Chocolate Milk and Cookies Ice Cream and New Ice Cream Machine!

Happy New Year! Chocolate Milk and Cookies ice cream – just like the classic childhood treat, but even better. For my first recipe this year, I got to test out one of my Christmas presents: a new ice cream maker! Hubby is starting to make a tradition of getting me ice cream machines for the holidays – my first fancy ice […]...

{Cookbook Review}: Guittard’s Roasted Banana Chocolate Tart

Happy November! I had a breakneck schedule in October and we’re already counting down to Thanksgiving, so it’s pretty much a headlong rush to the end of the year. I AM looking forward to putting some holiday recipes and sharing my annual cookbook reviews and gift guide though – so don’t worry, they have a […]...

Happy October! Halloween Chocolate Lollipops

Happy last day of September! Yes, we’re a week into fall but I know what the beginning of October really means – Halloween! You can see from these Halloween chocolate lollipops we’ve already gotten a start on making some treats! Candy-making at trick or treat time used to be more of a chance to exercise my […]...

{Cookbook Review}: Sugar and Spice and a Pistachio and Chocolate Cake

After a ridiculously steamy (even by Bay Area Indian summer standards) heat wave last week, we’re finally settling down into some autumnal baking weather. There’s even rain in the forecast! What better setup for a warm cozy afternoon in the kitchen making something sweet and rich and comforting?...

{Sweet San Francisco}: Nuubia Chocolates

Like many a visitor to Paris, I left with an ever-burning desire to return. I’ll peruse Instagram feeds filled with images of pastries, the Eiffel Tower, and chocolate shops, just to reminisce about the time I was there.  Fortunately sometimes something comes along to remind me just how good I have it in the Bay Area. […]...

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!...