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Chocolate Shortbread Cookies, Aztec Style

December 16, 2013
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This easy twist on classic chocolate shortbread cookies kicks them up a notch with hot spices, tart dried cranberries and roasted cacao nibs! The first time I tasted Aztecan style chocolate I was smitten. I was working at a high-end department store sampling butter cookies for a Japanese company. And when I say I was […]

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Salted Vanilla Bean White Chocolate Multigrain Cookie and Folsom Street Fair 2012

October 22, 2012
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In my head, the end of summer in San Francisco is the end of September. Not because the weather starts to cool off (it hasn’t, if anything October tends to be just as warm as September) or the leaves are starting to change (San Francisco has very few deciduous trees). No, it’s because the summer […]

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies with Toffee Bits for Garrett and Brian’s Wedding

October 8, 2012
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The text on my iPhone read “Brian says that he’ll marry you instead now. Home wrecker! You and your chocolately wiles.” I couldn’t be more amused or more pleased. Not because I was wrecking a home (who do you think I am?!?), but because the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies with Toffee Bits photo I […]

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Gluten Free Maple Oat and Dried Cherry Shortbread Cookies

September 3, 2012
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I started to write a post about AJ’s love of oatmeal for breakfast. I wanted to write about because I made these Gluten Free Maple Oat and Dried Cherry Shortbread cookies based on a recipe from The Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook. But as I wrote the post, I realized I had single handedly written the most […]

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White and Dark Chocolate Blood Orange Cookies & Same Sex Marriage

May 10, 2012
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I had another post ready for today. Or, more truthfully, I had written part of one that I eventually abandoned because things have shifted in the past few days in ways that made me realize I needed to write about something different. Part of it was the death of Maurice Sendak, someone who I always […]

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Introducing Street Sweets: a collaborative underground dessert pop-up

September 29, 2011

Those of you who don’t live in San Francisco might not be aware of a phenomenon called the Underground Market, but it’s an event that happened every couple of months where unlicensed vendors sold their wares. One of the problems with starting up a food company is that it is extremely cost prohibitive. To sell […]

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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!

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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 […]

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