Woke Up Feeling Like Paula Deen

… Found out I wasn’t Paula Deen. This morning at least. Maybe tomorrow will be better. Does that there cake look delicious? Yes. Was it? No. See, I thought I could wake up, throw together some eggs, some flour, some sugar, some ripe bananas, and come out glorious with a dense and delicious banana bread. I…

Almond Sesame Chrysanthemum

I went to the local Asian supermarket recently, where I found a green leafy vegetable. I thought they only sold Pocky. The label read “shungiku.” That’s not Chinese, so I’m not obligated to know what that means. But my parents knew exactly what it was — tong hao. It tasted kinda different but it wasn’t too…

Profiteroles

I rolled out of bed at 7:00am this morning and I felt like making French food. So I did. Welcome to my life. Be jealous, friends. The good news: this may be French food, but it ain’t fancy. Hardly any waiting time, no buttering/rising/folding/kneading involved. And it’s still yummy as heck. Drizzle it with easy…

Thirty Ugly Muffins

So I experienced heaven last week. Let me explain. I went over to a friend’s house the other day, because I haven’t seen her in 2 years and we wanted a baking night. We started off quite innocently, with me making stir-fry for dinner and her experimenting with making chocolate plastic for a wedding cake…

Coconut Cake

It’s Mother’s Day soon, and my mother likes two things: 1. Coconuts 2. Cake What else am I supposed to do? I have no choice but to broil lobster tails for dinner. And then I had a thought: what if I did coconut cake for dessert? No clue where that idea came from, but I’m…