Five Cookie Favorites

Five Cookie Favorites

Local sweets and international wonders can be found in the form of these genius confections.  This months editorial at A Passionate Plate reveals my top picks…

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Gluten-Free Banana Breakfast Cake

Gluten-Free Banana Breakfast Cake

  This recipe comes by way of my lovely friend Stephanie, who brought a loaf of pumpkin bread on a weekend trip to Chelan this…

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Iced Chocolate Espresso

Iced Chocolate Espresso

I brew Bialetti Espresso religiously every morning.  I make a few shots to-go, drinking it on my way to the gym or yoga in the…

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New Donuts for Fall

New Donuts for Fall

Our bakeries are ready for new Fall donuts, so Melina (from Tacoma City Grocer) and I hit the donuts in a big way. Here’s what…

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Warm Peaches with Bleu Cheese

Warm Peaches with Bleu Cheese

Drizzled With Honey and Lemon Zest Peaches are coming to Seattle and some have already arrived from warmer parts of the country.  Bins full of…

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Blueberry Pie by Grandma Conrad

Blueberry Pie by Grandma Conrad

Happy Sunday morning!  Today we bake. But first, a thought on weakness: Isn’t it funny the stories we tell ourselves?  “I’m not a numbers person.”…

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Donuts: The New Cupcake

Donuts: The New Cupcake

Our donut program at work was boring… we offered the classics, but it had a “you can get this anywhere” vibe.  This is not what I’m going for. …

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Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake

It’s time to break out the autumn recipes, such as this classic.  Once it’s cooled, schmear pumpkin creamcheese, whipped cream (or combo the two!!!) on top….

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Pear, Cardamom and Black Pepper Cake

Pear, Cardamom and Black Pepper Cake

This spice mix is a nod to my time in India and this amazing Marsala Chai we drank every morning.  Cardamom is very pungent, so…

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S'mores Upgraded

S’mores Upgraded

                   Why has it been socially acceptable to eat s’mores with cold chocolate for so long?  The marshmallow is fluffy and warm, the graham cracker…

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S'mores in the City

S’mores in the City

A few days ago, I was wondering around World Market (also know as Cost Plus).  This store is wonderful and terrible at the same time. …

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