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  • Breakfast, Dessert

    Instant Pot Sweet Red Bean Soup

    You might be used to a meal at your local Chinese restaurant ending with sweet red bean soup, crinkle-wrapped fortune cookies, and cold sliced oranges.  But did you know that red bean…

  • Dessert

    Key Lime Cream

    I confess that I don’t often need dessert in my life.  There are many days when a spoonful of lemon curd, pudding-cold, straight from the jar, is all the sweet I need…

  • Dessert, Snacks

    Scallion Nougat Crackers

    Salted caramels.  Chocolate-covered bacon.  You might think you’ve explored all there is to explore in the realm of sweet-salty combinations, but what if I told you that a popular confection in Taiwan…

  • Breakfast, Dessert

    Orange-Glazed Cranberry Cake

    As a teenager, I wasn’t often permitted to go over to friends’ houses after school–but my parents did give me unlimited rides to the library, which was located just down the street…

  • Dessert

    Pumpkin Pie Mochi

    My husband claims that the first fight we ever had was over a pumpkin pie. It was winter of 2012, the year we started dating.  Our regular date-night restaurant, Pizzeria Mozza, was…

  • Gingerbread Cracker Toffee
    Dessert, Make

    Gingerbread Cracker Toffee

    Wow, what a year it’s been.  My husband and I went on our honeymoon in May (for which I packed Spicy Spam Musubi).  Shortly thereafter, I lost my appetite for months…because I…

  • Raindrop Cake Mizu Shingen Mochi
    Dessert, Make

    Raindrop Cake

    Raindrop Cake, aka “water cake,” is the hottest new dessert trend.  It’s certainly one of the most Instagram-ready snacks I’ve seen of late.  Also called mizu shingen mochi, the dessert appears to hail from Japan, where it’s…

  • Salted Caramel Rice Krispy Treats
    Dessert, Make

    Salted Caramel Rice Krispies Treats

    Rice Krispies treats are a funny business.  They seem totally foolproof to make–what could be so hard about mixing Rice Krispies with melted marshmallows and butter, and then pressing them into a…

  • Apple Butter
    Breakfast, Dessert, Make

    Sweet & Spicy Apple Butter

    This week, we’re making Sweet & Spicy Apple Butter!  I like to think of apple butter (which does not actually contain butter) as an apple jam.  Much more intense than applesauce and…