Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Permit me to take you down the typical rabbit hole I find myself in when deciding what to bake any given week, and specifically the wild journey to these delicious chocolate morsels.  It all started with a decision to try out a new Pear Muffin recipe... My husband and I tag-team grocery shopping and both... Continue Reading →

Fig and Almond Cake

We didn't have fig season where I grew up, but now it's something I look forward to as a California resident. I can't wait for those pretty purple fruits arrive in the markets in late summer so I can try some new way to enjoy them.

Baking Lessons: Pâte à Choux

I recently enrolled in a Pastry Fundamentals class at the San Francisco Cooking School. I'm no stranger to baking, but I figured it would be a good exercise to get some professional training and pick up a few new skills.  Plus, the fundamentals of pastries are the basis of ice cream, so this can only... Continue Reading →

Perfect Summer Picnic Blueberry-Peach and Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Cakes

A Blueberry Peach Greek Yogurt Cake and a Strawberry Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Cake were two perfect summer dessert options for our party that served as great showpieces against our otherwise standard-fare BBQ spread. The brightly colored fruit is beautiful and strikingly bold. Plus, cakes made with greek yogurt are extra light and fluffy, making them the perfect option for a warm summer day.

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