A {Mostly Bakeries} Tour of San Francisco

Armed with a Foursquare list of bakeries, I went to San Francisco for 10 days in September, ready to eat carbs. Luckily I broke my body hiking the second day I was there, so this was justified. First up is Jane on Fillmore, a café on a very trendy (as opposed to hipster) street. I only had one cookie here, which was freshly …

LuA {Mostly Bakeries} Tour of San Francisco
Rice Krispie Treats

Caramelized Rice Krispie Treats

I made rice krispie treats for an adult slumber party. You read that right. Liz gathered nine sleeping bags, made 8 pounds of guacamole, and we played three rounds of a made-up game. I supplied old-fashioned rice krispie treats because Liz wanted them plain, but then I took the leftovers home and made them much, much tastier. I almost set the kitchen …

LuCaramelized Rice Krispie Treats
plum clafoutis

Boozy Plum Clafoutis

I’m trying my hand at dark photography, or chiaroscuro. Though not too dark! I still want you to be able to see what you’re eating. You know when you’re in a restaurant and it’s so dim you’re just blindly stabbing your fork into the plate? No, we are not doing that here. Winter is coming, though. The light is steelier, more …

LuBoozy Plum Clafoutis
zucchini pancakes

Zucchini Scallion Pancakes with Cucumber Yogurt Dip

These are the easiest and healthiest savory pancakes ever. I’ve been making them for dinner at least once a week since my mom first made them this past summer.  The basic recipe only requires four ingredients – one zucchini, one egg, a mere tablespoon of flour, and oil for frying. Then you can go crazy with add-ins! Scallions really boost the flavor, plus fresh herbs, crumbled cheese (think goat …

LuZucchini Scallion Pancakes with Cucumber Yogurt Dip
nectarine upside down mini cake

Mini Nectarine Upside-Down Cakes

Around this time last year, Adam said, “I need you to make me something to impress my date with.” Wait, what?? “But it’s gotta be something she’ll believe I made.” Insert skeptical face here… After brainstorming for a bit, I decided some mini peach upside-down cakes would be cute, not too fancy but still impressive, and most importantly, mighty tasty. I …

LuMini Nectarine Upside-Down Cakes
apple crisp

Deerfield Apple Crisp

For a proper throwback Thursday, I went back 16 years and stole this recipe from my boarding school. Ok not really, I found it online and tested it to make sure it was legit, and it totally is. Anyway, Deerfield Academy crisp is FAMOUS. When I say this is a tried and true recipe, I mean for four years, 600 of my classmates looked forward …

LuDeerfield Apple Crisp