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guava cheesecake tart with whipped cream and lime wedges

Picture this, you’re having brunch at a friend’s house and see a beautiful spread. We’re talking frittata, fruit, bacon—the big three. Just as you’re starting to get full, who is that coming over the horizon? On a steel horse? Looking like a real snack? This guava cheesecake tart, that’s who. While many would consider this […]

Guava Cheesecake Tart

Pastry

peanut butter cookies with reese's pieces

These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are loaded with Reese’s Pieces, because sometimes, more is more!

Soft & Chewy Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Cookies

These blueberry muffins are buttery, sweet, and bursting with fruit!

Bakery-Style Blueberry Muffins

Breakfast & Brunch

Cocktails Inspired by Recent Reads I love to read. As a kid, I would get caught sneaking into my closet to read after ‘lights out’—and I have continued my habit of night-time reading long into adulthood. But, between going to school and working at a museum, nonfiction has dominated my bookshelves for years. Even now, […]

Introducing – Boozy Book Club!

Cocktails

slices of banana bread with banana peel and macadamia nuts surrounding them

There was a time in my life—not that long ago—that I was lauded for my expert knowledge of gas station snacks. I used to have an intense commute, and I also truly adore processed foods, so breakfast and post-work snacks/dinners were bought and consumed on the go. I knew which Arcos had the best hot […]

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Banana Bread

Breakfast & Brunch

Spring favorites

seasonal recipes to help you celebrate every occasion

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