DIY Nightstands

DIY Nightstands

In early November of last year, I was on a mad dash to quickly finish up our guest room. My in-laws were visiting and I needed the guest room to be functional and comfortable for their stay. I had painted the entire room, swapped out the ceiling fan, added a board and batten accent wall, [...]

Orange Mocha Frappuccino Macarons

Orange Mocha Frappuccino Macarons

♬ Jitterbug ♬ ♬ Jitterbug ♬ Alright, folks.  It's Thursday, and it's time to make something that'll put the boom-boom into your heart.  Okay, that's the last song lyric to "Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go", I think. Last week I made Matcha Latte Macarons, and since then, I've been thinking about other fantastic hot beverages to turn [...]

Lemon Macarons

Lemon Macarons

I have to admit, I'm a little bit hesitant on sharing this recipe, because it has such good response from friends and family, I kind of want to keep it as a little secret to myself. This lemon macaron is extra special because not only does it have a lemon buttercream, it has a dollop [...]

Matcha Latte Macarons

Matcha Latte Macarons

I'm beyond giddy to share this matcha latte macaron recipe.  I've been dreaming of a matcha macaron that isn't overly sweet, and doesn't rely on a white chocolate filling.  (Just not a fan of white chocolate).  I thought, hmmm, well I like matcha latte!  So I set out to create the creamiest, dreamiest buttercream frosting [...]

Sourdough Starter 101

Sourdough Starter 101

During quarantine, most of us have picked up a new hobby or two.  I have always been fascinated with sourdough, but I was just always really confused by a lot of the language these bakers used (feeding, levain, discard, hooch, etc.)  AHHHHHH!!!  But with the extra time on my hands, I decided to buckle down [...]

Chinese Soup Dumplings (小籠包)

Chinese Soup Dumplings (小籠包)

Hi friends, I hope you are all doing well holed inside your house.  One thing I definitely miss the most about not being able to go out is going to restaurants.  I try to keep my cooking really simple to save time, so I usually order the really labor-intensive dishes or difficult to make dishes [...]

Philly Cheesesteak Baos

Philly Cheesesteak Baos

One of my closest friends, a born-and-bred Californian, loves everything Philadelphia.  She's visited me twice in the last 3 years and if you ask her what her favorite thing about Philly is, she'll undoubtedly say it's the food. The food here in Philly is really amazing.  Without a doubt, the most famous food export is [...]

Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee

Happy week 4 of social distancing!  I was a little hesitant on posting a recipe for this since there are a ton of recipes out there for dalgona coffee, and it's quite simple.  But I figured, eh, the world could use more pretty pictures of coffee.  So here we go. If you haven't been living under a [...]

Spinach & Feta Puffs

Spinach & Feta Puffs

Happy Monday!  I'm coming at you with another puff pastry recipe.  I made these spinach & feta puffs two weekends ago and I've been craving them since!  They are super duper easy, take very little time to make, and look (and taste) divine.

Nutella Puff Pastry Twists

Nutella Puff Pastry Twists

 A month ago, I was perusing around Trader Joe's looking for new goodies to try out.  One thing that caught my eye was the frozen puff pastry sheets (in the ice cream aisle).  I typically make my own puff pastry, mainly because I find that store-bought puff pastry sheets typically just don't taste as good [...]