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Li Hing Mui Sugar Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

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Li Hing Mui Sugar Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

Li hing mui is a salted, dried plum that has delivers sweet, sour and savory flavors all in one. A powdered form is frequently found in Hawaii, where it is sprinkled on top of sweets like shave ice, pineapples and gummy candy. Just as salty and sweet is a good combination in …

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Tres Leches Bread Pudding

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Tres Leches Bread Pudding

Tres leches cake  is a sponge cake that is coaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. Despite the soaking, the cake base is sturdy enough to hold up without falling apart, which means that the finished cake is extremely moist and yet not soggy. The …

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Caramelized White Chocolate & Cherry Ice Cream

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Caramelized White Chocolate & Cherry Ice Cream
The other day, I stopped in to Salt and Straw, a popular ice creamery, and tasted one of their seasonal flavors: Caramelized White Chocolate & Strawberry. The ice cream was absolutely delicious, but it also made me realize that white chocolate is a lot more versatile than I thought. White chocolate is made …

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Peach Blueberry Muffins

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Peach Blueberry Muffins
I like to use fresh fruit when I’m baking, but I have been known to use a wide variety of frozen and canned fruit, as well. These shelf-stable (or freezer-stable) options let me use my favorite fruits all year round, so I can enjoy ripe berries in the winter and homemade pumpkin bread …

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French Martini

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French Martini
The French Martini isn’t a drink that you’re going to find on too many craft cocktail menus right now, but there was a time when this drink was a huge favorite on the cocktail scene. The cocktail is a fruity, slightly sweet vodka drink that combines fresh pineapple juice and Chambord. Chambord is …

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Chocolate Raspberry Magic Bars

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Chocolate Raspberry Magic Bars
When it comes to easy recipes, magic bars are hard to beat. They’re an unusual type of bar cookie where the ingredients are layered together, then topped with sweetened condensed milk. The milk binds everything together and adds some nice sweetness to the mixture. These Chocolate Raspberry Magic Bars are a …

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