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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Marbled, Swirled, and Layered Launch Party (and more upcoming book signing events!)

November 14, 2016

A book signing event at Omnivore Books made me realize that we are collectively better when we gather together and share with each other. I hadn’t really thought about the election results when I had scheduled my launch party. Omnivore Books, a cookbook bookstore here in San Francisco, was crazy busy with Fall book releases […]

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Marble Rum Cake

November 7, 2016

This Marble Rum Cake is easy to make and packed full of rum flavor because it uses 3 types of rum in it making sure it every bite is moist and tender. Every year I think about what sort of dessert I can make for AJ’s birthday and every year I end up circling back […]

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My cookbook MARBLED, SWIRLED, and LAYERED

October 31, 2016

I’ve been working on my first cookbook Marbled, Swirled, and Layered, for the past three years. Here’s a sneak peak of the book that will be released November 1st, 2016! There is something slightly surreal about physically holding in my hand a copy of the first cookbook I’ve been working on for the past three […]

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Not Bolognese Sauce

October 24, 2016

This savory sauce is one of my go to recipes for when I am craving pasta. Just don’t call it Bolognese sauce. Everyone will get upset with you! There are something things I try not to talk about on the internet. Abortion. Religion. Politics (definitely no politics, especially in a presidential election year…though if you […]

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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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Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Bread

October 10, 2016

This beautiful and easy to make marbled pumpkin chocolate bread is bursting with Autumn flavor! “Wait, you’re taking off? What about the after party?” exclaimed my friend Yvonne of Tried and Tasty as I hugged her goodbye on the way to the airport. I was in Austin for the BlogHer Food conference where I had […]

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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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