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Oceans Palms Beach Resort in Carlsbad, CA

When I was doing recipe testing for my first book, Organic Cakes & Cookies, I knew I had to go down to sea level to bake all the recipes yet again. We always love going back to the beach, and Delaney wanted to go surf with Chris while I worked all day (pretty typical). Kimmy and [...]

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One Bowl Chocolate Cake

Growing up every year for my birthday my Mom made me the same cake, Chocolate with Vanilla Icing in a rectangle dish. She made some sort of chocolate cake from a box (most likely Betty Crocker) and made an icing with powdered sugar and milk. I didn't really like frosting very much back then (I know [...]

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars

Today I'm sharing a recipe from Organic Vegan & Gluten Free Sweets, you can find it here. Chocolate and peanut butter are like black and white, you can't have one without the other. It is probably one of the most popular flavor combinations for...well anything in my mind, cookies, cakes, pies, brownies, bars, candy, and the [...]

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Ombre Cake

In my mind March is the beginning of spring. It's when the sun starts to shine a little more, usually all the big storms are over with, and the temperature warms up. My birthday is also in March (on the 10th), so I wanted to share a beautiful spring cake (or birthday cake) this week. [...]

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Rainbow Cookie Cake

I grew up on the South Side of Chicago in an Irish Catholic neighborhood. I was the only one of my friends, or anyone I knew for that matter (besides my family), that wasn't Irish. When St. Patrick's Day came long, I definitely felt like the odd ball out. On St. Patrick's day all my [...]

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Gradient Sugar Cookies

I did a photo shoot last week for Color Kitchen Foods with some of my favorite kid customers. Jamie and Natalie are friends of mine and they have the cutest kids, who are also cousins. I asked them if they wanted to come in and eat some cookies and cupcakes while I shot some photos. They [...]

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Snowy Romantic Elopement

Last month we were asked by Perfectly Poised Events to bake a cake and desserts for an elopement shoot. Laura gave us some inspiration for the romantic picture she wanted to paint. And, we made a 2 Tier Coconut Cake with pink watercolor. We also brought Coconut Marshmallows and our famous Hot Cocoa for the couple [...]

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Welcome Baby Zobel!

My partner, manager, wedding coordinator and great friend, Thea, is prego! Thea and Matt are expecting Baby Zobel this coming August 2017. Thea wanted to do an adorable baby announcement so we collaborated and I took the below photos. There's also a recipe for these adorable Vanilla Latte Cupcakes we made so you can make [...]

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Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day! I hope you're all planning lots of sweet gifts and surprises for the people that you love. Today I made these Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies and they are delish! I used India Tree's colored sprinkles, made without artificial dyes and they are perfectly lovable. Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies | Makes 2 Dozen Cookies 1 [...]

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Snowshoeing

It has snowed about 20 feet in Mammoth this January alone. It has been a record breaking winter so far and everything is buried in snow! A couple weeks ago, we wanted to just get outside. Delaney wanted to try out his skins before he took his split board out, so I decided to snowshoe. [...]

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