Whole Wheat Fudge Brownies

I don’t know what the future holds but I know there will be brownies.

It’s been over four months since we last had people over, which was the last time I made brownies. That’s four months quarantine with my sweet husband, filled with mixed emotions and lots of delicious food: adventurous new recipes, old stand-by’s, Filipino comfort food, delivery from our favorite restaurants, multiple pints of ice cream, different kinds of cake. But no brownies. Until now.

June 20, 2020

Coconut Ice Cream Pie

To celebrate my dad, I made this Coconut Ice Cream Pie. A frozen summer pie with homemade no-churn ice cream (no ice cream maker needed) and a sweet-salty graham cracker crust.

My version of Black Forest Cake has only five ingredients: chocolate wafers, cream, powdered sugar, luxardo cherries, and dark chocolate shavings. The cake doesn't need to be baked, just assembled and frozen (which is...

Vegan chocolate cake, fragrant with olive oil, with a deep chocolate flavor, and a tender crumb. Topped with a sweet and decadent fudge-ganache frosting. What I ended up with was something cheery and chocolatey....

This Orange Olive Oil Snack Cake is simple. Made with only a few ingredients that you most likely already have at home: olive oil, flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, eggs, oranges, milk, and...

February 15, 2020

Ube Rice Crispies

These Ube Rice Crispies are no-bake squares, gluten-free (if you make sure to use gluten-free rice crisps), and has the chewiness of fudge. No marshmallows so it's not super sticky, but instead I used...

January 20, 2020

Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake

This year's birthday cake is a very luxurious truffle cake. One forkful tastes like a dark chocolate truffle. It's pure chocolate decadence, not marred by nuts or liqueurs or fruit or crunchy toppings (all...

December 31, 2019

Closing Out a Decade

So goodbye, 2019 and this past decade. You have been so generous with me. Hello, 2020. I am so ready for more.

"Taipei is the new foodie destination," said so many friends when they heard that we were going on a family vacation. I wasn't sure what they meant - until we got there and we...