Yearly Archives: 2017


3 Days in the Bay Area

This is in no way meant to be an authoritative guide to the Bay Area. Rather, it’s a simple rundown of an epic weekend. Use it as you will. I’m starting this post in Palo Alto. From a neighborhood studded with lime trees and rose bushes. From a girlfriend getaway […]

Girls at sunset

Green Chili Enchilada Sauce

Green Chile Enchilada Sauce

This past weekend I did three of my favorite things: capture sweet, sweet love in an abundance of frames; laugh, chat, and toast with family; and stock the freezer with garden-grown green chili enchilada sauce goodness. (Go on. Jump to the recipe if you must.) 


These ultra-chocolatey cupcakes are spiked with coffee and a jig (or two) of Grand Mariner for a handheld treat that's dangerously good.

Man Gettin’ Chocolate Cupcakes

Ultra-chocolatey and spiked with coffee, these handheld babies are dangerously good. If you want to just get down to the business of baking, (click here.) I spent last weekend, a good portion of the weekend before that, and pretty much every single evening in-between making dust pies and acquainting myself […]


Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

Chewy crust. Cheesy, saucy goodness. Sausage. Pesto. It’s oh, so good. If you want to jump to the eating portion of this Chicago-style deep dish pizza shindig, (just click here.) I was going to publish this last week…but then Saturday’s phone call came. And I was making plane reservations, and […]

Mexican and Sausage Style Deep Dish Pizza

Coconut-Cranberry Chews

Coconut-Cranberry Chews 2

Last Saturday morning, I was standing in the kitchen when I returned my dad’s call. Sun was pouring through the window. Dishes from Friday night’s deep dish extravaganza were stacked in the sink. And as I hung up the phone, I thought to myself, I wish I’d known him better. […]