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

Sunset Magazine

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