Honey Bear Milk Bread

Honey Bear Milk Bread

Have you ever heard of Asian Milk Bread? It just might be the softest, fluffiest, most delicious bread ever! It’s like eating a pillowy cloud of bread because it’s so light and soft. It’s lighter than brioche, but it still has milk, egg, sugar, and butter to enrich it, which gives it a sweet and [...]

Chocolate Pots de Crème with Lilac Cream

Chocolate Pots de Crème with Lilac Cream

Every spring, I’m obsessed with the beautiful pastel colors blooming in the garden, and I somehow want to capture all the beauty and intoxicating scents of spring. Lilacs are one of my favorites because they have such a wonderfully sweet, nostalgic perfume, and I have so many good memories associated with them from Louisa May [...]

Espresso Cookie Squares

Espresso Cookie Squares

We are a coffee-obsessed nation, but when people think of coffee, most people will point to Seattle, New York, San Francisco, and even Portland, not the Midwest. Not many know that a huge chapter of the Third Wave coffee movement started here in Minnesota, which is what yielded the fair trade, specialty coffee obsession of [...]

Lucky Cat Cookies

Lucky Cat Cookies

As many of you know, part of my husband’s family is of Chinese heritage, so this week I bring a recipe to honor the tradition of Lunar New Year (chunjie), or spring festival. This year, it starts Friday, February 12, and it ends with the Lantern Festival on February 26. In our family, we call [...]