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Crazy for Crust
Homemade Pumpkin Caramel Sauce

Oct 27, 2014
Homemade Pumpkin Caramel Sauce

Obviously I have caramel on the brain right now, but that’s a good thing, I think. This is your favorite homemade caramel sauce…but with pumpkin. (I know, right??) Who knew that such a wonderful thing existed? Allow me to introduce you to your newest #pumpkinallthethings recipe: Pumpkin Caramel Sauce. Trader Joes is going to...

Foods for the Soul
Cranberry Orange Muffins

Oct 26, 2014
Cranberry Orange Muffins

Easy & healthy orange muffins studded with tangy dried cranberries. Ready in a jiffy & the perfect cool-weather breakfast!     Living in warm northern California, where our summer temperatures regularly reach 100°F, it rarely feels like fall until the beginning of November. Days stay sunny and around 70-80°F clear through Halloween, with only...

Bake It With Booze
Drunken Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Drunken Pumpkin Snickerdoodles



These are not your grandma's snickerdoodles!  Our cocktail twist on an old fashioned favorite: Drunken Pumpkin Snickerdoodles.  You've seen my "Old Fashioned" Snickerdoodles from a few years ago.  This time around, I used the same vintage cocktail flavors and brought them more modern and swingin' with the...

Crazy for Crust
Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

Oct 26, 2014
Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

I’m just gonna say it: these are insane. Gooey caramel, rich peanut butter, and chocolate all in one place. Hello Caramel Peanut Butter Cups, nice to meet you. Do you ever have those days where nothing goes right? Like you’re in a pile of quicksand trying to run a marathon? Yeah, all of last week...

Crazy for Crust
Dessert Mash-Ups Book Launch Party

Oct 25, 2014
Dessert Mash-Ups Book Launch Party

Happy Saturday! Remember how I wrote a cookbook? Well, I decided to throw myself a party earlier this month and I’m finally posting about it! {BTW, throwing yourself a party after you’re a teenager is…weird. It felt very “look at me” and I’m so not that person.} Note: all photos not with my watermark...

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Foods for the Soul
Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Oct 24, 2014
Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake

A healthier recipe for classic pineapple upside down cake, made easier in the slow cooker! Sweet, buttery, fruity, tropical—everything it’s known to be!     Last week, with barely enough sleep to call it a night, I pulled on my running shoes on Thursday morning and started out on my usual route through the...

Crazy for Crust
Pumpkin S’mores Dip

Oct 23, 2014
Pumpkin S’mores Dip

Um, I don’t know where to start except that I made the best sweet dessert dip in the whole entire world: Pumpkin S’mores Dip. Pumpkin pie, chocolate, ganache, and marshmallow are all in one place…so get ready to drool. I was a stay-at-home mom for about 6 years. I was a completely full-time mom,...

Foods for the Soul
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

Oct 22, 2014
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

Cozy pumpkin breakfast cake topped with a thick cinnamon streusel. Total comfort food—but it’s made healthier without any refined flour or sugar!     About two weeks after I was born, my parents decided to attempt their first bring-the-baby-to-a-restaurant experience before my grandma flew back home that weekend. Armed with the world’s largest diaper...

Crazy for Crust
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix {Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate}

Oct 22, 2014
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix {Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate}

It’s finally, finally cooled off here in Sacramento. It even rained yesterday!! That means it’s hot chocolate season. This year, I decided to get economical and make my own hot chocolate mix. This cocoa mix is the perfect gift: it’s dairy-free and you can even use it to make pumpkin spice hot chocolate! Several...

Vegetarianized
Celery Root Pear “Anna”

Oct 21, 2014


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