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Cranberry Pie from Art of the Pie

November 28, 2016

A new, easy-to-make classic, the cranberry pie, will make every holiday season bright and cheery when it’s served up! This post is a part of a series of cookbook posts that I’ll be running from now through December. I was not monetarily compensated for this post but I did receive this cookbook for free as […]

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Ginger, Vanilla and Quince Upside Down Cake from the book Alternative Baker

November 21, 2016

A recipe for a warm and inviting ginger, vanilla and quince upside down cake from the cookbook Alternative Baker by Alanna Taylor-Tobin. This post is a part of a series of cookbook posts that I’ll be running from now through December. I was not monetarily compensated for this post but I did receive this cookbook […]

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Sponsored Post: Spicy Apple and Berry Cobbler

October 17, 2016

This zippy spicy apple and berry cobbler is an updated twist on a classic comfort dessert. “Whoa. Is this recipe on your blog?” asked my new friend Kellie of The Suburban Soapbox. We were in Chicago for a short whirlwind 24 hours for the #OrganicForAll event hosted by Safeway. The day was flying by fast, […]

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Peach and Blackberry Pie

August 22, 2016

A Midwest Summer experience: learning to fire a gun, baking a peach and blackberry pie and how food brings us all together. “If you at any point feel uncomfortable, you should yell out ‘CEASE FIRE’ and everyone will put their guns down.” Said the man in the instruction video at the shooting range. We were […]

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Earl Grey Blueberry Coffee Cake

June 27, 2016

An easy infusion of tea in scalded milk, makes this Earl Grey Blueberry Coffee Cake incredibly delicious and a snap to make. I have a new obsession and its name is Snapchat. Part of me wants to curl up in a ball and hide under a rock when I admit that. I want to call […]

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A Minute To Be Ourselves (with a Plum and Rhubarb Cobbler)

June 20, 2016

In times of crisis and grief, the only thing I could do was go into the kitchen and bake. This Plum and Rhubarb Cobbler is the result. This past week has been pretty devastating. I picked up my partner AJ in L.A. on Saturday, after the AIDS Lifecycle only to wake up the next morning […]

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Rhubarb Coffee Cake with Blackberries and Big Crumb Topping

April 11, 2016

This not-too-sweet rhubarb coffee cake has blackberries and a big crumb topping for a perfect spring breakfast treat! “Do you ever get burned out of baking?” asked a friend of mine at brunch. We were huddling together in the patio deck, trying to keep dry as it was raining outside. The overhead awning was huge […]

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A Special April 1st Post: Bye Bye Raspberry Pie and the (NSFW) story of How I Ended Up Dressed Up as a 7-Foot Tall Cartoon Penis

April 1, 2016

This special April 1st post features a recipe for Butterscotch Raspberry Pie and a not safe for work story about a giant cartoon penis. (Jump directly to the recipe.) I peered through the black mesh screen in my costume and felt slightly warm and vaguely claustrophobic. The giant felt and plaster form that enclosed my […]

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Sponsored Post: Vanilla and Orange Cranberry Cake

December 14, 2015

This stunning celebratory holiday cake has the sweet tart flavor of cranberries matched up with orange and vanilla! I’ve always loved the tart sweet flavor of cranberries so it only makes sense to use those bright red winter berries for the filling of a holiday cake! Paired with a cake batter scented with orange and […]

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Pear Cobbler Recipe with Gingerbread Biscuits

November 30, 2015

This warm wintry Pear Cobbler Recipe has a gingerbread biscuit topping that will make your home smell like the holidays! It was staring at me from the front of the cover of a recent issue of Bon Appetit. A spiced pear upside down cake. It looked lovely and so seasonally appropriate but I wasn’t sure if […]

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Passion Fruit Drink with Hint of Earl Grey Tea

November 25, 2015

This refreshing Passion Fruit Drink with a hint of Earl Grey tea is like a tropical Arnold Palmer! “People need convincing to go to Maui??” asked my friend Nina when I posted a photo from the press lunch I was at with the Hawaii Visitor and Convention Bureau. I laughed because she kind of had […]

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Sponsored Post: Apple Cobbler with Pumpkin Biscuits!

November 2, 2015

This apple cobbler with pumpkin biscuits has luscious apples and dried cranberries with a pumpkin pie spiced pumpkin biscuit topping! I’m a huge fan of cobblers, mostly because they are less fussy than pies and they can serve a large crowd of folks. I opted to fully embrace fall by not only making an apple […]

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Sponsored Post: Plum and Peach Galette (and a GIVEAWAY!)

September 21, 2015

I dread the end of summer like a 4th grader. It’s not that I have to go back to sitting in the boring classroom (I actually liked school, unlike other kids). It’s because it’s the end of all the peaches, plums and other berries. So in the last burst of summer stone fruit that hits […]

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Apple Pandowdy with Blackberries

September 7, 2015

This easy rustic Autumn dessert is called an Apple Pandowdy with blackberries. Easier than a pie, simple as a cobbler, just as tasty as either! I can’t believe it’s September already. The summer is clearly over, with the last of the heirloom tomatoes, peaches and plums starting to thin out. Berries are having their last […]

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Peach and Nectarine Cobbler with Sage Biscuits and Honey Mead Filling

August 10, 2015

This sophisticated take on a peach and nectarine cobbler has a flakey sage biscuit and a honey mead filling that is anything but ordinary! I came back to San Francisco to a fridge surprisingly full of food. My mom was staying at our place while we were in New York on vacation and we had […]

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Berry Tart with Blueberries, Strawberries and a Crisp Corn Crust

August 3, 2015

This easy summer berry tart has juicy blueberries and strawberries wrapped in a free form crisp corn flour crust! I’ve said it before but Summer grocery shopping is always an exercise in restraint for me. If I didn’t hold myself back, I would buy barrelfuls of berries and stone fruit. As it is, I try […]

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Strawberry Plum Jam with Rosemary

July 20, 2015
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This luscious summer fruit jam is bursting with flavor while the touch of rosemary tempers the jam’s sweetness. “Hey are you planning to make plum jam this season? Can I tag along for a team jam session?’ texted my friend Tina. I had given her a batch of my vanilla and bay leaf plum jam […]

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