Exploring Chinese Cuisine with ‘All Under Heaven’

As a 4th generation Chinese with ties to Hawaii (thus my daughter’s name), I’m somewhat removed from my heritage culture. I grew up on Shake’N Bake chicken and broccoli, didn’t learn how to use chopsticks until a 3rd grade field… Continue Reading

Inspiration for Elegant Entertaining With ‘Taste and Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking’

Fall has arrived and I’m obsessing about cold-weather companions: pull-overs to pumpkins, cashmere to cinnamon, and all things comforting. I’ve recently been happily immersed in Naomi Pomeroy’s debut cookbook, “Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking”. It’s a… Continue Reading

Rose & Raspberry Cream-Filled Chocolate Fudge Tower : An Ethereal Dessert For Your Valentine

Rasberry and Whipped Cream Chocolate Fudge Cookie Dessert For Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day coming up, one’s thoughts may drift to chocolate, roses, and berries. But a heart-shaped box of chocolate, a dozen roses, and some chocolate-dipped strawberries are so cliche. We can do much better than that! So, I took… Continue Reading

Five Deliciously Cheesy Appetizer and Entree Recipes

I did a (mostly) Italian-inspired recipe series on Facebook, and I thought I’d share the recipes here! I hope these provide inspiration for easy recipes that are comforting and warming. Buon appetito! Warm Artichoke Bruschetta Makes 6 appetizer servings Ingredients… Continue Reading