Peanut Butter Melting Moments with Caramelized Banana Cream

Sometimes you want something fancy and elaborate, other times you just want simple. These days, with a constantly in motion 2 year old, my taste veers decidedly towards the simple: things I can make in the hour or two of free time I get while baby is napping, treats that she can enjoy just as […]...

{Cookbook Review}: The Baking Bible and Ischler Cookies

  2014 has been a banner year for baking cookbooks, especially these last couple of months when several of pastry’s most respected and beloved authorities released new, major works. My nightstand is groaning underneath the weight of these books and my kitchen has been in constant action as I’ve happily baking through new recipe after […]...

Almost Autumn: Grapeskin Flour and Almond Vanilla Madeleines

  Happy September! Although we’re still weeks away from the end of summer, I know thoughts of fall are already on many minds. Out here in the Bay Area though, the sunny days are just hitting their stride. Short and sunglasses are still out in full force, and it’s peak wedding season up in wine […]...

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 […]...