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May 20

another ombre and labor of love

Last year my husband and I shared our anniversary with the occurrence of a rare solar eclipse.  This year wasn’t as eventful, but I still make a purple cake! Every year I try to make a purple cake since it… Continue reading »

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Apr 21

yikes this looks too darn bloody-blood orange olive oil cake

My last post, ai love photo posts-blood orange chocolate macarons, was the first in a series of “photos only post” that I’ve decided to do this year.  It gives me an opportunity to practice my photography and finish a post all… Continue reading »

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Apr 10

ai love photo posts–blood orange chocolate macarons

A lot of planning, time, and energy go into one blog post–photography, writing, editing, and recipes (for food bloggers).  I’ve decided this year I’ll do some short posts that will only feature photos.  Heaven knows I need more practice with… Continue reading »

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Apr 5

my “love” series begin with strawberry muffins

  I am excited to introduce the first recipe in my LOVE series of baking.  These love posts and recipes will feature healthier baking in lower sugar or lower fat. Why love?  Well, ai love baking right?  But . …. Continue reading »

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Mar 17

irish brown bread for st. patrick’s day

Kylemore Abbey Scones and Irish Brown Bread–two of the most memorable baked goods I had in Ireland last year.  When we returned from our trip, I just knew I had to find a recipe for both! With “divine intervention” I… Continue reading »

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Mar 11

reduced sugar chocolate chip cookies, but so much sweeter by purple sweet potato!

It’s no secret that I’ve been battling pre-diabetes since having gestational diabetes with my son five years ago.  I’ve made attempts at lowering the sugar in some of the recipes featured on my blog.  However, the reality is that some… Continue reading »

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Feb 14

it’s ai love heart time-part 2 (chocolate cheerios treats)

At the beginning of the school year, parents were assigned to holiday parties for my daughter’s classroom.  It must have been faith that my husband and I were assigned to the Valentine’s party.  I had so many ideas around what… Continue reading »

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Feb 12

it’s ai love heart time-part 1 (heart-shaped macarons)

Out of all of the holidays Valentine’s Day is my favorite!  I get to make heart-shaped goodies!  And obviously ai love hearts!  This is one of a couple heart-shaped goodies I will be posting.  Yay! I’ve wanted to pipe heart-shaped… Continue reading »

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Jan 28

new year’s resolution . . . oh and some banana pan de sal bread pudding!

My sincere apologizes since it’s been awhile since my last post.  Whew, it’s been a busy few months and December has ALWAYS been a busy month for me.  My poor ovens were working overtime with baking for my hubby and… Continue reading »

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Nov 21

happy thanksgiving 2012–velvet pumpkin cinnamon bread

I am writing this post early since we are off to Squaw Valley (Lake Tahoe) for the Thanksgiving Holiday. I couldn’t leave without posting a pumpkin recipe.  I got this from a co-worker who made this healthy pumpkin bread and… Continue reading »