Ever the kid at heart, I absolutely love holiday traditions. My favorite Halloween one is pumpkin carving. As a kid, I couldn't wait to pick out the best pumpkin from the bunch we were selling at the farm store, and set up shop on the kitchen table with my siblings and dad for a pumpkin... Continue Reading →
Even though I don't get to experience true fall weather in San Francisco like I used to on the East Coast, as October rolls around I still can't help getting into the spirit. Between regular updates from back home about the state of the apple harvest and all those pumpkin flavored drinks that begin to... Continue Reading →
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 →