Fall isn’t quite here yet but when you see fresh apples in the farmers markets you know it’s coming quickly! Apples starting coming into the market in August actually.…

Apple Cake


Chocolate Cherry Cookies

In honor of my friends birthday I made him these cookies and I had some leftover (this recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies). I took them to last nights cooking…

Galette, Crostata or Tart

Galettes, Crostata and Tarts are similar in nature, they all can be sweet or savory and they all have a tasty butter crust. Really the only difference is Galettes (French)…

Strawberry Brownie Bites

This is a recipe that we prepared in our Feb. classes and I’ve updated the brownie recipe to a new one that I really prefer. The recipe is from King…

Quick Puff Pastry

Use this delicious puff pastry to make these quick and easy Smoky Ham & Gruyere Cheese Empanadas. 

Pumpkin Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

I served this last night at The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Sea Fare fund raising event and it was declared by the President of the Aquarium ‘the best food at…

Blackberry Crumb Bars

French Yogurt Cake

Lemon & Lavender Butter Cookies

Lemon Chiffon Cup Cakes with Fresh Berries

Courtesy of Martha Stewart Photo: Marcus Nilsson

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Most chocolate covered strawberries, if just dipped in melted chocolate, will crack when you bite into them. Here’s a recipe for Ganache Covered Strawberries that can be refrigerated and eaten…