I’m Alive!

Hi guys!


Yes I’m alive!

I just haven’t been feeling like blogging during my busy season. And even though that ended a month ago, I just didn’t feel motivated to get back in the groove with the blog. But I’m definitely working on starting this party up again 🙂 There’s a lot of stuff I wanna do this summer; new places to try and old friends to hang with.

I’ve missed you all and hope everyone has been well. Looking forward to catching up with your posts.

Meanwhile, here are some snippets of what I’ve been up to/enjoying/crying over during the past few months in some photos:

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Raspberry White Chocolate Mocha

It was snowing again today.


What better way to spend a snow day than doing some exercises to help me correct my anterior pelvic tilt?

Um yeah… after doing a round of those (you would be surprise how you can really feel it in your muscles afterwards!), I decided to make a hot drink and curl up with that while going through my backlog of NY Mags.

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Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving this year, as usual, my aunt and uncle will be taking care of the turkey(s). My mom will be doing her signature roast char siu dish and braised abalone. There will also probably be a chicken involved somewhere just to cover all the meat bases 😉 So entree wise we’re in pretty good shape.

So I’m thinking about doing an appetizer, side dish, or dessert.

I made all three of the following for a pre-Thanksgiving get together with M & A: a caramelized onion & sweet potato flatbread/pizza, cheddar biscuits, and a no-bake eclair “cake.”

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No-Bake Apple Cheesecake “Parfait”


My mom went apple picking with some friends a few weeks ago so we had a bunch of apples.

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Velvet Mudslide Mocktails


Little bites of heaven

As I said in my Australian Snacks post, I really love the Tim Tams Chocolicious bites especially the gooey caramel and velvet mudslide flavors.

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Dulce De Leche


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Baking Corner: Brownies

Brownies are classic. They’re simple but can also be elevated and diversified in so many different ways.

Enjoyed with a glass of milk or a la mode with ice cream, I’m sure they are pure nostalgia for many of us. They are, along with chocolate chip cookies, definitely my go-to purchase at any bake sales.

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Happy July 4th!

Hope everyone had an awesome day with great company and good eats!



Til next time,


Father’s Day Menu

There are few things better than celebrating a good meal with family.

Here’s what me and the cuzzies made for Father’s Day dinner:


Appetizer: My go to salad for the summer: avocado, mango, and shrimp. Extremely simple and refreshing. Tip: Use various types of mangoes for greater range of flavors.


Side #1: Simply sauteed red peppers


Side #2: Roasted potatoes with rosemary. Tip: We used too small of a pan, the taters didn’t crisp up as evenly as I would have liked since turning it was difficult. Use a bigger sheet pan to allow more room for the potatoes to roast.


Nice sirloin cuts. Gimme meat!


Cooked up with an onion sauce


Sauce #2 was a mushroom sauce. Yum!


Dessert was heavenly. Talenti is one of my favorite gelato brands. This hazelnut chocolate chip was great with the generous hazelnut chunks. Summer goal: try all the Talenti flavors!

Big ups to my cousin J for cooking a mean steak and dealing with my crazy ass in the kitchen. Love ya!

Looking forward to more homemade meals this summer.


Til next time,