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 cheesy MexicanContinue 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”

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”

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”

Peaches and Cream cookies

    For Doctor’s Day this year our hospital was kind enough to give all the physicians baskets filled with fruit and nuts. I’m not sure if this was some sort of inside joke being that I work in California but I enjoyed it just the same. Inside the basket there was one item inContinue reading “Peaches and Cream cookies”

Homemade King Cake with Bananas Foster Praline Filling

Ingredients Dough: 2 (¼ oz.) packets dry active yeast ½ cup of warm water (110 to 115 degrees) ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup butter, melted ½ cup of warm milk (110 to 115 degrees) 2 eggs yolks 1 ¼ tsp. salt 1 tsp. lemon zest ½ tsp. fresh grated nutmeg 3 to 3 ¾Continue reading “Homemade King Cake with Bananas Foster Praline Filling”

White Chocolate Raspberry cheesecakes

Filling 2- 8oz packages of cream cheese (room temp.) 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup raspberry curd plus 3 tbsp, separated 2 whole eggs, plus 2 eggs yolks   Crust 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour pinch of salt 1/2 of unsalted butter, room temp 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar 1 large egg, roomContinue reading “White Chocolate Raspberry cheesecakes”

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Pastries

When I was younger I loved Poptarts!! They were so convenient for breakfast or anytime. Instant sugar and energy, ignoring the crash 30 minutes later. LOL. My favorite flavor was always the frosted Cinnamon-Brown sugar. A pack of these and some Combos was my ultimate high school lunch. (Terribly unhealthy I know) Probably why IContinue reading “Cinnamon Brown Sugar Pastries”