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  • Fig Tart with Lemon and Honey Mascarpone

    The last few weeks of summer mark the highly-anticipated fig season.  Fig season is the sweet spot between the end of summer stone fruit and…

    Chocolate Chunk and Walnut Banana Bread

    Chocolate Chunk and Walnut Banana Bread: Breakfast and Then Some Chocolate Chunk and Walnut Banana Bread tastes like a warm hug feels. The melted chocolate…

    Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies

    Shortbread. Sweet, buttery, golden shortbread. Around the holidays, my diet is mostly shortbread cookies because they’re so addictive. Alec & I joke that it is…

    Kinako Mochi

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    Chocolate & Coffee Biscotti

    When it comes to desserts, there are two flavors that are truly a match made in heaven: chocolate and coffee. The chocolate’s sweetness is enhanced…

    Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

    While I am a savory gal, I will never turn down a chocolate chip cookie. I love them all — the crispy ones, chewy ones,…

    Carrot Cake with Chai Spiced Frosting

    My best friend Megan & I have been going to The Alcove in Los Feliz since we were in high school. They have the most…

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