Blood Orange Poppy Seed Loaf

Lets face it-there are certain fruits or foods which given their name do not exactly evoke a tasty image. Case in point, the blood orange. I mean….how could one get excited over something with the word blood in it if you’re going to be shoving it in your mouth? Well, these little beauties lend the…

Raspberry Lemonade Bars

Happy Independence Day Raspberry Lemonade Bars yield: (about 30-32 bars-depending on the size cut) Crust: 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp 1/2 Cup sugar 2 Cups flour pinch of salt Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Whisk the flour and salt together, then add to butter/sugar and beat until combined. Prepare a 9×13 inch…

Mini Shaker Lemon Pies

You know my obsession for mini desserts, right? The shaker lemon pie is no exception. I love these little dainty lemon pies. Perfect for a shower or garden party or a brunch. Since Summer is coming, and the last thing you want is a hot kitchen, they are perfect when you don’t want the oven on for too long,…

Glazed Meyer Lemon Shortbread

  There are days I really miss San Francisco. I miss all the wonderful restaurants.  I miss all the eccentric, diverse weirdos, people. I miss hearing the clang-clang of a distant cable car rolling down a steep hill.  I miss the faint orange of the Golden Gate bridge peeking through the dense fog.  I miss being able to drive up to the wine…