Monday, May 23, 2011

Millionaire's shortbread

What do you get when you combine shortbread, caramel, and chocolate? Super yummy goodness. Millionaire's shortbread comes from Scottish origins and is also known as caramel shortcake, caramel slice, millionaires slice, and wellington squares. Quite frankly, I don't care what it's called, but it's damn good. If you're a fan of Twix candies, you should definitely give these a try. But be warned, if you eat too many you'll need a millionaire to pay for your lipo or bypass.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Post bake sale... post

So after all that baking, baking...and more baking, and spending the better part of the day in San Francisco, what were the results of the bake sale? We were able to raise a whopping $2400 for the Share Our Strength charity. Well, that's at least one less kid going hungry for today. And what about childhood obesity and diabetes, you ask? I'll have to save those causes for another day.

Friday, May 13, 2011

SF food blogger bake sale!

Yes party people, the SF Food Blogger's Bake Sale is tomorrow! Yours truly will be there.. hocking my wares of course. I'll be at the Guerrero Street location from 12-1 manning the booth if you want to come and say hello. Plus remember, its for a good reason too! Do something good, and score some tasty bites.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Culinary Therapy & Bake Sale info

Whenever I'm stressed, down, or just feeling out of it, I always turn to my kitchen for solace. Now I'm not talking about foraging in the fridge for leftover Chinese, or trying to Iron-Chef a meal together where the secret ingredient is ice cream. I find therapy in baking, creating, and, of course, feeding other people. By the frequency and nature of my blog posts, you would assume that by now I'd be ready to be committed to the loony bin. Perhaps so, but I also bake on my good days, which pretty much means I'm baking all the time. Right. However, I think it's the accuracy and skill required that distracts me and pulls me out of my reverie of doom, stress, or whatever I might need therapy from. Plus the smiles on the happy faces of the recipients of my treats is sure to brighten anyone's day.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


What do you do when life hands you lemons? Make lemonade? Although it is getting warm enough here in the Bay Area for a frosty glass of citrus-y goodness, I'd rather bake mine into something tasty. With a bagful of lemons on hand, I decided to crank out some lemon bars, lemon madeleines and lemon pound cake with a lemon glaze.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Les brownies

I've been baking, baking, and yes... baking some more. I've been baking more than I've been blogging. Luckily for me, I have no problem getting people to try my baked goods; there are always hungry mouths to feed or baking requests to fulfill. Sometimes I need to take a break from throwing six dozen cookies in the oven, and I opt for things that can be baked in a pan. Brownies usually go over well with the masses.