Bake: R. J. Cooper’s Brown Butter–Bourbon Pound Cake

The James Beard Foundation maintains a great blog called Delights and Prejudices. In December, heralded D.C. chef (and James Beard award winner, 2007), R. J. Cooper, shared this recipe for brown butter bourbon pound cake. I made it for a friend’s party and it was a huge hit. You gotta try it yourself. Ingredients: Pound… Continue reading Bake: R. J. Cooper’s Brown Butter–Bourbon Pound Cake

BABYCAKES NYC Now in LA!

These gluten-free goodies have been exclusive to New York until now! BABYCAKES Los Angeles 130 East 6th Street (between S. Main Street and S. Los Angeles Street) (213) 623-5555

PILGRIM KITCHEN / Belmont, CA

I’ve driven this stretch of El Camino a hundred times and I’ve never seen PILGRIM KITCHEN before! But, I had a hankering for something sweet and it seemed like a sign. Delicious pies, doughnuts and other sweet treats. Delish. PILGRIM KITCHEN 311 El Camino Real Belmont, CA 94002 (650) 592-0638

BUTTERCAKE BAKERY

Using a pal’s birthday as an excuse, I went in search of a better LA cupcake. By “better” I mean: tasty-yet-not-priced-so-high-you-can-only-afford-one. I had read great reviews on BUTTERCAKE BAKERY in West LA, so I thought I’d give it a try. I tried the mini red velvet and it was Y-U-M. For only $.75 it’s tempting… Continue reading BUTTERCAKE BAKERY

Miss Peaches Southern Cuisine

We went to celebrate February with some real Southern cuisine at Miss Peaches in North Hollywood. Granted, the spot’s a little off the beaten path, but the drive was totally worth it. Executive chef and proprietor, Connell Moss, was on the premises and you’d be best served listening to the recommendations. It was a tough… Continue reading Miss Peaches Southern Cuisine