Made With Love – Valentine’s Day Inspired Treats

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Made With Love – Valentine's Day Inspired Treats
Desserts, Food
"Candy Heart Cupcakes" via Hummingbird High Whether you're celebrating a romantic Valentine's Day with your significant other, or having a Galentine's soiree with your girlfriends, it's always nice to show up with a little something in hand. Finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift can be a challenge, but you'll be hard pressed to find somebody who doesn't enjoy a sweet treat (especially one that's homemade), so baking is generally a sure-fire way to spread the love. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought I'd share some festive recipe ideas in case you're looking for some last minute inspiration: "Rosey Rocky Road"...

Soft Baked Gingersnap Cookies

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Soft baked gingersnap cookies - the perfect homemade gift for the holidays | Adorned With Love
Desserts, Food, Lifestyle
Can you believe Christmas is less than six days away? Somehow it always seems to sneak up on you, whether you're ready or not. In typical fashion, I'm running around shopping for last minute gifts, wrapping presents, shipping things off at the post office and packing for a trip to New York and Miami where I'll be spending the holidays with my family. If you're anything like me and can use a last minute gift idea, or maybe just a new cookie recipe for Santa, then this post is for you. These gingersnap cookies have been a holiday tradition...

The Perfect Key Lime Pie

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The Perfect Key Lime Pie
Desserts, Food
One of my favorite restaurants in Santa Monica, Blue Plate Oysterette, serves some of the best key lime pie I've ever tasted. It's a tricky dessert that can be too tart and bitter or too sweet and rich, but from the creamy filling to the crunchy crust, Blue Plate gets it just right. Although I practically begged, they weren't willing to share their winning recipe, so I set out in search of the closest match I could find. This recipe delivers on all fronts and only requires a few minutes in the oven, so you can enjoy it almost...

Huckleberry’s Blueberry Cornmeal Cake

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Blueberry Cornmeal Cake
Desserts, Food
Los Angeles has no shortage of delicious restaurants, but if there's one place I frequent more than any other, it's Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe. My mom loves it just as much as I do, and she regularly finds excuses to "visit me" so we can catch up over their savory breakfast dishes, flavorful sandwiches, and incredible pastries (seriously, some of the best ever). Fortunately, Huckleberry owner Zoe Nathan recently compiled all of her secrets into a cookbook, and I pre-ordered a copy for each of us so that we could recreate some of Zoe's magic at home (I figured this should hold us over between visits)....

Easy Cranberry & Apple Cake

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Easy Cranberry & Apple Cake
Desserts, Food
Baking has always been one of my favorite hobbies, and there's just something about this time of year that makes cozying up in the kitchen over delicious recipes that much more appealing. I have such fond memories of cooking with my mom while I was growing up, so when I was home for a brief visit last weekend, I suggested we combine forces in the kitchen for old times' sake. She's the true master, but I like to believe that some of her talent has rubbed off on me over the years. She suggested a recipe from Barefoot Contessa called, "Easy Cranberry & Apple Cake."...