Monterey Bay & Fresh Crab

I hate to brag, but I think my weekend was better than your weekend. I found myself down in Monterey Bay for a couple of nights; out of the hustle and bustle of SF, enjoying a weekend of relaxation, good eating, and the best company. I loved sleeping in, stopping by the aquarium to see the stunning … Continue reading

Chewy Vanilla Caramels

Nothing says the holidays like homemade treats. Despite loving to cook and entertain, it’s a bit ironic that I don’t typically turn to these homemade goodies at the holiday season. This year I was invited to kick off the holiday season with a friend and have a cooking/candy making extravaganza day. I had been itching … Continue reading

Cook the Book: Bread Pudding

Chapter: Custards and Puddings – Recipe: Bread Pudding Ok, technically this recipe is called The Coach House Bread and Butter Pudding, and Marion describes it as “the best bread pudding ever” quite the acclaim, if you ask me. In real life, it’s good. It’s really good. So creamy, yet kind of like clouds in your … Continue reading

Roasted Carrot Soup

Pureed soups continue to be one of my favorite things to make at winter time. They are so easy, always loaded with flavor and obviously soup is comforting when it’s rainy and blustery outside. This carrot soup is no exception. This past week, I found some time to cook on a week night (shocking, I … Continue reading