Blog Archives for category Featured

almond & almond: flourless chocolate cherry chip cookies

It really has been awhile . . . and to be honest?  I accomplished what I set out to do in 2014–to spend more time with my family.  However, I will never abandon my blog.  I may not post regularly,… Continue reading »

“fall” in love with this pear & almond tart

With still some sunny weather left in the Bay Area, it’s hard to believe that it’s officially the start of the Fall season.  What better way to welcome Fall than to “fall” in love with this pear and almond tart!… Continue reading »

best chocolate cupcakes ever and a blue iguana?

It’s been few and far between my blog posts this year, but to make it up to you . . . I have the best chocolate cupcake recipe to share with you!  But first let me share some highlights of… Continue reading »

meet madeleine and some vanilla bean madeleines

Just when life gets hectic . . . we make things much more complicated!  As you can tell from my posts, it’s like I’ve been trying to catch up from the beginning of the year.  But in all honesty, I… Continue reading »

ai heart red velvet mini cupcakes (gluten-free)

Considering my first post of the year was last week, I think I’m right on track with this belated Valentine’s post!  Please have pity on this working mom with a new addition to the family (not really what you may… Continue reading »

red kuri kabocha mochi–happy belated new year 2014?!

February 17th and I’m only now wishing all of you a Happy New Year!  It’s disheartening that every January, I am bogged down with a major project at work that leaves me almost never any time to blog.  This year… Continue reading »

kid-friendly & approved pecan mac nut pie-baking a difference no kid hungry

Two years ago, I pledged to add my voice to the national movement of people committed to end childhood hunger . . . NO Kid Hungry! I have a message to share and it’s heartbreaking.  More than 16 million kids… Continue reading »

mochi two ways: traditional azuki red bean paste & crazy cookie butter

I’ve posted a few mochi recipes in the past: Chocolate Covered Mochi Bites with Toasted Coconut Blueberry Mochi Cake Tri-Colored Mochi All of the recipes above were baked mochi.  I’m going to share with you THE most easiest stove-top method… Continue reading »

celebrating grandparents day with torta della nonna

A few months ago, we were desperately searching for a place to eat dinner after a long day of shopping at the mall.  We weren’t familiar with the town so I launched my Yelp app and found an Italian restaurant… Continue reading »

i heart zucchini honey cornbread “love” muffins

Back in April, I featured the first recipe in my “love” series.  These recipes are much healthier and may be lower sugar, fat, or calories.  They may also contain fresh fruits or veggies, protein or fiber.  But they all must… Continue reading »