Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

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My favorite season is just around the corner and I couldn’t wait more to start making something with pumpkin. I’m a huge fan of Fall and Halloween. I’ve started decorating my house for like 2 weeks now.

I love coffee… I love pumpkin… I already had like 3 pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks lol … I know… I love it!! So, I wanted to bake something for the birthday celebration of my sister -in-law and decided to make these cupcakes.

This is a very easy recipe. If you follow each step, you’ll have delicious cupcakes to share with your friends and family.

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“Hubby’s Favorite” Peanut Butter Cookie

Hello everyone! This is my first recipe of August! How is everyone’s end of Summer going? I can’t wait for Fall season to start posting Pumpkin Recipes, so don’t forget to come back and check my next posts!

Let me tell you about this cookie… My husband (Steve)  gives me great ideas of different things to bake. One day he said: “Why don’t you make a Peanut Butter Cookie with a Maple Glaze”? I was like … mmm.. that might work… but I had a doubt about how to make this glaze… it had to be a glaze that kinda gets a bit hard so it is easy to eat and does’t make a mess, right? Oh well.. I gave it a try and the result was perfect.

If you are one of the people who asked me for the recipe in Facebook, please leave me a message! I would like to know who is visiting my blog! Thanks!!

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Apricot Walnut Bars

I am not a very big fan of baking with oats but when they can get crunchy like in this recipe, I’m all in! I was looking to make something that doesn’t include chocolate, something more fruity, so I looked into my pantry to check what I had and found dried apricots, apricot preserves and nuts.

This baked good has become my favorite when I have a friend over to talk and hangout. I can say these bars goes well with any kind of tea specially Earl Grey or English Breakfast.

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Strawberry Cake

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Summer is almost here and it means that we’ll start baking with lots of berries. Last weekend hubby and I decided to do something different and we went to San Francisco for the day. Our first stop was Baker Beach and it really surprised us! First of all parking was great and very close to the trails that takes you to the beach. It is dog friendly and you have a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

After spending a couple of hours there, we decided to go Embarcadero and walked around Pier 39 and they had a small farmers market with great looking fruit and decided to get some strawberries.

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Let’s talk about Carrie

 

 

Hey everybody! It’s Wednesday night and my husband is out of town because of work. I just thought that it would be nice to introduce you to one of my furry babies, Carrie. She’s a maltipoo and she is 4 years and 5 months. I found her online and rescued her from a lady that could not keep her anymore because her husband was very sick. I adopted her when she was 3 months old. You might wonder why did I name her Carrie, well I named her after Carrie Bradshaw from Sex And The City which happens to be one of my favorite shows.

Carrie has been my very first best friend dog. We know so much about each other and she is always there (literally… she is ALWAYS there lol). She is very smart and affectionate but she also likes her own space. She loves toys, water (oh yeah … she has her own small swimming pool in summer time), ice cream, treats, Greek yoghurt and blueberries. Oh! I almost forgot, she is a sock thief.

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Raspberry Vanilla Cake

I love Spring and what it brings with it. You can see more berries all over California. After blueberries, raspberries are another favorite of mine. If you are trying to make a cake that is easy, fresh and perfect for those sunny days, this is the one for you.

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Alfajor Cookies

Who doesn’t like cookies? I know I do! I think it is my mother’s fault that I’m such a cookie monster. Since I was a kid, my mom always had different kind of cookies at home. Also, I remember that whenever it was my birthday or any of my siblings birthdays she baked everything from scratch. She made cookies, little desserts, sandwiches, treats, birthday cake and even she made a special meal for the adults. She really worked hard for any celebration at home.

There is one cookie that I learnt to bake since I was a kid which is called “Alfajor”. An alfajor is a soft delicate cookie filled with dulce de leche dusted with plenty of powdered sugar. You can find different versions of this cookies because they are pretty popular in South America , but the one that I will show you how to make is the Peruvian version.

Also, you’ll find different alfajor recipes on this blog. In some other recipes I use walnuts, hazelnuts or different fillings. This is the traditional recipe.

Make a cup of coffee, grab an alfajor and make your morning better.

Let’s start with the recipe.

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I’m back!

 

 

Hey everybody! It has been a year since my last post. My mother has been diagnosed with an early stage of Alzheimer’s and that put me down for a while and stopped baking that much. It took a while for me to get use to the idea of what was going on, specially because I live so far away, but I have been back to Peru twice in the last year and I can see that my mom is in a stable condition for now. It is so important that if someone has any kind of dementia, they don’t wait too long to go to a doctor, get a diagnosis and start a treatment so the illness doesn’t progress that fast .

My husband has been really supportive in any way you can imagine, he is really my rock. I’ve had pretty dark moments where I thought that maybe my mom won’t recognize me anymore BUT we are not in that stage yet and hopefully it never will. Hiking has helped a lot too . I love my trails! Continue reading →

Blueberry Muffins

I like Spring season a lot, it’s warm and breezy at the same time. I was thinking what to bake today and I felt like making muffins. I checked what fruit I had and I saw some awesome blueberries to use.

Who loves blueberries? I know I do! I like to eat them fresh with Greek yoghurt or in a smoothie. But, I also love baking with them. Not that I am a doctor or a nutritionist but I read that blueberries have lots of good stuff for you such as : low in fat, packed with vitamin c, full of fiber, good for brain health, etc. If you want more info, just google blueberries and you will be surprised how awesome they are.

This is a super easy recipe that you can make anytime you feel you want to have a muffin and also   when you are tired of eating too much chocolate.

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Lemon Meringue Pie (My Way)

 

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Hi everyone! This is my first post. I am really really excited! It is very sunny outside right now, and my lemon tree is full of them , so I thought why not baking something using those great lemons!

So, how did I come up with this recipe? First of all, my mom used to bake a lot when I was a kid, she was the kind of mom who loved to bake and cook everything from scratch, so I guess somehow I got the baking “feeling” from her and I remember that she baked pies specially in summer time.

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