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: Bacon and Maple Doughnuts with Chocolate Espresso Glaze.

While I was in England visiting my best friend Kate (who has an amazing comic series called West that you can check out by clicking here), we had this amusing conversation while I was cooking dinner one night. She mentioned something along the lines about wondering how many different animals produce the foods that she…

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…

Recipe: Cheese and Asparagus or Zucchini Tart

I returned from visiting with a friend in England about two weeks ago, where I had a lot of delicious foods. I didn’t take pictures of everything consumed because it’s not really something that they do there. I didn’t want to be the weirdo photographing everything before anyone can eat. I was also distracted by conversation…

Recipe: Bacon Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of those things that I don’t really have a recipe for. I never plan to make fried rice…and whenever I do make it, the creation tends to be based on whatever ingredients I have around. It’s also my default “end of the pay period” type of meal because you can make…

Recipe: Kale and Tortellini Soup

I’ve been feeling a bit sickish recently…I don’t have a cold, but I’m certainly just not feeling all that great. So I figured I would make my favorite quick and easy soup to eat and blog it to share with you all. This soup comes together and is ready to eat within an hour. Unlike most…

Recipe: Orange Cinnamon Pecan Cookies

I remember for birthdays in elementary school, parents could bring in cupcakes or treats for the class to celebrate the occasion. For the last 10 minutes before the school bell rang at the end of the day, everyone just crammed their faces with whatever it was that was brought in. My birthday always fell on spring…

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: Egg-Free Strawberry Orange Gelato

For the holidays, my godparents gave me an ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid mixer. I’ve been wanting to make homemade ice cream, sorbet, and gelato for ages! Now that I had a mixer, I could start looking up recipes…Honestly, a lot of them intimidate me because they have eggs and egg yolks and…

Recommended: Korean Cooking with Maangchi

I love Korean food, especially kimchi. In Hawaii, it’s pretty easy to get take-out Korean food with your choice of side dishes…But when I moved to San Francisco, I found that there was a big gap in my life where Korean food was missing. It’s not that there’s a lack of Korean restaurants in the…

Recipe: Fish Baked in Foil with Tomatoes and Couscous.

My favorite way to eat fish is baked in a foil pouch. It keeps the fish tender and moist, plus it makes a pretty awesome sauce to go over a starch. I like couscous for this dish since it soaks up the flavor of the sauce. There’s a few components to the dish and several steps,…

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…