I love birthdays. They are the perfect excuse to go a little overboard on the sweets. For my husband's birthday last weekend, I took a queue from the fall season and combined an old favorite - my homemade apple crisp - with something new - Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream. After all, what's a birthday... Continue Reading →
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.
The cinnamon flavor of this creamy custard adds just enough spicy interest against the vanilla to be a decadent treat all on its own, no toppings needed.
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 →
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.
Better together. Everything is simply better with a little scoop of ice cream on top, isn't it? It also does an amazing job of hiding any imperfections of a less-than Instagram-worthy dessert. Take this blackberry peach cobbler I "cobbled together" the other day, as an example. It wasn't exactly pretty. But I will tell you,... Continue Reading →