Flan de Coco

Flan de Coco

Last week, Dan and I celebrated 5 years of marriage! I can’t believe how time has flown by and how many different things we have shared together since then, including moving in together, planting a garden, being there for each other through the ups and downs of life and career, and surviving a pandemic. Dan [...]

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 [...]

Mini Brownie Hearts

Mini Brownie Hearts

            When it comes to Valentine’s Day, nothing is really set in stone for me. I’ve never been particularly fond of Valentine’s, mostly because I think the holiday excludes other kinds of love and affection that aren’t romantic and that are just as important if not more so than romantic love. I don’t like the artificial [...]

Molly Yeh’s Hazelnut Gelt Cookies

Molly Yeh’s Hazelnut Gelt Cookies

We are still in the season of miracles, also known as Hanukkah! We’ve been celebrating at home since the evening of November 28 and honoring the Jewish side of our family. Every evening we tune in to the live stream of Temple Israel and get to share with our community.Hanukkah is one of the holidays I [...]

Purple Sweet Potato Pie

Purple Sweet Potato Pie

It’s almost Thanksgiving! One of the most important national holidays in the United States, celebrating the first successful harvest that the Pilgrims and Native Americans held together on American soil, and while no record exists of that first Thanksgiving’s menu, we know that the table was covered with dishes of poultry, corn, pumpkins, and squashes [...]