Carrot Cake

"What've you been up to?" is the question I have encountered most yet have no idea how to respond every time I am asked. Part of it is because I have been attending to the most random this and that chores and errands, yet another part sheepishly acknowledges the sleeping-relaxing-and-doing-nothing part of my summer. Nonetheless, I cannot [...]

Beef Noodle Soup

While I was in Taiwan, my aunt taught me how to make beef noodle soup. There are so many different versions and variations out there, but to determine if the dish is good or not, there are two things you want to look at: the beef, and the broth. Is the flavor there? The color [...]

Key Lime Pie

I'm keeping with the citrus theme! This time around, I decided to make a key lime pie. The only thing was...even though it's supposed to be key lime season, I failed to find key limes at three of the grocery stores I was at. So I used regular limes as it's still better to use [...]

Lemony Lemon Cake

It is that time of the year where your neighbors and friends drop off large bags of fresh picked lemons on your doorstep even though you have your own lemon tree growing in your backyard! I have long been a fan of this ridiculously sour fruit. Whenever I drink water, I always like to place [...]

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

This entire post is dedicated to my favorite buttercream of all time, the Swiss Meringue. This is my favorite not only because it looks the silkiest and smoothest out of all the buttercream versions, but because it isn't as sweet the others. The base of this buttercream starts with egg whites. Lots and lots of [...]