chip and Butterscotch Cheesecake

The April 2009 Challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge. When I first read about this month’s challenge I was so excited but at a total loss for what kind of cheesecake to make! There are just so many possibilities… chocolate, strawberry, vanilla bean, coffee, […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay these are the most fabulous healthy cookies in the world. I can call them healthy because they don’t use tons of butter like other cookie recipes. And… they have fruit in them… therefore they are healthy. Now I can eat 4-5 a day and not feel one bit guilty about it 🙂 And they […]

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Basil and Tomato Tart

One of my homework assignments for this week was to create a tart on my own. I was thrilled to do this because I have been making them ever since our class on pastries. For my assignment I choose to do a tomato and basil tart because its almost like my favorite pizza and almost […]

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