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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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The Eating of the Green

Whenever I hear that song, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” I think of my beloved Irish grandmother, whose eyes always had such a mischievous sparkle even when she had a stern look on her face. Sigh…But I digress. St. Patrick’s Day is drawing near, and the food in our house is getting greener and greener. […]

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Fun Food: Star Cakes

Everyone – no really, everyone – seems to be cooking in patriotic colors over the Fourth of July weekend. Last year we did our best to come up with cool red, white & blue foods for the holiday (pancakes, potato salad, and blue chips and salsa). This year we found an even more exhaustive list […]

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