Berry Yummy: Blueberry Swirl Muffins

Blueberry Muffins are literally the best. (Especially those Costco ones, like gimme… Seriously.) But when regular Blueberry Muffins aren’t just gonna cut it, I present to you: Blueberry Swirl Muffins! *applause* Why thank you. So how is a Blueberry Muffin and a Blueberry Swirl Muffin any different? you may ask. Well, basically instead of placing whole blueberries into muffin batter, you reduce the blueberries down into a sticky sauce and swirl it into the batter. Sure, it’s a little more work, but it looks super pretty and it’s super tasty! Wanna know how to make ’em? Keep on reading…

img_3314

Continue reading

Making a Comeback: Carrot Peach Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’M BAA-AACK!!! OMG, guys, I am so, so, so sorry for not posting in like a WHOLE YEAR. (Like what is wrong with me???) There is truly no excuse for me being so inactive, but imma try anyway. You see, when I started this blog two years ago, balancing it with school was super easy, but this past year of school was way more difficult and time consuming than the year before, and I just couldn’t find the time to ever work on my blog (and if I did have time, I honestly didn’t want to work on my blog because that would entail more writing and sitting at a computer typing…) BUT, now that it’s summer, I got some time! So here I am. Me again. Oh, and you may have noticed from the title, I’m “making a comeback.” And this phrase doesn’t just pertain to me; it also refers to Carrot Cake’s comeback. You see, there’s a lot of stigma surrounding carrot cake. Everyone thinks it’s just some gross old people food and don’t forget the basic principal of a carrot cake – vegetables in cake??? Ew, gross. But that’s where you’re wrong my friend…

img_3464

Continue reading

World’s Best: Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

I’ve had my fair share of coffee cakes. And I am 100% sure that this is the best coffee cake I’ve ever made or ever eaten. So you know this has got to be serious. Just imagine this for a second: an equal ratio of fluffy, moist lemony cake with bursting blueberries, lemony cream cheese filling, and buttery, crunchy, streusel coated with a tart lemon glaze. I mean, it really can’t get much better than that.

IMG_3144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue reading

A Hawaiian Vacation Staple: Tropical French Toast Bake

Every year I spend one week on one of the many beautiful islands of Hawaii, and every year I make this Tropical French Toast bake! French toast bakes are so versatile and a snap to whip up. This makes it the perfect brunch dish to make on vacation since it requires few ingredients that can be purchased nearly anywhere, and can also be customized to suit your tastes or to suit what’s available in your region. Making this Tropical French Toast Bake always gets me in the Hawaiian mood, but of course each time I make it is slightly different due to what’s available! You can completely customize this recipe, of course, and can make it for any occasion, anytime, anywhere!

IMG_1438

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue reading

I’m Now A Cereal Killer: Cereal Milk Baked Donuts

What could be better than a donut? What could be better than cereal milk? Well, the marriage of the two of course! That’s right, I made some awesome Cereal Milk Donuts. And yes, donuts are a pain to make, so that’s why I prefer to make baked donuts. What are baked donuts? you may ask. The taste is very similar to cake or muffins, but it is in the shape of a cute donut! And you may also wonder, What is that ‘cereal milk’? Well, cereal milk is no other than that delicious leftover milk that is infused with all of that sugary cereal flavor that’s left over after you eat your morning bowl of cereal! So what could be better than simple to make, delicious to eat, and surprisingly different!

IMG_1735

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue reading

Merry Christmas: Croquembouche

Merry belated Christmas! (Can you say that? Or do you just say “I hope you had a merry Christmas”? Hm.) Anyway… after seeing croquembouche on Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship and on Fox’s MasterChef Junior, I decided to take a try at making this Christmas tree-resembling, fancy French dessert. (Did you know that croquembouche literally means “cracks in the mouth” because of the crunchy, delicious caramel?) I love profiteroles, I love eclairs, and I love anything cream puff-like, so I decided croquembouche would be the perfect dessert to present as the last course of our fancy Christmas feast. It was surprisingly easy to make, and extremely delicious! Next year during the holidays, I urge to make this show-stopping, stunning dessert that I like to call, the leaning tower of cream puffs!

IMG_3669

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue reading

Everything But The Kitchen Sink: Completely Customizable Quiche

Quiche, what a funny word. And what a funny concept: a pie made of cheesy eggs and any other random savory ingredients desired. But those funny things in life are some of the best things in life. I love quiche. I make it all the time. It is so easy and so delicious (I mean, what’s not to love about a savory cheesy custard pie with any meat and veggies of your choice?). I love it hot, room-temperature, or left-over straight from the fridge. And as a bonus, it uses up all those odds and ends stuck in the back of your refrigerator. So what’s keeping you from making it? Turn up that oven and start whisking!

IMG_1794

Continue reading