Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw is a cookbook author, editor, food writer, producer, project manager, and baker who has been in the kitchen covered in flour since she was big enough to stir the biscuit dough. She has over 16 years of experience in book and online publishing, and a lifetime of experience in the kitchen.

Her first cookbook, Home Baked Comfort, was published in 2011; her second cookbook, Baby & Toddler On the Go, was published in April 2013; and her third cookbook, Williams-Sonoma Dessert of the Day, was published in October 2013.

She was the first blogger on KQED’s Bay Area Bites blog, which launched in 2005, and previously worked as a professional baker at La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, CA. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their toddler, whom she cooks for everyday. Find out more at http://www.kimlaidlaw.com.

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Fast and Simple New Year’s Party Recipe: Chili-Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas

Fast and Simple New Year’s Party Recipe: Chili-Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas

| December 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pressed for time and need a quick and easy appetizer for a bunch of last-minute guests? This simple recipe will save you!

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New Year’s Party Recipe: Sweet Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

New Year’s Party Recipe: Sweet Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

| December 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sweet, lemony pea-flecked pancakes are the perfect foundation for salty smoked salmon and tangy crème fraiche. Serve these at your next party and everyone will thank you.

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New Year’s Party Appetizer: Mini Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese Bites

New Year’s Party Appetizer: Mini Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese Bites

| December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Serve these savory little nuggets of mac and cheese—embellished with earthy mushrooms and nutty gruyere—at your next gathering. You won’t be disappointed (except by how quickly they disappear).

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The Ultimate Bay Area Bites Christmas Steakhouse Menu

The Ultimate Bay Area Bites Christmas Steakhouse Menu

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love a bit of decadence for the holidays? And this feast brings it. Inspired by a steakhouse, this menu takes it a notch above that will leave your friends and family in awe.

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Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

These light-as-a-feather chocolate soufflés contain a hidden secret at the bottom: tart, fresh raspberries. And you can make them in advance!

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A New Twist on a Steakhouse Favorite: Creamed Chard with Buttery Breadcrumbs

A New Twist on a Steakhouse Favorite: Creamed Chard with Buttery Breadcrumbs

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Swap out seasonal chard for spinach in this decadently delicious updated version of creamed spinach. Perfect alongside any roasted meats on the holiday table!

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Forget Mashed Potatoes, This Root Vegetable Mash is the Bomb

Forget Mashed Potatoes, This Root Vegetable Mash is the Bomb

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take mashed potatoes to the next level by making a gorgeous white root vegetable mash; excellent alongside winter’s hearty stews and braises.

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Bitter & Sweet: Endive-Radicchio Winter Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Almonds

Bitter & Sweet: Endive-Radicchio Winter Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Almonds

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bold, bitter, sweet, salty and perfectly balanced this seasonal winter salad has it all. Plus it looks really pretty too.

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Tender, Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls for Christmas Dinner

Tender, Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls for Christmas Dinner

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fluffy, supple, and feather-light, these versatile pull-apart rolls deserve a place at your next celebration.

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A Holiday Feast: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Port, Shallot, and Mushroom Sauce

A Holiday Feast: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Port, Shallot, and Mushroom Sauce

| December 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

A roasted beef tenderloin with velvety, savory-sweet sauce is a thing of beauty. Find out how to cook it to perfection for your next gathering.

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Bay Area Bites Thanksgiving Menu: 8 Scrumptious Holiday Recipes

Bay Area Bites Thanksgiving Menu: 8 Scrumptious Holiday Recipes

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

This eclectic Thanksgiving menu is just the ticket to stir things up this year. The star of the show is a gorgeous, smoke-scented, mahogany-browned turkey fresh off the grill. The beauty of cooking the bird this way is that it frees up your oven to bake crunchy-sweet cornbread stuffing (two versions: regular and gluten-free!), tender caramelized roasted Brussels sprouts with toasty hazelnuts and cranberries, and a scrumptious pear-almond tart for dessert. Balancing out all the richness are a tangy cranberry-orange compote and a fresh, seasonal raw shaved root vegetable salad with pistachios. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Crunchy, Nutty, Fruity, Sweet: Pear Almond Custard Tart for Thanksgiving

Crunchy, Nutty, Fruity, Sweet: Pear Almond Custard Tart for Thanksgiving

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is hands-down one of my favorite autumn desserts, and I make it as soon as fragrant pears arrive in the market. It’s a great addition to your Thanksgiving dessert buffet!

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British-Style Roasties: Sweet Potato Version

British-Style Roasties: Sweet Potato Version

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bring on the rich, sweet, caramelized yams. It’s Thanksgiving season!

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Decadent Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Cornbread and Red Pepper Stuffing

Decadent Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Cornbread and Red Pepper Stuffing

| November 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Just because you (or your guests) are gluten-free doesn’t mean you don’t get to enjoy all the classic Thanksgiving dishes, especially stuffing. Try this one, you won’t even know the difference.

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