2011

Pie Party (real and virtual): Blood Orange Lemon Vanilla Infused Shaker Pie

July 5, 2011

Ahh… Pie. Who doesn’t love pie? I’ve talked about my friend’s love of pies in posts and have even won a few pie contests but I’ve never had the pleasure of making pies with anyone else. So when Shauna, Garrett, Justin, and Ashley all started tweeting about having a virtual pie party together, it was a […]

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SPONSORED POST: You say (Sweet) Potato. I say (Russet) Potato.

July 3, 2011

People always ask me where I get my inspiration from when I’m cooking or baking. OK, well maybe not ALWAYS (fine, I got asked it once by my friend Shila) but it’s an interesting question that I always wonder about other food bloggers. Do they bounce around to other food blogs to get inspiration or […]

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Peanut Butter S’More with Strawberry Marshmallows & Bacon Peanut Brittle and Pebble Beach Food & Wine Recap part three

July 1, 2011

If you have visited my blog this week, you’ve read about my adventures with Sabrina at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine where I noshed on sustainable seafood and grilled cheese with wine, all the while hob nobbing with fancy pants food obsessed people. But the place to go and be seen was the Tasting […]

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Bacon Peanut Brittle and the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Recap Part 2

June 29, 2011

I wrote about our first day at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine already, and the food that made me feel like I was a rich sophisticated person. I’m so NOT a rich sophisticated person. But I can pretend can’t I? Sabrina and I got dressed in our “Resort Casual” wear (this was what Pebble […]

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Strawberry Marshmallows and The Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival Recap pt.1

June 27, 2011

Remember how I talked about how I love my life? Well part of the reason I love it so much is that I have fantastic fabulous friends. Take for instance my partner-in-crime Sabrina of the Tomato Tart, who I presented with at BlogHer Food on design and branding (the post about our session is coming […]

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SPONSORED POST: French fries? Why yes. Thank you.

June 25, 2011

Recently I was contacted by Alexia Foods to participate in the “Reinvent a Classic” challenge with a number of other bloggers to develop a new flavor for their frozen fries line. I was a bit hesitant at first to accept the offer, as I didn’t feel like it was an exact fit for this blog […]

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Nudie Foodies is HERE!

June 23, 2011

Hello hello! I’ve mentioned it in the past but the time is now here: The Nudie Foodies: Food Bloggers Peel for Japan cookbook is DONE and available for purchase. 100% of all profits of the cookbook goes directly to AmeriCares, a foundation that has a specific campaign earmarked to help the people of Japan who […]

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The All American Classic Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie and Gay Pride

June 20, 2011

I rarely talk directly about being gay on this blog. Sure, I talk about my partner AJ all the time, and if you happen to read this blog on a regular basis, you might remember me participating in the gay pride parade last year. But I almost never talk specifically about me being gay because […]

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Strawberries and Cream Chocolate Chip Jumbo Cookie and a SF Food Blogger’s Bake Sale Recap

June 16, 2011

I’ve written about the San Francisco Food Blogger’s Bake Sale back in May before the event, but I never did have a chance to write about the fact that our little community bake sale here in San Francisco made $2500! That’s a whole lot of cash from some cookies and brownies (and cakes and pies […]

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Blueberry and White Chocolate Chip Jumbo Cookie and the SF Food Swap

June 13, 2011

A couple of months ago, my friend Azmina forwarded me a New York Times article about this crazy new party trend called “Food Swaps” happening all over the country (okay, maybe just in hipster places like Austin, Brooklyn and Portland but still). Azmina had asked me if I knew of one happening in San Francisco, […]

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The Thermador Steamy Soiree and Chocolate Toffee Oatmeal Whole Grain Cookies

June 9, 2011

Steamy Soiree. What naughty images does that invoke in your mind? How about a gathering of fantastic fabulous food bloggers to eat and talk about food? I recently was flown out by Thermador to Scottsdale, Arizona to meet other bloggers, talk food and learn a little bit about the Thermador brand and witness the unveiling […]

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Comfort me with Cherries: Bing Cherry Goat Cheese Tart with Black Pepper

June 6, 2011

Yesterday morning I found myself waving goodbye to AJ as he rode off to Los Angeles, 545 miles away, to raise money for the AIDS Lifecycle. This is his 11th ride and I think every year, I’ll be a little more casual about dropping him off and seeing him ride into the distance. And every […]

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Spotlight on Savory: White Cheddar Fennel Gougères stuffed with Porcini & Shallot Goat Cheese, a Gluten Free Ratio Rally

June 1, 2011

It’s been a rather insane past month and I look at my packed calendar and I realize that I don’t seem to have much time in the kitchen to do what I love to do best. Bake. In fact, it was with much sadness that I missed the May’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge, especially since the […]

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BlogHer Food 2011 in Atlanta Recap (with links)

May 30, 2011

I was packing my bag for BlogHer Food, trying to figure out what I needed to bring for the long weekend in the deep south, and I made the mistake of tweeting out to the twitterverse (yeah, I just used that word twitterverse in nonirony, feel free slap me in the face next time you […]

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Marble Dark Chocolate Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

May 26, 2011

My mom’s a pretty darn good cook. But, as with all Chinese mom’s, she rarely, if ever, follows a recipe. Most of the time it’s throwing ingredients into a pot or cutting up ingredients to stir fry. Dash of this, pinch of that, splash of this, sprinkle of that. Magic occurs. But that doesn’t happen […]

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Marbled Dark and White Chocolate Genmaicha Brownies

May 23, 2011

Did you know that being me is extremely difficult? Sure I have the burden of being stunning handsome, charming, witty and very gregarious when I need to be (a skill I picked up when I worked retail… I could upsell like no one else in the B. Dalton Bookstore at the local mall where I […]

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BlogHer Food 2011, Here I Come!

May 19, 2011

Today I fly off to Atlanta to present a session on Branding and Design for Food Bloggers at BlogHer Food. My partner-in-crime Sabrina of The Tomato Tart will be there as well, holding my hand and kicking me under the table to make sure that I’m not making a fool of myself. I just hope […]

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