Pumpkin Spice Croissants

The perfect fall coffee house treat! Pumpkin-almond filled croissants with warm spices makes an indulgent pairing with your coffee or just enjoyed plain! Is it Fall already? Are halloween decorations out yet? Have the trees started taking on the majestic shades of orange and red? No….no….no! On one of our recent trips to Starbucks, Sylvester […]

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Fig Walnut Hand Tarts

Tender buttery crust, crumbly walnut streusel and roasted fresh figs makes the most delicious portable hand tart! Not a galette! Not a pie! Not a tart! Not a pop tart! Is hand tart even a thing? If not, we just made one!!  The base dough is very similar to a galette or a pie crust( […]

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Baked Peaches with Oat-Pecan Streusel

Soft baked peaches topped with crispy streusel, served with creamy greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Makes for an easy breakfast, snack or dessert! While the kids are wandering around with phones to catch Pokemon and battle gyms, they return home (along with an army of friends) HUNGRY!! Summer vacation is all about 8 snacks […]

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Blackberry-Almond Clafoutis

A rustic baked breakfast dish with almonds, blackberries and honey!  Am I in love with blackberries? Gosh… looks like I’m posting too many recipes with blackberries. It’s California! It’s peak SUMMER! Blackberries have been so plump, juicy and sweet this season… please don’t blame me 🙂 Have you had those Saturday mornings, when the kids wake […]

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Honey Roasted Plums And Strawberries

Summer fruits roasted with honey and rosemary, served over greek yogurt for a light breakfast or vanilla ice cream for a  delicious  dessert! Y’all remember my wonderful neighbor with a luscious blood orange tree? Well, they also have plums and nectarines to offer! We were showered with baskets of sweet, juicy fruits…lucky us😊  The plums […]

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Mango Yogurt Bruschetta

Mango yogurt bruschetta is simply deconstructed mango lassi with the addition of coconut. Serve for breakfast or a light dessert! Mangoes are known as the king of fruits all over India! Probably the ONLY reason we used to look forward to the hot summer months was to relish this irresistible fruit! Every street will be […]

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Pull Apart Crepe Cake

What in the world is a pull apart crepe cake? Originating in France, crepes are very thin pancakes made mainly with flour, eggs and milk. They are usually served with a sweet filling for breakfast , though savory is not hard to find! Sylvester wanted crepes for breakfast on his birthday. Granted it was a […]

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Banana-Coconut Bread

  Banana bread needs no introduction! A twist to the traditional banana bread with the addition of coconut and coconut oil adding double the coconut punch! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 […]

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Chocolate Challah

Challah is a Jewish bread , enriched with eggs and traditionally braided. I have enriched the bread further with milk and butter to compliment the chocolatey filling. It is important for the eggs to be at room temperature. Be sure to take the eggs out of the refrigerator at least 1 hour earlier. Best served […]

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