Baking-Tools & Equipment
Williams-Sonoma-I really like their traditional finish muffin pans and their Goldtouch brownie pan. I'm also a fan of their espresso powder and seasonal spreads, especially their Pecan Pumpkin Butter.
Sur la Table-If you're in the industry, Sur la Table offers a 15% discount on anything in the store, which can really add up on higher end items. I like the Fat Daddio's anodized cake pans.
Draeger's Market-I love wandering around the top floor of the Draeger's in Menlo Park. Great cooking gadgets and beautiful serving ware.
New Leaf Community Market-The location in Half Moon Bay has the best prices on baking chocolate as well as a nice selection of healthy specialty ingredients.
Baking-Decorating & Packaging
Michaels Craft Store-They have a great selection of all sorts of decorating tools and you can usually find a 40% off coupon online.
Sugarcraft-Great selection of gumpaste cutters
Fancy Flours-All sorts of fun baking decorations and a nice selection of cupcake/muffin liners.
Favorite Cookbooks & Magazines
Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Baking-Great techniques and tips for bakers.
Tartine Cookbook-A pastry chef I used to work with recommended this to me and it has been a go-to cookbook; all the the recipes I've tried from it have been outstanding.
Martha Stewart's Pies & Tarts-My go-to book for recipes or inspiration when I want to bake a pie.
Radically Simple by Rozanne Gold-I love this book, consistently great recipes, all very easy to make.
Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery-Good for basic cupcake recipes. I like that the recipes are for a dozen cupcakes and easy to double. Fun photography, too.
Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich-I love that the book is separated by texture. Medrich offers some interesting flavor combinations as well as many gluten-free recipes
Bon Appétit Magazine
Fun Food Blogs
Made in Melissa's Kitchen
Photography Resources & Equipment
The Digital Picture-Great resource if you want to compare lenses.
Keeble & Shuchat
Favorite Markets, Farms, Food Destinations
Sigona's Farmers Market-Family owned, lots of local organic produce at reasonable prices.
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Phipps County Farm
Drakes Bay Oyster Company