apple brown butter whoopie pies with chai marshmallow cream

apple brown butter whoopie pies with chai marshmallow cream

This post was created in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill. All opinions are our own.

It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn. The weather in L.A. is finally cool enough to open the windows and let a fresh breeze flow through our house. The constant low rumbling of the air conditioner which hums all summer long is now replaced with sounds from outside: birds singing, bees buzzing, and distant echos of the high school marching band practicing for their homecoming game. This morning, it was even chilly enough to wear robes for the first time in months. So as we watch the peaches and tomatoes of August magically transform into pumpkins and apples, we tip our hats farewell to summer and pop a cork to this brand new season. You’ll want to break out your finest bubbly for this beauty that we’re sharing today—we certainly did after taking our first bite. Will you please welcome to the stage… Apple Brown Butter Whoopie Pies with Chai Marshmallow Cream. And yes, they are just as dreamy as they sound!

move over, summer—it's time for some fall baking
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raspberry-peach upside-down cake with ginger-vanilla crème fraîche

raspberry-peach upside-down cake with ginger-vanilla crème fraîche

This post was created in partnership with Vermicular. All opinions are our own.

Roll out the red carpet for this summer stunner. Peach season is here and this elegant dessert is dressed to impress and prepared to be the star of your next pool party. Watch your guests’ eyes follow this shining treasure as you carefully set it down on the picnic table, and see your friends turn into paparazzi as they frantically whip out their phones to take pictures. Dressed in a golden gown of caramelized peaches and topped with a crown of ruby red raspberries, this dessert is destined for stardom. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome one of 2019’s hottest new desserts: Raspberry-Peach Upside-Down Cake with Ginger-Vanilla Crème Fraîche.

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cherry lime bars

cherry lime bars

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” —Albert Einstein

We’re going to keep this post short and sweet. When Lily Diamond nominated us to participate in Natasha Feldman’s Nosh with Tash Mystery Box, we were honored and immediately said yes. Natasha sent 3 people (us, Kristan Raines, and Ria Dolly Barbosa) a colorfully decorated Mystery Box containing 3 secret ingredients, and we were asked to create an original recipe using all three. Inspired by the contents in our box—fresh limes, dried cherries, and coconut milk—we came up with (drum roll please)… Cherry Lime Bars! Get the full recipe below, follow our Instagram Stories today as we show you how to make these creamy vegan treats, and check out the hashtag #mysterynosh to see what the other recipients made with their boxes. To keep the food festivities going, we’re nominating our friend, Kylie Mazon-Chambers to receive the next mystery mailing. Happy Sunday and happy baking, everyone!

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vegan mint chip avocado milkshake

vegan mint chip avocado milkshake

This post was created in partnership with California Avocados. All opinions are our own.

We all have food memories that make us smile. Maybe it’s a special cake that your grandmother prepared for every birthday, or the fall aromas of pies baking in the oven that fill the house during the holidays. Or perhaps it’s the entrée from a memorable romantic meal, and you can still picture the flickering candles glowing in the room. Everyone has special moments that we cherish because food is an expression of love. It brings people and families together and it’s a way for us to connect and learn about other cultures and unique flavors from all around the world. Since starting our blog in 2015, we have learned so much from our audience and the community, and it is truly inspiring to be a part of this creative space where we can all learn from each other, cook together, and drool over everyone’s photos on social media—even from opposite sides of the planet. We’re excited to share this recipe with you today: it’s cool, minty, chocolatey, and delicious, and the frosty emerald green color from the California avocados will look quite elegant in your hand at your next summer party.

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veggie burrito bowls with grilled mango

veggie burrito bowls with grilled mango

This post was created in partnership with The National Mango Board. All opinions are our own.

This time last year, we were sailing the seas of the Caribbean, sipping Dark and Stormy cocktails with breakfast every morning and snorkeling throughout the day in crystal clear, turquoise-blue waters. There were eight family members on board, including Ryan’s dad, who captained the spacious catamaran which was our floating home for the week. Over the years, we’ve taken this trip a handful of times, and it has become a tradition for the three adult couples to take turns cooking dinner for the entire family. The kitchen or “galley” is equipped with a small refrigerator, an oven, and a 3-burner stove, and it’s a highlight of the vacation when there are multiple pots bubbling away at sunset while Caribbean music plays in the background. Last year we surprised everyone with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Rigatoni with Arugula—one of our favorite quick weeknight pasta dishes from the blog—and our sister-in-law Jenny made colorful and delicious burrito bowls when it was her turn to cook. As we took our first bite of her creation, the skies parted, choirs of angels began to sing, and we have been burrito bowl converts ever since. Inspired by her heavenly dinner on the boat, we created a new recipe with a tropical twist. All hands on deck—we’re excited to introduce you to… Veggie Burrito Bowls with Grilled Mango!

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