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Chocolate Rolled Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream and Pistachios for my partner AJ’s 40th Birthday

November 12, 2012
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“I dunno, when I eat a cake, I usually like it fresh, not old or vintage” quipped AJ as I unwrapped a review copy of Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson that Ten Speed Press had sent me. I mentally rolled my eyes, but really I found AJ’s bad jokes to be endearing. After all, he […]

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Sugar Roasted Peach & Blueberry Bacon Infused Buckle and SF Chefs 2012

August 27, 2012
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“Could I have one of those lanyards that allows me to hang my wine glass from my neck?” I politely asked the woman who was handing them out. I asked this, not because I was a complete lush, but rather because I was at the SF Chef’s Grand Tasting Tent and having BOTH hands free […]

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Sweet Cherry Rhubarb Semolina Cake with Candied Clementines & a Photo Workshop with Andrew Scrivani

June 11, 2012
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The other day I was chatting with my friend, the fabulous food blogger Shauna of Piece of Cake, when the topic of food bloggers came up (no surprise). We started comparing food bloggers (in a strictly non-catty way, if you can believe it) and how each food blogger had his or her own sensibility and […]

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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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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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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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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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WORDLESS RECIPES #3 Valentine’s Day Edition – Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

February 13, 2012

Pin It Download a PDF of Eat the Love’s Wordless Recipe #3 Valentine’s Day Edition Molten Chocolate Lava Cake (2.4 MB file) Previous Eat the Love’s Wordless Recipes:#1 – How to Make Your Own Ice Cream “Magic” Chocolate Hard Shell #2 – Halloween Edition – Haunted Honey Caramel Popcorn  Recipe adapted from Savory Sweet Life […]

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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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Pineapple Upside Down Cake & A Hawaiian Luau

September 22, 2011

An ex-boyfriend of mine, who I rarely think of nowadays, had a fondness for pineapple upside down cake. I made it a few times for him back in the day, and it usually involved canned pineapples rings and those obscenely nuclear red jarred Maraschino cherries. Once we broke up, I pretty much forgot about the […]

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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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The Sangria Cake, a DIY Desserts event, learning from your mistakes and a note about my Saveur’s Best Food Blog Nomination

May 2, 2011

Last month, at 18 Reasons (a non-profit organization dedicated to the building community through food) I co-hosted the DIY Desserts event with my friend Melanie. DIY Desserts is an evening where bakers from all walks of life (from fancy schmancy pros to down home beginners) bring a dessert that they made centering around themes. April’s […]

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Still thinking of Japan: Matcha Green Tea and Lemon Honey Castella (kasutera) Japanese Sponge Cake

March 17, 2011

I can’t seem to keep Japan off my mind. I imagine that is how it is with most people, despite the trauma fatigue that tends to set in, with day after day of terrible news coming in. The bad news keeps coming in and at some point your mind turns it off. But Japan keeps […]

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Triple Chocolate Bavarois with Chocolate Lattice: February DIY Desserts at 18 Reasons

March 8, 2011

I’ve mentioned before how much I’m kind of a last minute person when it comes to making anything right? Well last month, the February DIY Dessert event that I co-lead with Melanie at 18 Reasons was quickly approaching and the theme was CHOCOLATE! I didn’t want to disappoint (especially with an amazing theme like that) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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