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Piña Colada Cake

Cakes, Desserts, Summer

Piña Colada Cake

I’ve made this Piña Colada Cake exactly 10 times. Haha. Whenever I think I know what I’m doing, cakes love to come out of the oven all messed up and tasting mediocre; they laugh in my face and humble me right to the ground.

All that testing was worth it because we now have a delicious cake that will remind you exactly of a piña colada. It has a balance of flavors of equal parts pineapple, coconut and rum. It’s only slightly boozy-tasting.

When I was making this cake, it reminded me of Hawaii. And yeah, a lot of that has to do with how many frozen piña coladas I consumed before noon when I visited.

I’ve only been once—last year for the first time—and it truly is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to. There’s a vibe in Hawaii, I can’t explain it. But I think whenever I go to lands where the indigenous culture is so alive and celebrated, it gives the place a magical vibe. I feel similarly when I visit New Mexico.

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Whipped Goat Cheese with Grilled Peaches

Appetizers, Quick and Easy, Snacks, Summer

I’m usually a huge hater on summer. I usually enjoy complaining about the hot weather, bugs and bright sun but I have to say, this summer has changed me. I’ve SO enjoyed all of the beautiful fruits and veggies and the warm weather has been, dare I say, enjoyable! It doesn’t hurt that a vacation to Hawaii is in my near future where I will, for the last time, celebrate summer. The last few months have been a good lesson in changing my perspective!

Summer is far from over so we’re still riding the season’s wave with today’s post. I teamed up with Roth Cheese to share their new Chèvre! Their goat cheese is so perfectly tart and salty. When I went to go and make whipped goat cheese, I figured I’d need to add a few more things to make the flavor sing, but truly, it needed nothing. Not even a pinch of salt or a zest of lemon. Zilch. Nothing. It was truly perfect as is. To find some near you, click here!


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Peach Shortcakes

Desserts, Summer

I’m currently in a very dark cave called 90-Day Fiance. It’s an amazing show, GREAT content. And surprisingly very good for productivity. I always need some sort of television that doesn’t require insane amounts of attention to play in the background while I work. And 90 Day show is perfect for that!

A few weeks ago we were blessed by being invited to a summer dinner party and I was tasked with dessert. I went strolling through the farmer’s market that weekend and I was stopped dead in my tracks by the fragrant, sweet smell of summery yellow peaches. Yum. I decided to buy a handful.

I wanted something that was easily transportable and would be easy enough to whip up in an hour or so. This fit the bill perfectly.

I made a sweeter version of Carla Hall’s biscuits. I added about 1/4 cup of sugar to make them a bit sweeter (they still weren’t very sweet so don’t worry).

I sprinkled the tops with turbinado/raw sugar and a bit of flakey sea salt; they were delicious! Since I was transporting this whole thing, this is what i did:

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