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Island Coconut Cheesecake Recipe

Island Coconut Cheesecake

Who can resist an Island Coconut Cheesecake, drizzled with raspberry and mango puree? The cuisine of Jamaica is influenced by its diverse cultural heritage: Steamed coconut puddings from Africa, slowly stewed brown …

Starbucks Espresso Brownies Recipe

Starbucks Espresso Brownies

This fudgy, gooey Starbucks Espresso Brownies recipe was developed by my wife after she became addicted to them at the shop more than a decade ago. They are perfect for …

Guinness Ice Cream Recipe

Guinness Ice Cream

This homemade Guinness ice cream recipe is perfect for an adult party or St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Like many ice cream recipes, it starts with a custard base with the …

Teds Bakery Chocolate Haupia Pie Recipe 3

Chocolate Haupia Pie

I traveled to the North Shore of Oahu to sample one of Hawaii’s greatest treats — the chocolate haupia pie recipe from Ted’s Bakery. This little market in Sunset Beach …

Brown Butter Sea Salt Cookie

My wife recently went on a girls trip to Morro Bay, where she visited the Brown Butter Cookie Company in Cayucos. When she came home, she asked me if I …

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Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

During one of our weekends in Laguna Beach, my friend Brian Zagorsky treated us to an old-fashioned Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler recipe on his Big Green Egg. This peach and berry …

Cream Cheese Puff Pastry

Cream Cheese Puff Pastries

Today I’ll show you how to make cream cheese puff pastries. These are delicious served cold with your morning coffee — sort of like a cream cheese danish but with …

Chocolate Tasting at Home

Chocolate tasting at home is a lot like tasting a fine wine. Each brand and style, whether dark, milk, white or bittersweet, has its own texture (Does it snap? Is …

Smores Quesadilla

You’ve likely tried the traditional s’mores recipe — but have you tried a s’more dilla — aka smores quesadilla ? Today I’m sharing one of our favorite camping dessert recipes …

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Persimmon Bread Pudding

This persimmon bread pudding recipe is a great way to use up fresh soft hachiya persimmons. These grow quite well here in Southern California. They have a very soft, almost …

Pastry Pie Crust Recipe

Pastry Pie Crust

This flaky pastry pie crust, known as pate sucree, is the perfect vessel for your favorite pies. Use this with my chocolate haupia pie recipe for a decadent dessert any …

Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

Homemade Whipped Cream

My homemade whipped cream recipe uses chilled heavy cream, white sugar, and a few dashes of vanilla extract. The vanilla technically makes it a chantilly cream, which was invented in …

Greek Yogurt Cake Recipe

Greek Yogurt Cake

This Greek yogurt cake recipe with Meyer Lemon and Lavender glaze is a healthier version of most traditional cakes. It’s lightened up with the addition of nonfat plain Greek yogurt. …

Campfire Churros Recipe

Campfire Churros

During a summer camping trip to the Kern River, I met some fun neighbors who invited us over to make their campfire churros recipe. Nicknamed the Kern River Crusties, these …

Funnel Cake Recipe

Funnel Cake

After visiting Country Bakery in the LA Farmers Market, I was inspired to make a funnel cake recipe at home. These Pennsylvania Dutch pastries are a favorite at county fairs …

Aebleskivers

It’s impossible to visit Solvang without trying their famous Aebleskivers, a delightful breakfast treat that dates back for generations. To make these delicate Aebleskivers at home, however, requires a special …