{Review}: Best Sweet Gifts for Valentine’s Day

  Valentine’s Day is almost here – have you got your loved ones a sweet gift yet? I certainly saw a lot of people scurrying about with tell-tale red boxes tucked under their arms at the mall last weekend. If you think the heart-shaped box of chocolate is a tired clich√©, here are some collections […]...

Calm and Bright: Speculoos S’mores to Welcome the New Year

     Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were merry and bright. It’s a little late, but I thought I’d share our New Year’s Eve treat: it may be holiday-themed, but I think you’ll agree after you read about it that it’s worth eating any time of the year....

Out and About: Tidbits from the Last Month

  Thank you to all for you for your kind wishes about my upcoming cookbook! I’m so excited to keep you updated on the news in the next few months! In between wrapping up work on the book and writing for the blog, I got to be part of some fun events in the last […]...

Deep Dark Chocolate and Ghostly Meringue Cupcakes

¬† Happy Halloween! So I just want to say now that all these years before when I would do the ritual complaint of, “Things are so crazy busy around the holidays!” I was saying this without a kid. Now that I have a kid, I truly understand what CRAZY BUSY around the holidays mean....

Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream and Apples

  Indian summer continues on in full swelter here in the bay area. It’s honestly the hottest it’s been here for the last six months: the mornings start out promisingly grey and overcast, and then by mid-morning it’s just cloudless sky and shimmering heat. Not-so-little-Isabelle is growing out of her summer t-shirts and shorts, clothes […]...

A Sweet Social at Godiva

Godiva storefront Last week I went to a summer sweet social – only it was at Godiva, and the sweets were Godiva’s newest creations, their Trufflelata and Belgian chocolate soft serve. Not your typical ice cream parlor fare, for sure. I made sure not to eat too much before I went and wore my stretchiest […]...