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Holiday Baking | Trying noo Things with noosa yoghurt

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I don’t know if you have noticed the abundance of yoghurt posts coming from the LMEC instagram lately, but I am so obsessed with noosa yoghurt. It is thick, creamy, velvety and rich. It is made in small batches on a family farm in Colorado using wholesome ingredients. My favorite flavor by far is pumpkin, it is good enough to have for dessert!

I used it in a holiday recipe I shared with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday and it was a hit. The pumpkin yoghurt was a perfect substitute for mascarpone in this recipe and it gave the tiramisu a light yet rich flavor and texture.

Try something noo (see what I did there hehe)! Incorporate some yoghurt into your next baking adventure or dessert creation. Here are a few other sweets I made using noosa yoghurt + recipe for the pumpkin pie tiramisu below!


Upper Crust Pie Camp | Baking Tips From A Pro

I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity recently visit the Paws Up Resort in Montana for their Upper Crust Pie Camp with my pal travel and food writer Krista Simmons. Yes, Pie Camp is a thing and I highly recommend this memorable experience for food, friends and fun. We learned some very valuable skills from pie expert Kate McDermott. You can see our all of our adventures in this lovely video that Krista put together. Keep reading to discover the perfect pie tips we learnd!


Sweet of the Week | Boa Steakhouse, Rosemary Apple Crumble


It is finally beginning to feel like Fall here in Los Angeles and I welcome the cooler temps with open arms! This Rosemary Apple Crumble screams Fall! Warm spiced apples, toasted oats, fresh rosemary and topped with English toffee ice cream. I want to bundle up next to a fire place and gobble this up. If your sweet tooth is aching for a big bite of Fall this is the dessert for you! Find it at Boa Steakhouse in West Hollywood, it is love at first bite!

Blue Star Donuts | Los Angeles, CA


If you have been reading this blog for a while (and if you are new here, hi thanks for stopping by), then you know that Blue Star Donuts from Portland, Oregon is one of my favorite donuts shops. Well, I have some pretty awesome news – Blue Star is opening it’s first Los Angeles location THIS WEEK! They will be opening up on Abbott Kinney in Venice officially on October 21st.

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to check out the shop and try a ton of donuts last week before they open their doors to the public. I have to tell you that they are just as good as they are in Portland, the same quality and charm. I couldn’t be happier to have my beloved brioche donuts so much closer that a plane ride away!

To see some of my favorite flavors keep reading below.


Blueberry Pie Pops | Got Milk?

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I don’t know if you have heard, but got milk? has a super fun campaign going on right now! They have released a guide of the best milk-based recipes from across the Golden State. With recipes ranging from a rich mac and cheese to an ice cream with a jalapeño kick, all the featured recipes showcase milk’s versatility and ability to complement a variety of flavor profiles. (more…)

Sweet of the Week | Del Frisco’s Grille Adult Milkshake

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This boozy adult milkshake from Del Frisco’s Grille in Pasadena is everything! The perfect balance of sweetness and complexity, the nocello walnut liqueur takes your ordinary delicious vanilla milkshake up a notch. That plus crème de cacao and chocolate liqueur too, it is a real treat! Through July 26th you can enjoy this boozy treat for $7 with purchase! That’s a steal for how delicious this milkshake is. #indulge

Del Frisco’s Grile 
55 South Lake Street 
Pasadena, CA 91101

Sweet of the Week | Forage, Silverlake CA

This weeks sweet is brought to you by Forage. I have to say their desserts never let me down. From one of the best German chocolate cakes ever to sticky chewy oatmeal cookies to seasonal fruit cheesecake, they’ve got the sweets game down. This new seasonal special, Strawberry Tres Leches Cake, is all sorts of amazing. A nice crumb, just enough sweetened condensed milk and super sweet California straberries.



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