Orange Cranberry Almond Tea Cakes

Orange Cranberry Almond Tea Cakes

Hi friends! With citrus season in full swing here in Southern California, our farmers markets are bursting at the seams with all types of lemons, oranges, grapefruit and kumquats. My hands down favorites are Cara Cara Oranges, Blood Oranges, Meyer Lemons and Tangerines. The Orange Cranberry Almond Tea Cakes I'm…

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Top 12 Pecan recipes for National Pecan Month

Top 12 Pecan Recipes For National Pecan Month

Hi friends! November is National Pecan Month! Pecan Pie has always been one of my favorite desserts for Thanksgiving. Believe it or not, there are other ways to enjoy Pecans. My little bakers heart knows about pecan cookies and shortbread, pies and bars, ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls and bread pudding stuffed…

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Blueberry Pancakes! Mini Sous does a guest post!

Blueberry Pancakes!  Mini Sous Does A Guest Post!

What do you do with a hungry toddler and a basket of freshly picked blueberries? You make Blueberry Pancakes for a friend! Today, Mini Sous is debuting her first guest post! We're pitching in for our friend Heather over at Basil Momma, who is recovering from surgery. It's a family…

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Honey Date Scones

Honey Date Scones

On a recent trip with the California Farm Water Coalition Board, we toured the Coachella Valley and learned how Dates are grown and harvested. It's quite fascinating, really.  The crops are harvested just once a year and someone has to climb to the tops of each tree six to eight times…

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Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones

Making Pumpkin Scones is one of the best pumpkinly delicious things about the Fall Baking season.  The warmth from the cinnamon, a little kick from the ground nutmeg and cloves and then a sweet, spiced glaze covering the top!  Mmm - mmm.  It's pumpkin perfection!  At least it is for me!…

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Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

I love pancakes! Yep, I am a certified "pancake person!"  Why?  Well, pancakes are versatile.  You can make them savory or sweet.  They are easy to put together and you can have them for any meal of the day.  Seriously, pancakes for dinner are amazing!  If you haven't tried that…

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Zen Meditation Breakfast Rice Pudding!

Zen Meditation Breakfast Rice Pudding!

Hi Friends! In a week, I will be basking in the humidity that is summer in Chicago. Right now though, I'm thoroughly enjoying our Southern California "June Gloom."  If you are not familiar with June Gloom, it's a condition where it's cool and cloudy in the mornings, then the clouds…

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Potato Bread

Potato Bread

Nothing brings back memories of my childhood faster than the smell of fresh bread!  Growing up, we never had store bought bread.  Mom always made it from scratch.  It was an all day process.  She'd make 10 - 15 loaves at a time and freeze them to use later.  I…

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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

It's Monday. Mondays call for muffins and a good strong cup of coffee! Take into consideration these are double chocolate peanut butter banana muffins and it might make the rest of your week seem easier. Chocolate does that to a week. Or a day. Or a month. Even a year!…

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