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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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Orange Zest for Thanksgiving

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Orange Zest for Thanksgiving

| November 10, 2014 | 4 Comments

Even if you think you don’t like Brussels sprouts, give this dish a try. It has a bit of everything: tangy, sweet, salty, bitter, and savory. You are welcome.

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My Favorite Childhood Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

My Favorite Childhood Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forget about the canned-shaped cranberry gel that graced your childhood table, this tart-sweet compote is not only amazingly delicious, it’s amazingly simple to throw together at the last minute.

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Throw Your Turkey On The Grill This Thanksgiving!

Throw Your Turkey On The Grill This Thanksgiving!

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is nothing quite as spectacular as bringing this mahogany-colored, smoky-flavored bird to the Thanksgiving table. This year, impress your guest by slow-grill roasting your bird on the BBQ.

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Bay Area Bites Halloween Menu: Sweet & Savory Devilishly Ghoulish Treats

Bay Area Bites Halloween Menu: Sweet & Savory Devilishly Ghoulish Treats

| October 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

Step up your game for Halloween this year with an array of eerie, menacing treats! Ghastly (but adorable) meringue ghosts and rich chocolate cupcakes slathered with “dirt” and “slimy” (chewy, sweet) worms will appease everyones sweet-tooth. And savory, devilish delights like butternut mummy tarts, cheesy breadstick “bones,” deviled egg eyeballs and black spiders, and a vat of ghoulish guacamole will keep the party going long after the sun goes down. Bwah hahaha!

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Boo! Cute (and gluten-free) Ghost Meringue Cookies for Halloween

Boo! Cute (and gluten-free) Ghost Meringue Cookies for Halloween

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

These lighter-than-air ghosts might be no more creepy than a kitten, but they are still perfect for Halloween and they will delight – not fright – the kiddos.

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Halloween Treat: Devil’s Food Chocolate “Dirt” Cupcakes with Gummy Worms

Halloween Treat: Devil’s Food Chocolate “Dirt” Cupcakes with Gummy Worms

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Decadent and rich, these chocolate cupcakes get grossed-up for Halloween with a layer of cookie “dirt” and colorful chewy worms. They are disgustingly delicious!

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Halloween Savory Treat: Devilish Egg Eyeballs & Spiders

Halloween Savory Treat: Devilish Egg Eyeballs & Spiders

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Want to turn humdrum deviled eggs into a devilish treat for your next Halloween? Find out how to make them into deliciously icky eyeballs and menacing spiders.

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Halloween Treat: Fiendish Roasted Butternut and Goat Cheese Mummy Tartlets

Halloween Treat: Fiendish Roasted Butternut and Goat Cheese Mummy Tartlets

| October 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Scrumptiously delicious, and stuffed with sweet butternut squash and salty goat cheese, you might not want to share these ominous little mummified pastries with anyone but yourself.

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Halloween Treat: A Pile of Cheesy Breadstick ‘Bones’

Halloween Treat: A Pile of Cheesy Breadstick ‘Bones’

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Want to have some Halloween food fun? Make a pile of these crunchy, cheesy bone-shaped breadsticks, then watch them disappear.

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Halloween Treat: Guacamole Graveyard with Tortilla Gravestones and Ghosts

Halloween Treat: Guacamole Graveyard with Tortilla Gravestones and Ghosts

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Turn creamy, lime-kissed guacamole into a ghoulish graveyard scene for your upcoming Halloween party. It also makes a great potluck addition to any creepy get-together.

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Bay Area Labor Day Weekend:  Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

Bay Area Labor Day Weekend: Peak of Summer BBQ Menu

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. For anyone except those of us who live in the Bay Area. For us, it’s the peak of summer. The weather warms, the sun shines, the fog lifts, and we relish those two or three balmy evenings where we can sit outside and have a proper summer barbecue.

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Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crispy-chewy meringue nests envelop whipped cream and vanilla-scented summer fruit for an ethereal, and gluten-free dessert that is impossible to stop eating.

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Get Your Sweet Grill On: Grilled Corn, Pepper, Tomato, and Arugula Salad with Feta

Get Your Sweet Grill On: Grilled Corn, Pepper, Tomato, and Arugula Salad with Feta

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Light up the grill, crack open a beer, and throw on some corn and sweet peppers, and voila, you have a memorable salad that will come together in a snap.

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Summer Italian Potato Salad: Potato and Green Bean Salad with Lemon Pesto Vinaigrette

Summer Italian Potato Salad: Potato and Green Bean Salad with Lemon Pesto Vinaigrette

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Looking for a way to sass up your potato salad? This fresh, summery version kicks the mayo to the curb in favor of zingy pesto and lemon vinaigrette.

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