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Vanilla Bean & Cinnamon Spiced Bartlett Pear Cheesecake

Oct 21, 2014
Vanilla Bean & Cinnamon Spiced Bartlett Pear Cheesecake




We were invited by a couple of friends to gather in celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving and their first little one due to arrive in the winter.
My sister came up to visit for the occasion, my mom cross-stitched sweet designs on tiny onesies, and I...

Foods for the Soul
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Apple Crumble

Oct 20, 2014
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Apple Crumble

A cozy fruit crumble, full of cinnamon and ginger and molasses, that’s perfect for chilly fall evenings—and yet still healthy enough for breakfast too!     Almost every single day during elementary school, I found a bag of apple slices when I unzipped my lunch bag. Always Gala, always half (my younger brother received...

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Chocolate Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies & “Dessert Mash-Ups” Giveaway!

Oct 16, 2014
Chocolate Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies & “Dessert Mash-Ups” Giveaway!

A fun mash-up recipe of chocolate sandwich cookies & cheesecake! They taste like soft-baked Oreos with a cheesecake filling. SO irresistible!     Last year on September 20, I met Dorothy from Crazy for Crust. Now, before you think I’m incredibly creepy for remembering the date… It was the day before her birthday, and...

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Peanut Butter Cup Parfaits

Oct 14, 2014
Peanut Butter Cup Parfaits

An easy recipe for peanut butter pudding parfaits with chopped chocolate peanut butter cups. A peanut butter lover’s dream—for barely 100 calories!     Last week, on the same day I planned on baking these cookies, the electrician showed up. Originally built in the 1950’s, our house had one of the craziest layouts he’d...

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Oct 10, 2014
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

A fun twist on carrot cake! Soft & chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with lots of sweet carrots & cinnamon. They’ll disappear in a single day!     Two weekends ago, my mom started craving carrot cake. She talked about it at lunch, mentioned it at dinner, and finally caved at 9 pm and drove...

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Coconut Almond Kind Bars

Oct 9, 2014
Coconut Almond Kind Bars




You know that moment you sift through your mail and see an envelope with a hand-written address, and inside is a hand-written letter to you? 
Such a captivating method of communication. The way it used to be.


Email, text messaging, and...

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Pumpkin Pie Bars with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie Bars with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

Sweet pumpkin pie bars with a spicy gingersnap crust. Topped with the best lightened-up whipped cream, they’re the perfect easy fall dessert!     Throughout childhood, we spent most of our Thanksgivings at my grandparents’ house in southern California. After driving down a little earlier in the week, we spent the holiday watching the...

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Scones

Sep 30, 2014
Pumpkin Cinnamon Scones




Despite autumn being characterized by the shedding of old leaves after summer has come to a close, I find it to be refreshing, exhilarating, and representative of some of my favorite recipes.



As once-lush trees...

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Peppermint Drizzled Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Sep 29, 2014
Peppermint Drizzled Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Dark chocolate brownies with a sweet peppermint drizzle. These literally taste like you’re eating fudge, but they’re secretly healthy!     Growing up, I thought that all brownies came from a box. That was the only way we baked them, whether for a random Tuesday night dessert or a special slumber party treat. While...

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Pumpkin Shortcake S’mores

Sep 23, 2014
Pumpkin Shortcake S’mores

A fun twist on the classic! Gooey marshmallows & a dark chocolate drizzle sandwiched between soft pumpkin shortcake. Pure dessert bliss!     Growing up in Northern California, my family headed up to the mountains twice each summer for camping vacations. We drove to Yosemite for one excursion and Lake Tahoe for the other,...

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