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 […]

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. […]

Nian Gao(粘糕)~

During Chinese New Year, people eat nian gao (粘糕) a sticky rice cake whose name also sounds like the Chinese words 年高. Cleverly named, nian gao can also take on the meaning that each “year is taller” wishing the person who eats it a better year than the one before. I was visiting my boyfriend’s […]