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Best Blueberry Muffins

Breakfast, Quick and Easy, Spring, Summer

These are the Best Blueberry Muffins. They have perfectly domed tops with a crunchy texture. These muffins are delicious moist and the best part is that they can be made a day ahead!

Best Blueberry Muffins

Does the internet need another blueberry muffin? Absolutely not. But this is my story and my blog and I make what I want. Lol. So I present you: my Best Blueberry Muffins.

All kidding aside, I wanted a blueberry muffin recipe that I could whip up when people came over. I wanted a very good blueberry muffin recipe!

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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Breakfast, Spring

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

I am currently writing this while it is hailing outside (!!) while a very vintage (circa 2011) episode of Real Housewives of New York plays on in the background. I guess you could say it’s a splendid, wonderful day filled with positivity and bright light to discuss these Overnight Cinnamon Rolls with you all!

These overnight cinnamon rolls are sooooo good. I’m not gonna lie, cinnamon rolls are a labor of love. They require two rises, making three separate components (the dough, the filling and the glaze), assembling, chilling, slicing, etc.

That’s why I am a firm believer of dividing the work in half. It’s like an interest-free loan when buying a high-ticket item, you know? If you do/pay a little at a time, it doesn’t sting as much!

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls Ahead: 

  • Make the dough
  • And then make the filling
  • Make the glaze

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Conchas (Mexican Pan Dulce)

Breakfast, Desserts

Conchas/Pan Dulce are delicious when paired with hot chocolate

Let’s talk about Mexican conchas which are also known as pan dulce!

Sweet Bread literally translates to pan dulce in Spanish. While conchas translates to seashell. Makes sense given that conchas look like seashells!

When I moved back to California after I graduated college, I realized I literally knew nothing about Mexican food. I, of course, had eaten a good amount of Mexican food when I lived in the OC as a little kid. But I don’t think I understood what I was eating. I also don’t think we ate a huge variety of Mexican food. And to be honest, my mom cooked most of the meals we ate. We weren’t a super “go-out-to-eat” type of family. That woman was on a budget!

Ingredients for Concha dough

When I finally moved back to Los Angeles, after college, I started to really understand and learn the different varieties of Mexican food and it was cool. I learned the differences between food from Baja, Mexico City, Colima, the Yucatan and Oaxaca. And my actual trips to Mexico have been even more educational.

One of my favorite places I went to in Mexico City was a panadería where they served the warmest, freshest conchas with the crispiest tops.

Concha dough being mixed up

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Danish Braided Strawberry Bread

Breakfast, Desserts, Holiday

Breakfast Braided Strawberry Bread

I have recently (re)discovered the pleasure of wearing a robe around the house. I have this one, in case you’re curious, and it feels like luxury! I have no idea what I’ve been doing wearing PJs when I could’ve been wearing an incredibly soft robe. This recipe for Danish Braided Strawberry Bread is the perfect fluffy loaf to be made in a robe.

I think a lot about Christmas breakfast and how epic I always want it to be. I always love a braided situation. I usually use store-bought puff pastry but I love this bread-y version because oh so delicious.

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Plant-Based Vanilla French Toast

Breakfast, Holiday, Quick and Easy, The Holidays, Vegetarian

’Tis the season! I feel like the day after Thanksgiving my neighborhood goes into Holiday high gear. Literally every single house in my neighborhood is already decked out with holiday decorations, trees, Santas on the roof. I’m over here trying to recover from Thanksgiving lol.

Today is as good as any day to get the party started! I’m starting easy, grooving into the holiday season with breakfast. For this post, I teamed up with JUST and their new product JUST Egg. I used it over the summer, remember? It’s a product that truly blows my mind because it’s made from mung beans and yet it tastes just like eggs (texture and flavor). It’s wild!

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