cookie

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 […]

Read the whole post →

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 […]

Read the whole post →

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, […]

Read the whole post →

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 […]

Read the whole post →

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 […]

Read the whole post →

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 […]

Read the whole post →

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 […]

Read the whole post →

Double Mac Attack, Double Dates, and a Double Recipe for Fauxreos™ (Faux Oreos) – vanilla bean and Mexican spicy mole

March 11, 2011

Let’s talk seeing double for a little bit. Last month AJ and I had scored tickets to the SF Food Wars Return of the Mac and Cheese and it was awesome. The second mac and cheese competition that SF Food Wars had, and more mac and cheese than you can shake a fist at: 16 […]

Read the whole post →

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, […]

Read the whole post →

Pain d’Épice Cookies for 18 Reasons Holiday Cookie Swap!

December 24, 2010

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I attended a couple of cookie swaps during the holiday season. In truth, I not only attended one, but also help volunteer/host another one at 18 Reasons, a community space run by the Bi-Rite Market earlier this month. It was their DIY Dessert night, a monthly event […]

Read the whole post →

Ginger Molasses Spice Cookies and My Sister’s Wedding

December 16, 2010

My sister Natatia got married a couple of months ago. It’s still hard for me to think of her as married, but there it was on her Facebook page with a different last name staring at me when I logged in the week afterwards. My sister is four years younger than me (and my brother […]

Read the whole post →

Honey Lemon Ginger Molasses Marble Cookies for a Cookie Swap with Food Bloggers!

December 12, 2010

It’s the holiday season and that means cookies! Insane amount of cookies! All you need to do is look around the web and see that cookies are what’s on everyone’s mind, with the holidays coming up. I’m a little behind on the obligatory cookie post, but don’t fear, there will be many cookie posts coming up as I’ve been to a couple of cookie swaps recently. The one that my friend Annelies hosted, had me developing (at the last minute) these Honey Lemon Ginger Molasses Marble Cookies, which I have to say, I’m pretty proud of.

Read the whole post →

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles – The Very First Thing I Ever Baked Redux

June 25, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, Shauna over at Gluten Free Girl sent out a tweet asking her followers what their first thing they ever cooked was. It morphed into a mass blog posting event (if you haven’t read her post, go there now, and then scroll down to her list of other bloggers who wrote about their first food making experience) with some fantastic reading of everyone’s walk down memory lane. I posted about my snickerdoodles and how I feel in love with the magic of backing in response, but I felt slightly guilty about it because I wanted to make the snickerdoodles the way they were, AND make a version of them gluten free – not only because Shauna inspired the post, but I figured there would be a few readers asking for it, bouncing over here from her site.

Read the whole post →

Snickerdoodles: The Very First Thing I Ever Baked

June 14, 2010

The fabulous Shauna over at Gluten Free Girl sent out a tweet last week asking everyone what the first thing they ever cooked was. I immediately thought of the simple basic snickerdoodle. Some people love it, some people find it boring and some people have never heard of it. For me though, it’s ripe with history and nostalgia…because it’s the first thing I ever learn to bake.

Read the whole post →

Italian Cream Cupcakes with Lemon Curd and Lemon Buttercream. Also a tiny cookie.

May 21, 2010

It’s is OBVIOUS that I have food blogger disease. Because I have started to look for excuses to bake. Not that I necessarily need an excuse to bake, but the reality is, I’m clearly in the honeymoon phase of blogging, coming up with ideas and rushing to my pantry to see what supplies I have. In fact I was down to only FOUR sticks of butter last week because of my constant kitchen experiments! THE HORROR!

Read the whole post →

An Engagement Sugar Cookie with Royal Icing

May 4, 2010

About a month ago, my friend Jai emailed me a note with the title It’s About That Time…. In it he told me (and another friend) that in a month, Susie, his girlfriend, would have her family in town and there was going to be a dinner that he wanted us to help plan it. The […]

Read the whole post →

National Blogger Bake Sale! Gluten Free Cookie Bars!

April 18, 2010

Dude. I am totally late to the game.

It’s been a crazy week, with traveling to Ohio and back, and so I decided this weekend was going to be a mellow weekend. I slept in this morning and leisurely lounged about in bed until about 10:30am where I grabbed my iPhone (because I was too lazy to actually get up and move to my computer) and stared at it’s tiny screen to see what was going on in the world.

Read the whole post →