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  • Coconut Whipped Cream Recipe

    February 1, 2019Van

    This Coconut Whipped Cream is rich, creamy and slightly sweet – it’s an awesome vegan replacement for standard whipped cream. It’s great with waffles (especially Pandan Waffles), fruit, desserts – it’s thicker than standard whipped cream so it would also be great as frosting for cupcakes or cakes.

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  • Disneyland Café Orleans Mickey Beignets Recipe

    January 11, 2019Van

    No trip to Disneyland is complete without a few family traditions. As soon as we get through the turnstiles it’s straight to The Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square. Not only do I think this is quite frankly the best attraction in the park, but it’s also conveniently close to the best treat in the…

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  • Classic Waffle Recipe

    January 5, 2019Van

    This classic waffle recipe makes waffles that are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Perfect for breakfast or brunch – serve it with your favorite berries and whipped cream or turn it into dessert by adding ice cream and chocolate syrup. I used a Chef’sChoice Five-of-Hearts Waffle Maker (purchase here).

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  • Spirited Away No-Face Macarons Recipe (カオナシ kaonashi)

    December 3, 2018Van

    I love to make desserts that have a “wow” factor when given as gifts during the Christmas Season. Often I challenge myself to bake a special batch of cookies that travel well enough to ship to all my family and friends outside of California. I found myself watching one of my favorite Miyazaki films “Spirited…

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  • Instant Pot Vietnamese Coffee Flan Recipe (Bánh Flan Cà Phê)

    November 29, 2018Van

    This recipe combines two delicacies brought to Vietnam by Europeans; Flan and Coffee. Believe it or not, the region of Vietnam was not the coffee producing powerhouse it is today. The French introduced coffee to Vietnam sometime in the 1850s…and its now something synonymous with the flavors of Vietnam. Can you believe coffee wasn’t always…

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  • The BEST Tiramisu Recipe

    November 22, 2018Van

    I’ve been attempting Tiramisu for years. It all began on a date with my husband to see the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012. Before the game my husband took me to his favorite steakhouse, Pacific Dining Car—where we randomly ordered the BEST Tiramisu I’ve ever tasted. It sparked an obsession to create the most delicious…

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  • French Macarons Recipe (French Meringue Method)

    November 15, 2018Van

    I tried French Macarons for the first time a decade ago while on vacation in New York. While exploring the city I stumbled upon a display window showcasing these delightfully gorgeous little curiosities. Their appearance was so striking that I was compelled to try five different flavors! After that romp I was completely obsessed with…

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  • Instant Pot Pumpkin Flan Cake Recipe

    October 10, 2018Van

    My family loves it when I make Chocolate Flan Cake (recipe here), so I created an alternate version for my favorite season, Pumpkin Flan Cake. It’s creamy flan on top of a moist pumpkin cake with a caramel topping – absolutely delicious. When you put the cake together, you place the pumpkin cake batter on…

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  • Oui French Style Coconut Yogurt Recipe

    July 27, 2018Van

    Oui is Yoplait’s best yogurt, minimal ingredients are used and the yogurt is cultured in adorable glass jars – it creates a creamy texture without any thickeners or straining. The coconut flavor is one of my favorites, my copycat of their yogurt doesn’t include the coconut jelly on the bottom – it’s just pure creamy…

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