Funfetti Madeleines

Funfetti Madeleines

It’s Father’s Day and I can’t believe we are onto the last two weeks of the month of June. Summer is here and Minnesota is abloom in all its emerald green leafy goodness, with a canopy of shade trees lining the streets, gardens full of leaves and flowers, and lake season in full swing. Summer [...]

Dan’s Chicken Butternut Squash Jiaozi

Dan’s Chicken Butternut Squash Jiaozi

Hi, how are you all? I hope everybody is getting ready for a much better summer than last year. Things are slowly reopening in the Twin Cities. Hennepin County still has a lot of cases going on, so the mask mandate is still in effect in Minneapolis, but here and there you can see restaurants [...]

Chocolate Lilac Pots de Crème with Lilac Cream

Chocolate Lilac 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 [...]

Yeh-Yeh’s Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Yeh-Yeh’s Chinese Scallion Pancakes

I have a profound love of Asian foods, especially Chinese and Thai, and Dan and I were dating, we would go out to eat to family-owned Asian restaurants in the Twin Cities and we would eat while he told me stories of cooking traditional Chinese recipes with his grandparents and cousins when they gathered on [...]