Eating Out, Travel

2016’s Top Three Restaurant Experiences

In contrast to my recap of the most memorable dishes this year, it was surprisingly easy to pick my top three favorite restaurant experiences. 2016 was a weak year for new restaurants in the Bay Area, so the standouts were established, proven destinations. Excellent food was just the baseline, and what made them my favorite is a combination of uniqueness and personal… Read More 2016’s Top Three Restaurant Experiences

In The Kitchen, Recipes

Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

I was brainstorming cake ideas for an event and realized I’ve never had a banana cake! The idea of a lighter banana bread covered with fluffy, decadent buttercream frosting was an instant winner. I knew I had to make it…and add salted caramel for good measure. Banana dessert is actually a recently acquired taste for me. I… Read More Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting