February Ramblings

Hello, hello! I’m taking a moment to share some things I’ve been up to recently. 1. My friend recently went to Taipei. I shared with her a bunch of places I had on my...


Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! Here are some gift ideas I put together: Cookies by Design Instead of flowers, how about a customized cookie bouquet? Giant cookies in a bouquet are...


Self-Serve Mochi Ice Cream at Whole Foods Market

In the last few weeks I’ve seen a flurry of articles regarding Whole Food Market now offering mochi ice cream with some of the locations having self-serve mochi ice cream bars. We’ve been really lucky in...


Quinoa Fried Rice

This healthier fried rice is made with quinoa instead of white rice. It’s an easy, delicious and gluten free meal. And you get all the great nutritious benefits of eating quinoa. Quinoa is gluten-free, packed...


Foil Sheet Pan Oven Shrimp Boil

This easy shrimp boil is baked in the oven using one sheet pan and aluminum foil. It’s an easy meal with minimal clean-up.


Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet Brownie and Brookie Cups

Today I’m sharing two fun dessert recipes combining chocolate chip cookies and brownies, which I created in partnership with J. M. Smucker Company for a Pillsbury™ Baking Challenge. Brookie cups are chocolate chip cookies and...


Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop

Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop recently opened inside Liberty Public Market. The small shop offers a variety of roasted meats like porchetta, roast beef, prime rib and chicken. You can get fresh-made sandwiches, bowls,...


Chinese New Year 2017 recap

We celebrated Chinese Lunar New Year over the weekend with some close friends. I managed to take a few photos before our guests arrived.


Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa

Taco Bell recently launched the Naked Chicken Chalupa, which features a fried chicken shell rather than the traditional tortilla shell. Thanks to their great marketing campaign, my brother talked about the new product endlessly...


Fried Bacon Wrapped Eggs

Soft boiled eggs are wrapped in bacon and coated in panko bread crumbs before being deep fried until golden brown. The eggs have a crunchy shell, a smoky bacon wrap and a soft-yolk center. It’s a...