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Raspberry-Rose Cake Recipe

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As a southern Californian, I don’t know that I can talk about the arrival of spring with a straight face. While it’s not true that we “don’t have seasons,” as so many transplants are fond of complaining (usually spoken while wearing flip-flops in January and waving around an iced coffee), our seasonal changes are not…

Pistachio Cake with Blackberry Sauce

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So, St. Patrick’s Day happened, huh? I didn’t get a chance to mark the occasion on the blog because I was busy celebrating glorious, glorious pie. I have no regrets, but lest you think I’m some heathen who walked around shunning green and stomping on rainbows and punching leprechauns, rest assured that we did fete…

Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse Trifle

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After the sock monkey cake I made last week, I had mucho chocolate cake left over in the form of cake tops and excess batter. I follow the “better safe than safe-ish” rule of cake making, so if a recipe calls for 3 pounds of batter, you can bet I’ll make 4 pounds or more,…

Doughnut Strawberry Shortcakes

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With the Fourth of July coming up, it’s all “red berries this” and “blue berries that” up in my Google reader. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good berry trifle or berry pie as much as the next kid, but this Independence Day I want to do something a little different with my berries….

Tuesdays With Dorie: French Strawberry Cake

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I’ve fallen off the Tuesdays with Dorie wagon lately. (Not to throw my beloved new baby under the bus, buuuut…it’s pretty much entirely his fault. He may be cute, but self-sufficient and conducive to work he is not.)  A little break is necessary sometimes, but I don’t quite feel like myself when I’m not baking…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie for Pi Day

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You are going to HATE me for this, but you know what’s been going through my head all day today? Imagine this little ditty, if you will, sung to the tune of Rebecca Black’s “Friday”: “It’s Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta eat pie on Pi Day, everybody’s looking forward to eating, eating. Eating pie, eating…

2-Ingredient Nutella Mousse

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Hey hey, it’s World Nutella Day! …for about 2 more hours. Sorry, I’ve been too busy filling my pie-hole (mousse-hole?) with Nutella Mousse to get this post up in a timely fashion. But the good news is that you don’t need an official holiday to enjoy this dessert. All you need is Nutella, heavy cream,…

This is a Fine Eton Mess We’re In

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Hey, remember when I made that passion fruit curd? I posted about it, like, two days ago. Here’s a refresher: Nom nom nom Well, it turns out that passion fruit curd isn’t just good for layering in tiny glasses and topping with whipped cream. It’s also good for layering in GIANT glasses and topping with…

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