Long live the pumpkin! Give thanks to all the moms and dads that create a feast for Thanksgiving. Today, let’s gobble up some fantastic ideas from appetizers to dessert and everything in-between from some of my favorite friend bloggers around the country.
‘Tis the season for the dead, and nobody does it up quite like us Angelenos. Here, Halloween rolls right into Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with an explosion of marigolds, costumes, and vibrantly colored sweets.
Wiping my brow, I had made it through the first day of pastry school. It wasn’t pretty, as I was feeling 40-something, overwhelmed, a bit out of place, and well, super-sweaty from frustration and the heat of the ovens.
These Buttermilk Blueberry Bundt Cakes are a blissful combo of not-too-sweet crumb cake and rich, blueberryicious topping. You can find different shapes or molds online, or exercise some patience, and scour your closest yard or estate sale.
Lemon Lingonberry Cake, done Sweet Nerd style. It’s a bit of ‘Splatter meets Swedes.’ The puckery sweet filling was inspired by Sweden’s popular Lingonberries and the urban splatter painted finish was inspired by street art in Los Angeles.
Czech and Kolachkes go together like Bees + Honey! And speaking of bees, this Kolachkes recipe, which I found in my fave cookie cookbook, Cookie Love, upped the ante by adding in Honeycomb.