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Celebrate Birthdays with Cake and Netflix

It’s birthday month, which means there’s lots to celebrate… and there’s plenty of cake to eat. Whose birthday? Well, mine for starters…but also almost everyone else’s. (September is apparently the most popular month for all birthdays. Nine of the top 10 days to give birth fall between Sept. 9 and Sept. 20.) Our pals at […]

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California Orange Olive Oil Cake

Can we call these the “dog days” of winter? It’s a little dreary outside and the cold has been dragging on for just a little bit too long. Right about now we need just a little spritz of something bright and cheery. Enter the orange: winter’s cheeriest ball of sunshine, becoming ripe and sweet just […]

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When you slice into this chocolate cake, there's a heart-shaped surprise inside! Plus - no artificial coloring; only beet juice.

Heart Surprise Cake for Valentine’s Day

Surprise cakes are popping up everywhere, whether they’re gender reveal cakes or cakes with flowers, letters, numbers, or symbols hidden inside. That’s why, for Valentine’s Day, you’ll be right on the cutting edge if you make a cake with a sweet surprise inside – a pink heart for your Valentine. To make one of these […]

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Celery-Carrot Tea Cake

Celery…for dessert?!? What are you up to this time, Jolly Tomato? (It’s true, we have a tendency to put green things in desserts, like this one, this one, and this one. But there’s enough sugar and butter in all of these treats so that they don’t taste overly vegetable-y, so why would a anyone complain?) […]

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Mini Rhubarb Kuchens

Did you ever have that moment as a kid, when you suddenly realize that a food that you assume everyone eats is something that is particular to your family? I had that moment with rhubarb kuchen. As I recall, I was with friends talking about our favorite desserts that we would choose for our birthdays, […]

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Strawberry Feast

What do you do when you have a bumper crop of strawberries and a house full of people? Make a strawberry feast, of course. Following our strawberry farm tour with the California Strawberry Commission we were inspired to use our strawberries for just about every item on the dinner table this week. We started with […]

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