Pascualina Pie (Argentine Spinach Pie)

Pascualina Pie (Argentine Spinach Pie)

            Early spring is here and I’m so looking forward to everything thawing out and green leafy things sprouting and blooming again! I never thought I’d say this, because as a child I really did not like to eat vegetables, but I can’t wait to add new and exciting green foods to my plate every week. [...]

Blackberry Lavender Ganache Tart

Blackberry Lavender Ganache Tart

             When I was in my teens, I had the privilege of going to Europe. Being an avid reader, I had read many novels that took place in European cities like Paris, London, and Rome, but I think until that trip, the beauty of those European places was almost fictional in my mind. I hadn’t [...]

Heart-Shaped Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Heart-Shaped Jam Thumbprint Cookies

The Year of the Tiger was greeted by the Li family with raucous success. We made wonderful food, we wore red, we thoroughly cleaned our home, and we got together to eat lucky foods and give each other red envelopes full of chocolate coins. If you’re curious, read [here] for a more detailed account of [...]

Cupid’s Rose & Chocolate Candy Cookies

Cupid’s Rose & Chocolate Candy Cookies

Have you ever wondered how Cupid, that tiny cherubic baby who flies around shooting arrows at people to make them fall in love, because associated with Valentine’s Day? I have. Despite my disinterest in Valentine’s Day and my own personal twist to include other types of love celebrated on this holiday in addition to romantic [...]

Gingerbread Stamped Cookies

Gingerbread Stamped Cookies

Few recipes are as evocative of the holiday season as gingerbread cookies! Gingerbread appears around the holidays in many forms, from thin and crispy cookie varieties to sturdy candy-decorated houses to iced gingerbread men. I’ve had to wrap my head around the idea of gingerbread because I naively thought that there was only one kind [...]