Haupia Cake

Growing up and only being knee high to the bakery display at Zippy's, I only knew haupia cake to also be topped with my favorite coconut pudding.Haupia (how-pee-ah), is a thick coconut pudding that is usually served as squares at the end of a luau buffet line, a perfect little sweet coconut bite to finish a heavy meal is perfect.The most modern interpretation of haupia is haupia cake, where it is used as a filling, in a white cake topped with whip cream icing.

Ono Butter Mochi

Butter mochi is a traditional Hawaiian treat, it is made with a high glutenous rice flour called Mochiko Flour. Like most Hawaiian food Butter Mochi is a fusion of different cultures who most likely met on in a plantation village. My guess on how butter mochi has come to be is that it is a hybrid of Japanese Mochi and Filipino Bibingka.

Peach Bourbon Cupcakes

As I've talked about in other blog posts my mom tried to instill the love of gardening in me at a young age and I fought it like crazy. When my husband and I finally bought a house, we planted a handful of fruit trees, but the one I was really looking forward to was … Continue reading Peach Bourbon Cupcakes

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

I love my husband, but no one is perfect. His biggest flaw is that, he hates chocolate! Which means we can never share a dessert at a restaurant and I can never get anything chocolate. He also loves fruit in his dessert which still is not chocolate, usually we agree on a fruit cheesecake to … Continue reading Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Granola

My Grandma was a big collector of recipes, and when she passed, I got her accordion file of all the recipes she collected. Some recipes were in the newspaper dating back to the 60's. She had so many recipes in fact that 10 years ago, my parents asked her for her favorites and they made … Continue reading Granola

Banana Lumpia (Turon)

The thing that I love about filipino food is that it's hard to nail down exactly what that is because so many other countries have introduced their own foods to the Philippines and we've made it our own. Every family has their own version of every filipino dish and this is no exception. These are our Banana Lumpia or Turon.

Whidbey Island Crisp

A million and a half hours ago, I use to work at one of Seattle's famous Seafood Restaurants. I was a forgettable busser. I had decided that I was going to try being in the "front of the house" (wait staff) for the first time, while I had friend's from culinary school in the "back … Continue reading Whidbey Island Crisp