Archive of Rachel Candelaria

Rachel has written 15 article(s) for InMenlo.


It’s nice to have a lazy day when the biggest decision is what to bake. Earlier this week, the large box of Whoopers on my kitchen counter was too tempting to resist experimenting with! These malted milk blondies aren’t too sweet and have crisp edges with soft, moist centers.
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John Bentley’s carrot cake recipe revealed – just in time for end of school picnics

I knew it was time to take a vacation when I no longer felt inspired to bake. So, after a relaxing week in the Southwest, I’m excited to get back into baking! Several years ago I told a chef, John Bentley, that I was having a hard time finding the perfect carrot cake recipe. I […]

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Ooey gooey cake is perfect antidote for rainy day – and next week’s Easter brunch

Editor’s note: After a spring Friday that personified “shirtsleeve weather”, today’s forecast is for a significant drop in temperature and unfolded umbrellas — just perfect for staying home and baking a luscious cake perfected by Rachel Candeleria. Who knows, it may be just what you need for Easter brunch next week. I’ve been working on whittling […]

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Heating up a chilly morning with a crisp Belgian waffle

Editor’s note: Rachel Candelaria has long had an interest in food and photography, showcased on her blog, Not Just Sweets, which she describes “as a chronicle of my culinary adventures in the kitchen”. She’s given InMenlo permission to highlight some of her musings and photos from time to time. Buying a Belgian waffle maker was […]

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How to solve candy craving – bake a cake!

Editor’s note: Rachel Candelaria has long had an interest in food and photography, showcased on her blog, Not Just Sweets, which she describes “as a chronicle of my culinary adventures in the kitchen”. She’s given InMenlo permission to highlight some of her musings and photos from time to time. What could be better than a […]

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Be my Valentine with s’mores on a stick

Valentine’s Day is a great holiday for crafts. S’mores on a stick was an idea from a wedding favor, but I thought it would be a great treat for Valentine’s Day. Not only are they cute but they are simple enough you could make them with your kids. I found the lollipop sticks, treat bags, […]

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Homemade pretzels, because game time is snack time

Editor’s note: Rachel Candelaria has long had an interest in food and photography, showcased on her blog, Not Just Sweets, which she describes “as a chronicle of my culinary adventures in the kitchen”. She’s given InMenlo permission to highlight some of her musings and photos from time to time. Snacks and watching football go hand-in-hand, […]

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“Blueberry muffins with almond streusel” begins journey of 50 new recipes for 2012

Editor’s note: Rachel Candelaria has long had an interest in food and photography, showcased on her blog, Not Just Sweets, which she describes “as a chronicle of my culinary adventures in the kitchen”. She’s given InMenlo permission to highlight some of her musings and photos from time to time. I love perusing cookbooks for new […]

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Warm winter weather brings thoughts of summer: Make way for Buttermilk Peach Coffee Cake

Editor’s note: Rachel Candelaria has long had an interest in food and photography, showcased on her blog, Not Just Sweets, which she describes “as a chronicle of my culinary adventures in the kitchen”. She’s given InMenlo permission to highlight some of her musings and photos from time to time. All of this beautiful weather has […]

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Think spring with the crispy taste of lavendar shortbread cookies

Editor’s note: Rachel Candelaria has long had an interest in food and photography, showcased on her blog, Not Just Sweets, which she describes “as a chronicle of my culinary adventures in the kitchen”. She’s given InMenlo permission to highlight some of her musings and photos from time to time. One of my favorite places in […]

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A little black dress (cake!) for New Year’s Eve

Editor’s note: Rachel Candelaria has long had an interest in food and photography, showcased on her blog, Not Just Sweets, which she describes “as a chronicle of my culinary adventures in the kitchen”. She’s given InMenlo permission to highlight some of her musings and photos from time to time. I may not have found a […]

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