Celebrate cherry blossom season with this easy and impressive Sakura Matcha Mousse Cake recipe!

Sakura Matcha Mousse Cake

The sweet embodiment of spring, this sakura matcha mousse cake features a delicate cherry blossom and matcha-scented sponge cake topped with a cloud-like mascarpone mousse. It’s an impressive cake to behold, but surprisingly easy...

Homemade Cosmic Brownies Recipe with Chocolate Ganache Glaze and Crunchy Rainbow Bit Sprinkles

Out-of-this-World Cocoa Brownies

Rich cocoa brownies topped with a creamy chocolate ganache and crunchy rainbow candy bits. Look familiar? It should: this recipe is a homemade version of Little Debbie’s Cosmic Brownies that’s both true to and...

One Pan Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Orzo Recipe

One Pan Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Orzo

Tender boneless chicken thighs and flavorful orzo braised with fragrant Moroccan spices and topped with olives, lemon and fresh parsley. All you need is one pan and 30 minutes and you’ve got yourself one...

Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Waffles Recipe with Candied Citrus Peel

Sunshine Waffles with Candied Citrus

Crispy, fluffy buttermilk Belgian waffles with a hint of Meyer lemon and vanilla bean and topped with threads of candied citrus peel for a delightful crunch and an extra pop of citrus flavor. TL;DR—these...

Magic Cellophane Noodle Bowls with Tofu and Fried Shallots

Magic Cellophane Noodle Bowls

Topped with flavorful sautéed tofu, fresh carrot and radish, fried shallots, peanuts, and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, these Vietnamese-inspired noodle bowls are as vibrant in flavor as they are in color. The striking...

Black Bean Hummus Recipe with Black Sesame Tahini and Spiced Beef

Black Sesame Hummus with Spiced Beef

This striking black hummus is made with black beans and black sesame tahini for a unique flavor and color; topped with a richly spiced beef plus fresh parsley and pomegranate seeds for a touch...

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Recipe

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie Bars

Tender, buttery shortbread with a hint of almond and studded with mini chocolate chips. This recipe is ridiculously easy to prepare, making it a perfect recipe for stress-free entertaining! My mom is the one...

Loaded Beef Stew Recipe Served Over Mashed Potatoes

Loaded Beef Stew with Mashed Potatoes

A hearty beef stew made with carrots, onions and celery and served over a heaping bed of creamy mashed potatoes: it’s basically Shepherd’s Pie in stew form. It’s officially spring, but winter isn’t taking...

Bourbon Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Bourbon Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Rich and chewy double chocolate sugar cookies spiked with bourbon and rolled in bourbon-infused raw sugar for a satisfying crunchy finish. The result is a brownie-like chocolate cookie with a beautifully crinkly top that’ll...

Beyond the Kitchen: Reading Rainbow

Beyond the Kitchen: Well Said. Well Read.

I’ve gotten to the point where I’m not even writing reviews of books that I rate less than 4 stars. There’s just too many of them and I feel like all my reviews start...

Japanese-inspired Puffy Pancake Recipe

Puffy Pancakes

Fluffy, puffy, soufflé-style pancakes inspired by the cafes of Japan. With a light and airy center and a tender, buttery crumb, these pancakes are as delicious as they are impressive. What makes these pancakes...

Ginger Miso Udon Noodle Soup Recipe with Roasted Mushrooms and Bok Choy

Ginger Miso Udon Noodle Soup with Roasted Mushrooms

This simple soup has become my new favorite comfort food, with a light and slightly salty white miso broth with just a hint of ginger, and thick, chewy udon noodles. It’s flavor and comfort...