Sugar High Friday: Spice Up Your Life! Part One

There’s a definite autumnal chill in the air here: the beloved San Francisco Indian summer has finally made its last farewell, I think, and brisk, crisp, fog-coat of fall is rolling in with gusto. Perfect timing, I do believe, for all manner of spicy treats to warm one up. It’s one of the things I […]...

Daring Bakers: The Joys of Homemade Pizza

Hi dear readers and fellow Daring Bakers,I did do the challenge but I'm running low on time to write a coherent post, so I'm hoping you all enjoy the pictures! The person who was most thrilled to hear about the challenge was my boyfriend, since he and I often make pizza at home, and now […]...

A Little Cake and A Little News

10/26/08 – Photo added, and see the sidebar at right for info on SHF. Thanks! Thank you all for your contributions to this month's Sugar High Friday – I am truly overwhelmed by the number of entries and the creativity of your creations. I am currently organizing them all and I'll try to respond to […]...

Goodbye, Mother's Cookies

  Mother's Circus Animal Cookies Many of you have already heard that the venerable Mother's Cookies has closed down. I found out about this last week just as I was leaving for a trip; therefore I spent much of the weekend mourning the end of this beloved institution and wondering if all the circus animal […]...

I'm the Host for Sugar High Friday! Time to Spice Up Your Life

I'm very excited this month, and not just because it's finally, fully autumn and there's all the wonderful cold-weather baking I'm going to do, plus the holidays lurking in the turning of fall leaves (is it me, or do Christmas displays in the stores go up sooner and sooner every year?) I'm thrilled to finally […]...

Ready for Another Chocolate Adventure?

Thank you to all of you for your well-wishes – they definitely buoyed my spirits over a weekend of sneezing, sniffling, and coughing – let's just say you probably didn't want me anywhere near where your food was being prepared! However, I'm happy to say I am 100% recovered, all tissues and cough drops have […]...