Spiked Eggnog Snickerdoodles

The office holiday potluck was a perfect excuse to up the ante on my annual holiday baking spree! I simply couldn't settle on one thing, so I decided to pick a theme and whip up a Smörgåsbord of sweets. The theme was spicy Christmas flavors with a twist, starting with a personal childhood favorite: eggnog.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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