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: Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a bit of a read, but I promise it’s worth it! Everyone who bakes has their own way of making chocolate chip cookies and a lot of recipes are very similar to one another since most people use a basic recipe off a package and altered it from there. My recipe is nothing…

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…

Video: Fancyfied Electric Lemon Bars

In a new video for my “Grub & Gab” series that I’m posting on YouTube, I decided to make a fancyfied version of my Electric Lemon Bars. It’s a really simple and super easy addition, but creates a delicious twist to a classic dessert. All you have to do is add put a layer of jam…

Recipe: Electric Lemon Bars

Someone at work was highly generous and brought in a near tree’s worth of Meyer lemons. Of course I grabbed some up and in return made lemon bars to share with my coworkers. Since then, everyone has been asking me for the recipe and here it is! This is a recipe I’ve been making for…

Recipe: Confetti Cookies

Valentine’s Day is coming up and while I don’t really celebrate the day in a traditional way, I do like to bake themed treats to pass out to friends and coworkers. These cutie cookies are colorful, delicious, and festive. Colorful things make me happy, so why not spread those smiles to others? Food coloring is…

Recipe: FML Brownies

You know what feeling when nothing seems to be going right? And life is kinda hard to power through? I resort to these brownies to cheer me up. I know you shouldn’t eat your feelings, but come on…a bit of chocolate, sugar, and butter never disappointed anyone. FML stands for “Fuck My Life”…but in this…

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: 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: Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad

I posted a picture on Facebook of my favorite, most addictive snack…My version of a Chinese smashed cucumber salad. It’s perfect for summertime snacking! Since then, people have been asking me what it is and how to make it. Since there’s a process on how to prepare the cucumbers, I thought I would do a…