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Cookbooks of 2012, Part Two. Plus another triple cookbook giveaway!

December 21, 2012
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On Wednesday, I wrote about how I ended up getting more cookbooks than I have any previous year because of how many awesome ones that were released in 2012. So many, in fact, that I had to break my list into two, one for food bloggers and one for the rest of the [...]

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Cookbooks of 2012, the Food Blogger edition. Plus a triple cookbook giveaway!

December 19, 2012
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This year has found me acquiring more cookbooks than any previous year in the past, much to my partner AJ’s chagrin. As I slowly quickly run out of room in our tiny apartment (I’ve maxed out storing them under my desk, which means I’m now storing books in my closet) I look at [...]

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A contest reminder! Plus a graham cracker giveaway courtesy of Attune Foods!

December 12, 2012
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A couple of months ago, you might remember that I wrote how I was teaming up with Attune Foods to help judge in their Healthy Holiday Recipe Contest. I just wanted to remind you, my dear readers, that there is still time to enter! The deadline for the contest is December 31st and [...]

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SPONSORED POST: It’s a contest! And I’m getting all judgy!

October 4, 2012
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I’m thrilled to announce that I’m teaming up with Attune Foods to judge their Healthy Holiday Recipe Contest. You might remember that I mentioned Attune Foods in one of my blog posts a few weeks ago, about peach and graham cracker ice cream. I love working with their Erewhon (formerly New Morning) Organic Graham Crackers […]

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Double Chocolate Dried Cherry and Toffee Bit Cookies – a Double Booked Day

February 10, 2011

As we quickly U-turned and drove up to the café, AJ and I silently cheered that we found a perfect spot to parallel park, a mere two cars down from the café entryway (it’s the little things in life). We had been invited to Gigi’s 1st year birthday party. Gigi is the daughter of our friends, […]

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Blackberry Lemon Chess Pie w/ Honey Jumbleberry Sauce. How I won the SF Food Wars – Pie or Die Competition!

July 28, 2010

Oh man. I’m on a HIGH! And no, it’s not a sugar high – though that would totally be a good guess. It’s more because for the past two or three weeks I’ve been stressed and freaked out about entering the SF Food Wars Pie or Die competition. They put out a call for entries about a month ago, and as I had mentioned in the past, I’m pretty bad at trying to “figure out” what I’m going to bake in advance. But I rallied, pulled out my new favorite not a cookbook cookbook The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dorenburg, cross referenced a few ingredients and came up with this description of my entry: Check(mate) Please! Blackberry Lemon Chess Pie – Backyard home-grown lemons and local blackberries update this Southern classic chess pie with a California twist. Almond scented crust adds a contemporary touch, while a drizzle of berry sauce made with a touch of San Francisco honey adds homey complexity. And they accepted it to compete! Of course, I didn’t have all the logistics figured out on how I was going to pull it off, but I figured it out as I went along, AND on top of that I won – oh did I win! But more on that later…

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