Tag: dessert

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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Three Ways Cooking Has Changed Over the Last 300 Years

Three Ways Cooking Has Changed Over the Last 300 Years

| August 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

When you put a librarian and a historian in the kitchen with a centuries’ old cookbook, you get a lot more than recipes. You also get a sense of how much the way we eat has changed — from how we define dessert to the size of our eggs.

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SF Woman’s Ice Cream Obsession Inspires Upcoming Book

SF Woman’s Ice Cream Obsession Inspires Upcoming Book

| March 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

“The Ice Cream Travel Guide” will chart the world’s top ice cream destinations.

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Gooey Valentine’s Day Baked S’mores

Gooey Valentine’s Day Baked S’mores

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Valentine’s Day is next week and while a box of chocolates and flowers might earn you some points, you’ll definitely score by making something homemade. And you don’t even have to create something overly complicated. It’s the thought that counts… So, here is a heartfelt and handmade recipe for Gooey Baked S’mores.

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Where’s the Beef? A Vegetarian Ponders His Last Twinkie. (video)

Where’s the Beef? A Vegetarian Ponders His Last Twinkie. (video)

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Watch the video to find out the surprise Bay Area Bites blogger Mike Kahn got when he picked up some Hostess snacks and found that a number of them might contain beef fat.

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Recipe: Meyer Lemon Madeleines

Recipe: Meyer Lemon Madeleines

Ooh la la! Bring a little glamour to your dinner party by whipping up a batch of fresh-from-the-oven madeleines, delicate, spongy little cakes made extra-fragrant with Meyer lemon zest.

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Cherished Family Recipes: Oh, the Joy and Bewilderment

Cherished Family Recipes: Oh, the Joy and Bewilderment

| June 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon shares her family’s old recipe for a soft, spicy chocolate cookie you’ll never forget.

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Gobba Gobba Hey!

Gobba Gobba Hey!

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

A cookbook filled with 52 recipes from Gobba Gobba Hey maestro Steven Gdula will be available in late August. Recipe for Original Chocolate & Vanilla Gobs included.

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Vegan Almond Milk Ice Cream: 3 Recipes

Vegan Almond Milk Ice Cream: 3 Recipes

I made three types of ice cream and, no surprise to many vegans out there but sort of a surprise to me, they were all amazingly good, exceeding my expectations on every level. My ten-year old daughter Maddie even exclaimed about the chocolate version “This is better than store-bought ice cream! It’s my favorite!” I have to agree. My three flavors were almond, strawberry and chocolate. All are vegan. The first two were delightful but the chocolate was really special, and all are cholesterol and fat free.

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Nectarine and Raspberry Crisp

Nectarine and Raspberry Crisp

| July 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Fruit Crisp: The ideal, no-stress dessert. Instant home-baked goodness that looks like you spent way more time on it than you actually did.

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Manhattan Sundae Melodrama

Manhattan Sundae Melodrama

| July 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

“What if I made a sweet vermouth caramel sauce?” I asked myself as I pretended to find the father’s joke about the hugeness of their dessert both amusing and original. “Would it be disgusting?” There was only one way to find out.

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Lunar New Year Sweet Rice Dumplings

Lunar New Year Sweet Rice Dumplings

| February 26, 2010 | 2 Comments

In China, where they’re known as yuan xiao or tang yuan, the dumplings are traditionally served during the Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month. During an especially important season, the festival comes on the first full moon of the new year and marks the end of the new year festivities. Here in San Francisco, this is typically the time when the Chinese New Year parade winds its way up the streets of Chinatown.

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Sparkling Citrus Gelée for New Year’s Eve

Sparkling Citrus Gelée for New Year’s Eve

| December 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Raise a toast to Sparkling Citrus Gelée, a New Year’s Eve-worthy dessert that can be eaten by just about everyone at your dinner party, and that looks gorgeous to boot.

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Fall’s Ice Cream Round Up

Fall’s Ice Cream Round Up

| November 7, 2009 | 6 Comments

When I first moved to the Bay Area, I really tried to fight my passion/addiction with a variety of sugar-busting cleanses and tonics. But I’ve given in. And lately in a few of my favorite scoop shops, I’ve noticed some seasonal flavors that I can’t stop talking about. Fall has definitely arrived and there’s no time like the present to get yourself a cone before the season–and these flavors–pass us all by.

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