Blueberry Muffins

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Recipe | 0 comments

Hi everyone! I recently made these pretty little muffins for our July 4th BBQ, and they came out moist and delicious. These are so easy to make, and fun to modify. I cut the sugar by 1/3 cup since some of the elders have high blood sugar levels, and the sweetness was still perfect for me. Also added a bit of lime zest since I didn’t have any orange juice on hand. The hint of citrus flavor makes a huge difference I think, but I would still prefer orange juice in the future. Hope you guys can try out this recipe, and definitely let me know how it goes! Also wanted to give you all a heads...

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A Taste of Taiwan: Taiwanese Munchies

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Eating like an Emperor - in Taiwan, Recipe | 2 comments

Hello everyone! Here in Taiwan, I have been faithfully sticking to this blog by eating several snacktime munchies every single day. This is extremely easy to do, as the nightlife in Taiwan is practically completely centered around the yummy food stands that come out. Instead of sitting down and eating a meal, why not enjoy food on a stick, or in a bag? I say YES. Here are some traditional/strange munchies that Taiwan has offered my tummy: We stumbled across this traditional style sweet potato stand that bakes the sweet potatoes in a wooden crate over coals. Extremely huge and piping hot! The...

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New York Cheesecake

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Recipe | 0 comments

I’ve found that I make cheesecakes, always due to family demand, far too often — usually when guests are expected for a visit, or for big family dinners…and the rare occasion where I make it simply because someone wished it for their birthday. While my dad won’t ever admit it, I like to think that I make the best cheesecakes in the house. I won’t flatter myself in thinking that I can best my uncle Jerome…yet! If you’re ever in the city, drop by his place. Don’t worry, I won’t tell him you’re spying for me.  Anyway, back on topic....

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It’s Avocado Time!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Miscellaneous | 5 comments

Hiyo everyone! Here’s a random post that I just decided to write because of two reasons. 1) I was looking at the avocados on my kitchen table and thinking how much I wanted to eat them (this was a while ago), and 2) How would I eat them if I could? Plus, I just got out from looking at fruit (including avocados) and flowers in  my biology lab.Did you guys know that avocado is the only fruit that is eaten by a carnivore? Interesting….jaguars are the animals that eat them by the way… I find that people either love or hate avocados. I guess it’s a personal thing? In my...

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Pumpkin Cheesecake and Tiramisu

Posted by on Dec 7, 2010 in Recipe | 4 comments

While the entrée may be dubbed the star of the meal, we all know in our heart of hearts that dessert is what we’re secretly waiting for. Not only is a sweet treat looked forward to by many, but it also makes a nice excuse to gather round with a cup of hot coffee/tea in hand to help settle the meal with some pleasant chatter. Also, let’s keep in mind that dessert is the last impression guests leave with! So let’s make it special. Here are two simple recipes that are quick enough to make that you should be able to easily squeeze it in your busy schedule and whip it up without...

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