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Honey Zabaglione with Grapefruit and Orange – 2 ways

[Translate] I guess you’re getting tired of me making desserts. I’m sorry. It’s just that I’m really stuck at home, so bear with me…just one more week. Anyways, I’m bored at home and I wanted to make a fruity yet rich dessert. I remembered watching Ina Garten making frozen berries with hot white chocolate sauce on the Food Network the past week and I was craving for something similar but just not using berries since they’re off season and I have tons of citrus fruits. So, I logged onto Martha Stewart’s website (if you haven’t noticed, Martha’s one of my..

Budding Flower Tea & Meringue Frosted Chocolate Cake

[Translate] Whenever we hope for something so much and once we get it, we don’t care for it anymore. I guess that’s what makes us human; we are frivolous souls who always in need with something else to distract us at the moment. I know I sound livid right now. No, I’m not angry at anyone or anything; I’m just bored to tears that my “vacation” is supposed to be enjoyable and carefree but I feel like time is slipping away by doing relatively nothing. I’m spending my precious vacation days with studying for LSATs (dreading on June), running on..

Individual Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes

[Translate] Today’s really dreadful to go out. The rain is pouring, the winds blowing hard…and I’m bored. To kill some time, I just wanted to make something gooey and chocolatey. My chocoholic mind popped up with a chocolate pudding cake! I remembered I saw a recipe from Martha Stewart’s website that has this (posting’s title) particular recipe. I found the “Individual Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes” and my mind screamed, “Perfect!” It’s a very simple recipe. Surprisingly, there’s a very small amount of butter but it’s delicious and it satisfies my chocolate craving. Onto my baking and here’s the results: Honestly,..

Tea Time at Home

[Translate] It’s the first weekend of the new year and it is unusual for this time of the year to be near 70 degrees! All of the 21 years of my life living in New York and I have never seen such weather in the beginning of January where we can practically go out with your spring clothes. I just hope the ice age is not coming…yeah, it’s the anxious/pessimistic side of me speaking here. Sorry. Anyways, I had lunch and I wanted tea but I wanted a twist with it so, I just made an all butter shortbread (how..

A Taste of Summer…(and future plans: Restaurant Week)

[Translate] In the form of dessert, that is. Yeah, my mom’s still in the holiday mode of eating; hence the Christmas plate My mother was wanted a dessert this morning that can be eaten by dinner. She has an obsession with citrus type desserts that is a bit decadent as well, so the frozen key lime pie the bill. The pie is very refreshingly tart, a bit creamy from the condensed milk and egg yolks, and the crunchiness of the graham cracker crust. It’s a beautiful symphony of sweet, tart, crisp, and creamy characteristics of this pie that made my..

Kim's Christmahanukwanza-New Year's Party

[Translate] First of all to everyone:May your new year be filled with good food, good memories, and lots of happiness. Just don’t drink too much folks or you’re greeted with one ugly hangover… Ok, the party. The title’s really based on that idea of a fusion of all those holidays, since (as you read on) Kim’s celebrating a belated Christmas and all the holidays that has or will be taking place within a day or less (depending upon when you’re reading this). This party took place in Kim’s home in Long Beach. The problem is that I’m a city girl..