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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Father’s Day Menu: Classic Summer BBQ with a Twist

Father’s Day Menu: Classic Summer BBQ with a Twist

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This menu might appear to be classic, but each of these recipes has a little twist: deviled eggs with a hint of lemon, spicy beer cocktails, grilled potato salad with bacon, chili burgers with avocado, and even homemade burger buns. Finish the meal off with creamy orange-vanilla ice cream pops that the kiddos will also love.

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Dreamy, Creamy, Orange and Vanilla Creamsicles

Dreamy, Creamy, Orange and Vanilla Creamsicles

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just thinking about these creamy orange-and-vanilla pops makes me want one right now. You’ll want to make a batch of these for the next beautiful sunny summer day!

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Make Spicy Micheladas: The Perfect Beer Cocktail for Father’s Day

Make Spicy Micheladas: The Perfect Beer Cocktail for Father’s Day

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’ve never heard of a Michelada, you are in for a treat! It’s like a Bloody Mary ran into a Mexican lager and had a party.

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How to Make Your Next BBQ Exceptional: Do-It-Yourself Burger Buns

How to Make Your Next BBQ Exceptional: Do-It-Yourself Burger Buns

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Making your own burger buns is much easier than you might think, just start the dough in the morning and by midday your whole house will smell like fresh, buttery bread.

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Father’s Day Recipe: Throw Your Potato Salad On The Grill

Father’s Day Recipe: Throw Your Potato Salad On The Grill

| June 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Grilled potatoes with plenty of crisp bacon all bathed in mustardy vinaigrette? Sounds like potato salad has a whole new life at your next BBQ.

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Father’s Day Recipe: Fire Up the Grill for Spicy Chili Burgers

Father’s Day Recipe: Fire Up the Grill for Spicy Chili Burgers

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you like a spicy burger that is anything but the norm, you have to try these: piled high with roasted green chiles and ripe slices of avocado and embellished with creamy, spicy chipotle mayo. These are sure to be the star of your next BBQ.

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Father’s Day Recipe: A Grown-Up Twist on Deviled Eggs

Father’s Day Recipe: A Grown-Up Twist on Deviled Eggs

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Classic deviled eggs are always scrumptious, but this updated version kicks the pickle relish to the curb and replaces it with lemon zest and fresh herbs.

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Bay Area Bites Mother’s Day Brunch Menu: 6 Springtime Recipes

Bay Area Bites Mother’s Day Brunch Menu: 6 Springtime Recipes

| May 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

This Mother’s Day menu, which weighs heavily on springtime produce, has something for everyone: a fruity cocktail, a yummy vegetarian frittata, a hearty savory bread pudding, some little muffins, a glammed-up potato dish (everyone loves potatoes), and a fruit component that can act like dessert.

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Fresh Rhubarb Fizz Cocktail

Fresh Rhubarb Fizz Cocktail

| May 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

On a recent trip to Bray, England I sampled a stunning rhubarb champagne cocktail and was determined to re-create my own (simpler) version at home.

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Savory Sausage, Roasted Pepper, and Thyme Bread Pudding

Savory Sausage, Roasted Pepper, and Thyme Bread Pudding

| May 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chock full of sausage, sweet bell peppers, and melty cheese, this savory bread pudding is the most brilliant thing you can make ahead for brunch.

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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fancy Ranch Dressing

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fancy Ranch Dressing

| May 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crispy-creamy fingerlings with homemade ranch dressing will take your brunch potato offering up a few notches.

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Brûléed Grapefruit with Vanilla Yogurt

Brûléed Grapefruit with Vanilla Yogurt

| May 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hot grapefruit might not sound like where it’s at. But imagine it covered in a melty, crunchy, sugary crust and topped with a dollop of gooey vanilla yogurt. Do I have your attention?

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Springtime Frittata with Asparagus, Leeks, and Herbs

Springtime Frittata with Asparagus, Leeks, and Herbs

| May 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Eggs can be a problem when serving brunch for lots of people. Enter the versatile, amazing, and delicious frittata, all gussied up for springtime.

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Little Springtime Strawberry-Lemon Muffins

Little Springtime Strawberry-Lemon Muffins

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I love muffins. And I particularly love these adorable, super-fruity strawberry-lemon muffins, which are perfect for spring and your mom’s special day!

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