January 2011

How to win at Top Chef (or at least not look like a loser). Plus Ad Hoc Brownies.

January 31, 2011

“Oh my gosh! They had NEVER used a wok before? WHO goes on national television to compete in a cooking show based in Singapore and doesn’t AT LEAST practice using a wok?!?!” exclaimed my sister Natatia, shaking her head in frustration as we talked about the show Top Chef, while her husband Peter nodded in […]

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Sweet Cherry Mousse with Ribbon Sponge and Chocolate Ganache, a Daring Baker’s Challenge

January 27, 2011

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve last done a Daring Bakers’ Challenge. For those not in the know, the Daring Bakers’ Challenge is a group of bakers around the world that is challenged to make the same dessert or baked good and post it on the 27th of the month simultaneously. I missed […]

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The Insider’s Guide to SF Food Wars, A Mac and Cheese recipe and a Giveaway for Tickets!

January 24, 2011

Welcome! It’s a new year and a new website (okay, so the new year was three weeks ago, but whatever)! I had outgrown my old blogger site for sometime, but it took me awhile to make the leap over but with plenty of encouragement from Justin, Shauna, and other, as well as Stephanie who gave me awesome technical […]

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St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake Reworked with Gluten Free Unprocessed ingredients and a holiday visit back to St. Louis for AJ and me

January 13, 2011

I haven’t visited St. Louis since 2008 and two years is pretty long time for me not to visit my hometown. I usually go back once a year for the holidays, though I did go back four times in 2007 (two weddings, my mom’s 70th surprise birthday party, and Christmas). But last year, my mom […]

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One last Christmas post: a Christmas Dessert Party with an Apple & Cranberry Cake

January 2, 2011

I’m not sure exactly what happened but the doorbell rang exactly at 5:05pm on Sunday December 19th and I realized that We. Weren’t. Ready. Our annual holiday dessert party had started and I hadn’t even frosted the final cake, plated the multitude of cookies and brownies, or put tableclothes on our computer desks that functions […]

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