Hong Kong Style French Toast

Posted on Jul 7th, 2020

My hands-down favorite dessert to order at Hong Kong cafes growing up was Hong Kong Style French Toast (西吐司). Unlike traditional French…

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Mickey Mouse Beignets

Posted on Apr 28th, 2020

Oh boy! Bring the Happiest Place on Earth home with these light, fluffy Mickey Mouse Beignets (just like the ones you get in Disneyland's New Orleans…

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Honey Fruit Waffle Parfaits

Posted on Feb 6th, 2020

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VansFoodsWaffles #vansfoods #CollectiveBias…

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Drama-Free Cinnamon Rolls {Using a Bread Maker!}

Posted on Jan 9th, 2020

It's a new year featuring dramatic lighting, dramatic photos, and--you got it--these absolutely drama-free cinnamon rolls (made with a bread…

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One-Bowl Sour Cream Coffee Cake (with Brown Sugar Crumb Topping)

Posted on Mar 25th, 2019

You know you've hit the recipe jackpot when your usually self-moderating co-worker eats not three--not four--but FIVE slices of the dessert you bring…

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Mini Churro Donut Muffins

Posted on Apr 20th, 2016

If you love churros, donuts, and the excuse to justifiably eat them both for breakfast--trust me, these sugary babies are for you. Mini…

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Fluffy White Chocolate Cranberry Scones

Posted on Nov 28th, 2015

I never used to love scones. They always looked so bland sitting on the tray of continental breakfast pastries that I never gave them a second glance…

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Vegan Coconut Scones

Posted on Nov 8th, 2015

I have so many updates (I mean, seriously. SO MANY!!!) for you guys from the World Food Championships over here in Kissimmee, Florida, but I can't…

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Breakfast Tiramisu Parfait

Posted on Oct 19th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FoundMyDelight #CollectiveBias Fun…

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The Fluffiest Little Pancakes {secret ingredient!}

Posted on Oct 13th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplySparkling#CollectiveBias It…

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Healthy Spiced Apple Granola

Posted on Sep 30th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Vons. All opinions are mine alone. #AStockUpSale #Vons #CollectiveBias Whenever I get stressed, I go on…

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Easy DIY Peanut Butter Honey Greek Yogurt Scoops

Posted on Sep 6th, 2015

Have you ever heard that saying, "Where there's a will, there's a way"? Well, I've got a will--so can we pleeeeeease just have a few more weeks of…

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Easy Mickey Mouse Waffle Iron Omelettes: Guest Post on Neighbor Food Blog!

Posted on Aug 18th, 2015

Growing up, our house was chock full of Disney paraphernalia: classic Disney VCR tapes here, Ariel candles there, the obligatory Winnie-the-Pooh…

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Pumpkin Banana Breakfast Cookies

Posted on Mar 25th, 2015

Whether we're out searching for our ideal partner, building relationships with friends, or already happily settled in a 50-year marriage, it's no…

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The BEST Bread Pudding for #OXOCookware

Posted on Mar 5th, 2015

Disclaimer: I was selected to be part of OXO’s Blogger Outreach program, for which I received an OXO Stainless Steel Pro 5 Qt. Casserole Dish +…

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Mini Samoas Sticky Banoffee Cake Donuts {+ topwithcinnamon cookbook giveaway}

Posted on Feb 10th, 2015

Looking for a special, last-minute way to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day? Check out my selection of baked goods and other treats on…

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Mickey Mouse Waffles for #SundaySupper

Posted on Jan 18th, 2015

Raise your hands if you love Disney!!!! There are few surer ways to my heart than through an enthusiastic conversation about all things…

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Apple Pie Overnight Oats {+ a giveaway!}

Posted on Jan 7th, 2015

Sometimes I like to talk about food. Other times, I like to talk about deep and meaningful topics relevant to a betterment of the human mind (or…

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Gingerbread Granola {Gluten-Free} for #BobsRedMill

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2014

{Congrats to Linda for winning my My Bakers Box giveaway last week! Can't wait for you to bake up a storm, girl!} So today I'm actually going to…

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Mini Peanut Butter Jelly Parfaits {+ My Bakers Box Giveaway!}

Posted on Dec 11th, 2014

What is your resting face? Do you wear a worried frown or a mild smile or a cheeky grin or--dare I say it--the classic resting bitch face? (No…

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Strawberry Smoothie Cubes {+ 3 Ways to Enjoy Them} for @WilliamsSonoma Smoothie Week

Posted on Dec 8th, 2014

Winter is coming! Here in California, we've been saying this for about 11 months now, and winter still has not come. I don't think it has visited…

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1-Minute Coconut Granola for Two (No-Bake)

Posted on Oct 26th, 2014

Okay, so deal: why am I baking making granola for two when I'm only one? No, I'm not preggers, you sick Sherlocks, I know who you are and…

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Guest Post from Jessiker Bakes: Healthier Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2014

So about three weeks ago I reached out to the inestimable Jessica from Jessiker Bakes about doing a guest post for me because I was going a little…

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Cookie Butter Pancakes–And, the Big News……

Posted on Feb 16th, 2014

I can't believe I've waited 8 months to type this. I have a Master's degree in English Literature. And I passed my qualifying exams. And while…

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Crunchy Cookie Butter Espresso Granola

Posted on Jan 7th, 2014

If life milestones were potluck dishes, moving would be a crusty dry loaf of fruitcake. I'm sure somebody out there appreciates fruitcake, and…

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Vanishing Granola (or the BEST Granola You Will Ever Make–Honey Bunches CopyBETTER Recipe)

Posted on May 25th, 2013

This is going to be a very brisk LWOM post (what's LWOM?). First things first: Print this recipe. We have to be brisk today, because-- "I'm…

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Green Eggs and (Veg)Ham: Celebrating Dr. Seuss! (March 2nd)

Posted on Mar 4th, 2013

He's a good man, Oh! a good man is he-- Who's HE, we all said, And HE said, who's WE? "Why, don't you know?" "Oh, didn't you hear?" "Didn't…

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Classy Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Posted on Feb 12th, 2013

Every once in a while, something happens in our lives that makes us put the gear in park, turn off the ignition, and just wonder. I consider…

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Crunchy Cookie Butter Granola (and Ala’s Breakfast Breakdown of People in Your Day-to-Day Life)

Posted on Feb 6th, 2013

I'll confess. I've been reading Victorian novels lately. This got me thinking about angst muffins (who I'll explain in a second--hold onto your…

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LWOM: Berry Oat-fait in a Bowl

Posted on Jan 6th, 2013

In today's edition of Literary Wit and an Oven Mitt, we're throwing aside the mitt and going bear paws all the way...and it is a beary, berry long…

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Posted on Oct 17th, 2012

"Meltdown" seems to be the word of the week over in these parts. As a consequence, I've chosen to melt down one of my favorite desserts and turn it…

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DIY: Homemade Plain Yogurt

Posted on Oct 7th, 2012

Guess who's sitting in the reading room of a world-reknowned research library... ...writing on her food blog. I'm such a great academic, I…

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“Sorry–It’s Still Summer!” Cinnamon Rolls (Raspberry Cheesecake Rolls with Lemon Icing)

Posted on Oct 5th, 2012

With the plethora of pumpkin and autumnal recipes hitting the web these days, I thought we all needed a little reminding that it is not, in fact,…

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Pumpkin Spiced Granola

Posted on Sep 24th, 2012

Do you all know what it means to feel hurt by someone you thought you could trust? It feels a little bit like you're sinking, a little bit like…

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Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie, A la Wallflower

Posted on Jul 19th, 2012

It's my philosophy that all good wallflowers need to have a good wallflower drink--you know, the kind you can clutch onto desperately at a party when…

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