How to Make Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread)

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Happy Monday everyone! If there is such a thing… Today I have for you these be-a-utiful conchas! As you may or may not know, I’ve been on a bit of a Mexican kick lately as I await a much needed vacation there in May. If you missed it, here is my favorite salsa recipe. And here is my take on the drool-inducing Mexican dessert known as tres leches. But for now, take a look at these cuties: So vibrant! So sweet and fluffy![Read more]

Buttercream Marble Cake: Version 2!

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Greetings, friends! How’s spring treating you so far?  Do you remember my horrible marble birthday cake from back in January?  The one with the…how do I put this…veins and blobs? ::shudders:: Are you going to make me post it again to refresh your memory? I really don’t want it to be the first thing people see when they visit this page. 🙁 OKAY FINE. If I go from 5 followers to 3 followers then this is all your fault: As Cher from[Read more]

Easy Tropical Tres Leches

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Hello friends! Sorry for the delay in posting, I recently got two of my wisdom teeth pulled (about 10 years too late amirite) and so I’ve felt a bit groggy from the pain meds. But I’ve bounced back! And now I have for you this super fun and colorful dessert idea: Tropical Tres Leches. My neighbor turned me on to this cake a couple of years ago, and guys—I can’t stop eating it. I legitimately crave it. There are times[Read more]

Easy Two Ingredient Cheesy Breadsticks

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Hey everyone! I have quite the quick recipe for you today. 🙂 You see, I was craving something flaky, buttery, and cheesy to go along with some spaghetti I was making, and I remembered that I had an *entire* package of pre-made puff pastry dough in my freezer(!). Reasons why this isn’t baking: I didn’t actually make the puff pastry. Reasons why this IS baking: I put it in the oven.  This is how I rationalize things before I post[Read more]

Vibrant Scrape Cake!

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Hi friends! Last week I had every intention of attempting my somewhat-horrible buttercream marble cake design again, but at the last minute I decided to switch it up and attempt a scrape cake instead.  I’ve been completely obsessed with all of the ones I’ve been seeing on Instagram lately by amazing cake decorators such as donttellcharles (#unachievablegoals :P). These cakes are characterized by their scraped “stucco” sort of look to them using bright contrasting colors. They are pretty similar to the (also[Read more]

Baked Blueberry Donuts with Lemon, Maple, or Blueberry Glaze!

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My neighbors bought me some donut pans for Christmas. It is now March. It is time!  May I present to you some lovely blueberry baked donuts?  I tried using the pans just once before this. I had some leftover chocolate cake batter from my favorite chocolate cake recipe of all time, but it produced such delicate donuts that they broke apart as I tried to remove them from the pan! I sort of have an aversion toward cake donuts anyway.[Read more]