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Baking With The Little One

Baking With The Little One

I’m pretty surprised how quickly we got here. Barely three years and he’s finally ready to take on a little baking responsibility. This fall we really enjoyed making these “Animal Cookies” from the Betty Crocker Cookie Book and leading up to the holidays, we made some ginger bread cookies. He thought that was a blast! […]

Apple-Ginger Cocktail and Mocktail

During the chilly months of autumn and winter, I sometimes like to entertain with a warm “apple pie” cocktail. It involves warm unfiltered apple cider flavored with mulling spices, spiced rum, and a topping of maple sweetened whipped cream. But as delicious as that all is, in LA it’s sometimes nice to have a festive […]

Vanilla Brandy Alfajores

Vanilla Brandy Alfajores

If you’re not familiar with Alfajores, they are a sandwich cookie filled with Dulce de Leche (a caramel made from sweetened condensed milk) and popular in South America. I consider myself to be a very lucky person….because I live in the bay area and can easily find Buenos Aires Alfajores at local coffee shops and farmers […]

Decorating cookies without a steady hand

Decorating cookies without a steady hand

This past weekend I celebrated a birthday. And since I’ve been wanting to spend a little extra time working on decorating cookies, I thought my birthday might be a good time to gift myself a couple additional decorating tips and a food coloring kit with a little more variety than Red, Blue, Yellow, Green. What […]