The Tri Factor

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Tri-ed & True — Stuffing Muffins

These Stuffing Muffins are crazy good. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of stuffing. It’s often too plain, too soggy, it’s an extra carb that’s secondary to rolls and mashed potatoes so why even bother? Not to mention that it requires oven time right before serving which is precious real […] Read more…

Tri-ed & True — Christmas Tri Punch

This is one of my favorite holiday drinks. I’m not that big a fan of cranberry flavored drinks but I love that deep red color during the holidays, so I’ve had to come with drinks that use other red fruits. I make this Christmas Tri Punch during the summertime when fresh bing cherries are available, […] Read more…

Tips & Tri-cks — Hosting the Big Meal

Every year Thanksgiving is crazy. I have such a huge family so it’s not easy putting the whole meal together. In the past, I’ve always had this immense pressure on myself to consistently try to outdo myself. Because in the past, my mom, aunts and uncles have always worked so hard to put together these […] Read more…

The Giving Tri — Giving back this holiday season

Every year I say that it’s been a tough year. But this particular year has been a year of big changes and new chapters. I lost my beloved grandmother. I quit my previous day job (that was a regular paycheck) to fully commit to this dream project of mine. I quit drinking. I’m about to […] Read more…

Tips & Tri-cks — Get Cozy

Where I live in the Bay, we don’t get to have actual seasons. The seasons normally go — Spring, Summer, slightly chilly Fall, no Winter and then back to Spring again. Particularly because we’re in the middle of a drought, we’ve only started experiencing nippy temperatures. This is my favorite time of the year because […] Read more…

Pas-Tri-es — Lattice Crusted Apple Pie

I’ve made this pie at least 3 times a year every fall. I’ve spent a long time coming up with an apple pie recipe that was perfect. I have a specific criteria when it comes to apple pies (1) it must be chock-full of apples, (2) there can’t be too much liquid, (3) the crust […] Read more…

Fool Proof Pas-Tri Crust

This is my basic pastry crust that I use for everything. It takes a little bit of time because you have to fridge it in between steps but since you don’t have to let any of the ingredients come to room temperature you don’t have to plan ahead that far in advance in order to […] Read more…

Tips & Tri-cks — Something to Taco-bout

Everyone knows, I love a good taco. It’s the epitome of easy-fusion. I think it started with the sandwich, but sometimes, it can feel like a sandwich can be kind of one-note. So with tacos, you can eat more than one kind, throw in whatever you have lying around in the fridge and go to […] Read more…

Tips & Tri-cks — Win sum, Lose sum; Dim Sum

Any TTF regular or anyone who’s talked to me ever, knows very well that I LOVE brunch. I love going to brunch, I love eating/making/buying brunch food. Anything that’s socially acceptable to be eaten in the in AM is fine by me. But who wants pancakes 24/7? Since I’m Asian, there’s only so many times […] Read more…

Tri-ple Picks — My 3 favorite things this week

Lupicia Tea Packets. Lupicia has been like Teavanna’s edgy sister. Same quality ingredients but the flavors just POP 10x more. Not that I could ever fully replace coffee with tea. But I’ve been drinking it more and more as I’ve gotten older. If you TFFs have never tried loose-leaf steeping, trust me, it’ll change your […] Read more…

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