Peach, Basil and Olive Oil Coffee Cake [Sponsored Post]

July 24, 2017

This peach, basil and olive oil coffee cake is bursting with summer flavor. The Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil gives it an extra dimension of flavor! (Jump directly to the recipe.) This post was sponsored by Filippo Berio. I was compensated for this post and for developing the recipe. However all opinions below are […]

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Rhubarb & Blueberry Oatmeal Bars with Cacao Nibs & Rose Petals

May 22, 2017

These rhubarb and blueberry oatmeal bars are absolutely magical with the addition of cacao nibs and dried rose petals, yet they are really easy to make! (Jump directly to the recipe.) “This flavor combination is magical!” said my friend Alanna after she took a bite of my rhubarb blueberry oatmeal bar with cacao nibs and […]

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Meyer Lemon Shaker Tart with Strawberries and Rhubarb

April 17, 2017

This super easy to make Meyer Lemon Shaker Tart is a simple adaptation of the classic lemon shaker tart with the addition of strawberries and rhubarb. (Jump directly to the recipe.) I hadn’t seen my friend Angela in forever. Or at least for a couple of years, which is insane because we only live a […]

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Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

March 27, 2017

These chocolate hot cross buns are stuffed with dried cherries and chopped dark chocolate – a fun chocolate twist on the classic treat eaten on Good Friday! (Jump directly to the recipe.) I’ve been tinkering with a hot cross bun recipe for some time now. It’s a strange little baking project for me, a Taiwanese-American […]

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Lemon Lime Bars with Pistachio Crust [Sponsored Post]

February 20, 2017

These easy-to-make sweet and tart lemon lime bars have crushed pistachios in the crust and will give you a huge smile when you bite into them This post was sponsored by Bisquick. I’m teaming up with Bisquick to bring you fun and innovative recipes using Bisquick. I was compensated for this post and for developing […]

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Strawberry Coffee Cake with Pistachio Crumb Topping

February 13, 2017

This easy-to-make strawberry coffee cake has a pistachio crumb topping and is not too sweet, making it perfect for afternoon coffee or tea. If you’ve ever been to my apartment, you know that I am not a tidy person. My partner AJ, however, happens to be extremely tidy. After living together for 15+ years, we’ve […]

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Mixed Berry Galette with Chocolate Crust [Sponsored Post]

February 6, 2017

This individual mixed berry galette with chocolate crust are pretty enough for a celebratory dinner but easy enough to make for a casual meal. I’ll be honest when I tell you that AJ and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day that much. It’s not that we aren’t romantic (a friend of mine once called AJ […]

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Cranberry Pie from Art of the Pie

November 28, 2016

A new, easy-to-make classic, the cranberry pie, will make every holiday season bright and cheery when it’s served up! This post is a part of a series of cookbook posts that I’ll be running from now through December. I was not monetarily compensated for this post but I did receive this cookbook for free as […]

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Ginger, Vanilla and Quince Upside Down Cake from the book Alternative Baker

November 21, 2016

A recipe for a warm and inviting ginger, vanilla and quince upside down cake from the cookbook Alternative Baker by Alanna Taylor-Tobin. This post is a part of a series of cookbook posts that I’ll be running from now through December. I was not monetarily compensated for this post but I did receive this cookbook […]

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Sponsored Post: Spicy Apple and Berry Cobbler

October 17, 2016

This zippy spicy apple and berry cobbler is an updated twist on a classic comfort dessert. “Whoa. Is this recipe on your blog?” asked my new friend Kellie of The Suburban Soapbox. We were in Chicago for a short whirlwind 24 hours for the #OrganicForAll event hosted by Safeway. The day was flying by fast, […]

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Peach and Blackberry Pie

August 22, 2016

A Midwest Summer experience: learning to fire a gun, baking a peach and blackberry pie and how food brings us all together. “If you at any point feel uncomfortable, you should yell out ‘CEASE FIRE’ and everyone will put their guns down.” Said the man in the instruction video at the shooting range. We were […]

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Earl Grey Blueberry Coffee Cake

June 27, 2016

An easy infusion of tea in scalded milk, makes this Earl Grey Blueberry Coffee Cake incredibly delicious and a snap to make. I have a new obsession and its name is Snapchat. Part of me wants to curl up in a ball and hide under a rock when I admit that. I want to call […]

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A Minute To Be Ourselves (with a Plum and Rhubarb Cobbler)

June 20, 2016

In times of crisis and grief, the only thing I could do was go into the kitchen and bake. This Plum and Rhubarb Cobbler is the result. This past week has been pretty devastating. I picked up my partner AJ in L.A. on Saturday, after the AIDS Lifecycle only to wake up the next morning […]

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Rhubarb Coffee Cake with Blackberries and Big Crumb Topping

April 11, 2016

This not-too-sweet rhubarb coffee cake has blackberries and a big crumb topping for a perfect spring breakfast treat! “Do you ever get burned out of baking?” asked a friend of mine at brunch. We were huddling together in the patio deck, trying to keep dry as it was raining outside. The overhead awning was huge […]

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A Special April 1st Post: Bye Bye Raspberry Pie and the (NSFW) story of How I Ended Up Dressed Up as a 7-Foot Tall Cartoon Penis

April 1, 2016

This special April 1st post features a recipe for Butterscotch Raspberry Pie and a not safe for work story about a giant cartoon penis. (Jump directly to the recipe.) I peered through the black mesh screen in my costume and felt slightly warm and vaguely claustrophobic. The giant felt and plaster form that enclosed my […]

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Sponsored Post: Vanilla and Orange Cranberry Cake

December 14, 2015

This stunning celebratory holiday cake has the sweet tart flavor of cranberries matched up with orange and vanilla! I’ve always loved the tart sweet flavor of cranberries so it only makes sense to use those bright red winter berries for the filling of a holiday cake! Paired with a cake batter scented with orange and […]

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Pear Cobbler Recipe with Gingerbread Biscuits

November 30, 2015

This warm wintry Pear Cobbler Recipe has a gingerbread biscuit topping that will make your home smell like the holidays! It was staring at me from the front of the cover of a recent issue of Bon Appetit. A spiced pear upside down cake. It looked lovely and so seasonally appropriate but I wasn’t sure if […]

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