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Nutella Banana Muffins

I bought these fancy looking muffin liners a while back and have been trying to find an opportunity to use them. They remind me of the muffin liners used by gourmet bakeries. When I...

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Purple Sweet Potato Bread

So not all of my baking ideas always pan out. I thought it would be great to add some purple sweet potato puree to the tangzhong breads I’ve been making. I imagined a soft...

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Fraiche LA

This past weekend the BF and I had the pleasure of dining with one of my favorite LA food bloggers, Rosa from Dining with the Catty Critic, along with her husband and two of...

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Purple Sweet Potato Muffins

Many chinese cakes are steamed rather than baked. Another characteristic of many chinese cakes is that the cupcake and muffins will have a split open top. You will often see this in cakes served...

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Opera Patisserie revisit

Opera Cafe & Patisserie is a small french cafe in Mira Mesa that caters mainly to the workers of the local surrounding big businesses. It is only open until 2:30 Mon-Fri and open on...

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Steamed Prosperity Cakes (Fa Gao)

Fa Gao, often referred to as Prosperity Cake, Lucky Cake or Fortune Cake, is often made and eaten during Chinese New Year to bring prosperity in the new year. The cake is steamed and...

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Donovan’s Steakhouse

There’s quite a few prime steakhouses in San Diego, and being a big lover of steak, I’ve dined at almost all of them at some point or another. Donovan’s has been on my to-do...

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Bacon pizza puffs

A few weeks ago I made pepperoni pizza puffs which ended up being a huge hit with the BF and on the blog. I was really surprised as they were just something I made...

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Chocolate Rose Cupcakes

It’s a week away from Valentine’s Day so I’ve been making some time to try out some Valentine’s Day dessert ideas. I love using my rose muffin pan this time of year. I’ve previously...

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Banana nutella bread

Happy World Nutella Day! February 5th is World Nutella Day. I learned about World Nutella Day last year shortly after I tried and fell in love with nutella. I’ve baked a lot of successful...