Enduring Traditions

My mother and I were looking through her recipe box, filled with recipes from my great grandmothers and my grandmother.  We do this every Christmas when looking for my Great Grandma Yates’, tried and true, sugar cookie recipe (which no Christmas is complete without).  However, we came across a recipe that my grandma would make […]

My Comfort Food

With graduation approaching, it is hard not to feel a bit frantic about how unstable my life will become in the next few months.  The most comforting thing to me right now is cooking and my comfort foods.  The banh mi is one of those foods for me.  It reminds me of summer days, surrounded […]

Coconut Mochi with Red Bean-Chocolate Filling

I’m positive I’m not the only one that’d like to receive something other than a box of chocolate for Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong…I love chocolates, but truthfully, it is a bit prosaic these days.  Why not reinvent that tradition?  Being biased and all to asian treats, I may not be the best person to tell […]

Happy Chinese New Year! (新年快乐!)

Normally, my blog is for posting dessert recipes but since Chinese New Year is around the corner, I’ll make an exception.  Chinese New Year is full of symbolism and superstition; it is believed that appearance and attitude during New Year’s will set the tone for the rest of the year.  People do not sweep or dust […]

Chocolate-Red Wine Cake

I know I am obsessed with food. I confess. After I met this cake (yes, met) I decided I might be borderline crazy. I ordered it off the menu of a new restaurant near my home. Honestly, the only reason I did was because I had seen a similar recipe before…somewhere…nothing else crossed my mind. […]