Category Archives: Sweets

Honey-Date Bran Muffins (a la Mimi’s Cafe)

About a year ago, Simon and I went with my best friend, Nicki, to get our nails painted. (Yes, he loved it, and also got a sorta-shady kid riding a light up bike toy that may have been a secret … Continue reading

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Apple Fritter Cake

If the title didn’t make you run to your kitchen, I don’t know what will. This recipe was featured in the LA Times Thanksgiving Food Section this year as an alternative to traditional dessert. I can’t say it tastes exactly … Continue reading

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Blueberry Muffins, How They Should Taste

Little Flower in Pasadena has always been a favorite cafe and bakery of mine and my sisters. We used to enjoy food and treats there when they both lived in Pasadena. While I don’t make it out there much anymore, … Continue reading

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Almost Instant Soft-Serve

After making this recipe, I think it’s highly unlikely I’ll be buying much ice cream again. It’s so easy, so delicious, and made up of mostly fruit that it’s kind of like a smoothie. I made this round with strawberries … Continue reading

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Maple Blueberry Scones

When you aren’t afraid to bake with some butter, but you also want a recipe that doesn’t require serious baking skills–but still tastes fancy bakery delicious–these scones will do the trick. This recipe is adapted from one posted in the … Continue reading

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The You’ll-Never-Buy-Fancy-Granola-Again Granola

For Mother’s Day this year, which typically coincides with my dad’s birthday, we decided to do homemade gifts. For Mom/Grammy, we made homemade granola, since it’s one of her favorite foods. She loved it! So, when we decided we wanted … Continue reading

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Pantry and Freezer Scones

Perusing the NY Times, I came across a recipe that said you could use old bananas for something other than banana bread–scones! I read through the recipe and decided I’d rather make mine with raspberries and a bit of orange … Continue reading

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Cherry Cornmeal Upside Down Cake

Since cherries are in season, I’ve been buying them. A lot of them. Maybe too many. Sooo, I need a recipe to use some of them up. Cue Cherry Cornmeal Upside Down Cake. This may have been one of my … Continue reading

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Like-Banana-Bread-But-Better Cake

Updated for Like-Banana-Bread-But-Better Muffins We always seem to end up with overripe bananas, which is actually great because then I can make banana bread! I’ve tried several recipes, and this time decided to try a banana cake recipe. We didn’t … Continue reading

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Creamy Coconut Rice Pudding

While visiting my parents this weekend, my dad whipped up a batch of his amazing rice pudding, and I felt inspired to make some at home. I read a bunch of recipes to find the right ratio of liquid to … Continue reading

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