Peanut Butter Melting Moments with Caramelized Banana Cream

April 16th, 2015

Peanut Butter Cookies single

Sometimes you want something fancy and elaborate, other times you just want simple. These days, with a constantly in motion 2 year old, my taste veers decidedly towards the simple: things I can make in the hour or two of free time I get while baby is napping, treats that she can enjoy just as much as I do.

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{Weekend Break}: San Francisco Chocolate Salon

April 11th, 2015

Forte sea salt caramels

Twice a year chocolate aficionados in San Francisco converge on Fort Mason for a display of some of the country's finest chocolate makers and chocolatiers. I've been going to the San Francisco Chocolate Salon since its inception, so it's a happy (and tasty tradition) in our household.

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Rabbit Bunny Buns for Easter

March 30th, 2015

Rabbit Bunny Bread overhead
 

How's the weather where you are? It's positively spring in the Bay Area: sunny skies abound, pollen is everywhere, and everyone I know seems to be going on spring break (maybe to escape the pollen). Our own trip is coming up soon, plus we've got to get through Easter first!

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{Weekend Break}: Choux Bakery

March 28th, 2015

 

Choux Puffs and Meringues
  

Happy weekend! Time for another sweet recommendation in San Francisco. The current golden age for bakeries in the town shows no signs of ending, to my sweet tooth's delight. My latest discovery is this very small, but very sweet little shop dedicated to one of my favorite French pastries, the cream puff.

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Lollipop Love is Here! A Giveaway to Celebrate

March 18th, 2015

Lollipop Love Lollipops
 

It's here! Lollipop Love is officially out! 

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{Weekend Break}: Chinese New Year in San Francisco

March 14th, 2015

Chinatown CNY paper decs
 

Happy Saturday! I'm going to start using the weekends to share some of my favorite places to go and things to do around the Bay Area. I did this for a while under the "Sweet San Francisco" category in my navigation bar, but I'm trying to get back to doing this more regularly. I'll be mostly spotlighting bakeries, restaurants, and other sweet spots both longstanding and new, and sweets-related events, so if you're looking for recommendations for when you visit the Bay Area, I hope you find some of these suggestions useful!

This first event I want to share isn't exactly about dessert, but it's very San Francisco. I was invited by AT&T to attend the Chinese Lunar New Year festival and parade in downtown San Francisco last weekend. Here are some of my favorite shots from the day.

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