Homemade Marshmallow & Hot Cocoa on a Stick
On a cold winter night, there is nothing better than a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallow. Even better when it’s homemade- yes, even the marshmallow. If Alton Brown says you can, you do it. It’s easier than you think and for the next batch, I might try adding vanilla bean in the mix. These would be perfect for Valentine’s Day wrapped in a decorative baggy. I brought mine to...
Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Meyer's Rum & Raisins
To celebrate the festivities of Fall and Halloween, there is nothing more perfect than this Pumpkin Bread Pudding adapted from Smitten Kitchen. I brought it to an afternoon garden party for our friend, Khoa, for his 26th birthday celebration. It was a crowd pleaser. Bread pudding. It’s delicious, so go make it now! Some alterations: 1) Lazy method is the perfect way to go 2) Used a...
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There is one dish when I visit a Spanish restaurant that I never forget to try: paella (means pan in Latin). When cooked correctly, it is your all-in-one meal and a party in your mouth. It’s a jumble of ingredients; requires a bit of love but a favorite amongst crowd. I made this dish as a pre-birthday dinner for Daniel (which was celebrated this past Sunday going zip-lining in Occidental...
The sun blessed us with its presence this weekend after a long couple of weeks of cold breeze, fog, and temperature in the 50s. So, like everyone else in SF, we soaked it all in at Lafayette Park in our skimpy clothes. It’s the end of summer but the beginning of hot weather, finally. Sunny weather aside, for dinner, I made margherita pizza using the abundant order of tomatoes we’ve...
Decadent Cinnamon Rolls
I’ve been on hiatus for a bit but I return with a delicious recipe courtesy of Pioneer Woman. If you haven’t been to her blog, you need to. In fact, you should right now in case you forget later. But I warn you- Ree is a country woman who isn’t afraid to use butter and other fatty goodness. And there is definitely loads of it for this delicious and decadent rolls. I would...
Oatmeal Choco Chip Cookies
I hope this gloomy weather improves, I don’t particularly fancy wearing layers of clothing in July. Regardless of the lack of sunshine, this is my last week of unemployment and the real world awaits me on Monday. ‘Till then, I have some errands to run. A wedding to go to in Pomponio State Beach on Saturday and some new recipes to try out. I have been craving these oatmeal cookies for...
Fresh Golden Beet Pasta
The juicy cherry tomatoes made up for the beets I got in my CSA box this week. Not ecstatic about this unpalatable vegetable root, I almost tossed them away. But worry not! With the help of Google, I found some great ideas to do with my golden beets. I found a recipe on Love and Olive Oil for a Beet and Goat Cheese Raviolis. I adapted the pasta recipe and decided to make golden beet fettuccine...
Ma Po Tofu
One of the first few cookbooks I own is from Cooking Light. Like I mentioned in my first post, I try to eat a balance meal with everything in moderation. This is key to living a healthy lifestyle (there is no such thing as diets since they never work!). This cookbook is a must for all beginner cooks; It’s thorough, detailed, and easy to follow with lots of photos. One of the first recipe I...
I can feed you.
I cook for love. It’s therapeutic, wholesome, and rewarding. Without food my life would be a little less exciting; think about all the great festivals, food shows, events, and great eats surrounding this wonderful city. Food -despite of your background- always bring good friends together and the best way to entertain your guests. I love to cook. The motivation to experiment in the kitchen...