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White Chocolate Pistachio Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies and day two of my trip to Columbus, Ohio

February 23, 2012

Last year I had a wonderful opportunity to travel to Columbus, Ohio to experience the best culinary delights that the city had to offer. Though I was dubious about the trip (which I talked about in an earlier post) I found myself consistently surprised at all the city to have to offer. Don’t get me […]

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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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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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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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Snappy Cinnamon Spice Bun Cookies with Honey Buttermilk Glaze and a Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

December 15, 2011

I was running late, working at the high-end department store (which is another story for another time) when I realize that I just wasn’t going to make it to both parties that I was scheduled back-to-back for that night. So, picking and choosing, I went with the one where cookies were involved. After all, I […]

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Apple Brown Butter Bay Leaf Spice Cookies for the Gluten Free Ratio Rally

December 7, 2011

It’s been a bit of a stressful time for me lately. I won’t go into the details as that’s a post for another time, but thankfully I had plenty of excuses to bake, which is what calms me down the most. A quick look at the calendar and I realized that it was time for […]

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Strawberry Black Pepper Chocolate Checkerboard Cookies

November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving is over, which means that I’m officially allowed to listen to Christmas music in the household. Apparently AJ can only listen to Dean Martin sing “Baby it’s Cold Outside” for about a month before he goes crazy. But every year, I look forward to the season, as I’m madly in love with Christmas and […]

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Not Your Average Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookie (brown butter chocolate chip cookies)

November 10, 2011

“If you have time, would it be possible for you to whip up a dessert for my birthday?” asked my friend Glenn. Normally I would automatically answer “Of course!” but Glenn was celebrating a “milestone” birthday by throwing a big weekend getaway event down in Monterey, completely with a dinner banquet. I was concerned that […]

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Gluten Free Caramelized Cornflake Lemon Poppyseed Cookies and weekend with food bloggers but not making food

November 7, 2011

It’s been one of those weeks. I went to two different conferences, back to back. All day Thursday, as well as the morning and early afternoon of Friday, I attended the awesome Dieline Package Design Forum. Then from 5pm to 10pm on Friday (yep, I only got a 3 hour break in-between) as well as […]

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Rum Soaked Tropical Fruit Oatmeal Cookies and hanging out at Little Beach in Maui

August 4, 2011

AJ and I spent most of the first week of our time in Maui on the beach. Specifically a beach nicknamed “Little Beach” – over the rock on the north side of Big Beach. As it’s name implies, it’s a small little beach, removed from the typical family friendly beaches strewn throughout Maui, and that […]

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The All American Classic Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie and Gay Pride

June 20, 2011

I rarely talk directly about being gay on this blog. Sure, I talk about my partner AJ all the time, and if you happen to read this blog on a regular basis, you might remember me participating in the gay pride parade last year. But I almost never talk specifically about me being gay because […]

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Strawberries and Cream Chocolate Chip Jumbo Cookie and a SF Food Blogger’s Bake Sale Recap

June 16, 2011

I’ve written about the San Francisco Food Blogger’s Bake Sale back in May before the event, but I never did have a chance to write about the fact that our little community bake sale here in San Francisco made $2500! That’s a whole lot of cash from some cookies and brownies (and cakes and pies […]

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Blueberry and White Chocolate Chip Jumbo Cookie and the SF Food Swap

June 13, 2011

A couple of months ago, my friend Azmina forwarded me a New York Times article about this crazy new party trend called “Food Swaps” happening all over the country (okay, maybe just in hipster places like Austin, Brooklyn and Portland but still). Azmina had asked me if I knew of one happening in San Francisco, […]

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The Thermador Steamy Soiree and Chocolate Toffee Oatmeal Whole Grain Cookies

June 9, 2011

Steamy Soiree. What naughty images does that invoke in your mind? How about a gathering of fantastic fabulous food bloggers to eat and talk about food? I recently was flown out by Thermador to Scottsdale, Arizona to meet other bloggers, talk food and learn a little bit about the Thermador brand and witness the unveiling […]

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Marbled Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cream Cheese Chewy Cookies: available at the San Francisco Food Blogger Bake Sale

May 12, 2011

So you may be wondering what I’m actually baking for the San Francisco Food Blogger Bake sale this coming Saturday. Hmm. That’s a good question. And normally I’m someone who pulls something out of thin air at the very last minute, totally making something the day before (or the day of if I can get […]

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Guilt Free Graham Crackers with whole grain unprocessed ingredients

April 21, 2011

Growing up, my partner AJ had a mild obsession with graham crackers. Well, specifically graham cracker dipped in chocolate frosting. It was a snack that his mother seemed to encourage and I can only mentally picture a child AJ taking the brown crumbly cracker and scooping and smearing generous dollops of frosting from a betty […]

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Pennsylvania Dutch Soft Cookies and a nostalgia for a childhood I only read about

April 14, 2011

Growing up I had a slight fascination with other “outsider” cultures. Perhaps it was because I was Asian, or “Oriental” as they referred to it back then, living in the Midwest surrounded by white people. I have specific memories of asking the one other oriental girl in my grade school if she spoke Chinese at […]

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