National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

Happy Sunday and National Chocolate Cupcake Day! I’m not sure who decided to make up these official food holidays but my tastebuds appreciate every bit of it. I’m so glad this holiday takes place during my favorite season. I thought that this was the best time to perfect my chocolate cupcake recipe and decorate withContinue reading “National Chocolate Cupcake Day!”

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”

Candy Corn Cookies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! To me this means its Fall and I can start consuming massive amounts of pumpkin items and filling my home with the smells of such. I love everything that comes with this season. That even includes the controversial confection candy corn. Some love to love it, whileContinue reading “Candy Corn Cookies”

Earth Day Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies (adaptive from Wild Whoopie Blueberry Pies- Sinful Nutrition) Sandwich Cookies 1 ½ cups all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 2 tablespoons canola oil ⅔ cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 large egg ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk 1 cup frozenContinue reading “Earth Day Whoopie Pies”

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls Dough • 2- 1/4-ounce package yeast • 1/2 cup luke warm water (approximately 140F)  • 1/4 cup sugar • 1/3 cup butter, melted • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 egg • 4 to 4 ½  cups all-purpose flour Filling • ½ cup butter, softened • ¾ cup likely packed brown sugar • 2Continue reading “Cinnamon Rolls”

Limonc”hello”

Limoncello (adaptive from What’s Cooking America recipe): 15 organic lemons ( I used 6 meyer lemons and 9 regular lemons)   2 (750 ml) bottles 100-proof vodka ( I used Tito’s)  Simple Syrup: 4 cups sugar 5 cups water (filtered tap water or distilled water) Instructions Step One: Clean the lemons to remove any dirt,Continue reading “Limonc”hello””

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”

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”