About Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw is a cookbook editor, food writer, and baker who has been in the kitchen covered in flour since she was big enough to stir the biscuit dough. She has worked in the cookbook world for nearly a decade and was the first blogger on KQED’s popular Bay Area Bites blog, which launched in 2005. Laidlaw previously worked as a professional baker at La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, CA. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their toddler, whom she cooks for everyday.

Bite-size bacon and cheese scones with smoked bacon and melted Asiago on top on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good baked thing we’ve had in recent memory.

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Raspberry Linzer Bars

Linzer Bars

Buttery and crumbly in the best possible way, these crazy easy bars have all the taste—and none of the fuss—of a classic linzer tart.

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S'mores Brownies

S’mores Brownies

Chewy, gooey, and chocolatey, these crackly topped brownies are the perfect balance of cakey, fudgy, and pass-the-napkins messy.

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Toaster Tarts

Toaster Tarts

Though we love Pop-Tarts dearly, even as kids we thought the packaged pastries ought to taste better. Fruiter. Flakier. Fresher. Like these.

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