Tartine’s Lemon-y Tarts

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When Denise gives you lemons, make lemon tarts. My friend Denise, and often photographer-friend-in-crime has a Meyer lemon tree in her backyard. In addition to selling over 20 pounds of it to Bi-Rite (by the way, I think Bi-Rite is awesome for buying locally grown produce to make …

Dalloyau’s Baked Apple Tart

My favorite cafe in Paris is the swanky Dalloyau on Rue de Faubourg St. Honore. I particularly enjoyed going there after (window) shopping on the famed street and getting a facial at nearby Anne Semonin. My first visit to Dalloyau was back in 2002 and I’ve visited it every time I’ve returned to Paris. When …

Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes with Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting

I made these cupcakes this weekend for my future brother-in-law’s birthday. Happy Birthday, D! Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes Makes 12 cupcakes.   Published May 1, 2010.   From Cook’s Illustrated. Use a high quality bittersweet or semisweet chocolate for this recipe, such as one of the test kitchen’s favorite baking chocolates, Callebaut Intense Dark Chocolate L-60-40NV or Ghirardelli …

Apricot Tea Cakes

Having found a remote interest in desserts (making them…the eating them interest was always present), Teresa made some delicious Apricot Tea Cakes for our mom’s birthday dinner. Recipe from Tartelette: Apricot And Lavender Brown Butter Tea Cakes

Happy Birthday, Andrew!

Yesterday was Andrew’s birthday and despite work obligations and a massive headache, we did find time to go to Chez Maman for our favorite burgers and eat some strawberry shortcake at home. I would show you pictures of what I got Andrew as his birthday gift, but they’re all being returned. Instead, I’ll share one …

Thanksgiving

Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. We cooked our first Thankgsiving at the Ko household the weekend before so that Teresa and I could be with our boyfriends’ families this year. The cooking started 3 days before and I was so sick and tired of what I cooked – the turkey and gravy, cornbread and …