Archive | January, 2013

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

21 Jan

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Overflowing

Chocolate, Caramel and Sea Salt are one of those special combinations that really make your taste buds sing. I LOVE this foodie celebrity-couple. Try this 15 minute recipe for richly decadent Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate.

I’m not exactly sure when I jumped on the SALT + CARAMEL bandwagon. But I am “drinking the Kool-Aid,” as a former mentor might say.

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Fancy Food Show 2013 Coming to SF Next Week!

14 Jan

Winter Fancy Food Show 2013

Winter Fancy Food Show 2013

For specialty food start-ups, the Winter Fancy Food Show  is the place to see and be seen. Over 1,300 vendors will be showcasing more than 18,000 specialty foods at the Moscone Center from January 20-22, 2013.

Have you heard about the winter and summer Fancy Food Shows? These events bring hundreds of industry stakeholders together to exhibit and discover innovative food products. [...]

The BEST Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

12 Jan

Best Vegan Chocolate Cupcake PassionfruitThese are moist, tender little cupcake morsels packed with chocolate flavor. Oh yes, and these happen to be vegan chocolate cupcakes! Pair them with your favorite vegan (or non-vegan) icing for a decidedly decadent treat.

I made these little cupcakes with a fair amount of trepidation. Cake without eggs? How unnatural! Would they be terribly dry? Would the cupcakes fail to rise and instead resemble brown hockey pucks? I took the plunge with my vegan neighbor coming to dinner. I was prepared to grab my car keys and run to Whole Foods for a vegan dessert if they were a flop.

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Martha Stewart’s Fish Cake

11 Jan

Martha Fish Cake

When I saw Martha Stewart’s Fish Cake on Pinterest, I just had to do it for myself. This is a fun, whimsical cake any beginner baker can pull off…swimmingly.

To start the new year off right, I decided to try my hand at this adorable little fish cake. I don’t typically make resolutions but if I did, my resolution would be to spend more time doing the things I enjoy most – like baking ridiculously shaped animal cakes.

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