2017

Grilled Double Cheese Cheeseburgers [Sponsored Post]

August 14, 2017

This double cheese cheeseburger, made with Safeway’s O Organics® ground beef and cheese is the definition of summertime grilling favorites! (Jump directly to the recipe.) This post was sponsored by Safeway. I was compensated for this post and for developing the recipe. However all opinions below are completely my own. If you have followed AJ […]

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Peach, Basil and Olive Oil Coffee Cake [Sponsored Post]

July 24, 2017

This peach, basil and olive oil coffee cake is bursting with summer flavor. The Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil gives it an extra dimension of flavor! (Jump directly to the recipe.) This post was sponsored by Filippo Berio. I was compensated for this post and for developing the recipe. However all opinions below are […]

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Rosemary Pistachio Cinnamon Rolls with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Glaze

July 10, 2017

These soft and fluffy Rosemary Pistachio Cinnamon Rolls with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Glaze are surprisingly easy to make with no kneading required! (Jump directly to the recipe.) “So why did you use rosemary in the cinnamon rolls?” asked my friend Rita as I shared with her what I was working on, a blog post […]

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Photo Essay: Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala 2017 (part 2)

June 26, 2017

The second of two photo essays for the San Francisco Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala fundraiser of 2017. Though we could completely fill up by eating our weight in appetizers from the Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala, we know from past experience to save room for more. The evening […]

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Photo Essay: Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala 2017 (part 1)

June 19, 2017

The first of two photo essays for the San Francisco Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala fundraiser of 2017. Every year the annual Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala is a stellar affair. AJ and I have been supporting the event for as long as we can remember, and it’s the […]

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Twice-Cooked Eggplant and Olive [Sponsored Post]

June 12, 2017

This twice-cooked eggplant and olive dish is super easy to make but looks and tastes incredibly sophisticated. The secret is California ripe olives! (Jump directly to the recipe.) This post was sponsored by the California Olive Committee. I was compensated for this post and for developing the recipe. However all opinions below are completely my […]

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Bacon, Mushroom & Peas Pasta [Sponsored Post]

June 5, 2017

This bacon, mushroom and peas spaghetti is super quick and easy to make but packed full of creamy rich flavor! (Jump directly to the recipe.) This post was sponsored by Safeway. I was compensated for this post and for developing the recipe. However all opinions below are completely my own. Working from home also means […]

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Rhubarb & Blueberry Oatmeal Bars with Cacao Nibs & Rose Petals

May 22, 2017

These rhubarb and blueberry oatmeal bars are absolutely magical with the addition of cacao nibs and dried rose petals, yet they are really easy to make! (Jump directly to the recipe.) “This flavor combination is magical!” said my friend Alanna after she took a bite of my rhubarb blueberry oatmeal bar with cacao nibs and […]

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Meyer Lemon and Matcha Green Tea Bundt Cake and Macy’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! [Sponsored Post]

May 15, 2017

This easy-to-make marbled Meyer lemon matcha cake is a blend of fragrant Meyer lemons and Matcha green tea and would be perfect with coffee or tea. (Jump directly to the recipe for Meyer Lemon and Matcha Green Tea Bundt Cake.) This post was sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however all thoughts and […]

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Lemongrass and Rhubarb Cheesecake (Kosher for Passover optional)

May 1, 2017

This unique lemongrass and rhubarb cheesecake is beautifully fragrant with infused grassy citrus lemongrass and a stunning red rhubarb streak inside. (Jump directly to the recipe.) About 15 years ago my brother called me up asking for a favor. He had moved from Missouri to do a fellowship at UC Davis in forensic psychology. It […]

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Ham and Parmesan Waffles with a Fried Egg [Sponsored Post]

April 24, 2017

These easy-to-make ham and Parmesan waffles are a great special occasion (or really any day) breakfast or brunch on the regular sweet waffles. (Jump directly to the savory waffle recipe.) This post was sponsored by Bisquick. I’m teaming up with Bisquick to bring you fun and innovative recipes using Bisquick. I was compensated for this […]

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Meyer Lemon Shaker Tart with Strawberries and Rhubarb

April 17, 2017

This super easy to make Meyer Lemon Shaker Tart is a simple adaptation of the classic lemon shaker tart with the addition of strawberries and rhubarb. (Jump directly to the recipe.) I hadn’t seen my friend Angela in forever. Or at least for a couple of years, which is insane because we only live a […]

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Savory Sweet Potato Waffles [Sponsored Post]

April 7, 2017

These Savory Sweet Potato Waffles with Garlic Crème Fraîche make an incredible breakfast or brunch item for Easter or anytime of the year! (Jump directly to the recipe.) This post was sponsored by the California Sweetpotato Council. I’m teaming up with the California Sweetpotato Council to create an awesome sweet potato recipe. I was compensated […]

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Mushroom Braised Chicken

April 3, 2017

These wild mushroom braised chicken thighs are incredibly flavorful but are also incredibly easy to make. The secret is the long roasting time in the oven. (Jump directly to the recipe.) “Are you having a party?” asked the woman who waiting in line after me to check out at the big warehouse store. I looked […]

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Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

March 27, 2017

These chocolate hot cross buns are stuffed with dried cherries and chopped dark chocolate – a fun chocolate twist on the classic treat eaten on Good Friday! (Jump directly to the recipe.) I’ve been tinkering with a hot cross bun recipe for some time now. It’s a strange little baking project for me, a Taiwanese-American […]

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Bacon and Cheddar Biscuits and Gravy Recipe [Sponsored Post]

March 20, 2017

This easy biscuits and gravy recipe uses bacon and cheese in the biscuits along with sage and thyme in the sausage gravy, making it a great brunch dish! (Jump directly to the recipe.) This post was sponsored by Bisquick. I’m teaming up with Bisquick to bring you fun and innovative recipes using Bisquick. I was […]

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Carrot Honey Cheesecake with Almond Cinnamon Crust

March 13, 2017

This Carrot Honey Cheesecake inverts the classic carrot cake and cream cheese frosting into a creamy honey cheesecake with beautiful carrot spiced swirls. (Jump directly to the Carrot Honey Cheesecake recipe.) “So are you off of grains completely?” I asked my friend Tina. She had just celebrated a milestone birthday and my friend Peter was […]

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