Category Archives: Recipe Testing

Strawberry Daiquiri Mini Cupcakes

A big thanks to Bel for the recipe for these strawberry daiquiri cupcakes. I took a bit of a break from blogging but am back with a recipe for a cake that I transformed into mini cupcakes. So delicious! Strawberry … Continue reading

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Nougat Montelimar

I used to be excited by the snap and sweetness of a Nestle Crunch bar until I started sneaking some of my mom and dad’s sweet tooth fixes. My mom would take out her black 70+ percent Valrhona chocolate bar

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

With the beautiful weather in San Francisco this September and October, I’d forgotten about fall baking.  The canned pumpkin and squash are overflowing their shelves and containers at Safeway

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Ricotta Tart with Amaretti Crust and Plum & Brandy Compote

When I create my own recipe, I get a little too elaborate with the name but I feel like a lot of thought went into each component and therefore should be recognized.  This tart is honestly a combination of what … Continue reading

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Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Frosting

Writing a food blog that focuses on desserts is not too kind on the thighs!  Recently, not only am I creating or finding more great and light savory recipes, I’m looking for ones that are fun to photograph.

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Chocolate, Ricotta and Pine Nut Tart

First of all, you may have noticed that I’m experimenting with a larger photo format for my blog.  I’ve been learning from Craig Lee who does freelance food photography for the SF Chronicle and NY Times and wanted to capture some of … Continue reading

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Plum Galette

My first week of receiving a Farm Fresh to You CSA Fruit Box was like Christmas.  Then I realized the fruit was still hard — it’s like unwrapping an remote control car that isn’t charged.  Patience!  I also was hoping … Continue reading

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Homemade Ricotta

I’ve paid an obscene amount of money for good ricotta from Bellwether Farms, which I discovered in Point Reyes.  Could I make my own and save some dough?

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A Fruitful Summer

Summer rolls around and I begin to see all the signs of a fruitful cooking season.  First rhubarb and strawberries, then plums, cherries, and peaches.  Peaches!  A good peach can make me weak in the knees.

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(Healthier) Zucchini Muffins

I usually wake up on Saturday morning with a hankering to get in the kitchen and make something. Blueberry muffins popped into my mind and I started to inventory my ingredients. Miraculously, I stopped myself and decided to pick a … Continue reading

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