February 2011

Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Vanilla Bean & Blood Orange Panna Cotta with Orange Allspice Caramel Sauce and Orange Cardamom Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Florentines (gluten free)

February 27, 2011

It’s always a dash to the finish line for me when it comes to the Daring Baker’s Challenge. And though I always ALWAYS vow to myself that I’ll make it WAY ahead of time… I never do. This month was no different, except for the fact that I checked into the challenge to see what […]

Read the whole post →

Announcing the Second Annual San Francisco Food Blogger Bake Sale!

February 24, 2011

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging for less than a year, but nothing becomes more obvious when I revisit my early blog posts and cringe at some of the stuff I did. Take for instance showing up at the First Annual National Blogger Bake Sale unannounced with cookie bars and an expectation that […]

Read the whole post →

Deep Dark Chocolate Pudding and a Group South Lake Tahoe Ski Trip

February 21, 2011

It’s President’s Day weekend, and AJ and I made our one exception to our Social Moratorium and went on ski trip organized by our awesome friend Felisa. Our friends, many of whom we have not seen in ages, usually set up an annual ski trip and AJ and I loath to miss out on the […]

Read the whole post →

Spotlight on Savory: Southwest Pecorino Romano Bacon Mini Muffins

February 17, 2011

Once a month, I’ll be highlighting a savory item on this blog, because there is only so much sugar and butter one can eat. Today’s savory item is a Southwest Pecorino Romano Bacon Mini Muffin. Before I left my day job back in September, a coworker of mine pulled me aside and confided in me […]

Read the whole post →

Special Valentine’s Day Bourbon Caramel Rice Crispy Treats with Dark Chocolate (gluten free) and a Secret Origin Story about AJ and me

February 14, 2011

AJ and I met nearly twelve years ago. Our Ten Year Anniversary story, wherein I made a chocolate caramel cheesecake for him, chronicles the hazy nostalgia of how we got together and what we count as our anniversary date. But it’s not the beginning of the story for AJ and me. The beginning of the […]

Read the whole post →

Double Chocolate Dried Cherry and Toffee Bit Cookies – a Double Booked Day

February 10, 2011

As we quickly U-turned and drove up to the café, AJ and I silently cheered that we found a perfect spot to parallel park, a mere two cars down from the café entryway (it’s the little things in life). We had been invited to Gigi’s 1st year birthday party. Gigi is the daughter of our friends, […]

Read the whole post →

Genoise Cake with Boysenberry Filling and Italian Meringue, a DIY Dessert event

February 7, 2011

Once a month, the amazing 18 Reasons, a nonprofit community space affiliated with BiRite Market, holds a DIY Dessert evening where they invite people from all over the San Francisco Bay Area to stop by and bring a dessert based on that month’s theme. I’ve been co-hosting the DIY Desserts for the past couple of […]

Read the whole post →

Happy Chinese New Year! Rosemary & Vanilla infused Honey Pineapple Cakes

February 3, 2011

February is a special month for AJ and I. No, it’s not our anniversary month, and no it’s not because we love to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s because we take the entire month of February off from social obligations. That’s right, we get to actually use the word “No” for a little bit, something AJ […]

Read the whole post →