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Category: Sweets

Poached Fruit

Poached Fruit

I don’t mean to alarm you, but the holidays are right around the corner. And that means trying to come up with menus for multiple holiday dinners. I always like to serve the expected favorites, but I also like to shake things up a little read more

Halo halo

Halo halo

I love traveling: discovering new places, seeing new things, and especially eating new things. Even though exotic destinations have been put on hold, there are still plenty of fun and interesting destinations here at home. One city I visit often that always inspires me in read more

Turon (fried banana spring rolls)

Turon (fried banana spring rolls)

Sometimes you just want a simple but delicious dessert-you know, when you’re done with dinner, but still craving a little sweet bite. Turon, a Filipino specialty, really fits the bill. Basically a dessert version of the famed Lumpia spring rolls enjoyed all over the Philippines, read more

Palitaw

Palitaw

I may not be that big on sweets but Palitaw is one I can never resist. A popular Filipino snack, Palitaw is made from sticky rice flour and coconut. Palitaw means “to float”, and you’ll see why when you make a batch. This is one read more

Almond Jello

Almond Jello

China is known for its complex savory dishes much more than their sweets. However, you may be familiar with Almond Jello. An iconic offering on any dim sum cart, Almond Jello is at once lightly sweet, ethereal and creamy. Sort of like an Asian panna read more

Matcha Cake

Matcha Cake

I just don’t have much of a sweet tooth. I would far prefer to gorge myself on noodles than dessert. But my roommates, as I affectionately call my husband and daughters, do enjoy something sweet after dinner. So wanting to indulge them recently, I came read more