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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Party food! Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs with Summer Veggies

Party food! Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs with Summer Veggies

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

From chicken to pork to assorted vegetables, kebabs are deliciously fun to eat, quick to cook, and endlessly versatile. These chicken kebabs are some of my summer favorites.

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Throw Your Salad on the Grill: Grilled Mushroom, Kale, and Bacon Salad

Throw Your Salad on the Grill: Grilled Mushroom, Kale, and Bacon Salad

| August 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

Grilling meaty mushrooms, especially when brushed with garlic and herb oil, highlights their umami flavors. Tossing them into a kale salad graced with bacon and lemon will highlight your meal.

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Summer Decadence: Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Lemony Yogurt-Herb Dip

Summer Decadence: Crispy Zucchini Fritters with Lemony Yogurt-Herb Dip

| August 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Crisp-edged, pan-fried zucchini cakes—like a summery latke—make use of the season’s delicious bounty. Top them off with a flavorful lemony yogurt and herb dip.

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Make Your Own Fireworks With This Fourth of July BBQ menu!

Make Your Own Fireworks With This Fourth of July BBQ menu!

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you are hosting a backyard barbecue this Fourth of July (or even looking for some scrumptious dishes to take along to another gathering), you’re in luck! This complete menu has something for everyone.

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Summer in a Cocktail: Cucumber-Lemon-Mint Vodka Fizz

Summer in a Cocktail: Cucumber-Lemon-Mint Vodka Fizz

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take a cucumber, a lemon, a handful of backyard mint and throw it together with a bottle of vodka and you’ve got a kickin’ summer cocktail that will get any party started.

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A Luscious Sweet Summer Nectarine Upside-Down Cobbler

A Luscious Sweet Summer Nectarine Upside-Down Cobbler

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

This cobbler takes the cake. It actually makes you forget about cake at all, because, who needs cake when you can have a crisp, chewy, buttery cobbler infused with vanilla and covered in bubbling tender juicy nectarines?

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Crowd-Pleasing Summer Couscous Pesto Salad

Crowd-Pleasing Summer Couscous Pesto Salad

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

This crowd-pleasing couscous pasta salad will win you smiles from both the adults and kids. It’s quick, easy, and versatile and perfect for barbecues, picnics, or any outdoor gathering.

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Summer BBQ Recipe: Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Arugula Salad

Summer BBQ Recipe: Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Arugula Salad

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing like the smell of steak hitting a hot sizzling grill. Pop open a beer and kick up your heels, this party is about to get started.

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A Simple, Versatile Summer Salad: Shaved Zucchini with Lemon, Almonds, and Asiago

A Simple, Versatile Summer Salad: Shaved Zucchini with Lemon, Almonds, and Asiago

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is hands down my favorite summer salad. It’s particularly great when you’re in a hurry and if you have a surplus of plump zucchini.

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Summer BBQ Recipe: Throw Your Corn On The Grill!

Summer BBQ Recipe: Throw Your Corn On The Grill!

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sweet smoky corn-on-the-cob is a grill’s best friend in the summer. It’s quick, easy, and when you slather it with homemade cilantro-lime pesto, it’s out of this world.

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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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