From Cupcakes to Traditional Korean Food and Everything in Between


Homemade Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Reeses Cups

With the flurry of activity during the holidays, it’s easy to get swept up in the insanity of it all but I always insist on making homemade gifts for all my friends and family.  The only want to maintain a semblance of sanity here is to keep it simple, {especially if you’re building several gift […]

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Cheesecake Red Velvet Cupcakes

When I couldn’t decide whether to bring pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake to a holiday party last year, I brought my pumpkin pie cheesecake instead.  These cheesecake red velvet cupcakes were created in the same spirit.  They feature a bottom layer of classic cheesecake with a moist red velvet cake layer in the middle with […]

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Christmas Crack aka Chocolate Saltine Toffee

Christmas Crack Chocolate Saltine Toffee

With its sweet and salty allure, one bite of this Christmas crack, you’ll be addicted, just as the name implies. This recipe is quite easy and multiplies endlessly, making it the perfect treat to share this holiday season and after the first few batches, I started whipping up my own versions that may or may […]

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Hot Cocoa Cookies + Homemade Marshmallows {No Corn Syrup}!

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Have you ever tried a homemade marshmallow?  It wasn’t until college that I had my first taste.  Until then, I was firm on that I disliked this chewy goop, excluding the ones found in a box of lucky charms, of course.  That year could possibly be marked as the marshmallow-insaned year of the comedically gigantic marshmallows, […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Soft Cookies

Thick double chocolate cookies that are soft and cakey with a peppermint crackle.  These just scream Christmas to me and while I weighed out my ingredients, folding this into that, I finally allowed myself to fully immerse in the Christmas spirit {as I feel fairly strongly about not allowing Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, to serve […]

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Mini Pumpkin Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pies

I recently had the dilemma of transporting several pies to a holiday party and lo and behold 7 of said pies had apparently experienced a bit of turbulence and their delicate flaky crusts had crumbled.  The silver lining here was that I was able to hoard the buttery bits for myself, done in the spirit […]

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Monkey Bread

The Best Monkey Bread EVER

I may have a new addiction…and I may or may not have devoured more than half this tin the moment I wrapped up filming. Monkey bread is beautifully composed of pillowy soft balls of dough that are buttered, rolled in sugar and spice then soaked in gooey, sticky caramel sauce. Welcome to my newest obsession. […]

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No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Trifle Mason Jar

I love pumpkin pie but faced with the prospect of baking several pies in a few weeks on top of Thanksgiving supper, I figured I’d whip up a no-bake version for myself when the craving was fierce but the effort must be kept to a minimum. Cue this layered custardy treat that involves no baking […]

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Korean Sweet Stuffed Pancakes 호떡

Korean Sweet Pancakes Hotteok

I have such fond memories of my mama buying these hot off the grill on the streets of Korea.  Korean streets are so lively, hustling and bustling with activity.  All the street vendors vie for your attention and when swirled with the insane aromas of sizzling food, it can have a dizzying affect, but one […]

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Homemade Chocolate {and Vanilla} Pudding

Homemade Vanilla and Chocolate Pudding

Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that are the best.  Take this pudding for example.  It doesn’t require nearly as much effort as other desserts but the reward is immense in the fact that you can sit and pretend like you don’t have a care in the world…like when you were 7 and snack […]

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