Fudgey Cocoa Brownies

Greetings from Thailand! Currently on the floor of the DMK airport chilling out by the electrical outlets so that I can write this post. It’s 3am here and I’m still wide awake. Can’t believe I’ve been on the road for about 24hrs now. I’m SO mentally exhausted. Totally forgot about the unglamorous side of backpacking. […]

Chouxnuts Éclair Donuts

Sharing another long-winded story today. To skip the ramblings, just scroll allllll the way to the bottom of the page for the recipe.  Oh and not like most of you know my parents anyway but please don’t tell my parents about this if you ever see them, they’re gonna freak. COUSINS, I’m looking at you guys. […]

Ferrero Rocher Cake and 5th Blogiversary

As of April 18th, I’ve been doing this bake-and-take-pictures thing for 5 years.  Whaaaaaaat. Fo realz? Yeah homeslice, fo-realzies. I started out as “It’s the Cookie Monster” on a free-hosting website back when I was 17. I didn’t know what I was doing, all I had was a Sony point-and-shoot camera, a wooden spoon and an insatiable […]

Melting Chocolate Orbs

What do you even call these things?! I  like to call them Magical Melting Orbs of Chocolatey Goodness but I’m sure there’s a proper name?   So for a longg while, pictures of these magical orbs infiltrated my Facebook newsfeed and I just couldn’t get away from them! Glamour shots of shiny, silky, smooth and […]

Homemade Pocky

For a Chinese kid growing up in Canada, I was pretty in touch with my roots. I grew up in a mix of cultural influences, which I didn’t always appreciate at the time but do now. I used to get really annoyed when my parents would use their vetoing powers to kick me off the […]

Conversation Heart Macarons

Remember those conversation heart candies from like the 90s and early 2000s? Yeah, those reallllly chalky ones. BUT whatever they lacked in taste and texture, they sure made up for in cuteness.  Back in elementary school, my friends and I were super careful bout which messages we gave out. For example, you would never give one […]