sweet memories – pistachio baklava cake

January 23, 2015
Pistachio Baklava Cake

  I started this blog back in 2009 with the intention of sharing my love for food. I’ve never done a blogiversary, nor have I kept many stats.  Week after week, I just make desserts I like and share them. Occasionally, I get comments and emails about how much someone has enjoyed the recipes. Some […]

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color me happy – tri-color ginger-orange carrot cake

January 9, 2015
Tri-color Ginger-Orange Carrot Cake

  Happy New Year! I just returned from a 3-week trip to Hong Kong and Malaysia—and came back inspired by the great cuisine of those two countries.  I’ll need to test and experiment before I can present them to you.

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it’s a wrap – pistachio apricot cake w earl grey frosting

December 12, 2014
Pistachio Apricot Cake w Earl Grey Frosting

  As we pack our bags and get organize for our vacation, I want to tie up a few loose ends—such as a list of dessert ideas and inspirations that I wrote down throughout the year. Most have been tested and worked well. Others need a rethink. For my last dessert post of the year, […]

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sweet & short – white chocolate cake w vanilla poached pears

December 5, 2014
White Chocolate Cake w Vanilla Poached Pears

  Please pass the tryptophan. While lounging after last week’s turkey feast, I dreamed up a list of desserts I wanted to make in December.

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thankful – salted caramel apple custard cake

November 21, 2014
Caramel Apple Custard Cake

  I have had food allergies. For the last several years, I’ve been allergic to certain fruits, especially raw apples, peaches, plums, cherries and more. Cooked or baked in desserts, they’re okay. So, I’ve been missing the simply, satisfying pleasure of biting into a juicy Winesap.

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asset management – apple almond cake

November 14, 2014
Apple Almond Cake

  It’s only the beginning of November and my dance card is full for the rest of the year with three major events. One is a gathering at our friend’s house for Thanksgiving, for which I’ll be helping out and turning out some desserts. The second one is M’s birthday. Yes, both occasions are celebration […]

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new brew – pumpkin spice latte cake

November 7, 2014
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake

  For many of us, pumpkins are the heart of the fall season, from the decorative carved versions sitting on porches to the spiced, baked creations warming for the Thanksgiving table. And if you need a shot of caffeine, Starbucks has its version . . . which has been available since August.

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parks & recreation – coconut cake w honey coconut glaze

October 30, 2014
Coconut Cake w Honey Coconut Glaze

  Last weekend, we gathered at  Brooklyn Bridge Park for the much anticipated picnic of the New York food clan. With the warmth of the sun and a cool river breeze, we spread our haul of dishes prepped at home, across two long tables, and started the charcoal on the grill. The feast could have fed […]

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wonton past – caramel pear cake w earl grey frosting

October 17, 2014
Caramel Pear Cake w Earl Grey Frosting

  I knew food could trigger memories, but I didn’t understand how deeply it could affect me until I went on a food crawl with food friends in Flushing, NY, the real source of all things Chinese in New York. Chinatown in Manhattan is a sleepy village compared to this vibrant community in Queens.

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loafing – fig almond tea cake w coconut-honey glaze

October 10, 2014
Fig Almond Tea Cake w Coconut Honey Glaze

  The precision and the science of baking have intrigued me since I was in college—it was also therapeutic as a needed break from my studies in architecture.

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gift of nothing – french plum tart

October 3, 2014
French Plum Tart

  It’s been a rather quiet week with few pressing matters, so I got to settle into the groove of baking and use this perfect opportunity to come up with a fresh list of desserts. More time in the kitchen may not sound exciting, but when baking is usually squeezed between errands and obligations, an […]

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