Black Forest Popsicles

We’ve been having serious summer envy over here – while it seems like sunshine and blue skies are everywhere else, the bay area is experiencing its usual May grey and June gloom. I’ve been desperate for summer to get started!...

Black Bottom Chocolate and Vanilla Creme Brûlée for Valentine’s Day

It’s our third Valentine’s Day as parents. (I almost wrote second but I did some counting back and corrected myself – parenthood does a number on your math skills and sense of time!) We should be experienced hands at juggling life and baby and dog and us, right? Sort of? We did remember to make […]...

Dessert First + Alessi: Chocolate Namelaka and Orange Blossom Cream

chocolate namelaka with orange blossom cream, cookie crumbles, and cocoa nibs I hope you’ve enjoyed my monthlong collaboration with Alessi. It’s been truly inspiring to get to work with some of their pieces – not to mention they’ve been making my place look that much lovelier too! I have a newfound appreciation for the pleasure […]...

Dessert First + Alessi: Raspberry Hazelnut Frangipane Tartlets

  raspberry frangipane tartlets and petnic It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, and I hope you all have picnics and barbecues and welcome-to-summer festivities awaiting you! In honor of the holiday, I thought this new piece from Alessi’s spring/summer collection, PetNic, fit the summer theme perfectly....

Dessert First + Alessi: Olive Oil Cake with Roasted Peaches

Olive Oil Cake and Caccia cake server on the Quattro muri e due case tray When I was asked to pick which Alessi pieces I would like to work with, I faced an overwhelming catalog of riches to choose from. Alessi has over 90 years of history and has objects in every size, in a […]...

Dessert First + Alessi: Roasted Strawberry and Marshmallow Ice Cream

Strawberry and Marshmallow Ice Cream in Alessi Big Love Hello! I’m excited to announce a collaboration between Dessert First and Alessi for the month of May: four recipes by me, photographed in some of Alessi’s beautiful and distinctive pieces. This partnership came about a couple months when I was invited to preview some of Alessi’s […]...