Photo Essay: McMinnville, Oregon

September 26, 2016

This past summer we stayed at McMinnville, Oregon, an impossibly cute town in the Oregon Wine Country. We tasted wine and ate too much. This past summer AJ and I took to the road and wound our way from San Francisco through the Pacific Northwest. We eventually ended up in Vancouver to take a cruise […]

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Sponsored Post: Pumpkin Butter “Pop-Tarts”

September 19, 2016

These fun to make (and eat) Pumpkin Butter “Pop-Tarts” are the perfect Autumnal treat for breakfast or just a snack! I’m not ready for Fall. Mostly because it has been unreasonably cold here in San Francisco all Summer long and I want that sort of over-the-top oppressive heat that feels like a blanket you can’t […]

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Photo Essay: Oregon’s Historic Columbia River Highway (and a little more)

September 12, 2016

Oregon is sort of magical wonderland. Though I often visit Portland (though sadly I’ll be missing this year’s Feast Portland) I rarely have a chance to explore the rest of the state. So when AJ and I were looking at places to visit this past summer, the Pacific Northwest was high on our list. Coordinating […]

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BBQ Shrimp and Grits

August 29, 2016

BBQ Shrimp and Grits are an easy meal to make. Using stone-ground grits and cooking them slow and low brings out their savory flavor! When AJ is away I eat awful. Box mac and cheese, instant ramen, and a lot of carry out, specifically of the cheap Chinese food type. I’m not sure why I […]

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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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Cheeseburger Pasta

August 1, 2016

This made-from-scratch Cheeseburger Pasta is loosely inspired by a box mix that I used to make in college, but is WAY better! True confession time. Growing up my mom was a pretty awesome cook making sure that we had a hot homemade meal at home every single night. And though I took a class in […]

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Sponsored Post: Mocha Pots de Creme

July 25, 2016

These easy-to-make mocha pots de creme are perfect meal ending on a warm summer evening. “I would have eaten more of this if I could…” said my friend Annie as she handed off the rest of the mocha pots de creme to my partner AJ. He finished the half empty mason jar without a thought […]

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Pretzel Buns

July 11, 2016

These easy-to-make pretzel buns use baking soda to “pretzel-fy” the dough. They’re my favorite burger buns! This whole food blogging thing came about accidentally for me. When people ask me how I became a recipe developer, food writer and photographer I usually tell them that I stumbled into it. I was former a graphic designer […]

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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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Sponsored Post: Potato Chip Zucchini Sticks with Marinara Sauce

June 9, 2016

This post was sponsored by Frito-Lay. I’m teaming up with Frito-Lay this summer to bring you recipes using LAY’S potato chips. I was compensated for this post and for developing the recipe. However all opinions below are completely my own and not endorsed by Frito-Lay. These easy & tasty Potato Chip Zucchini Sticks are perfect […]

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Photo Essay: Cook N Scribble, Los Angeles 2016

June 6, 2016

A Cook N Scribble Evening with Molly O’Neill in Los Angeles In a different life, years ago, I was a bookseller. From mall bookstores to independent shops I was a dedicated bookseller for years before I started doing graphic design, which later morphed into photography and writing. There’s a lot of romanticism in selling books, […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 31, 2016

These chewy mint chocolate chip cookies are reminiscent of a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream, only in cookie form! I moved to San Francisco 18 years ago and when I moved here, an acquaintance warned me within the first couple of months of my arrival that this wasn’t a city most people stick […]

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Photo Essay: Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala 2016 (part 2)

May 23, 2016

The second of two photo essays for the Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala fundraiser of 2016. The chefs and cooks moved in a silent rhythm to a beat only they could really hear and feel as AJ and I watched. They were plating food for the annual Meals on Wheels Star Chefs […]

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Sponsored Post: Potato Chip Chicken Tenders

May 15, 2016

This post was sponsored by Frito-Lay. I’m teaming up with Frito-Lay this summer to bring you recipes using Lay’s potato chips. I was compensated for this post and for developing the recipe. However all opinions below are completely my own and not endorsed by Frito-Lay. These Potato Chip Chicken Tenders are as easy to make […]

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Cookies and Cream Cookies

May 2, 2016

Looking for Oreo Recipes? These cookies and cream cookies are crispy on the edges and chewy in the center cookies with Oreos baked right into them! “It’s the Inception of cookies.” I explained to my friends when they asked me at the picnic what sort of cookies these were. They just looked at me confused […]

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Photo Essay: Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala 2016 (part 1)

April 25, 2016

The first of two photo essays for the Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala fundraiser of 2016. As usual, AJ and I were stuffed before we even got halfway through the room. We were at the annual Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintner’s Gala event and we were trying our best to […]

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