Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes

These red velvet cakes have a molten lava center. It’s an easy dessert for two and great for Valentine’s Day dessert. I’ve made chocolate lava cakes, Nutella lava cakes, and Matcha green tea lava...


Philz Coffee

Philz Coffee, a very popular coffee chain from the San Francisco Bay Area, recently opened its first store in San Diego. If you’ve spent any significant amount of time in the Bay Area, you’ve...


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.