2012

Strawberry Meyer Lemon Cream Pie & and invite to join me for the DIY Dessert at 18 Reasons for pie!

May 31, 2012
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Spring is nearly over and summer is right around the corner. Summer in my household is clearly delineated when AJ gives his final exams, turns in his grades and then takes a week off to bike down to LA for the AIDS Lifecycle (please go and donate to this awesome cause. My man is biking […]

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Late Spring (almost Summer) Fruit Nutty Crumble, Gluten Free

May 28, 2012
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It is a constant struggle for me to use up the produce and perishable goods in my fridge and counter before they give up the ghost and end up in the compost bin. I loathe to throw anything food related away (ask AJ – it’s the most frustrating thing for him) but that was how […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Lime Pie with Toasted Coconut Meringue and a trip to Driscoll’s Berry Farms and Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival

May 21, 2012
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I’m always thrilled whenever I have a chance to learn a bit more about where my food comes from. So when Driscoll’s berries invited me (along with a number of other food bloggers) to visit their berry farms and learn more about what they do, I immediately said yes. Of course, as a bonus, they […]

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Bergamot Orange & Thyme Semolina Olive Oil Cake with Honey Vodka Glaze & Inn at Cedar Falls

May 14, 2012
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I had been in Ohio for a couple of days and I was already impressed with Amish Country. We had stayed at the charming Inn at Honey Run as well visited a small Amish bakery called Miller’s Bakery. We took off from the bakery for the next inn, the alluringly named Inn at Cedar Falls after […]

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White and Dark Chocolate Blood Orange Cookies & Same Sex Marriage

May 10, 2012
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I had another post ready for today. Or, more truthfully, I had written part of one that I eventually abandoned because things have shifted in the past few days in ways that made me realize I needed to write about something different. Part of it was the death of Maurice Sendak, someone who I always […]

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Southern Comfort Pear Almond Frangipane Pie

May 7, 2012
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Remember a few posts ago, when I talked about the Pie and Pie party that I had at my friend Rita and Damon’s place? Well, technically the party should have been called Pies and Pies because both AJ and I made more than one pie. In fact, AJ made six (or was it seven?) pizzas […]

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Blood Orange Chiffon Cake with Blood Orange Curd and Rich Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

April 30, 2012
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“Mom, when can we have more food bloggers over for dinner?” That’s what my friend Sara’s kids asked her after she had invited over Stephanie of Lick My Spoon and myself (along with our significant others) for dinner. Sara blogs over at Go Gingham, a frugal lifestyle blog and we had met at the Harry […]

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Third Annual San Francisco Food Blogger Bake Sale!

April 26, 2012
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Hey you! So, in case you didn’t hear, this coming Saturday, April 28th, from 11am to 4pm is the THIRD annual San Francisco Food Blogger Bake Sale! It’s going to be crazy awesome. We’re raising money for Share our Strength, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating hunger for children. 100% of the proceeds are going […]

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Banana Coconut Cream Pie and a trip to Los Angeles

April 23, 2012
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I was first introduced to Banana Cream Pie years ago when I visited Los Angeles years ago and was hanging out with my friend Emmie. Emmie had moved to California a few years before I had made the move west, to pursuing acting (though she got sidetracked and eventually ended up launching an awesome and successful […]

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Blood Orange Strawberry Rosemary Crust Fry Pies with Buttermilk Glaze and a drive through Ohio Amish Country with a stop at Miller’s Bakery

April 16, 2012
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We pulled up to the unassuming building off of the highway and all of us exited our vehicles. We were on day two of our Ohio Amish Country trip, driving from the Inn at Honey Run to our next destination. But since we were food bloggers, on a food press trip, we were incapable of […]

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Coconut Basil Ginger Flourless Chocolate Cake with Caramelized Ginger Pineapple, a Kosher for Passover dessert, and Seder Dinner with my friend Susie

April 12, 2012
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“Damn you!!!” proclaimed my new friend Danny (or new enemy, I’m not sure with the way he was sounding). He marched into the kitchen, where I was slicing up pieces of my Kosher for Passover cake for everyone. “I’m suppose to be suffering! This is too delicious for a Passover dessert. Damn you!!!” he stated […]

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Earl Grey Scones with Tart Cherries and White Chocolate Glaze and day one in Ohio Amish Country with a stay at The Inn at Honey Run

April 9, 2012
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These Earl Grey Tea Scones with Tart Cherries and White Chocolate Glaze are magnificent for breakfast or for an afternoon tea snack. I was in a bit of daze when I woke up Thursday morning, after traveling across country the day before. I had been invited to visit Ohio Amish Country some time back, but […]

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Blueberry Citrus Marble Brownies and a return to the Gluten Free Ratio Rally

April 4, 2012
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I’ve been out of the loop for a couple of months for the Gluten Free Ratio Rally but with the topics of brownies coming up for April, I knew that I had to get back into the game and carve out some time to bake. Brownies, at least the way I love them, are incredibly […]

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Thyme Flaxseed Rice Crispie Dark Chocolate Cookies and the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon

April 2, 2012

Because I’m an extremely famous blogger (no, actually I’m not, but somehow people seem to think I am, and who am I to dissuade them from their delusions), I get to do something fancy pants things like go on press trips, get an occasional review copy of a cookbook or hobnob with famous chefs. However, […]

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Carrot Pineapple Spice & Brownie Layer Cake with Whipped Cream & Cream Cheese Frosting and Marzipan Carrots. Also a recap of the 18 Reasons DIY Dessert Cake event

March 26, 2012
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At the end of last year, I received from a lovely holiday gift of Martha’s Entertaining, A Year of Celebration from the publisher, signed by Martha herself. Lush and gorgeous (as you would only expect from a Martha Stewart book) I immediately flipped through it and found a number of exquisite recipes that I knew […]

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Super Quick Cinnamon & Spice Breakfast Rolls and my final day in Columbus, Ohio.

March 22, 2012

If you’ve been reading my blog for any period of time, you might remember that I took a press trip to Columbus, Ohio back in September of last year. I blogged about the first day when I got to hang out with the awesome Jeni of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and the second day when […]

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The San Francisco Food Blogger Bake Sale 2012!

March 19, 2012

It’s that time again! The San Francisco Food Blogger Bake Sale is here, and I’m joining forces with Anita Chu of Desserts First, Shauna Sever of Piece of Cake and Annelies of La Vie en Route to throw our third annual fundraising event. Last year’s event had us splitting up our bake sale into two […]

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