Category Archives: traditions

Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

This is a recipe I’ve been making for years. Something my aunt shared from an old Better Homes & Gardens magazine long ago. It’s my favorite chocolate cake. Period. I love it for its simplicity, its texture, and its versatility. I … Continue reading

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Insalata Caprese

It’s an addiction. If you’re following on Instagram you have proof of  my total, sold-out, one-track, amore di caprese. I love delicious tomatoes, basil is one of my all time favorite herbs, and then there’s fresh buffalo’s milk mozzarella or better … Continue reading

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Banana Chocolate Pecan Muffins

This is what happens when you take my Grandma Salazar’s banana bread recipe, and start fiddling… Adding chocolate and nuts to banana bread isn’t cutting edge, but adding them to this particular banana bread is divine. We had only been … Continue reading

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