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    Orange-Vanilla Monkey Bread

    I am an avid food network viewer, have been for my entire life, and yet for some reason I often don’t make the recipes I watch on TV. Last week I saw a recipe on The Pioneer Woman that I could not resist. I made a few small changes and decreased the size for a brunch this weekend before the SF Women’s March. Super easy, delicious, and fun to make! Ingredients: 1 can biscuits 1 orange 6 T unsalted butter 1/2 C white sugar 1/2 C brown sugar 1 T vanilla 1 T cinnamon Recipe: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Cut each biscuit into sixths; the smaller the bites, the…

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    A Madhatter Cake!

    This weekend I attended my friend Meera’s Madhatter themed bridal shower. She asked me to make her a whimsical and fun cake incorporating floral flavors in green, pink, and black. Here is the final product: The green & black layer is Lavender-Lemon cake and the pink layer is a rose cake. Both are covered with a vanilla buttercream frosting and vanilla fondant.  Decorations are in buttercream and fondant except the feathers which are not edible. (Recipes to follow…) To assemble the crooked cakes, I used the 10 inch and 8 inch Mad Dadder’s crooked cake pans. I highly recommend them if you are looking to create this effect. After the 10…

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    Be mine (Valentines Day sugar cookies)

    In my book Valentine’s day is just a good excuse to eat tons of sweets and chocolate and drink pretty girly pink cocktails. Here is the recipe for some sugar cookies (that my lab is getting to try) Ingredients: 2.5 C Flour (All-purpose) 2 C sugar 1 C butter (at room temp) 1 T vanilla 1/2 t baking powder 1 t baking soda 1 egg 4 T buttermilk Frosting (I will give a few variations of frosting recipes in an upcoming post!) Recipe: 1. Preheat oven to 350 F 2. Cream together butter, sugar, vanilla, and then add in the egg and beat on low. 3. Add in all dry ingredients slowly to mixer and combine 4. Add…

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