When it comes to preparing for a pandemic, while everyone else is stockpiling toilet paper and cans of soup, a farm girl knows that it's what's in the freezer that counts.
Farm Girl Survival Tip #2: walking is great, but really keep the body and mind nimble with a Lunch Break Baking Challenge.
According to David Lebovitz, the original version of this recipe produces the "perfect blondie." Coming from the authority on sweets, that's saying something! Of course, even the most perfect recipe can get a little sweeter with some minor tweaks. I wanted to create the perfect compliment to my Butterscotch Ice Cream, so in my version... Continue Reading →
For the second part of my holiday baking spree for the company holiday potluck, I focused on another favorite spiced holiday flavor: gingerbread. When it comes to the cookie form, I've never been as big a fan of the crunchy gingerbread cookies. But give me a good chewy version with a glass of milk and... Continue Reading →
It wouldn't be Christmas without gingerbread. This version of a holiday favorite is super soft and chewy, with the perfect blend of spicy sweetness. These cookies are also the perfect chewy consistency to be chopped up and mixed into my homemade Gingerbread Cookie Ice Cream. Or sandwich a scoop of ice cream between two of... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
I finally had a chance to visit the family farm this fall just as apple season was wrapping up and in time to find the farm store shelves chock full of all my fall favorites. Typically I leave half a suitcase worth of space available to pack full of apples to bring back to California with... 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 have been looking forward to this stop ever since I saw the kick-off episode of the new season of Chef's Table on Netflix. If you haven't seen the show, do. It's by far the most compelling, well-done documentary-style storytelling I've ever seen - and it's all about food. The latest season is completely dedicated... Continue Reading →