Chocolate Layer Cake with Macerated Strawberries

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! California Strawberries asked me to created a classic, decadent chocolate layer cake that was bursting with fresh berries. How could I say no to that? If you’re looking for a showstopper, look no further. This cake isn’t just perfect for February 14th. It’s perfect all year round for

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Savory Palmiers with Cheese and Herbs

2016. Where do I even begin? What a strange time to try and pull together a year-end retrospective. These past 365 days have been madness on so many levels. However, for me personally, 2016 was full of career milestones and achievements. Reminiscing about everything I’ve accomplished feels overwhelming and humbling. That’s what I choose to focus on

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Apple Hand Pies with Rosemary Thyme Crust

I think hand pies are a great recipe for novice bakers who feel intimidated by homemade dough. It’s an opportunity to get a feel for working with the dough while treating it a bit more like a large cookie. A large cookie with tasty pie filling. Plus, who doesn’t love a good single serving dessert?

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Vanilla Mascarpone Stuffed Strawberries

Holiday parties are always a bit of a mad dash, aren’t they? Sometimes I’m a big fan of over-the-top, elegant desserts, but at a certain point in the holiday season I just want to keep things as simple as possible. And there’s nothing wrong with that; the holidays are about celebrating time with our loved ones

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Baked Butternut Squash + Sage Macaroni and Cheese

The holidays means different things to different people. One of the main focuses for me is the wonderful food. Preparing food is is way for me to express myself to friends and family, and I love sharing the flavors of the season with them. This baked butternut squash + sage macaroni and cheese is everything I love

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Gingerbread Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

These gingerbread pumpkin ice cream sandwiches are spectacular. And I can say that without sounding self-congratulatory, because this is not my recipe. It comes from the kitchen of Alanna Taylor-Tobin, author of the new cookbook Alternative Baker, and all around fabulous gal.

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Baked Gouda in Puff Pastry

Holiday season is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about easy entertaining recipes. This baked gouda in puff pastry is a classic, and one that reminds me of my childhood. I used Wisconsin Apple Smoked Gouda for extra flavor.

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Strawberry Bundt Cake + A Giveaway!

Baking season has arrived. At the Farley residence, it’s technically baking season all year long, but there’s something about autumn that just begs for baked goods. Where I live, I know that the sudden shift to cooler temperatures makes turning on the oven seem so much more inviting. Certain produce starts immediately coming to mind

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Chorizo Queso Blanco Dip

When I offered to make a queso dip for Wisconsin Cheese, I thought it would be a no-brainer recipe. It’s a cheese dip. Point. Blank. Period. However, I had actually never prepared a queso dip from scratch before using real cheese. When I was in college, I had that famous concoction everyone loves that uses microwaved processed

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