Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is in my top 3 types of cake. I really love spices, and the flavor of a carrot cake and cream cheese frosting is just my favorite. Unfortunately SO many of them are made with nuts…and I just happen to be allergic to nuts. Especially pecans and walnuts, which usually make their way…

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Maple Cheesecake with Pear Compote

Maple cheesecake with pear compote. This November I wrote another Thanksgiving article for Feast Magazine, the November 2018 issue. And I happened to be the cover shot as well. When it comes to autumnal flavors, we tend to think of apple and pumpkin recipes galore – yet pears are one of the most delicious fruits…

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Birthday Funfetti Cheesecake

Birthday funfetti cheesecake! Okay, so I’m a little funfetti and sprinkle CRAY. But like in the best way possible. I love sprinkles so much, I’m actually the editor of the Sprinkle Feed on the feedfeed. So, I’ve got the scoop on the best sprinkles, Sweetapolita. There are so many beautiful choices and the colors are…

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Apple Fritter Coffee Cake

Apple Fritter Coffee Cake! I created this recipe for my feature in the 2016 Feast Magazine December issue. The feature was titled Happy Challah Days and includes 8 Recipes that I created in honor of my Jewish heritage and really in honor of my Grandma Bette. She passed away in 2011 and a lot of…

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Funfetti Semifreddo

Funfetti Semifreddo! Well, I’ve been 26 for over a month now, but this treat was created for my birthday…I’ve just been a little too busy to post it. But this amazing dessert is the crazy concoction that I asked Mathew Rice, a dear friend and amazing pastry chef, to create and bake with me in…

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Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake! Well, it’s been a while. And now it’s almost Thanksgiving. I can’t believe how the year is flying…and this best time of the year always goes by the fastest. I am trying to get out as many recipes for the holidays as I can. So, before Thanksgiving actually hits us, this week…

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Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake! I’ve made another cake. So sue me! And it was for another collaboration with my girls, Alex and Anna. I guess I just think of throwing a party and know that we need a cake. As the goddess, Julia Child always said “A party without cake is just a meeting”. So for this…

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Chai Spiced Fig Cake

Chai Spiced Fig Cake! It’s the best time of the year, so you better your bottom that I’m living up everything and anything fall. The cool weather, the change of color in the trees, all the spices, the layering of clothes…I AM JUST SO READY FOR IT. Okay, sorry about that, it has been the…

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Cardamom Rose Cupcakes

Cardamom Rose Cupcakes! Location and Vendors for Event: Here’s to the second successful Ophelia Floral workshop! The first workshop you’ll remember we had those lemon lavender cupcakes and the ladies made some beautiful floral arrangements. It was a fun night, but most people left with somewhat similar-ish arrangements. Not that that’s a bad thing at…

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Lemon Lavender Mini Cupcakes

Lemon Lavender Mini Cupcakes! Vendors for the Event: Girl’s Night Out (GNO). A necessity for every woman every once in a while. You need that time to hang out with the gals and have a ball! But sometimes I’m lame and lack ideas for a solid GNO. So, when my pal Laura of Ophelia Floral…

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