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Dear Cherries, I’m sorry strawberries get all the fame when summer hits. Maybe it’s because you have a pit that contains cyanide? Making you harder to eat and potentially poisonous. But to me, that sounds pretty metal. You are beautiful, sweet, tart, and make me think of the many cherry stickers I had in the […]

Cherry & Cream Cheese Hand Pies

cherry and cream cheese hand pies with a rolling pin


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

guava cheesecake tart with whipped cream and lime wedges


With flaky pastry, tons of apple flavor, and a drizzle of salted caramel, these hand pies are quickly turning into a personal fall favorite.

Apple & Caramel Hand Pies

Apple hand pies with fall leaves and caramel


A lemon dessert that is sweet, tart, and deliciously fresh! This creamy lemon tart is a great addition to any Thanksgiving dessert table.

Creamy Lemon Tart

Lemon tart with berries and mint


I am half Mexican but have never been to Mexico. I didn’t grow up speaking Spanish, and I have an oddly Argentinian accent when I do speak it (thanks to my high school Spanish teacher). Despite never being immersed in the city where my dad is from, I feel connected to the culture because of […]

Homemade Conchas


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