Breakfast

  • Instant Pot French-Style Yogurt Recipe (Copycat of La Fermière Yogurt)

    June 21, 2021Van

    La Fermière’s Vanilla Yogurt is my favorite yogurt, the texture is super creamy and smooth. La Fermière is a family owned company that started in the South of France, they’ve started to expand to the U.S., but it’s still not widely available,  I get mine from Central Market in Austin, Tx – but no worries…

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  • Trader Joe’s Baked Ube Mochi Donut Recipe

    May 30, 2021Van

    Dash, drive or fly to your nearest Trader Joe’s and pick up a box or two of their Ube Mochi Pancake & Waffle mix!  Of course you can make yummy waffles, but  you can also make baked Ube Mochi Donuts with them 🤯 they turn out like slightly chewy cake donuts (these aren’t the same texture…

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  • Porto’s Bakery Cheese Roll Recipe

    May 10, 2021Van

    Cheese Rolls are Porto’s most popular pastry, out of the thousands of people that visit their bakery everyday – almost everyone buys cheese rolls – can you believe they sell millions a year?? I know any time I’m there, I buy at least a dozen – it’s a flaky, buttery pasty filled with sweet cream…

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  • Instant Pot Classic Sandwich Bread Recipe

    February 21, 2021Van

    An easy recipe for Classic Sandwich Bread, it’s light, fluffy and delicious – so much better than anything you can buy at the grocery store! I coverted the well-loved recipe from King Arthur, you shave off half the time from the first rise using the Instant Pot to proof the dough.

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  • Instant Pot Turnip Cake Recipe – Bánh Củ Cải / Lo Bak Go

    February 10, 2021Van

    My mom has been making Bánh Củ Cả (Turnip Cake / Radish Cake) for Tết, Vietnamese Lunar New Year since I was a kid. It’s a popular dish for Tết and you’ll also find it at dim sum restaurants all year long. It’s a savory rice cake made with daikon, pork, shitake mushrooms & shrimp.…

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  • EASY Butterscotch French Toast Casserole Recipe

    November 22, 2020Van

    If you’re looking to make a special breakfast or brunch, look no further! This Butterscotch French Toast Casserole is quick and easy to put together and it will seriously impress your guests. It’s made with a rich custard, crusty sourdough bread and a delicious butterscotch sauce – the greatest part is it’s baked in a…

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  • Trader Joe’s St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

    October 29, 2020Van

    Gooey Butter Cake is a classic American recipe that originated in St. Louis in the 1930’s, over the years it’s transformed into this easy and simplified version using cake mix. There are two layers, the bottom is a chewy, buttery vanilla cake that has caramelized edges and the “gooey” topping is made with cream cheese,…

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  • Trader Joe’s Brioche Custard French Toast Recipe

    September 23, 2020Van

    The most delicious French Toast you’ll ever have, made with slices of Trader Joe’s Brioche or Pumpkin Brioche Twist dipped in a rich custard. Since the slices are pretty thick, you want to brown them quickly in a pan with butter then finish them the oven for perfectly cooked French Toast.

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  • Ube Mochi Waffles Recipe

    June 26, 2020Van

    These Ube Mochi Waffles are inspired by the Trader Joe’s Ube Mochi Pancake Waffle Mix. I was only able to buy them once before they sold out  at all my local Trader Joe’s – I was determined to figure out how to make these myself. It took a few trials, but I’m really happy with…

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  • Pandan Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe

    June 6, 2020Van

    This is a twist on the classing Dutch Baby Pancake – made with Pandan paste & coconut milk. Pandan is derived from a tropical plant that grows in Southeast Asia, the flavor profile can be compared to a mild vanillaesque essence + coconut. It’s an impressive looking dish that’s extremely easy to put together.

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