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    Honeycrisp Apple Cardamom Cake

    Honeycrisp Apple Cardamom Cake ~ this delicious apple cake starts with a moist cardamom base paved with layer upon layer of thinly sliced Honeycrisp apples and topped with a buttery crumble. It’s the perfect fall crumb cake made with the perfect fall apple!…

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  • a small jar of mulled cider jelly

    Mulled Cider Jelly

    My Mulled Cider Jelly is a beautifully golden spiced apple jelly that’s an incredible addition to a fall cheese plate, or a simple turkey sandwich.  It’s super quick to make, and…

  • gluten free walnut cake topped with figs

    Flourless Walnut Cake with Fresh Figs

    My Flourless Walnut Cake with Fresh Figs is a 3 ingredient gluten free cake topped with gorgeous figs and lightly sweetened whipped cream.  This classic Italian cake recipe is truly special!…

  • Breaking apart a pumpkin chocolate chip blondie

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies

    My Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies are insanely tender and delicious ~ there is something utterly addictive about the combination of pumpkin and dark chocolate.  I guarantee these soft pillowy blondies will be your new…

  • wheat berry salad in a glass jar

    Lunch Prep: Instant Pot Wheat Berry Salad

    Lunch Prep: Instant Pot Wheat Berry Salad ~ as part of a new series I’ll be sharing  easy, healthy, make ahead lunch recipes that keep well and pack well. This whole…

  • apple fritter bread

    Easy Apple Fritter Bread

    Easy Apple Fritter Bread ~ tart apples are swirled with brown sugar and spices in this classic loaf cake, topped with a sweet crackly glaze. This apple quick bread takes a…

  • spiced peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches is a retro recipe poised for a comeback.  These easy classic Southern pickled peaches were always on our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up, and I…

  • a piece of caramel apple bundt cake

    Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

    What makes this Caramel Apple Bundt Cake work is a combination of fresh juicy apples in the batter and a rich sweet caramel glaze…together they create complete and utter bundt cake…

  • Greek meatballs in lemon sauce

    7 Easy Weeknight Dinners ~ the Meatball Edition!

    7 Easy Weeknight Dinners ~ the Meatball Edition! Meatballs are always welcome at the table, and here are some of my favorite creative meatball recipes to inspire you. So tie a…

  • herb marinated goat cheese on slices of toasted bread

    Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

    Herb Marinated Goat Cheese makes a nice season spanning appetizer because it takes the abundance of late summer herbs in such a rich, comforting sort of direction. This tangy marinated cheese…

  • apple cider doughnut muffins in a basket

    Apple Cider Doughnut Muffins

    These Apple Cider Doughnut Muffins are here for you when you just can’t wait another second for Fall.  They’re soft and tender inside, with that classic cider doughnut cinnamon sugar crust…so…

  • almond cake with blackberry buttercream frosting

    Almond Layer Cake with Blackberry Buttercream

    This celebratory Almond Layer Cake with Blackberry Buttercream is an elegant combination of the perfect yellow cake with an unusual tangy berry frosting…don’t be surprised if this easy layer cake becomes…

  • blackberry slab pie bars, stacked

    Blackberry Slab Pie Bars

    Blackberry Slab Pie Bars ~ the flakey pastry, the jewel toned filling, and the sweet little glaze all work together in this super user friendly dessert.  They can go from your…

  • spiced lamb meatballs with hummus

    Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Hummus

    Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Hummus is just about the most perfect union I can think of.  The hummus is soft and rich and silky, (the meatballs and tahini sauce are too!)…

  • peanut butter chocolate chip scones on a baking sheet

    Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scone Recipe

    This is the BEST peanut butter chocolate chip scone recipe… have you ever wanted to make the perfect melt in your mouth scone?  This is it!  These moist and flaky scones are energy…

  • quick pickled onions

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything!

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything!  Today I’m exploring the vibrant world of quick and easy refrigerator pickles ~ these crisp and colorful homemade quickles are more complex in flavor than…

  • Toasted pecan and dark chocolate chip blondies

    Toasted Pecan and Dark Chocolate Chip Blondies

    These moist and chewy Toasted Pecan and Dark Chocolate Chip Blondies are big, fat, classic blondies perfect for packed lunches, picnics, and care packages ~ stash one in your work tote…

  • Making a blueberry muffin bundt cake with yogurt drizzle

    Blueberry Muffin Bundt Cake

    My Blueberry Muffin Bundt Cake with a sweet yogurt glaze is a delicious mash up and officially the best way to wow a brunch crowd, welcome overnight guests, or treat yourself…

  • gazpacho negra in a white bowl with pansies

    Fire Roasted Gazpacho (Black Gazpacho)

    My Fire Roasted Gazpacho (Black Gazpacho) is intensely delicious. I make this Spanish chilled soup with fire roasted tomatoes and blistered peppers for a deep rich color and a smokey flavor that is…

  • jalapeño butter in a small glass container

    How to Make Jalapeño Butter

    Do you know how to make jalapeño butter? Because everybody needs a kicky butter to slather on their corn, their green beans, their biscuits, and their steak, right?  This spicy compound…

  • sweet hot red pepper jam in a jam pot with crackers

    Sweet Hot Red Pepper Jam

    My Sweet Hot Red Pepper Jam recipe is an awe inspiring ruby red color with an intense sweet and spicy flavor.  Serve it to friends with cheese and crackers, save it…

  • moon milk popsicles, melting

    Lavender Moon Milk Popsicles

    Lavender Moon Milk Popsicles are a relaxing bedtime ritual reinvented for the summer months…these vegan coconut milk popsicles are lightly sweetened with honey and speckled with vanilla bean.  Sweet dreams!…

  • almost no bake chocolate mousse pie

    (Almost) No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

    Almost No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie is an easy chocolate dessert for any time of year. It’s creamy, decadent, and super quick to whip up.  Chocolate lovers, rejoice!…

  • colorful pansy shortbread cookies

    How to Make Pansy Topped Shortbread Cookies

    How to Make Pansy Topped Shortbread Cookies ~ these are my favorite buttery rich shortbread cookies topped with colorful and delicate edible flowers.  This pretty tea time treat is surprisingly easy…

  • Gazpacho in small glasses

    Summer’s Best Gazpacho Recipes

    Memorizing a few simple gazpacho recipes is essential if you’re going to survive the rest of the summer without wilting.  I’ve collected all versions of this classic Spanish chilled soup, from…

  • sliced chocolate zucchini bread

    Death By Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    My Death by Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe is a classic zucchini bread amped up with layers of chocolate culminating in a thick layer of ganache.  It’s a super delicious way to…

  • a small bowl of plum crumble with ice cream

    Vanilla Almond Plum Crumble

    Vanilla Almond Plum Crumble is a bubbling cauldron of ripe jewel-toned fruit topped with a sweet rubble of brown sugar, oats, flour, and butter… aka the best (and easiest) summer dessert…

  • A jar of homemade peach butter

    Easy Peach Butter

    Easy Peach Butter ~ you’ll kick yourself if you don’t make a big batch of silky Peach Butter before the peaches are all gone for the year!  This small batch fruit…

  • a bowl of sour cream and onion potato salad with fresh chives

    Sour Cream and Onion Potato Salad

    Sour Cream and Onion Potato Salad ~ do you love potato salad?  Do you love sour cream and onion potato chips?  I think you know where I’m going here…this creative take…

  • raspberry galette

    Easy Raspberry Galette

    Easy Raspberry Galette ~ because when you’ve got great summer berries you really don’t want to over think it…this is just a good flaky pastry embracing fresh picked raspberries.  It’s a…

  • fresh cherry dessert sauce on ice cream

    Fresh Cherry Dessert Sauce

    Fresh Cherry Dessert Sauce for ice cream, cheesecake, and more ~ no cans, no jars, nothing frozen ~ just Mother Nature’s finest, and it takes just minutes to make (ok, you…

  • watermelon kiwi popsicles

    Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles

    How much fun are these Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles? There isn’t a healthier or more refreshing snack you could give yourself, or your family.  Break out these fresh fruit pops on a hot…

  • 5 Vibrant Summer Dinner Bowls

    5 Vibrant Summer Dinner Bowls~ sure, we have to eat dinner, but it’s summer, and the classic square meal just isn’t cutting it right now.  I’m going with nourishing, satisfying meals-in-a-bowl bursting…

  • Classic Lemon Cheesecake topped with fresh berries and edible flowers

    Classic Lemon Cheesecake

    Classic Lemon Cheesecake is a special occasion dessert easy enough for any day.  This New York Style cheesecake is equally fabulous plain, or decorated with fresh berries and edible flowers.  …

  • four different melon salads

    Four Simple Melon Salads

    Four Simple Melon Salads to celebrate laid back summer food ~ make one of these juicy sweet/savory salads for your friends and family, or for a little personal indulgence.  No recipes…

  • peach buckle in a cast iron skillet

    The Easiest Peach Buckle Recipe!

    My classic Peach Buckle is made with buttermilk, brown sugar, and a boatload of juicy peaches. This quick one bowl recipe is just what you want in summer when ripe fruit…

  • Trader Joe's freeze dried fruit

    One Stop Trader Joe’s Emergency Food Kit

    One stop Trader Joe’s Emergency Food Kit ~ I admit it, I’ve slacked off over the years and the recent earthquakes here in California have reminded me that I need to…

  • Greek tzatziki dip with pita bread triangles

    How to Make Tzatziki Dip

    How to Make Tzatziki Dip ~ a refreshing and healthy Mediterranean appetizer that is absolute heaven on sweltering nights… if you’ve OD’d on hummus lately, (and who hasn’t?) this garlicky yogurt…

  • A pan of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream with scoop

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream ~ a brown butter and brown sugar ice cream base studded with dark chocolate.  If you’re a closet cookie dough fiend, you’ve just found your…

  • Crunchy and healthy Asian Slaw in a bowl

    Asian Slaw

    My vibrant vegan Asian Slaw comes with an awesome crunch and a killer creamy peanut dressing.  (It tastes so good you don’t even realize how ridiculously healthy it is.)  Make it…

  • Classic Side Dish Recipes

    Classic Summer Sides 2.0

    Classic Summer Sides 2.0 ~ your side dish game is about to get a big boost, these upgraded recipes are bright, bold, and just a whole lot better.  You (and your…

  • A big slice of Creamsicle Cake, with fork

    Orange Creamsicle Cake

    Orange Creamsicle Cake ~ layer cakes are the ultimate dessert luxury, but this orange cake has a casual, vintage vibe that makes it perfect for laid back summer gatherings, potlucks, family…

  • a bowl of corn and cucumber salad

    Corn and Cucumber Salad

    Corn and Cucumber Salad is a classic summer side that goes well with anything off the grill, and makes a nice change from coleslaw and potato salad.  It’s got a mild…

  • Fresh Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream

    5 Super Chill Summer Desserts

    5 Super Chill Summer Desserts  for when you can’t bear to turn on the oven, but you still want to impress.  These fabulous summery treats will help you keep your cool!…

  • Burrata Caprese Salad with colorful heirloom tomato wedges

    Burrata Caprese Salad

    Burrata Caprese Salad ~ a great tomato salad is on regular rotation throughout the summer here.  My latest?  A chunky riff on Caprese, with thick wedges of heirloom tomatoes, a luscious…

  • rhubarb curd being spread on toast

    Rhubarb Curd

    My easy Rhubarb Curd recipe is a silky sweet/tart spread with the unforgettable flavor of fresh rhubarb.  Spread it on toast, scones, biscuits, or just eat it out of the jar…

  • plum amaretto sorbet in a small glass with spoon

    Easy Plum Amaretto Sorbet

    Easy Plum Amaretto Sorbet ~ this epic summer fruit sorbet is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted, it’s like biting into a ripe juicy plum, exploded tenfold.   To be honest, a…

  • apricot jalapeño jam with cheese and crackers on a white marble surface

    Apricot Jalapeño Jam

    Apricot Jalapeño Jam ~ it’s sweet, hot, sticky, and makes an insanely delicious appetizer with soft cheese and crackers.  Do this hot pepper jam small batch refrigerator style, or can up…

  • Americana Desserts for Summer

    Americana Desserts for Summer ~ from true-blue classics (cherry pie, anyone?) to those ‘only in America‘ specialties, these dessert recipes will take you from July 4th all the way to your…

  • Green Lemon Potato Salad in a bowl with spoon

    Greek Lemon Potato Salad

    This Greek Lemon Potato Salad bursts with sunny Mediterranean flavors.  It’s a healthier alternative to classic potato salad ~ and no mayo means it’s perfect for outdoor picnics and barbecues, too.…

  • a slice of blueberry lemon layer cake with fork

    Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake

    Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake ~ a vibrant layer cake recipe bursting with juicy berries and fresh lemon.  It makes a wonderfully unique birthday cake, and I’ve yet to meet a soul…

  • Making citrus sugar in a food processor with sugar and lemon zest

    How to Make Lemon Sugar

    How to Make Lemon Sugar ~ this is an easy technique for infusing real lemon flavor into sugar for all your baking projects.  If you’re a lemon lover you need to…

  • Colorful Firecracker Chicken in a wok with tongs

    The 16 Best Panda Express Copy Cat Recipes!

    The 16 Best Panda Express Copy Cat Recipes ~ from chow mein and fried rice to everybody’s favorite orange chicken, these restaurant style copy cats are spot on!…

  • Sweet Fire Chicken Skewers fanned out on a plate

    Sweet Fire Chicken Skewers

    Sweet Fire Chicken Skewers ~ tender chicken kabobs stacked with a rainbow of onions, peppers, and pineapple chunks grilled up in a sweet and spicy sauce inspired by my current Panda…