Westfield Tastemaker Dine On Time: Dessert First + CocoaBella

  Dessert First, CocoaBella Chocolates and Dine on Time I’ve been rather busy with some fabulously fun collaborations lately! I’m proud to reveal another of my recent projects: I’m a Westfield Tastemaker, working with Westfield Labs on their new Dine on Time app....

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 […]...

Marking a Milestone: Chocolate Whipped Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Dear readers, I’m back! Apologies for my extended absence, as the last few weeks were given over to finishing edits on my third cookbook. It’s with a sense of relief and anticipation that I let go of the manuscript, and let the publisher take over. I’m looking forward to sharing more about the book as […]...

{Review}: Sweet Subscription Boxes (and a Giveaway)

I love getting things in the mail. Growing up, I was obsessed with the book/stamp/sticker/etc of the month clubs and heading out to the mailbox every day in anticipation of packages for me. Now the modern version of those clubs, subscription boxes, are calling my name. Hey, on the days I’m at home with the […]...

A Tribute to the Queen of the Daring Bakers

The Chocolate Caramel Tart, from Daring Bakers August 2007 I’ve been busy for weeks with pre-trip madness, but on Tuesday I got a sudden, sad reminder of how fragile and precious life is. Lisa, the blogger behind La Mia Cucina and one of the founders of the Daring Bakers, unexpectedly passed away, leaving behind a […]...

{Chocolate Review}: How to Bake with Craft Chocolate (Plus Bar & Bean Giveaway!)

Happy (day after) National Chocolate Day! I’ve been getting plenty of intriguing new chocolate to keep me occupied – perhaps it’s a good thing I have a baby to prevent me from eating it all at once! I was recently contacted by Bar & Bean, a new online shop for small-batch craft chocolate from around […]...