Category Archives: Mother’s Day

Let Her Eat Cake – Vanilla Bean Cake With Pink Champagne Buttercream

Our daughter is turning 21 this weekend!  I don’t know how that could be because I swear it was only yesterday she was born. I wanted to make her a special cake for such a significant birthday so decided on … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Recently my brother-in-law and his wife visited us from Hawaii.  They graciously gifted us with 2 bags of macadamia nuts fresh from the islands.  They are so delicious, I cannot stop eating them.  But with 2 bags, I immediately thought … Continue reading

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Roasted Bell Pepper and Egg Breakfast Pastries

I think this might be the best breakfast I have ever eaten, and it didn’t even involve cookies or pie.  I just don’t know what is happening to me.  I never used to eat breakfast let alone like breakfast.  My … Continue reading

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Creamy Vanilla Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberry Sauce

This is a guest post of sorts.  I am writing the post, but my sister did the baking.  We went to Santa Barbara, CA for my nephew’s high school graduation this last weekend.  Afterwards, there was a party to celebrate … Continue reading

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Blueberry Lemon Walnut Scones for a Special Occasion

I am going to a wedding shower this weekend, and was asked to bring scones.  I was more than happy to make them as a friend of mine gave me a wonderful recipe for lemon cranberry scones that I have … Continue reading

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Lemon Cheesecake Bars and Spring in Arizona

Since spring has arrived, and I needed  to use up the last of the lemons off of our tree, I decided to make some lemon bars.  For awhile now I have been eyeing this recipe on Pinterest, but it was such a simple recipe … Continue reading

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Rich and Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Have you ever made homemade Chocolate Mousse before?  It is one of my favorite desserts.  It is rich and chocolaty, and at the same time airy and light.  It looks and tastes very decadent, therefore is great for special occasions, … Continue reading

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Lemon Pie Cupcakes and Lessons Learned

I think I mentioned on one of my recent posts that I was looking into renting a commercial kitchen so I can start an online bakery.  For awhile it looked as if I wasn’t going to be able to find … Continue reading

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Vanilla or Chocolate? That is the question.

Chocolate or vanilla?  That is the question I have been asking myself lately.  I have always been a chocolate girl.  Then, I ate these cupcakes.  And, I had vanilla bean ice cream.  And, I ate vanilla bean crème brulee.  Now … Continue reading

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The Best Carrot Cake Recipe

I made my mom’s carrot cake recipe in the form of cupcakes the other day.  Her recipe is the best one I’ve ever tasted for carrot cake.  The more I talk to people, the more I’ve realized carrot cake is … Continue reading

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