Death By Chocolate – Vote and Win!

I’m excited to tell you about this contest I’ve entered, not just because I think it’s a fun competition, but because all of you can also have a chance to win just by helping me out! Culinate is holding a Death By Chocolate contest, where everyone is invited to vote on their favorite blog post […]...

Daring Bakers Challenge: Lemon Meringue Lovelies

It barely seems like the new year’s had time to settle in, and it’s time for Daring Bakers already! This month’s host is Jen of the lovely The Canadian Baker, and she picked a great classic for us to make: lemon meringue pie. When I think of lemon meringue I always think of those Strawberry […]...

Two Years, Too Sweet

It came as a huge surprise when I looked at the calendar and realized that Dessert First was about to turn two years old. Has it already been so long? I still remember when I started this blog, several months out of pastry school, with no idea of what was out in either the pastry […]...

Mango Memories

One of my favorite treats to get while I was in Hong Kong was a cold mango drink from Hui Lau San. I particularly gravitated towards a concoction of mango juice mixed with coconut milk, tapioca balls and chunks of fresh mango – rich and refreshing tropical bliss. I decided to create a dessert version […]...

And the Winner of Dessert First's Prize is…

The winners of the Menu for Hope campaign have been drawn, and I’m happy to announce that Jessica Su is the lucky receipient of the Deluxe Boxed Assortment from Charles Chocolates! Thank you to all of you who helped make Menu for Hope IV wildly successful – over $91,000 was raised for the UN World […]...

Happy New Year – A Very Sweet Trip to Hong Kong

Happy (belated) New Year – I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to 2008 (well, as much as I can – it’s raining cats and dogs in San Francisco today). Returning from sunny, tropical Hong Kong was quite a shock to the system! This shock was due in no small part […]...