Recipe: Mommy Mei’s Mango Bread

I love any chance that I can get to proclaim my love for mangoes, especially since it connects to my childhood. Nothing is better on a hot and humid Hawaii summer day than getting out of the neighbor’s pool and rushing home then into the kitchen to slurp down juicy, ice cold cubes of mango….

Recipe: Cardamom Pistachio Pear Cake

Is it just me or are a lot of cooking and recipe videos floating around social media really annoying and obnoxious? I know music is copyrighted and there’s a limited pool of free-use songs, but it seems like everyone picks the same obnoxious song. Since I couldn’t really find the cooking videos that I liked…

Recipe: Magical/Lucky Blondie Bars

When my friend from England stayed with me, she did what most others would do…Load up on sugary breakfast cereal! Sadly, I’m not a cereal eater and she left some Lucky Charms behind. That means I needed to bake them into something so they didn’t go to waste. So into a blondie bar they went!…

Recipe: Sweet Potato Cake with Cranberry Orange Relish.

Christmas has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean that holiday baking has to be over – especially since winter JUST started. For me, holiday type of baked treats don’t stop coming out of my kitchen until late January. Most things that are branded as “for the holidays” are spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and all…

Recipe: Layered Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

It’s fall y’all! And that means time for apples and pumpkin and warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. I will admit that I am a fanatic for the apple cinnamon combination. So when my coworker gave me some Braeburn apples from his tree and asked me to do something with it so he could…

Recommended: Citrus Bundt Cake from Baking Bites

Bundt cakes are one of my favorite types of cake to bake when bringing it over to someone’s house. I like to think of it as a casual elegant dessert. It looks really fancy, but there isn’t much work involved in making it so presentable – unlike a layered cake with frosting. I had an…

Recipe: Peanut Butter Streusel Coffee Cake

When I was in elementary school, I remember sometimes getting breakfasts on campus instead of eating something at home. Back then, it was only $0.35 for a filling breakfast with milk. My favorite breakfast of all would be a coffee cake that they served with a peanut butter streusel topping. It was a little bit…

Recommended: Blueberry Buckle from America’s Test Kitchen

My godmother has a ton of cookbooks since she loves to cook and bake just as much as I do. She’s been making a Blueberry Buckle from America’s Test Kitchen and has been met with rave reviews to anyone she has served it to. But, she tweaked the recipe a bit, which she conveyed to…

Recipe: Swirl Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Walnut Crust

If you like cheesecake that isn’t too sweet or drowning in topping, this recipe is the one that you’re looking for. Compared to others, the cheesecake layer is thin and fluffy. I also like the use walnuts with my graham cracker crust because it gives it texture and contrast to the creamy cheesecake. Since jam…