Tag Archives: Karen Krasne

Humanity, Hope, and All of the Above

For the past several months, I’ve been collaborating with Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere to create a cookie for charity. I asked Emily to choose her favorite flavors and from that, the All of the Above cookie was created. Continue reading

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A Class That Takes the Cake – Kitchen Secrets with Karen

If you live in San Diego, you know Extraordinary Desserts as an iconic part of the city’s culinary scene. For more than two decades, Karen Krasne has created stunning desserts and pastries, gilded and gorgeous with her signature gold leaf … Continue reading

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Desserting Down Under

During Spring Break, my family took a trip to Australia in search of beaches, gastro pubs, and great wine. My hidden agenda was to eat as much of my favorite dessert, Pavlova, in any way shape or form. Pavlova is … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks and Celebrating

Thanksgiving is spending days off with friends, family and football, but let’s face it, it’s really all about snacks and food. For me, it’s all about the dessert. Whether you make and bake things yourself or if you just want … Continue reading

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Summertime, When the Sweet Treats Are Easy

Hello summer!  Where could you possibly enjoy the warm months better than right here in San Diego, where the living always is easy, but never more so than during beach season?  The long days and late, slow-fading sunsets are perfect … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Dozen of Ways to Say “I Love You” to Mom

As a mother, I think the most precious gifts children can offer on Mother’s Day, which this year is May 12, is to say “I love you, Mom” and “Thanks for all you do, and for loving me.” There are … Continue reading

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‘Tis An Extraordinary Season!

When the days shorten and the weather turns cool, I see and feel the arrival of the holidays, and inevitably get in the mood to make everything festive, merry and bright. More than any other time of year, the season … Continue reading

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