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Japanese Strawberry “Shortcake” – It’s a Cake!

Japanese Strawberry “Shortcake” – It’s a Cake!

This cake right here y’all. This is the elusive, not-so-sweet and FLUFFY AS A CLOUD sponge cake recipe of your dreams. If you’re wondering, “hold on – this is a cake, and strawberry shortcake is made with biscuits!” I say you’re completely right; the classic […]

Small Batch O’ Cinnamon Rolls – Perfectly Soft & Chewy!

Small Batch O’ Cinnamon Rolls – Perfectly Soft & Chewy!

If you’re American, when you think cinnamon rolls, you’re probably thinking of the rolls from Cinnabon. Soft & fluffy, yet perfectly CHEWY – this is what my mom and I crave out of these buns. My mom loves their cinnamon rolls, and even though they […]

Coconut Flan (Bánh Flan Dừa)

Coconut Flan (Bánh Flan Dừa)

Flan – a sweetened egg custard dessert with a caramel topping. Many cultures have their own version of flan. In my mind, flan is the random occurrence dessert – my mom makes it when she just feels like it. I like it that way; getting […]

Mango Float (No-Bake Filipino Mango Icebox Cake)

Mango Float (No-Bake Filipino Mango Icebox Cake)

In this classic Filipino dessert, I add my own twist by combining mango curd with the whipped cream and topping it off with more mango curd. This results in the best mango flavor running all throughout the cake! If you don’t know what an icebox […]

Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

You might be wondering: what the hell are you doing putting cream cheese on garlic bread? And what even makes it Korean? I promise you I’m not a koreaboo, there’s just so many fun street foods and snacks in Korea that I can’t help being […]

Gochujang-Glazed Onigiri with Teriyaki Spam

Gochujang-Glazed Onigiri with Teriyaki Spam

This is quick blog post for a recipe I didn’t think would be one of my most popular to be honest – but I’m glad it is! This recipe is perfect for when you want to use up your pantry items, which is even better […]

Upgraded Cosmic Brownies

Upgraded Cosmic Brownies

Cosmic Brownies were a childhood favorite of mine; I remember trying to ration them because they were so good! Nowadays, they taste WAYYYY too sweet for my palate. Ahh, the raving metabolism and energy of youth *sobs* These homemade ones are based on Handle the […]

3 Different Vegan Mug Cakes (No Eggs, No Milk)

3 Different Vegan Mug Cakes (No Eggs, No Milk)

For these mug cakes, I wanted the ingredients to be super accessible and use the least amount of fresh products as possible so that it’s more convenient during this quarantine period. If you have easy access to milk, feel free to use it if you’re […]

Korean Cheese Dogs & Mozzarella Balls

Korean Cheese Dogs & Mozzarella Balls

Hi everyone, I hope you guys have been keeping sane during this mess of a time. I think what you really should have in all of this…is multiple kinds of fried cheese. Of all the countries you can imagine, Korea is a surprising source for […]

Pandan Waffles with Coconut Caramel

Pandan Waffles with Coconut Caramel

Today is officially the start date for complete lockdown in my state county. Before all the craziness, I had actually planned on making katsu chicken and pandan waffles as a twist to its beloved inspiration; unfortunately, last time I checked the grocery store in the […]