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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Pumpkin Streusel Pancakes

  The perfect fall pancake ! Fluffy pumpkin pancakes with a crackly streusel topping and served with an unusual milk syrup. If you want to make your own pumpkin puree then cut a sugar pumpkin in half, remove seeds and stringy fibers, place cut side down in a greased baking sheet, bake at 350 degrees […]

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Banana-Nut Brownie Muffins

A fudgy brownie with a tall  glass of milk is any child’s dream or an adult for that matter! With so many variations from cakey, fudgy, chewy… brownies are so much more than just an after milk treat. But, what would happen if one adds mashed bananas into the equation?  Taking it one step further […]

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