Vanilla and Chocolate Choctal Ice Cream Review

Taste tests are one of my favorite things to do: the scientist in me loves comparing and contrasting, quantifying the differences between similar items, finding my personal choice that I like best. Choctal Ice Cream thus appealed to me instantly. All of their ice creams are made with single origin varieties of vanilla beans or […]...

There’s Always Room for Cinnamon Chocolate Monkey Bread

Isn’t it lovely when some inspiration shows up in your mailbox? King Arthur Flour sent me a care package containing their White Whole Wheat Flour, Active Yeast, and some ground cinnamon. Perfect timing as I was looking for some inspiration for Father’s Day. While the hubby has always been an enthusiastic and game taste tester […]...

{SF}: Hyatt Centric San Francisco and Where to Go (And Eat) Nearby

I was invited to a media event at the Hyatt Centric to preview their new amenities. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own. When my out-of-town friends ask me in what part of San Francisco they should they look for lodging, I usually like to suggest somewhere near the Embarcadero, […]...

Theo Chocolate Stout Cake with Mint Whipped Cream

In the never-ending quest for the perfect chocolate cake, I realized that I’ve never tried a very popular variant, the chocolate stout cake. I’m not much of a beer drinker, which is why I’ve passed by this cake many times, but with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I thought what better time to revisit my […]...

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 […]...