A to Z Cake (Apple Butter/ Zucchini) Cake

Once again it’s another fabulous day in Fall. For many, including myself, that means frolicking through someone’s orchard picking apples and stuffing one’s face full of cider and doughnuts. After a few weeks there comes a realization that I may have been a little over zealous during my apple picking. Then comes the panic ofContinue reading “A to Z Cake (Apple Butter/ Zucchini) Cake”

Happy Heavenly Birthday Kobe!

For those readers who don’t know I am not just a Kobe fan, I am his true number one fan. I have been celebrating August 23rd as a holiday since 1996. Usually for the Black Mamba’s birthday, I bust out my personally recorded VHS highlight tapes and spend my day reliving his career. This yearContinue reading “Happy Heavenly Birthday Kobe!”

Pineapple Pie

Pineapple Pie Crust 2 cups All purpose flour 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 1 tsp of salt ¼ cup of melted coconut oil, cooled to room temp. ¼ cup of cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes * 2 tbsp. of vodka 2-4 tbsp. of ice cold water * (for vegan crust, use ¼ cup ofContinue reading “Pineapple Pie”

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”

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”

Fig and Raspberry Tart

                        Ingredients  6 dried figs,  chopped ¼ cup Disaronno, (or any almond liqueur) 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more as needed 1 cup whole amaretti cookies ¼ tsp of salt 1/8 tsp ground cloves ¼ tsp of ground ginger 7 Tbs. cold unsalted butter,Continue reading “Fig and Raspberry Tart”