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Comforting LAUSD Coffee Cake

Comforting LAUSD Coffee Cake

LAUSD Coffee Cake

I’ve been spending all my time in my kitchen, it’s the only thing that keeps my mind somewhat at ease. In search of relief I decided to bake the LAUSD Coffee Cake from recently published by THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. It certainly didn’t wash my worries away but it does make sheltering in place a little more delicious…and right now comfort baking/cooking is one of the few things I can hold on to. HOLD ON this is temporary for all of us, is what I keep telling myself. 💙 Strong Hugs.

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Polvorones Mexican Sugar Cookies

Polvorones Mexican Sugar Cookies

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For St. Patrick’s Day this year I’m celebrating with some tie-dyed shamrock looking Polvorones, the ultimate Mexican sugar cookie. These cookies will make you feel so LUCKY like you just fell into a pot of gold. Okay, maybe not a pot of gold but you’ll feel GOLDEN for sure. They will have you doing a little Irish jig and furthering the similarities between Mexicans and The Irish…. What a beautiful union of people and cookie dough.

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Three Layer Banana Pecan Cake

Three Layer Banana Pecan Cake

3 Layer Banana Pecan Cake

The first time I had a three layer banana pecan cake was at my Uncle Luke and his bride Vita’s wedding. I was a little girl under the age of ten and had never tasted anything so fine. Having banana cake at a wedding wasn’t a popular thing to do in those days. I distinctively remember instantly falling in love with the taste of banana cake and wondering WHEN I would have this enchanting taste in my life again?

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Vegetarian Muffuletta

Vegetarian Muffuletta

Vegetarian-Muffuletta

This vegetarian muffuletta is all you’ll need to SCORE big with your friends and family this Super Bowl Sunday!! I used my own homemade sourdough bread, but as a time saver you can buy a loaf at your favorite bakery. I also made the most tasty olive salad to enclose my sandwich fillings. I say feel free to stack up your sandwich with whatever your heart desires. I listed the ingredients I used below.

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Cauliflower Pozole Verde

Cauliflower Pozole Verde

Cauliflower Pozole Verde. It's vegan.

We are currently experiencing COLD Los Angeles season, and by that I mean its a bit nippy outside. During this climate here on the west coast my mind naturally makes the transition to soup time. Everyday I’m whipping up a new bowl in my soup kitchen….some I share, some I don’t.

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Cranberry Coffeecake with Hibiscus Glaze

Cranberry Coffeecake with Hibiscus Glaze

Cranberry Coffeecake drizzled in a hibiscus glaze!

Wake up for the holiday season to a cranberry coffeecake with hibiscus glaze:

I’m low key crazy for coffeecake. I always have been. I remember my grandfather would give me $3 everyday to buy nutrition at school, and I would use a portion of that money to buy a piece of coffeecake without fail. That’s where my love of coffeecake began. Fast forward to the present day and the want of waking up to fresh coffeecake at home is strong, especially during the festive 12 days of Christmas.

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Pumpkin Flan Pie Deliciousness

Pumpkin Flan Pie Deliciousness

Pumpkin Flan Pie. The buttery flaky crust adds the perfect bit to the creamy pumpkin flan .

Pumpkin Flan Pie:

Let those words sink in for a moment. YESSSSS! This holiday pie is so delicious and no one will expect this level of delicious-ness to hit the feast table. This pie is seriously on it’s own trip. No one else is playing this game. Mixing my two cultures together with American pumpkin pie and the lovely Mexican flan. It’s a match made in fusion heaven.

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