Chocolate Pudding Cupcake w/ Nutella Frosting

These extra chocolatey cupcakes are moist but light & fluffy thanks to store bought cake mix and pudding powder. They’re made extra special with an incredibly easy Nutella frosting! I just celebrated a birthday. I’m the biggest hypocrite when it comes to birthday celebrations because I LOVE to celebrate birthdays in the biggest way possible – make aRead more

Grapefruit Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies

These light and buttery shortbread cookies are perfumed with grapefruit zest, speckled with poppy seeds, and finished off with the perfectly sweet and citrusy grapefruit icing. I often find myself spending spare time browsing the aisles of Target. It’s a magical place that never bores me no matter how many times I go, and seemsRead more

Ube Nice Cream Bowl

Using ube (purple sweet potato) as a base for this nice cream bowl proves to be delicious, vibrant, and extremely nutritious! What the heck is an ube? It’s pronounced OO-BAE, and it’s a purple sweet potato commonly found in Filipino cuisine, usually in dessert. I’ve read that people liken the flavor to hazelnut/vanilla/chocolate. I’m not really sure aboutRead more

Toast with peanut butter and nutella, topped with a variety of delicious things!

Dessert Toast

These fun little pieces of toast are all decked out in Nutella, peanut butter, and an assortment of delectable toppings. With avocado toast and different types of toast being such popular breakfast items, I figure this is the best time to take advantage of it, and eat all the sugar for breakfast! It’s quite simple what youRead more

Kiwi & Berry Quinoa Parfait

Lightly sweetened quinoa layered between a perfectly tart kiwi smoothie and a refreshingly sweet berry smoothie.  The inspiration of this dish came from buying a Costco box of golden kiwis on a whim. They were on sale – what was I supposed to do, just walk passed them? Kiwis are great for so many reasons,Read more

Grandma's carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Old Fashioned Carrot Cake

Grandma’s old fashioned carrot cake is made special with crushed pineapple, a delicious frosting, and you got it, a whole lot of love. Usually, I’m not one to pour out all my feeling and emotions, but a couple weeks ago, our family lost an amazing woman, wife, mom, grandma, great grandma. My grandma (or “halmuni”) was aRead more

Fruit and yogurt rolled up into the perfect breakfast treat

Fruit Breakfast Burrito

“Breakfast burrito” has a whole new meaning today! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the traditional breakfast burritos that are loaded with scrambled eggs, cheese, beans, chorizo and salsa (or some variation of that) – I think I could eat it every morning and never get sick of it. But I guess we have toRead more

A perfect biscuit topped with fig jam, mascarpone whipped cream, and fresh figs.

Figgy Shortcake

This figgy shortcake is a fun little spin off the classic strawberry shortcake. With it being fig season and all, there are figs all over the grocery store. I can never resist, and usually end up buying a big box of figs just for the heck of it – I have issues, I know…to beRead more

Birthday cake blended into a milkshake makes for the perfect celebratory treat!

Birthday Cake Shake

This is a milkshake that has birthday cake blended into it!! My super simple layered birthday cake doesn’t require any special equipment, but leaves you with some leftover cake. You might not like the fact that you have all this excess cake, but trust me, you’ll be happy you do after you try this milkshake. Ice creamRead more

Super simple layered birthday cake that requires no special equipment (or talent)

Simple Layered Birthday Cake (no special equipment needed)

I always see those beautiful layered cakes and want to make them, but shy away from it because I don’t want to buy all the special equipment- certain sized cake pans, the spinning thing they put the cake on to frost it, those fancy spatulas, whatever you need to cut the tops off the cakeRead more