#ad Red Velvet + Ginger Root Beer Can Cakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOItForward #CollectiveBiasIMG_20150930_151640427_HDRHalloween is approaching. This means a few key things: your FaceBOOk is going to be bombarded with cutesy memes about the “first day of Halloween”. Stop that. It’s October, and you’re pushing it. This also means candy, parties, and a shockingly stark expose on the most popular costumes of the year, considering that they’re worn for about four hours before being discarded and repurposed as a t-shirt when you haven’t done your laundry. But we all know what the best part of Halloween is- the tricks, natch. I’ve partnered with MARS and Social Fabric to bring you a spooky-sweet can cake that will help you ‘BOO’ your friends this Halloween. Continue reading “#ad Red Velvet + Ginger Root Beer Can Cakes”

Meyer Lemon Poppyseed and Gin Cheesecake

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Yes, like plenty of now-single heterosexuals last night, I, too, completely neglected to make plans, reservations, or recognition of love and affection on Valentine’s Day. An eleventh-hour search on OpenTable yielded a 1:30 reservation at the hottest pub in town and a mere three-hour wait at the local P.F. Chang’s. Thankfully, we remained vigilant and elbowed just enough star-crossed swingers at Whole Foods to snag a decent steak and a lobster tail for free. Along with a ridiculous cheesecake I made, wooed by the nonstick lubrication of my new Lékué springform pan, sent to me by the company. Continue reading “Meyer Lemon Poppyseed and Gin Cheesecake”

Domata Gluten-Free Recipe Ready Flour

My litmus test for fancy food products is more blithe than I’d like to admit. How’s that brand of peppermint bark? Is it better than Williams-Sonoma? Looks like you’re erecting a chicken coop in your backyard. Williams-Sonoma has a coop that features bay windows. Looks like you have salt on the table. But tell me, is it ground in a Peugeout grinder? I know, with the wealth of incredible things at my disposal, you’d think I could do better than a third-party retailer situated next to a PF Chang’s and a Limited Too. But it’s true. And when I picked up an astonishingly attractive gluten-free cup for cup flour at Walmart last week, my first coherent thought was: Well, is it any better than Cup4Cup?DSC_6927 Continue reading “Domata Gluten-Free Recipe Ready Flour”