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Churro Waffle

Last weekend I really wanted a churro (crispy fried dough covered with cinnamon and sugar) but I don’t love deep frying things at home and Disneyland is completely out of the question during these times. Then I had an epiphany. With a proper waffle batter that produces a crispy exterior  ...

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Pork and Bok Choy Noodle Soup

Amidst these crazy times and staying home all day, I find solace in something I can control (and devour). This super easy and simple pork and bok choy noodle soup really hit the spot. The broth is intensely flavorful (with the addition of a tiny bit of fish sauce) and is now a favorite in this  ...

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Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Taiwanese beef noodle soup consists of braised, tender slices of beef, boiled vegetables, flavorful beef broth, and noodles. Although it seems simple enough, I have a hard time finding a really good bowl of beef noodle soup at restaurants. Here in the Seattle area we actually have plenty of  ...

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Coffee Jelly

If you ever need a quick dessert to serve for friends coming over or just for yourself, this is a great little caffeine fix in the form a super delicious dessert. This is incredibly easy to make and make sure not to skip the sweetened heavy cream — it makes this dessert much more luxurious.  ...

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Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Seattle has finally started warming up for the summer and in perfect time for tomato season. It’s the best time to get those heirloom tomatoes and savor the amazing taste of what tomatoes are supposed to taste like. I’m tired of eating the mealy, grainy, bland tomatoes from the  ...

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Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Making cupcakes or a cake for upcoming Mother’s Day? If so, I highly recommend this frosting! When I think of cupcake frosting, I think of extremely sweet buttery frosting, because the typical cupcake frosting around here tends to be “American Buttercream”. While most kids and  ...

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Loco Moco

If in need of some island comfort food, this is the recipe. My favorite Hawaiian foods include: spam musubi, loco moco, and kalua pork (my friend makes the best kalua pork I’ve ever eaten. I tell ya, nothing compares to kalua pork cooked in a pit in the ground — nothing). I’ve had  ...

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Sous Vide Crème Brûlée

Crème brûlée (French for ‘burnt cream’) is one of those desserts where you usually need to be ok with the taste of egg. I know there are some people that are not crazy about a strong egg flavor in their desserts and crème brûlée usually isn’t a dish I would recommend  ...

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