Bacon & Maple Chocolate Chip Cookies

The marriage of bacon and maple. I've always seen bacon and maple donuts as well as bacon and maple cupcakes, but haven't seen very much of them on a cookie. For work this week, we are hosting an event in which the theme for the night is bacon. I was asked to make a small [...]

Carrot Cake

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

Beef Noodle Soup

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

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 [...]

Ultimate S’mores Brownie

Summer is here, and so is camping season. Even though California no longer allows fire pits in fear of forest fires due to the drought, summer screams for s'mores! First, you want to melt the butter and chocolate over a double boiler. While that's going, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a separate [...]