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Picking Cherries and Creating State-Inspired Ice Cream

Nicole with a Cherry Martini

When you’re in the supermarket walking down the ice cream aisle, you’re probably tempted by at least a few of the many ice cream flavors that are out there. Do you ever stop to wonder where the ice cream that you’re tasting comes from? I never spent much time thinking about it, although there are enough food shows out there that give you a behind-the-scenes ... Read More »

California Avocado Commission Lunch at Border Grill, Los Angeles

Nicole and Susan Feniger

Avocados are one of my favorite fruits, although they’re a fruit that I don’t use in my dessert recipes quite as often as fruits like berries, peaches and apples. Rich, creamy and full of good fats and nutrients, I use them as an ingredient in all kinds of salads, as a side for savory dishes (both breakfast and dinner!) and as a garnish for anything ... Read More »

Wine Blending with Kendall Jackson

Wine Blending with Kendall JAckson

Wine is a drink made from fermented grapes that has been popular for centuries. It is only in the recent past, perhaps the last several decades, where wine has gone from an ok-tasting (and sometimes quite bad) alcoholic beverage to something of an art form. A great bottle of wine, much like a great olive oil, has lots of complex flavors and goes down smoothly ... Read More »

Baking Bites on a Foodie Road Trip in #weekwithILX

Nicole and Acura ILC

If someone handed you the keys to a car, told you to take few days off and go for a drive, where would you go? Your answer to this question depends a little bit on where you live and what is around you, as some people might want to spend some time visiting family and friends nearby and some might want to leave town for ... Read More »

Sip, Bite, Blog 2011 at Kendall Jackson Vineyards

Kendall Jackson Harvest

I was fortunate enough to be invited to Kendall Jackson’s Sip, Bite, Blog event this year, since members of the outstanding Kendall Jackson team happen to be fans of Baking Bites. The event included about a dozen bloggers, and we all traveled to Sonoma, California for a long weekend of wine tasting and wine education. Food and wine go hand-in-hand (even with dessert!) and it’s ... Read More »

At Dodger Stadium with Tyler Florence and California Grapes

Me, Tyler and our watches

On June 11th, I was lucky enough to be invited to an event at Dodger Stadium here in Los Angeles hosted by the California Table Grape Commission. Tyler Florence is working with the California Table Grape Commission, as well as with other organizations, in an initiative that promotes healthy eating at ballparks across the country, including the homes of the Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis ... Read More »

An inside look at Smuckers

The Smuckers Store

Last week, I had the opportunity to take a trip out to Orville, Ohio with a few other bloggers and take an inside look at the Smuckers company. Smuckers is known for their jam, but what you might not know is that the family-owned company actually owns quite a few other brands, including Crisco, Jif, Folgers and Eagle Brand, just to name a few of ... Read More »

BlogHer Food recap!

This past Saturday, I headed up to San Francisco for the 2009 BlogHer Food conference. It’s the first of what I think will be an annual conference series from BlogHer and was aimed at food bloggers. All of the breakout sessions of the conference covered topics that would be of interest to people who write recipes, review products and just like to write about food ... Read More »

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