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Dark Chocolate Molten Cupcakes
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5 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles
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Homemade Rose Lollipops!
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Easy Brushstroke Sugar Cookies
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How to Create a Marble Drip Cake
Holidays

We’re counting down the days to Christmas and baking up a snow storm in the kitchen! We made some absolutely delicious, homemade holiday marshmallows that pair perfectly with hot cocoa! There is something extra sweet about homemade marshmallows, especially ones that are shaped as gingerbread men and snowflakes! They taste better than any store bought […]

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Homemade Holiday Marshmallows
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 Oh how we love this Italian Rainbow Cookie recipe! And can we all just admire how beautiful and charming Italian Rainbow Cookies are?! I absolutely love the striped color combo (perfect for Christmas!) and the smooth, bittersweet chocolate topping. They are also insanely delicious!! The ingredients in these classic Italian treats are interesting… almond paste, […]

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Italian Rainbow Cookie Recipe
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With the holidays finally upon us, we’re getting creative and crafty with Nestlé Toll House to make some edible chocolate chip cookie ornaments! Such a sweet surprise for your guests. We used NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Cookies & More Baking Mix with Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (the morsels come in the box, so no need to buy […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Ornament
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 It’s Thanksgiving week and we’re all about serving charming appetizers!! Anjanee from Fig & Honey is sharing  a recipe for these delicious and adorable Sweet Potato and Goats Cheese Tartlets! More below! When the seasons start changing and the weather starts cooling down, your comfort food mindset kicks in. With the holidays right around the corner, […]

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Sweet Potato and Goats Cheese Tartlets
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 It’s the season for PIE! Pumpkin pie has always been my favorite and I look forward to it every fall! So this year, we’ve altered our favorite recipe just a bit and made these adorable mini toasted marshmallow pumpkin pies to celebrate Thanksgiving! Most people like whipped cream on their pumpkin pie, but we favor topping […]

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Mini Toasted Marshmallow Pumpkin Pies
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This boozy coffee and bourbon milkshake is probably one of my favorite desserts and it’s SO easy to whip up and serve when entertaining! You can easily make them for a simple after-dinner treat in just a few minutes and serve to guests immediately. OR, you can just make one for yourself… I might have […]

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Boozy Coffee and Bourbon Milkshakes
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 Let’s go back to 1985 when I think someone probably handed me a chocolate-dipped marshmallow when I was born, because I’ve been hooked on chocolate fondue since BIRTH! Of course, we all know fruit is darn good dipped in chocolate, but to make a chocolate fondue platter stand out even more, think of unique and fun […]

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A Delicious Chocolate Fondue Platter
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 This post was created in partnership with  NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® We love effortless entertaining over here and these mummy brownies and fondue make the perfect Halloween party platter! These spooky little mummies are not only adorable, but are also easy to make. We used NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Brownies & More Chocolate Baking Mix with Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (the […]

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Easy and Adorable Mummy Brownies!
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We don’t always need a reason to enjoy a beautifully decorated, homemade cake, right?! This orange rum cake recipe is simple to make and pairs perfectly with our meringue buttercream frosting, which is my favorite frosting EVER! We made it for our dragonfruit cupcakes here. The orange rum cake has a sponge cake texture with […]

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Orange Rum Cake with Meringue Buttercream
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In all honesty, I was actually going to make these delicious homemade pumpkin filled donut holes with a dragonfruit cream filling, but after a few failed attempts, I resorted to the most popular flavor of the season, pumpkin! Everything happens for a reason because these puffy and perfect little donut holes are SO good I can’t […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Filled Donut Holes
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We’re all about popsicles at Sugar and Charm, but also crazy for the flavors that fall brings. These delicious Peachy Mango Spice Protein Pops combine both pops and fall flavors into one healthy, fall-inspired treat so you can enjoy popsicles in the fall!! We happily teamed up with our friends at OLLY to whip up […]

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Peachy Mango Spice Protein Pops
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Anjanee from Fig & Honey Co. is sharing a delicious party appetizer for white bean and prosciutto crostini! One of the most classic appetizer combos is beautifully fresh Italian bread, topped with creamy melt-in-your-mouth prosciutto. And nothing tastes better with a glass of Prosecco (not that you really need to make Prosecco taste any better!). […]

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White Bean and Prosciutto Crostini Recipe!
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 We’re dreaming of fall apple picking with these cast iron olive oil and apple cakes! We’ve made an incredible olive oil cake recipe before and it turned out so good!! So we’ve slightly altered the recipe, adding pressed apple cider (can’t wait to make a trip here again!), and baked sliced apples inside the cake! It […]

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Cast Iron Olive Oil and Apple Cakes
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I’m so excited to feature this raspberry swirl cheesecake ice cream recipe today! Last week I took my family to the farm for a little outing! We picked fresh raspberries and the entire time I was thinking about what I could do with them. Tarts are great and I thought that would be delicious, but I […]

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The Best Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe!
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 Back by popular demand from our floral frosting cupcakes, we made a short and fun video showing you how to frost these SUPER easy and charming hydrangea cupcakes!! Using a piping star tip, you can whip up this impressive, colorful DIY floral frosting look. And they taste as good as they look using the recipe for our delicious […]

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Video: How to Frost Hydrangea Cupcakes
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We’re so ready for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to start! This year, Hershey’s is an official sponsor of Team USA so we’re celebrating with a homemade S’mores station while rooting on our favorite athletes! The Olympic Games conjure up the best nostalgic memories for me. Gymnastics was always my favorite sport, and I can […]

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Indoor S’mores and Marbled Marshmallow Recipe!
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 These easy coconut chia seed pudding parfaits are the perfect healthy treat and look pretty darn cute too! If you haven’t made chia seed pudding before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how simple and delicious it is! When soaked, chia has a similar texture to boba (tapioca), so it’s soft and chewy tiny bubbles! Chia is also a great […]

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Easy Coconut Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits!
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 We’re so excited to show you our latest video on how to frost charming pineapple cookies!! The art of frosting cookies can be a difficult one. Especially those beautifully outlined and detailed sugar cookies people spend hours making! That’s why I love playing around with easy piping tips because once you find a good technique, […]

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How to Frost Charming Pineapple Cookies
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Who doesn’t love mini ice cream cones?! I found these adorable mini cones, wrapped in gold foil at a local kitchen store in Los Angeles, called Surfas. They have a huge selection of baking goods, which drew me in for hours!! The cones reminded me of the Olympic torch and I figured they’d be perfect […]

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Mini Passion Fruit Ice Cream Cones!
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Hello chocolate chip biscuit s’mores! Yes, we “s’merged” s’mores and biscuits and you know how it turned out… AWESOME!! We ended up eating all of them right after we took these pictures. Definitely an indulgence, but if you like pastry or donuts in the am, you’ll probably really enjoy one of these! Of course, you […]

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Chocolate Chip Biscuit S’mores!
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 We all scream for Nice Cream! If you haven’t heard of Nice Cream, it’s a banana based “ice cream” recipe, but a healthy version with zero added sugar or dairy! For our Nice Cream recipes, we added in kiwis and raspberries to make pretty colors and fun flavors. When we were in Marseille France with […]

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We all Scream for Nice Cream!
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Snickerdoodles are not only a holiday cookie or the cookie you grew up making in Home Ec!! These classic cookies can be fully enjoyed all throughout the year and they’re even better when you add ice cream between them for no fuss Snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches! I figured, with Father’s Day coming up this weekend […]

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No Fuss Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Summertime is here and we’ve created perfectly deliciously strawberry boozy snow cones, because what’s better than an icy cocktail on a scorching hot day?! I like making my own syrup because it’s incredibly fresh, with no preservatives and you can control the sweetness and flavor. For this boozy snow cone recipe, we used fresh organic strawberries, rum […]

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Boozy Strawberry Snow Cones
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We really don’t drink a lot of sugary soda, like Coke or root beer, in our house, which means you won’t  find root beer floats around here! We happily discovered that you can make a sparkling beverage from cold pressed juice with the KitchenAid Sparkling Beverage Maker!! It’s so much fun to use and the […]

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Cold Pressed Watermelon Soda Floats
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 Oh how we love watermelon in this house!! To get through those hot, summer days that are right around the corner… juicy, fruity watermelon is a must! There are so many ways and tricks to cutting a watermelon, but have you ever cut watermelon sticks?! It’s one of our favorite ways so we’re sharing the how-to […]

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How to Cut Watermelon Sticks
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 We’ve been buying these frozen banana treats in the store for so long, we decided to make them ourselves. Chocolate covered frozen bananas are easy, make-ahead desserts that you can have ready in the freezer! And to add a little charm, we put some pretty garnishes on ours. These are truly an easy entertaining dessert and […]

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Easy Entertaining: Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas
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How fun are these layered ice cream pops?! Just choose your favorite ice cream or sorbet flavors to make a triple layered combo with a sugar cone crust! Layered ice cream pops are perfect for summer and make eating ice cream even more fun… not that it wasn’t already fun enough, but a charming presentation is […]

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Easy Entertaining: Layered Ice Cream Pops
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Summer is upon us and I can feel it! AND what better way to kick off this warmer weather with a delicious (and somewhat healthy!) papaya and banana coconut sorbet recipe?! It’s SO easy to make, dairy-free and super tasty!! The color is a beautiful, vibrant orange and we served ours on a cone with […]

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Papaya and Banana Coconut Sorbet Recipe
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 A few weeks ago I had a fun opportunity to attend Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions Signature launch event! I joined a team of 22 amazing lifestyle and food bloggers from all over the country to experience Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions’ new line of Signature products. We spent the day making food, learning about products with Executive […]

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Signature Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes
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 These yummy Watermelon Margarita Pops truly taste like a margarita on a popsicle! They’re absolutely delicious, refreshing and fun to serve. Boozy popsicles are one of my favorite warm weather treats. These pops are also very impressive when served to guests. Even though they’re easy to make, for some reason when you serve striped, boozy […]

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Watermelon Margarita Pops
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 Hello chocolate peanut butter cheesecake!! Cheesecake is one of my absolute favorite desserts!! I’ve always loved experimenting with it and trying new flavor combos… like when we created a peanut butter caramel cheesecake here or the red velvet cheesecake here! For this one, we made a chocolate peanut butter cheesecake with 3 layers! This guy has a […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe!
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My mother-in-law has been making this delicious Coconut Macadamia Key Lime Pie recipe for many years! It’s always a huge hit when she serves it and it has a way of changing key lime pie “dislikers” into key lime pie lovers!! The filling is cream of coconut, yogurt and lime juice and the crust is made […]

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Coconut Macadamia Key Lime Pie
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We whipped up a fluffy, creamy and very delicious no bake cheesecake for Saint Patrick’s Day!! The filling is so simple, there’s only a few ingredients and the crust is made with Nature’s Valley granola, butter and sugar, and it’s incredibly tasty!! We added green food coloring, topped them with whipped cream and sprinkled on some […]

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No Bake Cheesecake for Saint Patrick’s Day
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These floral frosting cupcakes are the perfect way to welcome spring! We had a grand ol’ time experimenting with frosting tips and buttercream to turn cupcakes into flowers! Who doesn’t love cupcakes and flowers?!! These are the perfect example of a little Sugar AND Charm. You don’t have to be a professional baker or cake […]

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Floral Frosting Cupcakes
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Dunkin’ Donuts has finally made their way out west and we’re thoroughly enjoying the goodness that Dunkin’ is! Since Zan was born and raised in New Jersey, we’ve had our fair share of Dunkin’ Donuts when visiting his family on the East Coast. He’s more than happy now that there’s one fairly close to our […]

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Mint Hot Chocolate Macaron Recipe
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I still have the invitation to my Kindergarten graduation with written instructions to bring a dozen of your favorite cookies. I chose my favorite peanut butter cookies and I can remember bringing the plate to class, with a giant bow in my hair. I’ve always been a fan of peanut butter cookies and have made several […]

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Loaded Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
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Do you know how easy it is to decorate a cake?! ANYONE can do it and we’re showing you with this gorgeous, pink velvet cake recipe! We topped this cake strawberries, raspberries, beautiful pansies and a few pomegranates to give it instant decor that’s not only effortless, but stunning! Your guests will adore this cake […]

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Pink Velvet Cake Recipe + Easy way to Decorate it!
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This Funfetti Trifle is an easy, yummy and super charming way to ring in the New Year! Check out the fun video we made for our friends at Tablespoon! Layers of colorful Funfetti cake and delicious frosting make up this festive trifle. The Funfetti cake is the perfect treat to use for any New Year’s […]

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Funfetti Trifle
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I’ve always wanted to make homemade curly fries, so I was ecstatic to try KitchenAid’s Spiralizer with Peel, Core and Slice attachment to fulfill my homemade fry obsession, haha!! This the first time I’ve used one of their attachments (I know!!) and it won’t be the last, because I love them just as much as […]

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Homemade Curly Fries with KitchenAid
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Did you know you can make candy cane cotton candy from just using crushed candy canes?! AND would you believe it if I told you, I actually prefer eating it in the form of spun sugar rather than a cane? Ho ho ho!! So, we teamed up with some of our favorite bloggers for a […]

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Candy Cane Peppermint Bark Fudge
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If there’s one special holiday treat you should make this year, it’s these red wine truffles! We teamed up with Barefoot Wine to create the most decadent and delicious red wine truffles made with Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon. We all know wine and chocolate compliment each other nicely, but pairing them together in a dessert is […]

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Red Wine Chocolate Truffle Recipe!
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No matter what time of year it is, popsicles are always a treat! And what better flavor for the month of November than Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Pops?!! They literally taste like delicious pumpkin pie and we topped them with crushed graham cracker (for the “crust” of course), drizzled with caramel and topped with a […]

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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Pops
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Watching movies by the fire with my family is one of my all-time favorite things to do around the holidays! I’ve always loved the bonding it promotes and I look forward to it every season. As Romeo gets older, the holidays are even more exciting and I love including him in the cooking and crafting […]

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2 Fun Movie Snacks for Kids!
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If you’re not familiar with Panettone, it’s a traditional Italian bread that’s a staple around the holidays. It’s a sweet bread with fruit and citrus zest. Catie (who works with us, here at S&C) and Zan are both Italian and remember growing up with this bread every Christmas! We thought it would be awesome to make […]

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Homemade Panettone in a Can
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Anjanee here with another delicious  appetizer! This summer I definitely made the most of the abundance of corn. Whether it was corn on the cob for a BBQ or a sprinkling over a salad for a bit of color, it’s been my little addiction for these past few months. However, with the cold weather making its […]

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Recipe for Curried Corn Tartlets
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Probably the spookiest and most delicious way to drink a milkshake, the Monster Cereal Milkshake!! All the flavors you loved as a kid, Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Frankenberry, made into yummy milkshakes!!! Yum!! We created this video and recipe for General Mills’ blog, Tablespoon and had an absolute blast creating childhood memories with these […]

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Monster Cereal Milkshakes
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We’re on a mission to eat more vegetables in this house! No more tossing the old ones I had every intention of cooking and onto keeping the freezer packed with some good choices, so I always have them on hand! I’m pretty excited that Birds Eye created 8 delicious twists on plain jane veggies and […]

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Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Soup + Giveaway!
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Add some spooky charm to a plain cake with our printable and edible Halloween cake designs!! We wanted to create something unique and festive for your Halloween party and these are definitely charming enough to be centerpiece of your dessert table! There are 4 fun designs to choose from and all fit for 8×8 cakes… […]

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Printable and Edible Halloween Cake Designs!
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We teamed up with Pure Via® to make a delicious and healthy Cinnamon Hot Cocoa! We used Pure Via®, an all natural, non-GMO sweetener from Stevia to sweeten the cocoa. The zero calorie packets dissolve quickly into hot or cold liquid making them so easy to use!! The hot cocoa is light and guilt-free, which […]

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Guilt-Free Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
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We’ve had so much fun hosting our Spooky Snack Lab Contest! Did you enter?! I loved seeing everyone’s Halloween pins! AND we’re continuing this fun party with a fun NUTTER BUTTER Cookies recipe! Who doesn’t love those yummy peanut butter cookies shaped like a peanut?! There are so many creative ideas you can make with […]

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NUTTER BUTTER Cookie Blondies
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What’s this you ask? Well, this is a pile of absolute deliciousness, called Eton Mess! It’s a traditional English dessert which essentially is a pile of the most amazing whipped cream with homemade crushed meringue cookies and fresh berries! I first tried this Eton Mess recipe at The Soho House in West Hollywood and fell in love […]

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A Delicious Eton Mess Recipe
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Today we’re continuing our “How to Host an Amy Sedaris Party for Halloween” with a few very easy and outrageously delicious dessert recipes that are perfect for Halloween! AND, we’re topping it off with a fun giveaway with Oreo and Fanta! If you haven’t had Oreo truffles before, you’re in for a huge treat. Your […]

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3 Simple Recipe Ideas with Oreo and Fanta!
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Just like that, it’s October! And we’re celebrating this month with a fall twist on Jello shots! We made these hard apple cider Jello shots and they’re delicious! To make them beautiful, we did a batch of apple cider Jello shots and then a batch of white Jello shots with sweetened condensed milk, which gives it […]

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Hard Apple Cider Jello Shots
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If you’re hosting a Halloween night and you’ll be making some treats, these witch hat s’mores will really add some charm to the party!! It’s just a thin chocolate chip cookie that we molded to resemble a traditional witch hat and they are pretty adorable, if I do say so! The witch hat s’mores also […]

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Witch Hat S’mores
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 After making these, we couldn’t wait to show you how to marble candy apples! How gorgeous are these?! We’re pretty smitten over the marbled candy apples and think they’ll be perfect for a Halloween party!! They’re actually fairly easy to make, as long as you have a candy thermometer and watch the sugar temperature! You […]

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How to Marble Candy Apples
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Football season has started and what better way to kick it off (pun intended!!) than some easy bacon and cheese pretzels?! The perfect game day finger food! This might not be the traditional way of making pretzels, but it’s definitely a delicious one! We even added bacon and cheese to the pre-made dough for an […]

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Easy Bacon and Cheese Pretzels
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This is the first time we’ve made homemade jams and I’m wondering how we’ve gone so many years without making them?! The combinations are endless, you can make them as sweet (or not) as you want and use only fresh ingredients! So we created 2 delicious homemade jams using prickly pear, fig and ginger and […]

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Homemade Jam, Yogurt & Honey Pots
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If there’s one thing we love at Sugar and Charm, it’s things that are sweet and charming of course! We happily teamed up with one of our favorite brands, method, to create a delicious dessert that not only satisfies the palate, but also looks beautiful. It’s the best white chocolate mousse recipe that has the […]

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Ombré White Chocolate Mousse
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Do you know how excited we are that it’s September?! My favorite season is here and we’re celebrating by showing you how to make apple and pear chips! This easy entertaining idea can literally be made in just 3 steps! Wash, slice and bake! They’re great sprinkled with cinnamon and then dipped in caramel sauce! […]

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How to Make Apple and Pear Chips!
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We’re kicking off pineapple week with a super easy entertaining idea!! Pineapple flower cupcake toppers are a festive way to add a little pineapple charm to cupcakes!  After they’re baked and dried overnight, these super thin pineapple slices come out looking like yellow flowers and they’re just beautiful. You could also use pineapple flowers to garnish […]

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Pineapple Flower Cupcake Toppers
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Happy National Watermelon Day! Many of you might remember this old school watermelon sherbet bombe cake recipe from your childhood! We’re bringing back this fun watermelon ice cream cake and it’s looking mighty fine! This is so incredibly easy to make, using store-bought sherbet and chocolate chunks! If you’re feeling extra productive, you can make […]

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Watermelon Sherbet Bombe Cake
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We’re excited about this delicious brunch recipe from Anjanee today! It’s perfect for guests and uses one of our favorite ingredients… ricotta!!  Take it away Anjanee! I’ve recently discovered how wonderfully versatile ricotta is and have been adding it to all sorts lately. I love how it can be equally as delicious both sweet and savory […]

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Parmesan Ricotta Tarts + Tomato Salad
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Thanks to 2 very dedicated agriculture pioneers who believed in the little blue dynamos, we’re celebrating 100 years since the first commercial blueberries were sold from farm to table! July is National Blueberry Month and being that we are almost always stocked with blueberries and it’s summertime, we’ve recreated our super popular crunch cake recipe […]

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Blueberry Crunch Icebox Cake
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When we went our Alaskan cruise, we drank Alaskan beer and heard a lot of talk about the Klondike, which was a popular area during the Gold Rush. Like Pavlov’s dogs, every time we heard the word “Klondike,” we immediately thought of the delicious Klondike bars!! While sipping on Alaskan beer, the idea of a […]

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Alaskan Beer Milkshake
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Hi! Anjanee here from Fig & Honey! I love having people over to my home for drinks and often dinner and after flicking through magazines and browsing through blogs, I always have grand ideas of what new recipes to try. However, when it comes down to it, the last thing I want to do right […]

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Cilantro Apple Salsa & Shrimp Squares
Holidays

Happy 4th of July! So it wouldn’t be an American celebration without some spiked red, white & blue jello shots, right?! Haha! And since we adore our country, to be even more patriotic, we’ve made them star-shaped! These 4th of July Jello shots are really no joke when it comes to the alcohol content, so beware and […]

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Spiked Red, White & Blue Jello Shots
Holidays

Zabaglione is a traditional, light Italian dessert that’s great for summer entertaining. It uses 3 main ingredients (eggs, sugar, sherry, but shh we added a little vanilla to ours too) and is fairly simple to make. This delicious Zabaglione recipe has a whipped cream/custard texture and is topped with strawberries and blueberries. It makes a […]

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Italian Zabaglione Recipe
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We recently got introduced to Comparaboo. We were instantly swept up by how easy it makes online shopping. It literally pulls hundreds of online reviews, analyzes them and determines the top products based on the research. It’s full of the best products in hundreds of categories, ranks the items and finds you the lowest price! […]

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Bacon, Brandy and Banana Waffles
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Shortbread cookies are one of my favorite cookies! Not surprising since the two main ingredients are butter and powdered sugar! I can’t deny the crumbly texture with a subtle crispy edge and buttery taste! This may be the best shortbread cookie recipe ever. There are several ways you can garnish them, like chocolate, salt, herbs or with […]

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The Best Shortbread Cookie Recipe with Edible Flowers
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We’re so excited to share these dairy free strawberry banana smoothie pops today! For any of you who have family members (like my husband!) who can’t have dairy or if you try to limit your dairy intake, these are absolutely perfect! We’re addicted to smoothies in our house, so these are a fun way to […]

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Dairy Free Strawberry Banana Smoothie Pops
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This 3 step Honeydew Sake Sorbet recipe is incredibly easy to make and super refreshing! It only has 3 ingredients, so it’s really a no-hassle dessert and perfect for summer entertaining! Honeydew Sake Sorbet 3/4 honeydew, chopped (7 cups) 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup unfiltered sake Directions Chop the honeydew. Blend the honeydew, sugar and […]

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Easy Entertaining: Honeydew Sake Sorbet
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Mariah here! I recently met the crazy talented Jasmine of Whipped who has married her love of food with her skills in illustration, sculpture and metalsmithing. Her work is like nothing else I’ve seen and when you meet her you’ll see why, she’s one-of-a-kind! We wanted to get together and share our love for Montana, […]

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Wildflower Fondant Cookies
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Anjanee from Fig & Honey here! Growing up in England, I had my fair share of deliciously airy chocolatey eclairs. Though the English have a well known hatred of all things French, it seems as though the decadent pastries passed the test and are beautifully displayed in most bakeries. Unlike other Brits, I have a […]

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Parmesan Eclair Sandwiches
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Oh my! THESE little churro ice cream sandwiches are the way to go! The churro is so tasty and creates the perfect doughy, crunchy swirl to make a sandwich with! I had never made churros before and they were always on my list. They look intimidating to make, but they’re actually SO easy! Making the dough is […]

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Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches
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These are the projects we like to call “easy entertaining” because anyone can make these White Chocolate Lavender Bunnies in 3 simple steps! And for anyone who has a fondness of white chocolate, you’ll love the subtle flavor and smell of fresh lavender mixed in. Ready for the easy steps? Just melt about 8 ounces of good […]

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White Chocolate Lavender Bunnies
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Known for its kind hospitality, very friendly people, crystal clear blue waters and lush green mountains, New Zealand has been on my travel list for awhile. It’s been on my husband’s because they shot the breathtaking Lord of the Rings Trilogy there! After watching this absolutely gorgeous video, I know I need to see it […]

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New Zealand Hokey Pokey Ice Cream Recipe
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Honey Toast with Earl Grey Ice Cream. Hello. Talk about a statement dessert! Can you imagine bringing a few of these out at your party for guests to dive into?! Honey Toast is a Japanese bread you can find at most local Japanese markets. It has simple ingredients in it, but it’s incredibly soft in […]

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Honey Toast with Earl Grey Ice Cream
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Taking the S’mores to a whole new level with this little trick! Dip the marshmallow in Baileys Irish Cream before and after you roast it and sandwich between two cookies covered in chocolate. We used these LU Petit Ecolier cookies because they look charming and taste delicious! After trying a Baileys Dipped S’mores, you’ll never go […]

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Baileys Dipped S’mores
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Chocolate dipped fruit is one of my favorite ways to indulge in a little sweetness and why should strawberries have all the fun? You can share the chocolate love with many fruits, including dipping slices of kiwi in chocolate and then topping them with shredded coconut! Once we did that there was no stopping us in […]

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Chocolate Dipped Fruit Plate
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Every March, thanks to St. Patty’s Day, I have green on my mind and the Girl Scouts’ green Thin Mints box is no exception. How can you say no to the sweet, freckle-faced and pig-tailed girls outside the grocery store? So it was inevitable that the Irish holiday and excess of cookies would somehow collide. […]

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Irish Cream Ice Cream & Thin Mints Cookie Sandwich
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I’m the first person to admit that I have a major sweet tooth and I’m not afraid of eating my fair share of sweets either! But I’m also careful to not overindulge and I’m a firm believer that just a little dark chocolate or a cup of cocoa can satisfy my chocolate cravings. I never […]

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Guilt-Free Chocolate Desserts
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I’m sure many of you have tasted Entenmann’s chocolate donuts. They sell them at most grocery stores and they have that harder, kind of waxy coating… I absolutely love them, haha! I wanted to do my own version, a little more gourmet, but with the same caky donut texture and dipped in chocolate. I used cake […]

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Baked Chocolate Donuts with Homemade Magic Shell Coating
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A Coca-Cola cake is a classic Southern recipe. It’s made using actual Coca-Cola and mini marshmallows in the batter! Sounds crazy right?! It’s very moist and the frosting is a rich chocolate fudge glaze. It’s pretty much the perfect dessert for a game day celebration, a BBQ or when you’re in the mood for a […]

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Classic Coca-Cola Cake Recipe
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Sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day to make a homemade cherry pie from scratch, BUT do not fret because these fried cherry pies are just.as.good. In only 5 easy steps you have the tastiest and easiest (truly the easiest!) mini fried cherry pies to share with your loved ones… or to keep for […]

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Fried Cherry Pies in 5 Easy Steps!
Eats & Drinks

I do realize this is Sugar and Charm, but it’s not always about sugar around the Passante house! We do eat healthy food for lunch and dinner… sometimes. I obviously don’t share too many of these recipes, but this salad is my absolute FAVORITE. Hands down I could eat this for lunch and dinner and it’s […]

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Kale and Brussels Sprout Super Salad with Prosciutto
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When I first heard about the AeroGarden I knew I needed to try it! It’s my science experiment-loving inner child that was curious if it works. And if it does work, how cool it would be for my family living on the east coast who can’t grow herbs outside in the winter. Even for me, […]

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Growing Herbs and a Cocktail Recipe!
Holidays

I’ve been having so much fun incorporating GODIVA chocolate into my holiday entertaining! With a rich Belgian heritage, GODIVA chocolates have been delighting the senses since 1926 with premium ingredients and unique recipes, so it’s been a dream creating special desserts and entertaining ideas the past few months! I’m super excited to share this incredibly […]

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GODIVA Chocolate Parfait with Toasted Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff
Holidays

We’re ending Sugar and Charm’s cookie week with 10 charming ways to decorate Christmas cookies! There is definitely an art to decorating sugar cookies. I find that the consistency of the frosting has to be just right so it’s not too thick or too runny. I always use meringue powder to make it. Also, having […]

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10 Charming Ways to Decorate Christmas Cookies
Holidays

Yes, these are the best butter twist cookies ever! They’re SO delicious! It’s an old Italian recipe that’s been passed down a few generations from my husband’s grandmother who got it from her mother who was an immigrant from Italy. They were made and cherished every Christmas. My mother-in-law was a little hesitant to give out the […]

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The Best Butter Twist Cookies Ever
Holidays

I love how festive this Chocolate Peppermint cookie turned out! The actual chocolate cookie is somewhat similar to a Whoopie Pie, but a little less cakey. It even has sour cream in the batter! The filling is inspired by a traditional Oreo cream, but with a whole lot of crushed candy canes. Like an Oreo, they’re […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Recipe
Holidays

Cookie week continues with a recipe my mother-in-law has been making for years! She originally saw the recipe in Bon Appétit and it’s been a family favorite ever since. Even though they’re not a Sugar and Charm original recipe, I wanted to share them because they’re by far the best homemade Biscotti I’ve ever had. […]

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Holiday Biscotti with Cranberry and Pistachios
Charming Giveaways

This Giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you all SO much for entering! Congrats to Natalie Tomasello!!! Hope this ads a little sweetness to your home!! I’m ECSTATIC about our giveaway today to launch Sugar and Charm’s cookie week! Who wants to win a stunning aqua sky KitchenAid that you will most likely have for the […]

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A Charming KitchenAid Giveaway!
Eats & Drinks

We’ve had such a blast teaming up with Triscuit to create three tantalizing appetizers with the incredibly delicious Triscuit Cranberry & Sage crackers. First we created a delicious Turkey Salad topped with Cranberry Sauce “leftover” appetizer for the day after Thanksgiving. Then we made a yummy Green Bean, Stuffing, and Brie appetizer. For this last one, […]

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Easy Holiday Appetizer: Ham and Cheese with Jalapeño Jelly
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In our house, we watch the most movies around the holiday season. We light a fire, cuddle up and watch Christmas movies starting Thanksgiving night. We have a list of Christmas movies to watch every year so the earlier we start, the better! If we have guests or family staying I always make extra snacks […]

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3 Best Nut Recipes for Movie Night with Planters
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We’re back with another delicious Thanksgiving leftover appetizer! Our last recipe was a yummy combo of leftover turkey and sweet cranberry sauce on top of a Triscuit Cranberry Sage cracker. Today we’re sharing a savory recipe with Pancetta Green Beans, Stuffing, and melted Brie Cheese all on top of a Triscuit Cranberry & Sage cracker. […]

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Appetizer: Pancetta, Green Beans, Stuffing and Brie
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Every year, we spend weeks planning and preparing a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner for our family and friends. Most of the time all of this work is done while hosting overnight guests for the holiday. It’s a very busy time of year with numerous activities, shopping to be done and our tradition of starting our Christmas […]

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Appetizer: Turkey Salad Topped with Cranberry Sauce
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In general I am a chocolate lover through and through. I’m the person you’ll find eating all of the leftover chocolate cake and cookies for breakfast. My family would vouch for that. But I also love a good fruit dessert too and wanted to try a new cobbler recipe using my favorite polenta (or fine […]

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Peach and Pear Polenta Cobbler Recipe
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This Gooey Chocolate Cherry Crock-Pot Cake is definitely going to be a Halloween tradition in our home!! Around this time a year, I keep my slow cooker on hand as it’s the best kitchen tool for yummy home-cooked meals on the fly! This gooey chocolate cherry cake recipe turned out fantastic and of course, it’s extremely […]

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Gooey Chocolate Cherry Crock-Pot Cake
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Sometimes I like starting my weekend with a stack of homemade pancakes, slathered with butter and drizzled with syrup! When it’s just the three of us, I’m not as concerned when our pancakes are done at different times and we’re kind of just eating as they’re done. But if I’m hosting guests, I’d rather have breakfast […]

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Caramel Apple Skillet Baked Pancake
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For all of you that have little ones at home (or for the kids at heart), this post is for you! We’re sharing 5 fun and easy treat ideas for kids we created for Evite and Reddi-wip. Each idea was inspired by a charming kids party Evite invitation! These are strictly inspirational ideas and you […]

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5 Fun and Easy Treats for Kids
Eats & Drinks

We love celebrating seasons here at Sugar and Charm and I’ve made it known that my favorite seasons are fall and winter. I love all of the activities a new season brings and for fall it means trips to the pumpkin patch, bonfires, pumpkin spice lattes and testing out seasonal recipes. I also enjoy setting […]

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The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie
Eats & Drinks

We’ve been making campfire apple pies since we were kids! They’re honestly one of my favorite campfire desserts, I’ll even go as far as saying they’re right up there with S’mores. But since they require a nifty tool that I didn’t have until now, we haven’t made them in years! They’re buttery, crispy (like toast!) and […]

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Campfire Apple Pies
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A few weeks ago I teamed up with Evite and Food Should Taste Good to create and style some fun party appetizers to go with a few of their delicious chips! These are easy and charming appetizer ideas that you can recreate for your next party. The recipes are pretty darn tasty too. Click below or […]

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9 Charming Party Appetizers!
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We’re holding onto and celebrating the last few weeks of summer! I figured one more summer-themed dessert was in order before the pumpkin starts flying! We decided to make Martha’s strawberry cupcakes topped with strawberry butter meringue frosting. You can find the recipes here and here. The cupcakes were delicious and the frosting was perfection. Butter meringue […]

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Martha Stewart Strawberry Cupcakes
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This may be the best grapefruit ice recipe I’ve had. I was actually amazed at how much I enjoyed this incredibly easy and refreshing old fashioned dessert, inspired from a recipe in a vintage cookbook. It reminds me of an icy snow cone, but instead of mysterious artificial ingredients it’s made with only 3 simple […]

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The Best Grapefruit Ice Recipe
Eats & Drinks

Keeping this short as I don’t think I could even write anything as delicious, outrageous and divine as these photos. So enjoy browsing through, what we think, are 20 of the best S’mores recipes ever! Just CLICK on each photo to take you directly to the delicious s’mores recipe! Roast on!! 20 Outrageous S’mores Recipes!  […]

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20 Outrageous S’mores Recipes
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It seems odd to put chili powder on fruit, but after trying it at a Mexican market, I was hooked on the unique  flavor combination! The chili gives the fruit a spicy kick that kept me coming back for more! They actually sell a chili lime seasoning at the Mexican market, but I figured making […]

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Mexican Style Fruit Plate with Chili Lime Salt
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It’s cherry season and I love incorporating them into desserts, cocktails and appetizers. They’re bright, sweet and make a stunning garnish! With the overabundance of cherries in stores, I decided to make a buttermilk cake with whipped cream and bourbon soaked cherries and it’s delicious! The name says it all but it’s basically bourbon soaked […]

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Buttermilk Cake with Whipped Cream and Bourbon Soaked Cherries
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An appetizer that’s sophisticated, incredibly tasty and extremely EASY to throw together is one for the books! If you haven’t had Marcona almonds, they’re different from the regular ones we’re used to. Marcona almonds are imported from Spain and have a lighter and softer skin, a sweeter taste and a plumpness to them. Alone, they’re […]

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Lavender, Rosemary & Sea Salt Marcona Almonds
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In honor of National Ice Cream month, I’ve been dreaming up a few unique concoctions of booze and ice cream. I think it’s an area that needed to be explored! I created 4 indulge-worthy, incredible “cocktail milkshake” recipes with unique and delicious flavors. The boozy milkshakes I made are goat cheese and blackberries with vanilla ice […]

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4 Incredible Cocktail Milkshake Recipes
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Breakfast and brunch are my favorite meals to eat and cook! I like that they’re savory and sweet with eggs, pancakes, breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls… you get it. For this recipe I skipped the sweetness and created a healthy, savory breakfast bowl with my fave roasted vegetable, cauliflower. It’s soooo tasty, packed with protein and […]

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Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Breakfast Bowl with Fried Egg
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These are truly the best Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Brown Sugar Peach Ice Cream ever! And the homemade brown sugar peach ice cream is hands down the best I’ve ever made. The trick to the extremely creamy, smooth texture is cream cheese… who would’ve thought? I’ve tried several homemade ice cream recipes, but this was […]

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Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Brown Sugar Peach Ice Cream
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Sarah Lange is the very talented pastry chef behind one of LA’s trendiest restaurants, The Hart and The Hunter. It was named top Best New Restaurants by Los Angeles Magazine. When I first tried Sarah’s pastries I fell in love with the inventive ingredient combinations and overall baking perfection. Some bakers just “have it” and […]

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Tips for Baking from a Pastry Chef
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Hot summer days are upon us and we’ve been soaking them up with homemade popsicles! If you follow Sugar and Charm on Instagram you might have noticed us snacking on some coconut water popsicles a few weeks ago. They’re absolutely delicious and great for kids since they’re literally just coconut water (striped ones use coconut […]

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Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles
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There are a few reasons why this cake is named the Heaven and Hell Cake. First and most obvious, it tastes like heaven, but it’s also hell to make. At least that’s what I was thinking the entire time. This is definitely a cake that you would only make for a special occasion (ahem a holiday […]

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Heaven and Hell Cake Recipe
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Using fresh flowers is one of the easiest ways to decorate a dessert or garnish a cocktail. With backyard parties, summer drinks and Mother’s Day just around the corner, we created a charming edible flower chart featuring some of our favorite edible flowers. Yes, you can eat these beautiful flowers! I hope you all get […]

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Sugar and Charm’s Edible Flower Chart
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I have to admit, I’m pretty into this olive oil cake. This is the second time I’ve made it because we ate the entire thing before I could photograph it the first time. It’s an incredibly moist and dense cake with an intense olive oil flavor… you must like the taste of olive oil to […]

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Olive Oil Cast Iron Cake with Orange Glaze
Holidays

Happy Monday! Here’s a sweet and very easy blondie recipe to start off the week! This is my favorite recipe for the best toffee chocolate chip peanut butter blondies ever! I usually make these to bring over for play dates or if we’re having company because they’re absolutely delicious, rich and moist. They’re always a […]

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Toffee Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies
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We have the ultimate foodie April Fools’ prank for your family! We created a warm homemade chicken pot pie for General Mills, but it’s not your ordinary pot pie — it’s a “not” pie! This one is filled with vanilla pudding and candy that resembles vegetables! Kids would LOVE this, spouses would probably hate it. […]

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Faux Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
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It’s that time of year! We’re buying carrots at the store and incorporating them into our favorite recipes! Pancakes were on the top of the list, so I turned my favorite carrot cake cupcakes into carrot cake pancakes with cream cheese glaze and they’re delicious!! This recipe has coconut, pineapple, cinnamon and of course pureed […]

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Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
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It’s always enjoyable to add a little unexpected touch to a meal and infusing salt is the perfect way to do it! Just like infused sugar, there’s a myriad of ways you can use infused or flavored salt too. Add herbs, berries, spices or zests to salt create subtle flavors, beautiful colors and a variety […]

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Infusing Salt
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I promise this will be the last blood orange recipe I share this season! I wasn’t kidding when I said I really enjoy this fruit! Here’s a simple and delicious party appetizer made with a few of my favorite ingredients. First, whip up a creamy homemade ricotta (recipe courtesy of Ina!) then spread it on […]

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Homemade Ricotta with Blood Orange & Rosemary Honey
Holidays

I’m a huge fan of Cook’s Illustrated, so when they came out with their Comfort Food issue, I swooped it up in the grocery store, browsed each page and left with a cart full of food! Probably a bad idea, haha!  Not surprisingly, the dessert that stood out to me the most was the red velvet […]

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Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe
Eats & Drinks

Last week we shared a recipe for the most delicious raspberry shortbread cookies with raspberry salt on The Glitter Guide! They were a huge hit in my house and I think a perfect sandwich cookie to give to your co-workers, friends or loved ones for Valentine’s Day! Raspberry Shortbread Cookies with Raspberry Salt 3 sticks […]

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Raspberry Shortbread Cookies with Raspberry Salt
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Every day and every breath is a gift, so why not celebrate and eat fudge?! And with this fudge recipe, making it has never been so easy. There are only 5 ingredients in this raspberry marble fudge… well, not including water. That doesn’t count right? And it only takes about 10 minutes to make. The […]

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5 Ingredient Raspberry Marble Fudge Recipe
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You’re going to love this coconut curry with butternut squash! Contrary to popular belief, it’s not all sugar and sweets in our house during the week! I try to make (or we order) small, healthy dinners. I look for easy, delicious recipes usually without a lot of dairy and lower in carbohydrates. I also have […]

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The Best Coconut Curry with Butternut Squash
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You’re gonna go bananas over this cake! When we were visiting Zan’s family over the holidays, his mom told me about a Butterfinger banana cake she’s been making for the boys since they were kids. Zan always raved about it with fond childhood memories. Thankfully she parted with the recipe : ) The unique combination of […]

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Butterfinger Banana Cake
Holidays

‘Tis the season to be baking, fa-la-la-la-la… that’s what I sing to myself when I’m in the kitchen on my third sugar cookie recipe because the other ones didn’t make the cut. Oh yes, the dough is flying! I absolutely love decorating sugar cookies, especially around this time of year, but I’ve never been a […]

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Gingerbread Spice Sugar Cookies
Charming Friday Links

I have a love hate relationship with chocolate chip cookies. I absolutely adore them, but I have the hardest time finding the perfect recipe. I’ve tried countless recipes and they never amaze me. You would think it would be the easiest cookie to make, I swear there’s an art to it, but maybe I’m just […]

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Charming Friday Links
Eats & Drinks

I made these cute little pumpkin pies for General Mills’ Rock Ur Party. If you’re looking for a quick and charming dessert to bring to a Thanksgiving feast, these are pretty darn tasty and even better with a dollop of whipped cream! For Rock Ur Party I used a pre-made pie crust, which you can […]

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Mini Pumpkin Pies
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I’m coming down from celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary last night! Zan surprised me with the most incredible night ever. He took me to dinner at The Ranch and while we were eating said, “You know what would make this night even better? On the floor tickets to Michael Bublé” and I about died. […]

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Champagne Cranberry Sauce
Holidays

Alright, it’s been about 85 degrees in LA the past week, but on the day I made these there were clouds in the sky and fall was in the air. I think it was a sign that my hot chocolate on a stick would turn out delicious! And since it’s freezing here at night, we […]

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Hot Chocolate on a Stick Recipe
Holidays

Let’s start this off by Zan’s reaction to the pie, “it’s by far the best pecan pie recipe I’ve ever tasted.” Yup, he really said that and I don’t get that reaction too often. And the men who were helping out with our yard devoured 2 jars each. I could tell they wanted more, but […]

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The Best Brown Butter Rum Pecan Pie Recipe Ever!
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Magnolia Bakery is always on our list when we’re visiting NYC. The signature frosting style and delicious flavors had us standing in the freezing cold many times, just to buy a cupcake…that’s how good they are! So when they announced their new flavor, a scrumptious Double Shot Cupcake, and asked if I could share it with […]

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Recipe for Magnolia Bakery’s Double Shot Cupcake!
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I’m not even going to pretend that these weren’t crazy messy to make! Like sticky caramel everywhere, potato chips on the floor, etc. But the mess was completely worth it because these bourbon caramel apples were some of the best I’ve ever had. Maybe it’s the bourbon… probably was the bourbon, but oh my was […]

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Potato Chip & Praline Pecan Bourbon Carmel Apples
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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend full of exciting fall and Halloween activities! If you’ve read Sugar and Charm for awhile, you know I’m a fan of making entertaining fun and easy. I love small details that make a dinner party charming. This cake definitely  falls into the “charming” and “easy” categories. […]

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Chocolate Flourless Cake
Eats & Drinks

I was excited when Better Homes and Gardens invited me to try  the new line of dishware they sell at Walmart. Since I have a set of round white dishes, I chose some modern, but classic square dishes in white. They’re extremely durable, beautiful porcelain dishes and a 16-piece set is only $39! I wanted to […]

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Sweet Mornings – The Best Frittata Recipe Ever!
Holidays

We’re welcoming fall with a delicious, rustic pumpkin spice galette. I wanted to make something different than the standard pumpkin pie and I love the way galettes look (and taste!). I like that this dessert has an artisan feel, even though it’s extremely easy to make. This is a no hassle crust too…it’s buttery, flaky […]

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Pumpkin Spice Galette
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Last week when we went to the succulent farm, we made a stop at my favorite fruit market on the side of the road. There are quite a few of them in Socal and they’re open year round! My favorite one is Francisco’s off the 126. They sell local produce for great prices. We usually […]

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Dragon Fruit Buttercream
Eats & Drinks

This post is sponsored by Chinet. When choosing a French dessert recipe for our movie night, we slipped away and got lost in the French bible of home cooking, I Know How To Cook.  I mean, what better cookbook to scour than the number one selling cookbook in France for three generations?! Using Chinet’s Bakeware, I made […]

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Vanilla Bavarian Recipe from I Know How To Cook
Eats & Drinks

Mexican chocolate is a mix of cayenne pepper, chili and cinnamon with cocoa and the flavor combo is marvelous! So when our good friend Todd was planning his Mexican fiesta birthday bash he asked me to come up with some delicious desserts… and flowers too! I wanted to stay within the theme so I made […]

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Mexican Chocolate Brownies
Eats & Drinks

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with my cousin over breakfast and she asked if I had ever tried baked oatmeal? I never heard of baked oatmeal, but I asked her to tell me more because it sounded like an amazing morning breakfast! She explained the process and I went home to make my […]

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Sweet Mornings – Baked Oatmeal with Peaches and Bananas
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Sugar and Charm turned three years old yesterday! I can’t believe it’s been three years since my very first post July 10, 2010. I really had no idea the opportunities a blog could bring. I started it because I had a little event design company and I wanted to showcase some of my work. It’s […]

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Happy 3rd Birthday Sugar & The Perfect Party Cake
Holidays

There’s something about spicy popcorn on the 4th of July… probably just because it has the word pop in it ; ) Okay joking aside, as we gear up for a four day weekend, I wanted to share a quick and easy spicy popcorn recipe with you! It’s the perfect road trip snack or a great […]

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Spicy Popcorn Recipe
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Get ready for some serious donut love because I created four very easy and incredibly tasty donut glaze recipes for The Glitter Guide. With some savory toppings and chocolate drizzle, you can create the perfect donut decorating party! The raspberry glaze with blackberries and chopped almonds was divine and the S’mores donut… oh-my-gosh!! Head on over […]

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Easy and Delicious Donut Glaze Recipes
Eats & Drinks

With Father’s Day coming up, I thought it would be nice to do a little twist on the classic root beer float using Dad’s root beer, how perfect is that?! So I made a S’mores Root Beer Float and ohhhhh my goodness I don’t know any dad who wouldn’t want to devour one of these! […]

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S’mores Root Beer Float for Dad
Eats & Drinks

The weather is warming up and with my baby boy loving fresh fruit, I thought I would start making him some fresh squeezed, organic popsicles with the Zoku maker we just bought. I chose grapefruits, raspberries, kiwis and watermelon. I also used coconut milk and Greek yogurt mixed with vanilla bean. I didn’t add any […]

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Fresh Squeezed Fruit Popsicles
Eats & Drinks

How charming are these tiny fondant succulents on mini cupcakes? Showing us how to make these edible DIY succulents is Sarah Lange, my friend and pastry chef at the chic cafe The Hart and The Hunter. Sarah also created this fun and witty video on how to make them! It’s very informative and if you’re […]

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DIY Fondant Succulents
Eats & Drinks

I was at this adorable little Italian deli the other day when a a box of cookies caught my eye. It said “The Original Italian Waffle Cookie.” I instantly knew these thin, gorgeous waffle cookies, called Pizzelle Cookies, would be the perfect crisp cookie to make  beautiful ice cream sandwiches with! So I grabbed a few […]

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Olive Oil Ice Cream with Pizzelle Waffle Cookies
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I remember as a kid I would get so excited when I would hear the faint sound of the ice cream truck song getting louder as the truck came down the street. I would grab all the loose change I could find, run down the stairs, out the door and track down that truck before […]

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5 dessert trucks from around the world
Eats & Drinks

I’ve been wanting to try Ina’s incredible Coconut Cupcake recipe for awhile. I added a little twist and made them Coconut Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes adding a fresh raspberry filling inside and a few tablespoons to the frosting to give it a swirl. These are a great spring dessert and perfect for an Easter celebration! Oh […]

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coconut raspberry swirl cupcakes
Eats & Drinks

After having the incredible lemon ricotta pancakes at Plow in San Francisco, I was determined to come home and make some! The pancakes at Plow had a strong lemon taste, which I loved, so I knew I must  not be shy with the lemon juice! I think I got them pretty lemony! It was Zan’s […]

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Sweet Mornings – Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Homemade Ricotta
Holidays

I usually make these cookies around the holidays, but as the years go on I’m learning that they’re actually a terrific year-round chocolate cookie! By far they are my most requested cookie to make because of their fudgy-chocolately-cherry deliciousness : ) Zan is obsessed. One of his friends/co-workers, TJ, surprised us with a jar of […]

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My Favorite Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Holidays

I’ve eaten a lot of brownies in my life (is that such a bad thing?) and I can honestly say these salted caramel brownies are absolutely amazing! I adapted the recipe from the famous Baked brownie, so it’s no wonder they’re delicious! These are super rich, like can’t-drink-without-milk rich, and very moist. I like them […]

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Salted Caramel Brownies Adapted from Baked
Eats & Drinks

It’s called the Forgotten Cookie, but I’ve renamed it the “un” forgotten cookie in honor of Valentine’s Day. It’s a sweet treat to whip up to let someone know they’re not forgotten 🙂 Have you ever tried one of these delicious, light and airy cookies? They’re similar to a meringue cookie, but a little chewier […]

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The “Un” Forgotten Cookies and Valentine’s Day Treat!
Eats & Drinks

I love granola! The fun thing about making your own granola is that you can mix ingredients and nutrients you want to eat. I had the urge to make a chocolate, coconut granola. But not like chocolate morsels… I wanted to use organic cacao powder and nibs because they’re rich in antioxidants (richer than wine […]

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Sweet Mornings – Organic Cacao, Coconut and Quinoa Granola
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I was going through David’s cookbook, Ready for Dessert, and I stopped when I saw this pear tart recipe. Brown butter, rum, pears and pecans! I knew it had to be amazing and topped with a rum whipped cream, it was just that. It’s definitely time consuming because ingredients need to cool, but it’s not […]

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Pear Tart Recipe with Brown Butter, Rum and Pecans
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I first tried this vanilla bean panna cotta recipe when our close friend Todd made it for us on New Year’s and I knew I needed to make it and share the recipe with you all! It’s a creamy, super smooth vanilla bean custard that melts in your mouth. What I love about it is […]

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The Best Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta Recipe
Holidays

If you’ve ever made homemade gingerbread you know how amazing it smells for weeks! I made this tree last year and every time I would walk past it I would get a nice aroma of gingerbread, which is usually just what I needed at the time. A little jolt of Christmas cheer! I decided that […]

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Gingerbread Garland and Recipe
Eats & Drinks

I made popovers! Delicious, light and airy popovers with bourbon maple butter and I ate three of them in one sitting. They’re hollow though, so I don’t think it mattered that I had three, right? The butter tasted like heaven and paired well with the popovers! They’re perfect right out of the oven, poke a […]

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Sweet Mornings – Giant Popovers with Maple Bourbon Butter
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I want to share this biscotti recipe with you. This was my first time making biscotti and my belly is happy with the outcome. I figure since it’s the holiday season and my iced-lattes have turned into hot ones, it would be nice to have a delicious espresso biscotti to enjoy with my coffee! I […]

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Sweet Mornings – Espresso Biscotti Recipe
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What better way to celebrate an anniversary than peanut butter caramel cheesecake?! Today is our four year wedding anniversary! When I think back on that day, I can’t believe four years have passed. I can honestly remember every detail like it was yesterday. Zan is an amazing husband and it’s been incredible to see him […]

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Peanut Butter, Caramel Cheesecake to Celebrate 4 Years of Marriage
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Mini fondant pumpkin pies on top of pumpkin cupcakes! How much do you just want to gobble one of these down? I had to make them after seeing it here. That little piece of pie is edible if you like fondant, if you don’t (I’m actually not a huge fan, but I love to work […]

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Oh, Hey Little Slice of Fondant Pumpkin Pie
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If you need a last minute Halloween treat for this Wednesday, these adorable mummy cupcakes are perfect! They’re super simple to make, as it’s just a regular chocolate cake and white frosting. You’ll also need a flat frosting tip (#45), frosting bag and Wilton monster eyes and that’s it! I used this chocolate cake recipe and […]

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Chocolate and Vanilla Mummy Cupcakes
Holidays

This cake is the best fall cake recipe and a great way to use all of those apples you’ve collected from apple picking! It’s dense and super moist and when you pour the hot apple cider glaze over the top… oh my goodness, it’s delicious. I didn’t want to eat the whole cake myself, because […]

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Perfect Fall Crunchy Apple Cake
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There is no better way to serve creamy pumpkin ice cream than in a hollow pumpkin itself! The ice cream seriously has the flavor of a pumpkin pie and has a delicious crunchy texture when served on top of crumbled graham crackers (or ginger snaps in you prefer). Enjoy watching your guests’ faces light up […]

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creamy pumpkin ice cream
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It’s finally time to share one of my favorite perfect chocolate cake recipe. It was passed down to me years ago and I often make it for birthdays and other special occasions. It’s VERY rich and dense, so you MUST be a chocolate lover to enjoy this perfect chocolate cake. I think it’s pretty easy […]

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The Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Banana breakfast sandwiches – yum! As expressed in a previous post, I’m telling you again that I really love Tyler Florence’s baby food book, Start Fresh, because that’s exactly where I got this recipe!! The book is not just about purees… it also features recipes for the whole family too : ) There was no stopping […]

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Sweet Mornings – Banana Breakfast Sandwiches
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Since it’s October 1st, I figured I would start the month (and morning) off right with deliciously moist pumpkin muffins with cinnamon streusel! I’m so happy that pumpkin is back in season! I absolutely love cooking with it and crave it all year ; ) It’s a good day when I see the giant Libby’s […]

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Sweet Mornings – Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel
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I tried several versions of this recipe and this one was my favorite. They’re a little crispy on the outside and have a very fudgey brownie inside, which is super moist! The biggest advise I can give for this recipe is to UNDER cook the cookies and let them sit a little on the hot […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
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I was browsing through my very adored and cherished Martha Stewart magazine they so generously give Sugar and Charm every month and I spotted this DELICIOUS recipe. A few things I love about these pancakes… first, I love anything made in mini cast iron skillets. It just seems to add rustic charm to a recipe and it […]

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Sweet Mornings – Blueberry Dutch Pancakes
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These are called french toast puffs and they’re the most delicious version of french toast ever! A crispy and crunchy outside with a soft, almost doughy like, puff inside. Seriously amazing! See below the pics for the recipe. I’ve been contemplating starting a “Sweet Mornings” Monday breakfast series on Sugar and Charm, featuring some really […]

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Sweet Mornings – French Toast Puffs
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Strawberry Crunch Icebox Cake The end of summer is upon us and Labor Day is right around the corner. Time to get the red, white and blue out for one more summer BBQ. I made this Strawberry Crunch Icebox Cake for General Mill’s blog and thought I would share it on here since it’s the […]

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Strawberry Crunch Icebox Cake
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I stumbled upon this genius “frost by numbers” chart from the Food Network and had to share! You can make all of those beautiful icing colors with just a basic box of food coloring! They tell you how many drops of each dye you’ll need to one cup of icing. Click here 

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frost by numbers
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My mother-in-law shared this recipe with me from the book Sweet Scoops. She was raving about how good this toasted coconut and cashew ice cream was and I couldn’t resist giving it a try… lo and behold, I was not disappointed! Oh my, it’s soooo tasty. I’m frightened for my caloric intake that it’s in my […]

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Toasted Coconut and Cashew Ice Cream
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I had a box of sugar cones sitting in my cupboard and I was hankering to use them! I thought it would be a cute idea to dip them and write on them with Candy Melts. I love how they turned out and how they can be tailored to any event! You can write names […]

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candy melts and sugar cones
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I loved these mini trifle dishes I found at Pier One. I needed to make something to fill them, as they looked so sad and empty. I remember eating banana trifles as a kid and always loving it, even though there’s no chocolate! I found a VERY good vanilla pudding recipe and made a homemade version of […]

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Mini Banana Trifles
Holidays

Milkshakes and popcorn are so “American” so I put them together to make a unique and delicious all-American treat to celebrate the 4th of July! It’s a buttery vanilla milkshake, swirled with caramel and topped with Cracker Jack caramel popcorn. Enough said. : )   Cracker Jack Caramel Popcorn Milkshake Ingredients: 2 cups vanilla ice […]

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Cracker Jack Caramel Popcorn Milkshake
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Cupcake tops + ice cream = one delicious sundae! It’s a twist on the traditional sundae and a great idea when entertaining your friends! Bring them out on a platter to serve after dinner and all of your guests will be a on a crazy sugar high. But that’s the fun of it, right? This […]

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cupcake top sundaes
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We grilled out with our family for Memorial Day. I was so hankering to bake something because I haven’t been in the kitchen since Romeo was born. Baking is therapeutic to me… I love doing it! I wasn’t up for too much “experimenting” because if it turned out bad, I would be disappointed I spent […]

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old-fashioned banana cake
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Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We relaxed, went to Ojai and Santa Monica for dinner, I did some prom make-up (brought back way too many memories!) and we watched some very interesting documentaries that I would totally recommend. Check them out here and here. On Sunday I made a goat cheese cheesecake and brought it to our […]

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goat cheese cheesecake with fresh raspberries
Holidays

Have you ever made fresh squeezed watermelon juice? It’s a little more time consuming than just juicing an orange or lemon, but it tastes so refreshing and it’s worth the extra steps : ) I made some Saturday morning for myself and Zan and we both loved it. It’s a good alternative to a cocktail […]

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fresh homemade watermelon juice
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Over the weekend I made homemade cinnamon rolls. I followed Paula Dean’s recipe, which is really incredible! It’s a little time consuming because the bread needs to have time to rise, but other than that it’s very easy to follow and there is a video that walks you through each step. I also added 2 1/2 teaspoons of Grand […]

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Sweet Mornings – Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Grand Marnier Icing
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This is the chocolate cupcake post… where I link two of my favorite chocolate cake/cupcake recipes and a really yummy chocolate buttercream frosting ; ) I made these cupcakes after my shower because… well I just can’t get enough chocolate. I don’t really sit around and gorge myself on cupcakes all day, but I do […]

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Best Chocolate Cake Recipes
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I’ve been wanting to make a pie in these 4 ounce mason jars I have laying around. With Easter only a few weeks away, I thought a Lemon Honey Meringue Pie would be perfect for the holiday! They look absolutely adorable in the individual jars! I told Zan I think more restaurants should serve them […]

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Mini Lemon Honey Meringue Pies
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Over the weekend I tasted some of the most amazing cookies from Brown Butter Cookie Company and I had to share! Honestly, the cookie was perfection and I’ve never had a cookie like this before. Similar to a shortbread (I had the original flavor) but the brown butter gives the cookies such a unique and delicious flavor […]

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Brown Butter Cookie Company
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Happy Leap Day! I like the fact that I have an extra day this year to organize before March rolls on through! I just can’t believe March is already here! There are some special days in March to look forward to like Saint Patrick’s Day and Zan’s birthday! I was thinking about how fast Saint […]

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Saint Patrick’s Chocolate Cookie Cake
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Whether you’re throwing a small Oscar party or just cozying up on the couch with your family to watch  the Awards this Sunday, below are two SUPER easy ideas to help make the night special : ) Mini bowls of popcorn with edible gold stars sprinkled on top and refreshing pineapple and ginger cocktails to […]

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and the award goes to… edible mini gold stars!
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Since it’s the sweetest day of the year, I thought I’d share this Ombre cake I made after seeing this beautiful one! Zan and I will be enjoying it for dessert tonight : ) I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! XOXO   Simple directions on how to make an ombre cake…   1. Choose […]

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ombre cake for valentine’s day
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I hope you all had a great weekend. Zan and I went to San Francisco to celebrate my mom’s 60th birthday. I took some iPhone pics that I’ll share this week… I started a chocolate board on Pinterest and I wanted to post some of my favorite chocolate pictures in honor of Valentine’s Day! Like, I mentioned in […]

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Au Chocolat
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Amy Atlas, the queen of dessert tables created this adorable candy chart for her new book, Sweet Designs. The descriptions are charming, graphics are cute and simple and I think it’s frame worthy, haha! I’m looking forward to seeing the whole book in April! Her dessert tables are the best of the best and I always find a lot […]

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the queen of dessert tables
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I was reading the February issue of Martha Stewart and as I flipped to the back of the magazine, I saw these AMAZING cookies! They’re thumbprint cookies rolled in coconut, filled with caramel and topped with sea salt! YUM! They turned out really tasty and I thought they would be a perfect Valentine’s gift wrapped […]

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Valentine’s Day Treat, Coconut Thumbprint Cookies
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I created this truffle bar last January for Style At Home and realized I never posted the photos on Sugar and Charm! Since Valentine’s Day is coming up in two weeks I thought I would share my idea for a truffle bar. I used Ina’s amazing truffle recipe and the placed them all on a plate. Then I set […]

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How to Set Up a Truffle Bar
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I made Strawberry Streusel muffins the other day and thought it would be cute to put together a sweet and simple Valentine’s Day breakfast. The muffins turned out super moist and very delicious! I added my everyday morning smoothie and fresh strawberries to make the breakfast complete. I make a strawberry-banana smoothie with plain greek […]

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Valentine’s Day Strawberry Muffins and Smoothie
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I did it – I finally made a candy bar! I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile, but never got around to it. So while I was home taking care of a sick hubby I put a few hours in the kitchen and whipped up some of these homemade Snickers bars. And I have […]

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Homemade Snickers Bar Recipe
Holidays

I make these Peanut Butter Blossoms every year and they are yummmmmmy! They’re a Christmas tradition in our house so I wanted to share them with you all! Since this will be my last Christmas post, I hope everyone has an amazing weekend celebrating this wonderful holiday.  Thank you all for reading my Christmas posts […]

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Peanut Butter Blossoms
Holidays

This year instead of making a gingerbread house, I decided to try a homemade gingerbread tree! I found these star cookie cutters from Crate and Barrel that are for making gingerbread trees. They’re on sale now too! I also followed my gingerbread recipe from last year, which you can find here. This would be an awesome centerpiece for a dessert […]

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Gingerbread Tree
Holidays

I suddenly had the urge to make a chocolate ganache bundt cake… Hmmm I wonder where that urge came from? ha! I am excited because this was my very first bundt cake! Can you believe I didn’t even own a bundt cake pan? Well now I am the proud owner of a new pan and […]

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Chocolate Ganache Bundt Cake
Holidays

A change up from the traditional Pumpkin Pie dessert for Thanksgiving… This year you can bring these sugared-cranberry vanilla cupcakes to the party! I know they look a little Christmasy, but they’ll work for either holiday and I highly doubt anyone will turn them away for their cheery look 😉 It’s a basic white cake recipe, […]

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Sugared-Cranberry Vanilla Cupcakes
Holidays

We had a cold and rainy weekend in LA and I was soaking it in as much as I could. I love rainy weekends here since we don’t get them very often. The malls were full of people and Christmas decorations already! Zan and I went to Santa Barbara one day to eat at a […]

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Hot Buttered Mulled Cider
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Los Angeles had thunderstorms this weekend! It was awesome and totally put me into the fall spirit : ) It felt so crisp and cloudy outside, I lit my pumpkin spice candle and enjoyed baking a delicious fall treat. These cupcakes turned out AMAZING… very moist, dense and just the perfect amount of sweetness. The […]

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pumpkin cupcakes and candied pecans
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I enjoy any dessert that has a salty and sweet flavor to it. Adding a little bit of caramel doesn’t hurt either. I’m actually not much of a pudding fan, but I wanted to attempt to make a butterscotch flavor after tasting it at a restaurant last week. I found a really great and easy […]

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salted-caramel butterscotch pudding
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To celebrate the opening day of The Help, I’m sharing a delicious mint julep recipe and a snippet of a photo shoot I styled a few months ago. I haven’t posted the pictures of it yet because we are trying to get it featured, but hopefully I’ll be able to share all of the photos soon […]

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Mint Juleps and the Help
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Okay, I know this red velvet cheesecake is totally overboard, a caloric craziness and a lot of time in the making, but it tastes OH SO GOOD!!! It consists of an original cheesecake with a buttery graham cracker crust, a moist layer of red velvet cake on top and it’s all coated in a light […]

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Red Velvet Cheesecake
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  Piña Colada bars are similar to the lemon bars I made before. I’ve changed a few ingredients and added some delicious shaved coconut to the top. It’s a perfect summer combination of a Piña Colada wrapped up into a bar! Can you imagine serving these on the side with a Piña Colada drink? Yum! The crust […]

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if you like piña coladas…
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For my kindergarten graduation, my mother asked me what type of cookie I wanted her to make for the party. Without hesitation I chose peanut butter and it’s still my favorite cookie today 😉 I have a picture of me holding a plate of peanut butter cookies with a terrible fluffy, purple dress on… the […]

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good ol’ fashioned peanut butter cookies
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If Violet Beauregarde didn’t turn into a big blueberry and float away, she would’ve been around (and old enough!) to enjoy this Blueberry Mojito! Okay, my husband wrote that line, but I thought it was cute so I left it ; ) Anyway, HAPPY 4TH of JULY!!! You should all celebrate with this oh so […]

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oh so blueberry mojito
Holidays

Growing up, these Italian sodas were my favorite!! My mom and I would always stop by a little coffee shack on our road trips to Oregon. I remember ordering the blueberry Italian soda in the summer instead of ice cream because they were so refreshing. I hadn’t had one of these since I was a […]

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Italian Sodas
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As I was deciding on a strawberry pie recipe, I knew I wanted something fresh, not too sweet and would taste delicious with vanilla ice cream. So I went with a glazed strawberry pie that only requires the crust to be baked. I absolutely love how it turned out! I can still taste a little […]

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simple glazed strawberry pie
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I have a new minor obsession, ebelskivers! I’ve had the pan sitting in my cupboard for a year now. A few weeks ago, I finally decided to break it out and have my try at these little pancake balls. I even used the box mix from Williams-Sonoma because I was so nervous these little guys wouldn’t turn out. Lo […]

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Ebelskiver Love
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Growing up I loved Angel Food Cake… My grandma always had one in her kitchen and I would eat it with chocolate whipped cream! Zan is also a huge fan of Angel Cake, so I thought I would mix things up a bit and add some ice cream, whipped cream and fresh peaches to it. […]

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Angel Cake
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  Does anyone know that song?! 😉 My favorite combination of sweetness is peanut butter, chocolate and banana! I will take that combo over fruit and vanilla any day! This recipe is really about the frosting because, if you’re a huge peanut butter fan like me, you will LOVE this rich and creamy frosting on […]

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Peanuuuut, Peanut Butter Frosting
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I love the idea of infusing sugar! The wonderful uses of infused sugars are endless. You can use the citrus or lavender sugar in a poundcake or sugar cookie recipe to add a hint of flavor or simply place a teaspoon in your coffee (think espresso bean-infused!) or when mixing a cocktail. It can also […]

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Infusing Sugar
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I have my favorite photographers and Elizabeth Messina is definitely one of them! She shot these photos, for Rue Magazine, of the ADORABLE Sweet Lucie’s antique ice-cream cart! I fell in love with the photos when I first saw them and I had to share! They remind me of everything I love about summer… romance and ice cream!! The styling […]

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romance and ice cream
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Can you believe that tomorrow will be June 1st!? I’m pretty darn excited and wanted to start it off right… with some watermelon mojito popsicles!! Yesterday we went to a BBQ/first birthday party and Zan brought some ingredients to make watermelon mojitos. They were enjoyed by many and as I was sipping mine, I thought […]

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watermelon mojito pops!
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My friend and reader Jen, sent me over a link to check out an artist named Amy Stevens. I was drawn to these abstract cakes and enticing colors! She reminds me a lot of Amy Sedaris, which is funny because they share the same first name, ha! When Amy turned 30 she wanted to bake 30 birthday cakes […]

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abstract cake decorating
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This Key lime sorbet Champagne cocktail is perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch!! It adds a hint of flavor to the Champagne and keeps it extra cold. I adapted the recipe from David Lebovitz’s (one of my favorite French pastry chefs!) book, Ready for Desserts. The recipe is originally made with grapefruit juice, but I knew it […]

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key lime sorbet cocktail
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It’s going to be a Key lime Mother’s Day all week on Sugar and Charm! I’ll be posting easy Key lime-themed entertaining and craft ideas that you can create for your mom. Let’s start the week off with a delicious Key lime pie recipe that’s perfect for brunch! Everything is homemade for mom, even the […]

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key lime mother’s day week
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I have a very special post today – a delicious cocktail recipe and a beautiful download from the very talented Erin of BerinMade! She hand-illustrated some adorable flower drink sticks just for you! They are absolutely perfect for your next springtime cocktail party or outdoor dinner. Erin specializes in gorgeous and unique hand-illustrated stationary, art work […]

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spring flower drink sticks and grapefruit mojitos
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Butter-less chocolate chip cookies, what else can I say? I conducted an experiment last night… I tried making chocolate chip cookies without using butter. Why? Because most of the time when I use all butter in my cookie recipe, they turn out flat and cake-like. I thought about all the different fats I could use […]

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Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Look how delicious these paintings are ; ) Two of my favorite things (cake and cake stands) all on one canvas! Jordan Ferney baked the cakes, while Paul Ferney painted each one! How fun is that? They sell these and many more 5×7 oil prints here. I think these would make really sweet gifts… I know […]

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let them eat cake
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Mmmmmmmm!! Okay, this homemade marshmallow fluff is pretty amazing. It has the perfect texture, flavor and it looks like a cloud of sugary sweetness – haha! It’s perfect to cover a chocolate cake or pipe on top of mini cupcakes. The recipe is simple to make and it’s a nice, not-too-sweet treat for Easter. I […]

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Marshmallow Fluff Cupcakes
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Back in one of my college classes, we were assigned to bake a dessert that was traditional to a specific country. It was enjoyable to taste the unique flavors of each dessert and it also spiked a curiosity in me that wanted to keep baking and trying desserts from other cultures. Since St. Patrick’s Day is […]

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traditional irish chocolate cake with irish cream frosting!
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This was my first time making a carrot cake recipe from scratch and it turned out heavenly! I found a recipe that reminded me of a classic, old fashion carrot cake with pineapple, shredded coconut and pureed carrots! This would be a delicious dessert for Easter!   Carrot Cake Cupcakes  2 cups flour 2 cups […]

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carrot cake cupcakes
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Now aren’t these photos just as sweet as can be?! Santa Barbara Magazine featured an annual bake off between twenty sugar-coated girlfriends and it was nothing short of perfection. One of my favorite photographers,Elizabeth Messina, captured the day with these amazingly gorgeous photos! They have me dreaming of sitting at that floral-covered table, sipping cocktails and […]

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Santa Barbara Bake Off
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With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I thought I would make a heart cake to share with you ; )  I got the vanilla cake recipe from my Better Homes magazine and added a simple buttercream chocolate frosting. I’m always on the search for an amazing vanilla cake and this one turned out pretty good! I’ll […]

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Baked with Love – Vanilla Cake, Cocoa Frosting, Raspberry Heart
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Today I am sharing a special lemon bar recipe that was passed down from my amazingly talented mother-in-law! I really hope she doesn’t kill me for sharing this with the world, but I couldn’t resist! I think this will probably be one of the only recipes I share of hers, unless I can convince her to create […]

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heart-shaped lemon bars!
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This is a special day because it’s Sugar and Charm’s 100th post! Yay! Thank you all so, so much for reading Sugar and Charm… I have some fun plans for it in the near future so stick with me 😉 I wanted to celebrate my 100th post with this captivating birthday cake! I flipped when […]

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rainbow cake and 100th post!
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Happy New Year’s Eve! Try making these Sparkle Champagne Cupcakes to take to your New Year’s party this year! My cousin, Jessie, sent me over the recipe (see below) and I was instantly smitten with the idea! I had to try them for myself and they turned out pretty yummy! I made a few changes, like adding more […]

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champagne cupcakes… with a dash of sparkle
Holidays

These Roly Poly Santa Cookies are the cutest of the cookie bunch! They’re buttery and delicious and you’ll almost feel bad for eating their legs and head, but you won’t regret it once you have a taste! Below is the recipe to make these little guys and you can find a video here! Enjoy!   Roly Poly […]

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Ho, Ho, Ho! Roly-Poly Santa Cookie Recipe
Holidays

Sorry I haven’t posted for the last two days… I’ve been baking my bum off! Well, not really my bum off, if anything I added to it! None the less these past few days have been crazy! Baking, shopping, cooking, baking more, movies (love Falalala Lifetime!), cookies, parties, etc. I really can’t complain because I […]

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Cookie Day… A Successful Two-day Process!
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I took on the task of making my own gingerbread houses for our “Ginger-Off” party this past Saturday night! I used a simple recipe and baked four batches to create six houses. While I was making them, I thought it would be cute to package the houses up (unassembled) and give them away as gifts. […]

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homemade gingerbread house kits!
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Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. Mine is continuing because we are headed to a farmhouse in Paso Robles for a week in wine country! Yay, a mini vacation away from the city sounds perfect to me. I’ll have a few DIY projects and a super deal on 2011 weddings when I get back… so […]

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Pumpkin Ale Floats
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Paulette is a bakery located in Beverly Hills that create these delicious and very colorful Parisian (French) macaroons! They have some unique flavors like Earl Grey tea and the colors are just beautiful! They also create macaroon towers and favor boxes for events. SO cute and clever 😉 I’ve been wanting to make some of my own, but now […]

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French Macaroons

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