Chef Stretch

When I was in grade school, kids would make fun of me for always checking out cookbooks on Library Day.

This dessert has been doing quite well at #kensartisanpizza. Chocolate pudding, caramel gelato, velvet chocolate sauce, and caramelized rice crispies.

This dessert has been doing quite well at #kensartisanpizza. Chocolate pudding, caramel gelato, velvet chocolate sauce, and caramelized rice crispies.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, a reprise on a smaller scale of what I made last month on The Eagle. #uscg

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, a reprise on a smaller scale of what I made last month on The Eagle. #uscg

Pumpkin Pudding Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Candied Pecans #KAP

Pumpkin Pudding Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Candied Pecans #KAP

Maple Custard with Pepita Brittle and Creme Fraiche Whip

Maple Custard with Pepita Brittle and Creme Fraiche Whip

Olly gets a Bubble Guppy birthday party sandwich, too. #cutestdogonearth

Olly gets a Bubble Guppy birthday party sandwich, too. #cutestdogonearth

Say hello to my little friends - bee nuc installed in my garden!

Say hello to my little friends - bee nuc installed in my garden!

Scandinavian pastries I made at USCG TRACEN Petaluma — All cardamom-based sweet dough — The top photo is Swedish cardamom buns in two different forms and the bottom photo is Danish pastry (laminated dough) with cinnamon-marcipan filling

Spent-Grain and Cinnamon Sugar Bagels - Based on the Peter Reinhart recipe
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Spent-Grain and Cinnamon Sugar Bagels - Based on the Peter Reinhart recipe

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Shrimp Two Ways — Hawaiian (North Shore) Garlic Shrimp with stick rice and poached shrimp salad

Shrimp Two Ways — Hawaiian (North Shore) Garlic Shrimp with stick rice and poached shrimp salad

Delicious breakfast at USCG Station Cape Disappointment — French Toast with berry syrup, sausage patty, hash browns, and 2 eggs over-easy.

Delicious breakfast at USCG Station Cape Disappointment — French Toast with berry syrup, sausage patty, hash browns, and 2 eggs over-easy.