cookies & cakes

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Snickerdoodles

This is yet another tradition I didn't grow up with, in Australia. I can't resist the name, so I had to try making these cinnamon-y treats myself. What I did grow up with was warm buttered toast sprinkled with cinnamon…

Salted Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

We're heading to our favorite Superbowl party this weekend and a late call has gone out for desserts. What a great excuse to bake up a storm and bring our Superbowl best! This Salted Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake is easy…

Lavender shortbread

My sisters are amazing cooks. Kylie created the most delicious Christmas spread I've ever tasted and Michelle (the youngest), kept us supplied with her homemade shortbread cookies throughout the holiday period. When we got back from Australia, we found ourselves…

Día de Muertos & Halloween cupcakes

While these two traditions are celebrated on the same day their origins are not believed to overlap. Dia de Muertos is the Mexican tradition when people gather together to pray for and remember close family and friends who have died.…

chocolate dipped coconut macaroons

I adore coconut macaroons. So when I was asked to bring cookies to a party recently, I tried this recipe which had them dipped in chocolate (my other favorite thing). Making the macaroons was pretty easy and doesn't take long;…

buckeyes

With all of the pre-Christmas craziness, I seem to want to bake after Santa has visited more than in the lead up to the big day. Especially when the weather turns cold and cozy like it finally has in L.A.…

honey joys

These sweet treats bring back great memories of happy children's birthday parties when I was growing up in Australia. They are as old fashioned as it gets but tasty enough to bring back as an easy picnic snack or a…