Recipe: Mommy Mei’s Mapo Tofu

Growing up, my mom (Mei) would cook mapo tofu for dinner and it was one of my absolute favorite dishes that she made. I know some people hate tofu and can’t stand the taste or texture of it, but I love it. Maybe it’s because I grew up eating it and it was something familiar…

Recipe: Crispy Coffee Cookies

Happy New Year, friends! With the new year, comes a renewed vow of healthy eating. And I’m here to share a cookie recipe. I don’t think you should deprive yourself of the things you want to eat, just enjoy the treats in moderation. Besides, I’m of the firm belief that desserts should be shared. This…

Culinary Adventures: I ate everything in Hawaii.

As much as I cook and bake, there’s something about going home to eat the foods you’ve grown eating up made by someone else that seems infinitely better. Yes, I can make ahi poke at home since I’m lucky enough to live in an area where fresh seafood is available to me. But it’s not…

Recipe: Spookydoodle Cookies

I love to bake a crapton of cookies for any sort of occasion or holiday. Christmas is nice, especially since everyone starts baking all sorts of delicious treats. But in my opinion, Halloween is the best. It might be my inner-goth that’s delighted to celebrate spooky things that makes this season beat out all the…

Recipe: Vegan Peanut Butter & Jam Cookies

There are some people who aren’t vegan that have a stigma that vegan food isn’t delicious and vegan baked goods leave a lot to be desired. But just like any other type of food that exists in the world, not everything will suit your tastes and there are some really delicious things out there. When…

Recipe: Cherry Balsamic Dressing & Cherry Salsa

Cherry season is coming to an end soon, which is why I regret not getting these recipes together sooner. Truth be told, when I get cherries, I’m too busy stuffing my face with them and eating them as quickly as I can because fresh cherry season seems to go away so quickly. The two recipes…

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: Corn and Cheese Muffins.

Muffins are normally thought of as something sweet, more than likely with fruit and is great for breakfast or as a quick snack. Well, for those of you who want a savory muffin, I have a recipe for you! What inspired me for this recipe is the fact that when you search for a corn…

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…

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…