best roasted potatoes

Crispy little potatoes, fragrant with garlic, tossed with salty anchovies and fresh lemon juice. Finished with parsley and lemon zest, served with cool and creamy Greek yogurt. Amen.

February 15, 2016

Manila Trip 2015

What’s the type of food you crave the most? For most of us, the answer would be “comfort food” and for me, this typically means Filipino food. I miss food from home the most,...

chocolate cherry brownies

These fudgy mini brownies are perfectly sized, thanks to mini muffin tins, and filled with a touch of cherry jam and a LINDOR truffle that melts into an ooey gooey filling.

goat cheese and avocado bruschetta

If you're hosting a viewing party for the Superbowl or the Oscars, or just having a few friends over, I have a few recipes that are certified crowd-pleasers.

reine de saba
January 25, 2016

Chocolate Almond Cake

I knew I wanted to bake a birthday cake that we both would love. He likes chocolate covered almonds, I like cake and lots of butter, and so Julia's cake it is.

golden globes bingo

“And the winner is…” I’ve always been a huge fan of watching awards shows. I love the glitz and the glamour, the pomp and circumstance, the celebrities galore. I watch the red carpet interviews and...

mcdonalds donut

Last month I was treated to a different kind of meal. I ate a tapas-style diner, made entirely from ingredients from McDonald’s, prepared by Chef Stephanie Cmar. Yes, that Stephanie Cmar, executive chef of...

turtle cheesecake top

This is a turtle cheesecake. With salted caramel and toasted pecans and dark chocolate chips. The crust made more luxurious by brown sugar and lots of butter. And the actual cheesecake is so smooth...

double chocolate cake slice
December 31, 2015

A Look Back into 2015

I love writing these yearly recaps, not just to share with my wonderful readers, but also as a chance for me to reflect on the year that was. (I’ve been doing this every year: 2010,...

December 27, 2015

What to Eat in Portland, Maine

When I think of Maine, I think of blueberries. And people wearing plaid. And lobster. Sweet, sweet lobster. On a recent trip to Portland, Maine, I ate the best lobster roll I've ever had.