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a cake inspired by hawaii!

The prettiest coconut cake inspired by Hawaii! / Oh Joy!

Today, we have something extra special and really delicious for you...a cake inspired by my recent family trip to Hawaii! It's a haupia cake with coconut butter cream and ube extract frosting inspired by the authentic Hawaiian desserts (among other delicious foods) we had at our KA WA‘A luau at Disney's Aulani resort. It's SO pretty and SO delicious. Here's how to make it... 

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a fun easter DIY for kids...

A Fun Easter DIY for Kids! / Oh Joy!

I can't believe Easter is this coming weekend! If you're looking for a simple last-minute idea to spruce up your table and have an activity ready to keep little ones busy, you're in luck! Because today, we've partnered with Wonderful Halos to show you how to turn the Pure Goodness of Wonderful Halos mandarins into adorable Easter animals with the help of our printable template! Halo mandarins are a sweet and colorful addition for any time of the day, so it's extra fun to incorporate them into crafts with kids. Their naturally bright orange color makes the perfect backdrop for these sweet Easter bunnies and chicks. Here's how to make them... 

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the cutest snack you'll ever take to school...

The Cutest Snack You'll Ever Take To School... / Oh Joy!

If you have pre-school or school-aged kids, it's likely that you've been in charge of snack duty—when parents take turns or volunteer to provide snack for the class. Today, we've partnered with Wonderful Halos to help you be a Good Choice Snacker, and show how to make snack duty fun and easy, while also adding a little something special for the next time it's your turn! Here's how...

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DIY Heart Cookie Sandwiches...

DIY Heart Cookie Sandwiches... / Oh Joy!

Happy February! Valentine's Day is officially two weeks away, and we're getting ready to share the love with heart-shaped cookie sandwiches! Make them to bring to school or work as a special treat for everyone you want to give some love to this Valentine's Day. Here's how to make them...

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Mini Matcha Funfetti Muffins!

Mini Matcha Funfetti Muffins / Oh Joy!

Happy Monday! We had a really great past few days of events launching our new travel collection. I know what I need on this Monday is a little pick-me-up. So, today, we're making these Mini Matcha Funfetti Muffins! They make for a twist on the usual confetti treat with a dose of matcha that goes great with morning (or afternoon) coffee or tea. Here's how...

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a refreshing holiday sparkler...

A Refreshing Holiday Sparkler / Oh Joy!

With holiday gatherings aplenty, I love sharing some simple and quick (yet beautiful) ideas to add to your next gathering. Today, we've partnered with Wonderful Halos to share a recipe for this Holiday Mandarin Sparkler that's delicious and festive for both kids and adults. Wonderful Halos mandarins have so much flavor so they add a unique twist to even the simplest recipes. We especially love this drink because it's so bright and colorful, but is also a healthy option with fresh fruit that provides that perfect hint of citrus and sweetness...

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a fall salad...

A Fall Salad / Oh Joy!

With autumn here, we're craving ways to keep the freshness of summer into the fall, too. So, today, we're sharing our recipe for an easy-to-make and beautiful fall salad inspired by a Thanksgiving dinner...

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oh joy eats: compartes in century city...

Compartes in Los Angeles / Oh Joy Eats!

One of my favorite chocolate brands, Compartés, just opened a beautiful new shop! So we went on an Oh Joy Field Trip to the new Compartés store in Century City! It was designed by Kelly Wearstler and is STUNNING. Come take a look...

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Happy (almost) National Ice Cream Day!

Somi Somi Ice Cream Los Angeles

Happy Friday! In honor of National Ice Cream Day this Sunday, here's a look back at several of our favorite ice cream spots in Los Angeles if you're looking to pick up a sweet scoop. There are quite a few—and as you might be able to tell—we really like ice cream ;). Take a look...

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mini fruit cookie tarts!

mini fruit cookie tarts!

July 4th is next week...yessss!!! So today, we're sharing a simple but fun snack/dessert you can make and bring to a summer BBQ. We're calling them Mini Fruit Cookie Tarts. They mix fresh fruit and toppings with a crispy waffle cracker for a refreshing treat that tastes like summer!

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