Saturday Seven.

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What’s new!?

It’s been another week on the road as I traveled up to Stamford for a cooking demo. One of the best parts about these cooking demos and book signings is not actually cooking and signing, it’s talking with all of you. About real life stuff. Baking stuff. Dog stuff. You know, the things that really matter. I’ve been able to connect with so many incredible and inspiring people on this journey that it’s really put this whole blogging career into perspective. I’m getting all kinds of sappy on this innocent Saturday morning, but I’m just really happy to be here. In related news: we did NOT go hungry for dessert! I made 2 batches of chewy chocolate chunk cookies (above), oatmeal raisin cookies, and brought a new recipe for everyone to taste test. It’ll be up on the blog next month. 3 words: salted chocolate chip. Ahh!! 

Besides visits to our new house in the coming weeks, I’ll be staying put working on an exciting new project. Lots of recipe development and even more butter involved! The only travel planned in May is to Salt Lake for a book signing and blog conference. Bloggers: are you going?

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Margarita Cupcakes.


We’re eating our margs today, ok? This is the recipe I demoed on Tuesday night at my book signing event with Juliska. By the way, it wasn’t until I posted Monday’s recipe that I realized both desserts this week have booze in them. That was...

Dark Chocolate Coconut Rum Truffles (Video).


I’m really sorry to have to do this to you today. Especially if your day includes pressing snooze 42 times, 3 cups of coffee, 365 emails, hardcore gym sesh, the healthiest dinner of the week because Monday, and… the best part of all… laundry. But...

Saturday Seven.

danas bakery macarons

Happiest weekend to you!! What’s on your agenda this weekend? Mine looks a lot like this: … No plans here, man. I like it that way. I’m spending this weekend catching up on work and getting ready for my baking demo on Tuesday. I’ll...

Mixed Berry Galette with Buttermilk Cornmeal Crust.

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Galette! Pie’s very unassuming and carefree little sis. I love her. Whenever berries go on sale as the weather warms up, I stock up as if I’ll never see them in the produce aisle again. It’s actually semi ridiculous and definitely embarrassing. More so than that time...

Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread.


As promised, here is my favorite lightened-up zucchini bread recipe aka theeeeee healthy snack of the season. I’ve been slicing off a piece of this zucchini bread every time I walk in and out the kitchen. And there’s been zero shortage of said bread recently....

Coffee Break.

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Happy new week to you! Wanted to spend some time catching up this morning. Lots happening: I just got back from Minnesota where I visited with friends and attended Pinch of Yum’s photography workshop. More on that over on my photography blog soon. Speaking...

Easy Maple Sesame Salmon.

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Like, really easy. This is the kind of carefree dinner you make when you: 1) don’t have a lot of ingredients 2) don’t have a lot of time 3) don’t have a lot of energy 4) crave a seriously good dinner Which is every single...