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Pistachio Pie with Lemon Whipped Cream

Pistachio Pie | From SugarHero.com

I don’t trust my own food judgment sometimes. As you might imagine, this can be problematic for someone who makes their living working with food. The problem is, I reeeeaaaally like desserts. As in, fourth grade style, write-a-MASH-note-to-a-piece-of-cake like-like desserts. And I also enjoy less popular ingredients and flavor combinations. So when I come up with…

Strawberry Basil Crumb Bars

Strawberry Basil Crumb Bars | SugarHero.com

I love basil, which is why I have committed to never owning another basil plant. It’s just too painful to watch them enter the house with bright hopes and green leaves, only to see them quickly wither and die under my not-so-watchful eye. I have the best of intentions, I do…but maybe potted basil +…

Lavender Lemon Bars

Lavender Lemon Bars | From SugarHero.com

Look, I’m a simple girl with simple needs. I like my slippers fuzzy, and my gossip magazines trashy. I like my water cold and my chocolate hot, unless we’re talking about showers and ice cream, in which case, you should reverse that. And often, I like my desserts with a whiff of the flower garden…

Hazelnut Orange Chocolate Scones

Hazelnut Scones | SugarHero.com

When I first started thinking about desserts for our Mother’s Day tea party, I knew scones had to be on the menu. Jason and I have done a lot of tea partyin’ in our day—you know, for research purposes—and almost every afternoon tea we’ve attended involves some sort of scone situation. [“The Scone Situation”—good band name, or…

Easter Polka Dot Cake

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My parents were in town last week for my son’s birthday party, so they were around when I was making and photographing some SugarHero desserts. When my mom walked into the kitchen and saw this cake, she stopped, smiled and said, “Oh honey, everything you make is so—” A pause. What was she going to…

Grapefruit Marshmallows

Grapefruit Marshmallows

I’m back! I know, you probably didn’t miss me (…or notice I was gone? Sniff) but I missed you! Our friendship is unequal like that, and I don’t mind. Last week I took a mini blogging break and visited a friend in San Francisco, read a book, ate all the things, and remembered why I…

Chocolate Tart with Candied Kumquats

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What a week, what a week! Not to be THAT PERSON who talks like they’re the busiest in the room—because no one likes that person—but it is fair to say that life has been a little gnarly lately. (Sidenote: Is gnarly back? Can we make it come back? Sometimes no other word will do!) After…

Raspberry Lemon Meringue Trifle + Visa Card Giveaway

Raspberry Lemon Meringue Trifle | SugarHero.com

Thank you to Sara Lee Desserts for sponsoring this post! Happy National Pound Cake Day! …wait, what? You didn’t know it was National Pound Cake Day? You weren’t even planning on celebrating with any sort of pound cake today? What are you going to tell me next—that you didn’t even put up your pound cake…

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