Thumbnail image for snickerdoodle blondies

snickerdoodle blondies

September 10, 2014

I have a weakness for snickerdoodles. The unmistakable cracked tops and dusting of cinnamon-sugar never let me down; I’m convinced that a snickerdoodle can brighten even the gloomiest of days. Converting the humble snickerdoodle into a blondie may seem irreverent to traditionalists, but there are ...

Thumbnail image for spiced chocolate meringues

spiced chocolate meringues

August 24, 2014

Meringues always remind me of magic; I love the light and ethereal texture of the cloud-like cookies and the way that the crisp exterior crackles with each bite. These meringues are chocolate with a kick – cinnamon and a pinch of chipotle chili powder add ...

Thumbnail image for blueberry cinnamon rolls

blueberry cinnamon rolls

July 10, 2014

Summer mornings in the kitchen are some of my favorites. As the cool breeze blows through before the temperatures climb, it’s the perfect window of peace and calm. After taking a week off from baking, I decided to break the fast with blueberry cinnamon rolls. ...

Thumbnail image for mini cherry pies

mini cherry pies

May 26, 2014

I was so excited to find cherries over the weekend that mini pies were in order (the California cherry season is expected to be incredibly brief, so I’m hoarding as many cherries as I can!). To complement the sweet and juicy fruit, I made my ...

Thumbnail image for cinnamon caramel cheesecake bars

cinnamon caramel cheesecake bars

May 1, 2014

With Cinco de Mayo just days away, I vote we take the rest of the week off and start the celebration early. If that’s not an option, I have cinnamon caramel cheesecake bars for you as a consolation prize. My go-to graham crust is topped ...

Thumbnail image for cinnamon raisin twists

cinnamon raisin twists

April 14, 2014

I hope your coffee is prepped because you’ll want it along with these cinnamon raisin twists. The soft pull-aparts are dangerously addictive, the kind of thing you inhale piping hot from the oven, scarcely noticing you’ve eaten four twists in one sitting. Laced with plump ...

Thumbnail image for brown sugar & cinnamon ribbon coffee cake

brown sugar & cinnamon ribbon coffee cake

March 24, 2014

If you’re anything like me, Monday calls for coffee and more coffee. To keep the caffeine in check, a quick and delicious coffee cake is just the thing to assemble and pop in the oven. Brown sugar and cinnamon streusel tops the batter and melts ...

Thumbnail image for chocolate dulce de leche cups

chocolate dulce de leche cups

December 29, 2013

To end the year on a high note, I suggest chocolate dulce de leche cups. Surprisingly simple to make, you’ll feel like a character in Chocolat as you infuse the chocolate with cinnamon and chipotle chili powder before spooning it into mini baking cups. Quickly ...