Purple Rain Paradise cupcakes with raspberry (beret) liqueur

Prince!! What an inspiration. This man was not afraid to be his own person. He did what he loved despite what other people may have felt. He was a fantastic musician and humanitarian. Despite him only being a whooping 5’2″, he made a gigantic imprint on me and the world! May he rest in peace!!Continue reading “Purple Rain Paradise cupcakes with raspberry (beret) liqueur”

Nostalgia cookies

  Ingredients 2 cups cinnamon crunch cereal 2 cups AP flour 1 tsp baking powder ½  tsp of salt ½ tsp of cinnamon 1 cup of butter, room temperature 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed 2 large eggs, room temp. 2 tsp of vanilla extract 2 cups of marshmallows, separated from cereal 2 cups ofContinue reading “Nostalgia cookies”

Strawberry Tequila Lime Cake

First off apologies for my absence in my blog posting. I have been slacking and am going to get back posting something monthly.   Well, last week was the perfect storm of celebration in the Los Angeles area. It was Taco Tuesday as well as Cinco de Mayo. My plans were to find some cheesyContinue reading “Strawberry Tequila Lime Cake”

Sweet Potato Bread with Brown Butter Bourbon glaze

Happy Black History Month!! I love this time of year. Being able to reflect on my ancestors and all that have done for this country. The best way that I try and acknowledge my roots is through food. I love to make recipes that include ingredients that I know are true to my heritage butContinue reading “Sweet Potato Bread with Brown Butter Bourbon glaze”

Protein Packed Gluten-free Applesauce Muffins

I made some applesauce a couple of weeks ago because first of all its Fall!! It makes your house smell amazing. Secondly, my mom brought me some apples from her tree and they were going soft, so I needed to do something with them pronto. I just peeled, cored and chopped them up. I threwContinue reading “Protein Packed Gluten-free Applesauce Muffins”

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Salted Caramel and pecans

                    Ingredients ½ cup of butter, room temperature ½ cup of vegetable oil 2 cups of sugar 3 cups of all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder 1/2 tsp of salt 1 tsp of cinnamon ½ tsp of nutmeg ¼ tsp of ground ginger 1/8Continue reading “Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Salted Caramel and pecans”

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake with Banana Toffee Filling

I love this time of year especially because I love everything pumpkin!! To be more clear, I love everything pumpkin spice. I am not a fan of pumpkin pie but pumpkin and pumpkin spice seems to make everything else better. Of course my favorite fall drink is a PSL. I decided that this Fall treatContinue reading “Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake with Banana Toffee Filling”