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Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies & The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies & The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

Can you believe that this is my third year participating in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap? Me neither. This year there were about 566 participants in 7 countries and we raised over $12,000 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! That came from the small donation […]

Crepe Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Crepe Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Guys, tomorrow is December 1. WHERE HAS TIME GONE.   It’s already a few days after Thanksgiving (which depresses me, since it’s my favorite holiday and I don’t have any leftovers here in LA) and today is the First Advent and I don’t have the […]

Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Granola

This past weekend was our Friendsgiving and it was so lovely. There were over 20 of us and everyone brought something to the table, whether it was stuffing, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, cheese, rolls, gravy, or mini pumpkin cheesecakes (that one was me). We drank […]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Confession 1: I actually made these muffins back in October for Big Bear so we would have breakfast/snacks/delicious baked goods to munch on. Confession 2: The first time I made these muffins was actually 3 years ago in my house at Wesleyan and they were […]

thursday things

thursday things

1. Saturday I made cookie dough cupcakes with cow and pig fondant toppers for a friend’s birthday. It was SO much fun. I’ve never decorated with fondant before and it was so easy to make my own from scratch. The only hard part was kneading […]

thursday things

thursday things

1. I was in Florida this past weekend and it was so nice to get out of LA. I had a great time with family and it was really nice to be there for the memorial service. 2. My first night down there, my grandma […]

Hot Fudge Sauce

Hot Fudge Sauce

Writer’s block is rough. I’m gonna chalk it up to jetlag, considering I was in my bed at 10pm last night trying to write this post. I also deleted the first 5 things I wrote. I was trying to be all clever and observant about […]

thursday things

thursday things

1. This week’s post comes to you from Chicago O’Hare airport, at 6am local time, 4am LA time, and 7am final destination time. I managed to “sleep” on the first flight, thanks to melatonin and bedtime blend tea and an eye mask. And ear plugs. […]

Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake with Nutella Mousse

Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake with Nutella Mousse

Happy birthday to me Happy birthday to me Happy birthday dear Sara Happy birthday to meeeeeee So I’m 25 years old. WHAT. My birthday was two weeks ago and to celebrate myself, I baked a cake. For me. (And for friends because let’s be real, […]

thursday things

thursday things

1. I’M 25!?@>?#@ 2. On Monday I turned 25 and you’ll hear more about that tomorrow, when I share my birthday cake, and either this weekend or early next week when I walk about my 30 before 30 list. The day of my birthday was […]

thursday things

thursday things

1. Last Thursday I went to the Jimmy Kimmel Live! taping with a friend and it was so much fun. Getting to see the behind the scenes action and see how these shows work. They have a comedian that comes out before the show and […]

Pumpkin Cider Floats

Pumpkin Cider Floats

HOW IS IT OCTOBER. Someone answer that please. Because I have no idea where time has gone and all of a sudden my birthday is next week and I turn 25. Like.. what? I need to finalize my 30 before 30 list, even though that […]