Almond Brown Butter Scones

Almond Brown Butter Scones – (Gluten Free!) and topped with Bourbon Glaze and Toasted Almonds.

I had a “Post-it Note” experience. You know the story of the invention of the 3M Post-it Note, right? How it was created by accident? These Gluten-Free Almond Brown Butter Scones were created by accident, but turned out to be quite the opposite of disappointing. 


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Fuyu Persimmon Smoothie

Persimmon Smoothie Made Simple and Delicious with just 5 Ingredients

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According to Wikipedia, the generic name for the Fuyu persimmon tree is Diospyros, which comes from the ancient Greek words dios (διός) and pyros (πυρος). The translation from Greek to English means more or less “divine fruit” or “divine food.” Being a lover of the Fuyu Persimmon, this translation is pretty spot on.


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Summer Fruit Salad with Fresh Burrata Cheese

Summer Fruit Salad with Fresh Burrata Cheese

Summer Fruit Salad | figsandfeta.comI’ve found a new cheese to love this summer: Burrata – a fresh Italian cheese consisting of mozzarella cheese soaked in heavy cream. It is slightly sweet and milky. Of course this cheese will be delicious on pizza, or in a fresh garden salad, but because of Burrata’s mildly sweet flavor, I decided to substitute this Italian favorite for my usual go-to thick Greek yogurt on top of a fresh fruit salad

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Chai Spiced Banana Muffins

Chai Spiced Banana Muffins made with Greek Yogurt and topped with a Bourbon Glaze

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Made with Greek yogurt, these muffins are a solid choice for breakfast or snack time. Topped with a bourbon glaze makes them a little extra special for the adults.


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Coffee-Nutella Swirl Pound Cake

Coffee-Nutella Swirl Pound Cake in Honor of Sacramento’s Speciality Coffee Week

Coffee-Nutella-Pound-Swirl-Pound-Cake | figsandfeta.comI am a coffee lover as well as a lover of Nutella as well as a lover of cake. Therefore, Coffee-Nutella Swirl Pound Cake makes me very, very happy. I thought this was a perfect week to share this simple recipe, as here in Sacramento the local speciality coffee community is celebrating their dedication to quality, ethics and dedication in relations to all things coffee during Speciality Coffee Week.

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Fig and Strawberry Yogurt Pops

Fig and Strawberry Yogurt Pops: Farewell Summer

Fig-Strawberry-Yogurt-Pops-|figsandfeta.comThese simple Fig and Strawberry Yogurt Pops are a great way to celebrate the last weekend of summer by using the last crop of figs and summer strawberries as star ingredients. 

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Fanouropita

St. Phanurius Cake

Fanouropita Cake | figsandfeta.comIn the Orthodox Church, August 27 is dedicated to Saint Phanurius. The Orthodox faithful pray to this Saint to help them recover lost things such as car keys or a child’s favorite toy. Some even pray to this saint to  help them find hope, faith or focus. As a thanks-offering the custom arose of baking a cake in his honor. This is my favorite recipe for a Fanouropita Cake, updated by making them into little bundt cakes and topping them with fresh local berries and organic crystallized ginger. 

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Thankful for… Easy Thanksgiving Breakfast Muffins

Pumpkin-Muffins-11We are focused. Focused on turkey dinner with all the fixings. Oh, and pie.  Pie with fresh whipped cream. We’re almost there, friends. So close we can practically taste the gravy on the mashed potatoes. But wait- there’s something really important we need to do. We need to remember the most important meal of every day: breakfast. (Yes! Even on Thanksgiving Day!)

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