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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

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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Blueberry Muffins Recipe with Blood Orange

January 26, 2015

This homemade blueberry muffins recipe is easy to make and uses a blood orange to give a nice subtle citrus flavor to each bite! It’s been ongoing for the past two weeks but I’ve been craving blueberry muffins like no one’s business. And yes, I know blueberries are completely out of season right now (unless […]

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Orange Hazelnut Cake & Feast Portland 2014!

September 15, 2014
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This orange hazelnut cake is a winning combination of flavors in this insanely moist easy-to-make recipe with a lovely nutty texture. I always say that being a food writer, photographer and recipe developer is both a blessing and a curse. The ability to eat tons of fabulous food, photograph gorgeous meals and learn so much […]

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Red Plum Jam Swirled Caramelized White Chocolate Brownie Sundae [Sponsored Post]

August 1, 2014
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I don’t watch a lot of reality TV but I was thrilled to team up with the folks at Cake Boss to create a recipe using their new line of bakeware, which features more than 250 baking products. The resulting Red Plum Jam Swirled Caramelized White Chocolate Brownie Sundae is definitely ready for it’s close […]

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Kahlúa Chocolate Banana Bread [Sponsored Post]

July 11, 2014
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This moist and delicious twist on the same old chocolate banana bread shines when shared at a picnic or with friends. July is here and that means warm weather, lounging around the pool and outdoor picnics. Unless, of course, you live in San Francisco where the weather is notoriously cold during the summer months and […]

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Blackberry Jam Cake, otherwise known as Woodford Pudding

April 28, 2014
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This blackberry jam cake, otherwise known as a Woodford Pudding, is made from scratch but is super easy and served with a fast bourbon butterscotch sauce! I have little to no connection with Kentucky. I’m not a huge fan of the derby, much less horse racing in general. I certainly don’t drink mint juleps (as […]

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Pear Cake with Honey, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

March 17, 2014
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If you’re looking for a sophisticated dinner party dessert, check out this gorgeous upside-down pear cake made with honey, walnuts and optional blue cheese! The winter months can be a bit hard for someone who loves fruit as much as I do. With spring just around the corner and early strawberries starting to appear at […]

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Apple Pear Cobbler

January 6, 2014
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This Apple Pear Cobbler is an easy and simple dessert, perfect for a cozy winter dinner! “So you’re on dessert duty, I hope that’s OK.” AJ told me, as we were going over our holiday itinerary back in Indiana. This was not a surprise to me as I’m pretty much always on dessert duty where […]

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Raspberry Cookie Bars with White Chocolate Chunks
[Sponsored Post]

December 3, 2013
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An easy and beautiful raspberry cookie bars recipe, perfect for the holidays to enjoy at home or to give as a gift! I was thrilled when Driscoll’s reached out to me to see if I wanted to partner together this holiday season for their Made with Love campaign, that includes an awesome sweepstakes to win […]

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Blackberry Muffin Recipe made with Whole Wheat, Honey and Fresh Mint (and going up to Portland For Feast Portland!)

September 9, 2013
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The last time I was in Portland, Oregon was two years ago. My partner AJ and I roadtripped up to Oregon, through Ashland where we saw their awesome Shakespeare Festival, visited Crater Lake and finally ended up in Portland to hang out with my college friend Sue and her husband Tony. I haven’t been up […]

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Apricot & Berry Cobbler

August 26, 2013
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I’m holding on to summer just a bit longer. As the days seem to be shortening a bit, as I start to see everyone on Facebook talking about their kids getting ready for school, and as I see the Asian pears and Gravenstein apples pop up at my local market I still refuse to believe […]

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Cherry Buckle with Cocoa Cinnamon Crumb Topping

August 19, 2013
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“I can’t stop eating this!” exclaimed AJ as he took another bite of my Cherry Buckle with Cocoa Cinnamon Crumb Topping. I looked inquisitively at him as he sat at the round wooden table in his parent’s tiny kitchen. He explained himself, with his mouth half full and crumbs in his beard “You KNOW I […]

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Peach & Blueberry Cream Crumble Pie and the 18 Reasons DIY Dessert Pie Event!

July 15, 2013
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“So don’t tell anyone, but your pie was totally the best…” whispered my friend Stephanie, conspiratorially into my ear. I was at the 18 Reasons DIY Dessert: Pie! event that I cohost with my partner-in-crime Melanie. I had brought a Peach and Blueberry Cream Crumble Pie which was a total experimental pie for me and […]

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Buttermilk Biscuit Muffins with Ginger Plum Jam and my final day in Ohio Amish Country at Murphin Ridge Inn

September 10, 2012
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A good buttermilk biscuit is a thing of beauty, light, flaky and buttery. Add a spoonful of homemade ginger plum jam and you’ve got a country breakfast on a plate. Of course, some people seem super scared of making biscuits, thinking they’ll make them hard, tough or misshapen. Thankfully there is an easy solutions to […]

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Late Spring (almost Summer) Fruit Nutty Crumble, Gluten Free

May 28, 2012
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It is a constant struggle for me to use up the produce and perishable goods in my fridge and counter before they give up the ghost and end up in the compost bin. I loathe to throw anything food related away (ask AJ – it’s the most frustrating thing for him) but that was how […]

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