Tag Archive: Baking

Baked Nian Gao (Chinese Sticky Rice Cake)

Gong Hey Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year to you all! As a Chinese American I have become more and more interested in my ancestry and culture as I’ve grown older. I grew… Continue reading

Pumpkin Chocolate Chmelt Muffins

We just took our kids to play in the snow for the first time. Before now, they’d scooped up some melting snow in Yosemite National Park or driven past snow-capped mountains in the… Continue reading

Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

I was born Thanksgiving Day, 34 years ago. My parents, grandmother and big brother were watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on television while my Mom was having contractions. After a swift delivery (I… Continue reading

Orange Brownies

I love the combination of orange and chocolate. I recently reinvented the traditional lemon square and created the Orange Square instead. Happy with the way that turned out, I thought I’d try making… Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

The cooler fall weather always puts me in the mood for baking. With Thanksgiving coming up, I thought dried cranberries was the perfect addition to the classic chocolate chip cookie. My family loved… Continue reading

Orange Squares

I adore lemon squares and have made a vegan version that satisfies my craving from time to time. But my dear husband has never been a fan. The tartness of the lemon has… Continue reading

Chocolate Almond Crescents

I was in desperate need of an almond paste fix. And a chocolate fix was approaching steadily after. These crescents rolls filled with a sweet layer of each hit the spot. They’re like… Continue reading

Cornbread Muffins with Fig Brûlée

That culinary torch I bought a few weeks back has been calling to me. After the fun I had with my Banana Brûlée, I had to find another use for it. I thought figs… Continue reading

Peach and Candied Ginger Scones

A local grocery store makes a killer vegan ginger biscuit using candied ginger but for a wimp like me, their huge chunks of ginger offer a bit too much zing, especially in a… Continue reading

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes

Avocados are creamy, rich, decadent and good for you. So why not put them into a cupcake?!? Chocolate and avocado make for an awesome pair in this stunning recipe. The avocado replaces the… Continue reading

Oatmeal, Almond Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

I once gave my Mom a birthday card that showed a hand flicking raisins out of a cookie and read on the outside, “One of the many reasons I love you…” On the… Continue reading

Chocolate-Banana-Zucchini Bread

There’s really nothing better than devising ways to make chocolate an acceptable breakfast food. Given the fact that it’s combined with a fruit and a vegetable in this here bread, I’d like to… Continue reading