The Tri Factor


Peanut Butter Puppy Cakes

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I don’t have a puppy of my own but we had a puppy party at work recently so I decided to make it extra special by coming up with a recipe for puppy cakes. Some research went into figuring out what ingredients were safe for dogs to eat and digest, hence why I selected items […] Read more…

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

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I love these perfect blueberry muffins. Actually, I just like muffins in general. Whenever I have people over, I serve most things family-style out of convenience and to preserve that cozy breaking bread experience. But I like to mix in a few individualized items to make everybody feel special. I made a double batch of […] Read more…

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice

I normally hate healthy substitutes. Fake meat. Fake whipped cream. Lettuce wraps instead of a bun. Spaghetti squash. Give me a break, let’s just call a spade, a spade. If I’m going to have a burger, I would like to have a burger. If I’m going to be healthy, then I’ll have a salad. So […] Read more…

Frying 101: You had me at fried

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Like most Americans, I’m obsessed with deep fried food. Crispy, crunchy, crumbly and crackly. What’s not to love? While of course everything needs to be eaten in moderation, if you’re going to be eating deep fried food, make sure that it’s worth it. I’ve been accused of being a food snob before in the past. […] Read more…

Pineapple Doughnuts

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Aloha! Big Secret: I’m obsessed with these pineapple doughnuts. During the summer season, a lot of people are often like “I don’t cook during this time of year! Fruit salad for dessert!” Not me. Call me crazy, but revenge is the only thing that can be served cold. We were having a luau potluck at […] Read more…

Pa-Tri-otic: Last Minute 4th of July Ideas

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If you’re like us and you do everything last minute, this guide is going to be a lifesaver. Every year I intend on keeping things low key by just have one or two other couples over but then one thing leads to another and then suddenly we have 20 people popping over. Happy Last Minute […] Read more…

Pa-Tri-otic: Flag Cake

TTF Flag Cake

The 4th of July is a really special holiday in my family. My sister and I are first generation American and although my parents immigrated here, we’ve been lucky that we’ve been welcomed with open arms in this country. So in my family, we go all out for July 4th. This flag cake is probably […] Read more…

Simple Suppers — Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

 There are certain vegetables that become super popular and get featured in every “hip” restaurant menu that I can’t seem to get on board with: beets, bell peppers, celery leaves, bean sprouts, etc.  But brussels sprouts? They’re definitely worth the hype. They’re my favorite vegetable by far and this is my favorite way to make […] Read more…

Tri-ed & True — Kumquat Lemonade

My deliciously easy kumquat lemonade recipe.

My love/obsession with lemonade has been well-documented (see Exhibit A & Exhibit B), so I’m always trying to develop new recipes based around that. My parents have a kumquat tree in their backyard, and kumquat trees are always bursting with fruit every season (on average about 300 kumquats for an medium tree). So this recipe […] Read more…

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