Scenes from San Francisco and Napa

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In-N-Out Burger, animal style, was our first meal when we arrived in San Francisco a few weeks ago.

Animal style means mustard-grilled patties, thousand island spread, grilled onions, and extra pickles. We got two double-doubles, two fries, two sodas (we were living it up), plenty of napkins, and dove right in. In-N-Out takes its burgers seriously. My boyfriend Matt called it Mecca, I was too busy licking my fingers but I agree.

Matt and I traveled to the west coast for one of my dearest friend’s wedding in Napa Valley, and we padded the trip with a few extra days to stay in San Francisco.

mini almond cinnamon rolls

Soft and tender mini cinnamon rolls, filled with sweet almond paste and sliced almonds, topped with a bright Meyer lemon marmalade glaze

olive oil dulce de leche cake

Soft, spongey, olive oil layer cake, with a thick dulce de leche filling, a luscious cream cheese frosting, finished with a sprinkling of flaky, smokey sea salt

carrot cake smoothie

It's like carrot cake in liquid form. But way less sweet. Velvety-smooth, tastes rich and indulgent, but actually really ridiculously healthy.

triple chocolate banana bread

This is so rich, so moist, so decadent, that instead of being a cousin to banana bread, it's more like a sibling to chocolate cake.

mini coconut ice cream sandwiches

Three reasons why these mini ice cream sandwiches are astouding: 1) no churn coconut ice cream with swirls of lemon curd (yes, no churn, meaning no ice cream maker needed!) 2) buttery shortbread cookies,...

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March 21, 2016

NYC Weekend Eats

I had the the best bagel I've ever eaten my entire life. Salt bagel with a thick smear of jalapeno cream cheese, and buttery smoked salmon. It was absolutely perfect.

baked salmon for two

Teriyaki glazed salmon, bokchoy, and brown rice. The salmon is swiftly seared in the pan but finished in the oven. The bok choy is blanched, then brushed with a sweet and umami-filled sauce. And...

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The Foodie List Boston

Guys, I’m officially a TV star. Okay okay so I’m not technically a “star” (yet). But I did appear in a TV show in Canada called The Foodie List. The Foodie List is a TV...