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I'm sure you will agree with me that everyone loves a good chocolate chip cookie. I mean what's not to love. The warm cookie coming out the oven with the warm decadent chocolate just oozing out of the cookie. Plus with the crispy edge that I like to my cookies. But have you ever thought about making Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Brown Sugar? Why on earth would you do that was the question I asked myself. But then I got started to thinking that what if you ran out of brown sugar completely. Or you just have a little but not enough to fulfill the recipe. What

Cake Bar Ticklebelly Summer is officially here. Thank God. I was tired of this cold weather here in California. I mean we are the Sunshine State. So it was time to pick up some treats to beat the heat.   I had to do some shopping at the grocery store and I decided to head over to the dessert section of course. Like I don’t have enough sweets in my house already:).   The dessert section of the grocery store seems to be getting bigger and bigger. You have cookies, cakes, pastries, muffins, tarts, ice cream and the list goes on and on. But the Cake Bars really stood out

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? I said who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Who me? Yes you, couldn't be, then who? I just loved that nursery rhythm from my childhood. And it made me think of the wonderful Oatmeal Cookie Recipe that I have.   When I was younger I would visit my dear Aunt Bertha and she lived in an old Victorian House that reminded me of the movie Psycho where I was always scared to venture into different rooms thinking something was going to jump out at me. But my imagination just ran wild and I’m sure it was all

The big question is SALTED VS. UNSALTED BUTTER . Butter is so important in baking; it adds flavor and richness but also a creamy texture. The difference between these two types of butter is simple you guessed it, salt. The unsalted butter does not have salt added, while the salted variety does. So since Salt is a preservative salted butter tends to lasts longer. However it can mask the freshness of butter or an odor. 🤢   “With enough butter anything is good” 👩‍🍳Julia Child. Primarily I choose to use UNSALTED BUTTER this way I can control the amount of salt in a recipe which is a primary importance to

Now I don’t like to brag and all but I think I might have landed on the Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe ever. Cinnamon rolls have my two most favorite things bread and cinnamon. No joke:) Even as a kid going to the local mall just smelling the scent of Cinnabons got me so excited that I could care less what dress I was about to buy. All I wanted was that Cinnamon Roll. Fast forward to now instead of spending my money on someone else’s cinnamon rolls I decided to make my own. And man oh man I not sure if this was a good or bad

Amorino Beverly Hills

“Hot Chocolate is like a hug from the inside”  Well, I just got a hug and I didn’t let go. It’s been super chilly here in California, which I haven’t been happy about at all because I love the sunshine. But to cure that annoyance, I went to Amorino Beverly Hills for the Hot Chocolate Experience🤩. Enjoy a frothy cup of hot chocolate served on a wooden board. What you get: A cup of whipped cream Biscotti Cup of marshmallows Chunk of chocolate Oh, did I mention it comes with a small grater. How you choose to mix all these ingredients is up to you,

This past weekend I was really craving some good ice cream. I decided to go check out Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at The Commons of Calabasas. I’m not sure what has taken me so long to go, but this ice cream was beyond delicious. When you first walk in the store it is full of cheer and cute pinky colors, which makes me happy immediately. Then come the choices and flavors of ice cream. Do you want 1 scoop, 2 scoops, a cone or bowl. Then the flavors!! Jeni Britton, the owner of the chain store, is genius with her flavor combinations. Plus, she teams up

Cherry Blossom Tea During this time of Spring, I get so excited to see all the Cherry Blosoms coming to full bloom. The array of pinks and light pinks just makes me so happy and giddy I can hardly contain myself. What’s even better is that instead of just looking at the Cherry Blossoms you can also enjoy them in tea. You might ask can you really have cherry blossom tea? Well the answer is yes! Fresh cherry blossoms and leaves are preserved in salt and then used in teas and/or sweets. If you really want to bring out the color of the blossoms, add plum vinegar to

Hello and welcome to my first blog post for Captured Desserts. I'm so excited I finally have it up and running!! (Insert Oprah voice.. haha). It's been a long time coming. I have always loved to bake, set pretty tables and photograph them since I was a little girl. My mom can attest to that. Now that I have a platform where I can do what I love and share it all with you is a true dream. Life is what you make it. So make it sweet! On this blog I will share recipes, what inspires me, local farmers markets and so much more. I will use