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Pumpkin Baked Doughnuts with Maple Butter Glaze

Pumpkin Baked Doughnuts with Maple Butter Glaze

Hello! It’s been a second since I’ve spent some time here and I’m glad to be back. We’ve had a busy fall with some travel and excitement around these parts so not much cooking has been done. I  have some travel posts upcoming up from the South […]

Peach Scones

Peach Scones

Summer fruit is by far my favorite. Our peach trees produce the sweetest, juiciest fruit that I eagerly await each year. And, I greedily hog the first ones of the season for myself. We have a system here that works out very well for me. […]

Santa Rosa Plum and Cherry Cake

Santa Rosa Plum and Cherry Cake

Santa Rosa plums have officially taken over our fridge. This is the first year the trees produced more than 3 pieces of fruit. It was a huge surprise when we saw the countless tiny green beginnings of immature plums. I didn’t want to get my hopes […]

Chocolate Swirl Babka

Chocolate Swirl Babka

Bread has always been an intimidating baking experience for me and one that I happily avoided. If I’m being honest here, anything that involved yeast and rising time terrified me. One bad experience and I was scarred for life- almost. Lately, I’ve been more curious […]

Savory Morning Buns: White Cheddar and Green Olives

Savory Morning Buns: White Cheddar and Green Olives

Every morning has the potential to be a good one when you have a handful of morning buns. Last time, I made a full on sweet version with cinnamon, here. This time, I was craving something savory, slightly crusty on the outside, moist and chewy on the inside. […]

Crêpes with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

Crêpes with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

Crêpes are somewhat of a special occasion treat for us. While simple and easy to make, I just don’t find myself mixing up crêpe batter very often despite the fact that I absolutely love them. Perhaps it’s because my recipe takes some planning as it […]

Kouign Amann

Kouign Amann

The holidays call for extra special treats and above all, decadence. Well folks, that’s exactly what we have going on here. Since I had an extra day off, I decided to try my hand at a yeasted, laminated dough. Similar to puff pastry with a […]

Enfrijoladas and an Egg

Enfrijoladas and an Egg

The first time I had enfrijoladas was in Mexico City. It was a long day of sightseeing and we were roaming around colonia Roma and I was starving. It was time for lunch. We found a cute cafe whose menu sounded both appetizing and homey. […]

Eggs en Cocotte

Eggs en Cocotte

I was never what you would call a “breakfast person”. I suspect it’s because I’m not a morning person. Makes sense, right? I could stay up all night, but come morning it’s a disaster. One the other hand, I could go to sleep very early and […]

Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones

There’s a local spot that makes really good scones except when the flavor of the day is banana and it’s almost always banana. This would be fine if I liked banana, but I can’t stand it. In fact, every time I ring the place asking […]

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