{Cookbook Review} Cookie Craft

I never really thought of myself as artistic – my sisters can draw and paint, but not me. Baking is where most of my creative energies find their outlet. And when people ask if I can make one of those elaborate wedding cakes, I get nervous and tell them that’s not really my specialty. But […]...

More Chocolate, This Time of the Warm Molten Variety

I have a secret to share: you know the sexy, ubiquitous warm molten chocolate cakes that appear on many a Valentine’s Day menu? I’ve never made them before. At least, not until last weekend, when I decided this was an omission in my repertoire I needed to rectify. After going through several recipes, I decided […]...

Chocolate Mania

Today’s the last day to vote for the Death by Chocolate contest? Have you voted? If not, please conside clicking on the button above to cast your vote! The contest closes at 12 noon PST today so hurry! It’s been an exhaustingly busy week for me, and I haven’t had a chance to make a […]...

Another New Year to Celebrate

One thing about living so near the San Francisco Chinatown – you’ll never miss Chinese New Year, because the sound of firecrackers will start resounding through the neighborhood about a week before the actual celebration. Of course, that’s exactly how the Chinese would have it – I’d love to see a week-long celebration here in […]...