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  • Meyer Lemon Italian Meringue Pie

    January 12, 2022marissajmakes

    Meyer lemons are high on my list of favorite fruits, and Meyer lemon meringue pie is one of my favorite desserts. I grew up with Meyer lemon trees at my parents house. Because we never had to buy lemons, I didn’t know that regular lemons were very different until I got a bit older. I still…

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  • Peach and Almond Cake

    June 2, 2021marissajmakes

    This peach cake is essentially what you would get if you crossed amaretti with a butter cake and filled it with fruit. It has the beautiful, deep sweetness of brown sugar, the soft texture and nutty flavor from the almond flour, and perfect moisture and tartness from stone fruit. It’s a great recipe for summer, because…

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  • Basic Infused Simple Syrup and Scented Sugar

    February 1, 2021marissajmakes

    One of my favorite ways to incorporate floral flavors into my bakes and drinks is with infused simple syrups and scented sugars. It’s such a wonderful way to elevate your flavors without overpowering the final product. Not only are they beautiful to make and attractive on a countertop, but they’re extremely easy to make. I LOVE…

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  • Quiche Lorraine with Almond Crust

    January 31, 2021marissajmakes

    This gluten-free quiche with almond crust is buttery, creamy and indulgent. Filled with shallots, thick cut bacon, and gruyere, the tender filling pairs beautifully with the subtle sweetness of the almond crust. Perfect for an impressive but easy brunch, or breakfast. Any time I go to the Bay Area to visit my parents, I’m faced with…

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  • Cardamom Bundt Cake with Blood Orange Glaze

    January 31, 2021marissajmakes

    Get ready for the most tender Bundt cake you’ve ever had! This cake goes heavy on warming spices to give depth to its sweetness, and uses yogurt in the batter so it melts in your mouth. Topped with a glaze that’s naturally bright pink from the juice of blood oranges– what more could you ask for?…

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