January 2012

Black Forest Chocolate Crinkle Cookies that are obscenely good (and gluten free)

January 30, 2012

I was taken aback, while mingling at my annual holiday party in December, when my friend Matthew accosted me and pointed out a cookie that I had made for the festivities. It wasn’t the fact that a friend of mine liked my baked goods (this happens on occasion). Nor was it the fact that he […]

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Caramel Egg Custard Tart, a twist on the classic Chinese dim sum treat

January 26, 2012

This past Monday was Chinese New Year, and I had every intention of posting something “Chinese-y” in celebration. However, I did not expect my ridiculous cough that I got from around the time of the Western New Year to have persisted until the other new year – the Chinese New Year. Obviously I didn’t have […]

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Apple Cookie Recipe – Caramel Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies & a trip to the Indianapolis Museum of Art

January 23, 2012

I’ve had this terrible cold that morphed into a cough that morphed into sinus infection that’s morphed back into a cough. Or, at least, that’s what I think is happening to me. AJ has told me I should go to the doctor since it’s been so long since I’ve been hacking up nasty stuff, and […]

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Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Tart

January 19, 2012

I’ve been meaning to post about my pomegranate dark chocolate tart for ages, especially after Saveur Magazine picked me as their Site We Love and mentioned it in their post. A few people asked me about it, but I just haven’t had a chance to write it up yet. I created it a couple of […]

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White Chocolate Funfetti Birthday Cake from scratch for my two year old niece

January 16, 2012

Back in November I hosted Thanksgiving with AJ and made a huge dinner with all the fixings for us two, my brother and his wife, and their utterly cute daughter (my niece) who I absolutely adore. It also happened to be her second birthday so, of course, I had to make her a birthday cake. […]

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Photo Friday: Pacari Chocolate, Top Shelf Whiskey & Photobooth

January 13, 2012

This past Wednesday, I was invited to a sneak peak preview of a private tasting event that is happening in conjunction with the upcoming Fancy Food Show here in San Francisco. This coming Monday, January 16th, Pacari Chocolate is having a tasting that is open to the public. The $20 ticket includes tastings of a […]

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Blackberry Peppermint Chocolate Striped Cookies & the 18 Reasons DIY Dessert Holiday Cookie Swap

January 9, 2012

So is everyone completely over Christmas, New Year’s and the Holidays? Your tree is pulled down, all the ornament’s put away, the bright twinkly lights wadded into a ball, to be detangled next year, and your “seasonal” plateware stored in the back of the closet, not to be seen for 11 more months? Yeah, well, […]

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Spicy Caramel Popcorn Mexican Chocolate Brownies & Dinner at Annie & Kenton’s place

January 2, 2012

My friend Annie isn’t a huge dessert enthusiastic, which is an oddity in my group of friends. In fact, sweets aren’t her thing at all, though she absolutely loves food. Salty and savory, tends to be what she swoons over, as she can consume massive amounts of burritos, burgers and pho at any given time. […]

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