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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…

Pas-Tri-es — Cherry Tri Cupcakes

Cherry Cupcake Featured

These Cherry Tri Cupcakes are really delicious. The best part about making cupcakes (and cooking in general) is that once you get a general recipe down, with a few easy adjustments you can have 10 more recipes in your repertoire. This is the same recipe as my champagne cupcakes but I switched out the champagne […] Read more…

Pas-Tri-es — Tri-ple Berry Champagne Cupcakes

Champagne Cupcakes ready to be packed

These champagne cupcakes look and taste fancy, but they’re super easy to make (trust me). I came up with this recipe when I needed to use up some leftover champagne from the night before. The champagne makes the cupcakes insanely moist and I use egg whites in the batter to make them extra light. And […] Read more…

Tri-ed & True — Tri-ple Berry Lemonade

Triple Berry Lemonade

If anyone spends any time with me it won’t take them long to figure out that my favorite drink of all time is lemonade (iced coffee is a close second). I love it, it’s tart, it’s delicious with a million different combinations and it’s what I dream about when I’m feeling parched. Now when I […] Read more…

Tri-ed & True — Perfect Cranberry Sauce

This is super easy. I always make this perfect cranberry sauce the night before and just pop it in the fridge until it’s time for the big meal. I love making things that you can just throw everything into one pot and forget about it until it’s done. If you have people in your family […] Read more…

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