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German Chocolate Brownie Tarts

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Apologies in advance, but I have a few non-sugary things to talk about today before we get to the good stuff. I promise to make it up to you, though, because the good stuff is gooooood. Taunting preview right here: So, first order of business: getting SugarHero posts in front of your eyeballs in the…

Burnt Almond Cake

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The city where I grew up, San Jose, doesn’t have a nationally known signature dish. It’s more suburban sprawl than cutting-edge culinary destination. However, there are certain foods that I will always associate with San Jose. During high school I practically lived on falafels from Falafel Drive-In, and to this day I swear their spicy…

Red Velvet Bars With Homemade Sprinkles

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So, what’d you do this weekend? I didn’t do anything special…went to the gym, did some work, avoided doing chores, had dinner at a friend’s, made my own sprinkles… You know, because making your own sprinkles is a completely sane activity. A good use of valuable weekend down-time. A great way to relax and unwind…

Red Velvet Icebox Cakes

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[Pssst! Want to win an autographed copy of my book and a candy prize pack? Hop on over to this blog post to find out how to enter. It closes this Friday! Smooches!] I’ve been SO EXCITED to share this recipe with you, because these sweet mini Valentine’s cakes are my very favorite thing right…

Chocolate-Pistachio Sandwich Cookies

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Is it weird that I’m super into pistachios? Pistachios are not trendy. They are not “having a moment.” They are not on anyone’s pop culture radar. Bacon? Bacon is still the foodie’s darling. Salted caramel is still going strong. Macarons are the new cupcake, and cupcakes are the old cupcake, which is to say: still…

Mint Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

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Oy. Why is it so hard to bounce back after the holidays? Somehow the scent of an evergreen tree and a few twinkling lights signal to my brain that I should never have to work again. O, delicious laziness. Then the calendar changes, the supply of be-sprinkled Christmas cookies dries up, and cold hard reality…

Strawberry Cupcakes With Vanilla and Strawberry Buttercream

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Okay, I know I was just waxing rhapsodic about fall and fall flavors, but you can’t expect me to quit all berry desserts cold turkey, just because it’s October. Besides, these strawberry cupcakes were for a baby shower, and I’m pretty sure there’s a Cute Baby Exclusion Clause in the Big Book O’ Seasonal Produce…

Zucchini Whoopie Pies

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I think I’m the only person in the world without a zucchini problem right now. It’s like this: I live in an apartment building, on the third floor. There is not a dirt plot to be found within blocks. Ain’t nothing growing in my little piece of the city. The internet may be full of…

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