Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Last week while I was at Costco, I impulsively bought a large bag of lemons thinking that I could use them all up before they go bad, no problem.  After all, lemons last quite some time and are very versatile right? Besides… Costco offered such a great deal, I couldn’t say no!

A week later, one of my lemons already started to mold and some of them were turning soft 🙁 So I panicked and looked up as many lemon recipes as possible to use up as much of my remaining lemons as I could. One that really caught my eye was the Lemon Blueberry Loaf recipe.

Lemon Blueberry Loaf

I was super excited to make this. For some reason, blueberries and lemon really go well together. Presentation wise, it’s extremely vibrant.

Cut Loaf

The recipe I followed produced a fairly dense loaf.

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Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

My dad and I’s birthday are coming up in a few weeks and we’re going to celebrate it with my extended family today. A couple of days ago, my dad tasked me to bake a cake at the very last minute and I began flustering because I was not prepared in the slightest… I didn’t even have all the proper equipment or ingredients to do cake decor! Picking the simplest cake to make as possible that I know my family will like (one that’s not too sweet), I decided to make a Japanese Strawberry Shortcake.

Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

I did struggle quite a bit to make it seeing as it was my first time but it was quite the learning experience to say the least. For this post, I took a different approach and did a step by step picture walkthrough of the entire process (for the most part). See more after the jump!  Continue reading

Delicious Lemon Bars

The weather is getting warmer and the sun is finally coming out! I swear I haven’t seen it in 3 months… Best of all, it’s an indication that Spring is around the corner 🙂 In order to celebrate, I decided to make a really bright and citrusy dessert to reflect the spring colors that are popping up everywhere — Lemon Bars!

lemon bars

I was first introduced to these yummy lemon bars at a Christmas dinner I had with my friends last year. One of them brought these lemon bars that their mom made and everyone was raving about them. Of course we hounded them for the recipe but despite getting the recipe, I just never got around to making it.. until today!

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Banoffee Pie

The other day I was watching “The Mind of a Chef” on Netflix, Season 2 featuring British chef April Bloomfield. That was when I saw her make this beautiful dessert – Bannoffee Pie.  Bannoffee Pie

I fell in love with it immediately and knew I had to learn how to make it! She’s already teaching us how on the show and it actually looked pretty simple to make. I’ve always known Bannoffee Pie as a classic English dessert and unfortunately never got a chance to try it when I was in London, England last year. But who am I kidding, I didn’t know about its existence at that time anyways.

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Peppermint Bark Recipe

This post is a bit late in the season but still a great treat nonetheless!  I decided to make this now because I had all this leftover candy cane from Christmas when I made my Peppermint Hot Chocolate mixes for my friends. Not knowing what to do with the leftover candy cane, I decided to make Peppermint Bark because it’s super easy to make, looks beautiful, and tastes great!Peppermint Bark

I brought this to work and it all disappeared by the end of the day. And trust me I brought A LOT to work.

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Elmo Cupcakes – A How To Guide

A few weeks ago it was my Mom’s birthday and in an effort to surprise her, I decided to make her Elmo cupcakes. At first I wasn’t sure how to approach it.. I saw lots of people making Cookie Monster cupcakes but rarely Elmo. For the Elmo cupcakes that I did find online, none of them looked that cute. What I ended up doing was researching a bunch of Elmo cupcakes and borrow elements I thought would work best and incorporate it in my design. The result? This 🙂

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A Simple Pavlova Recipe

Ah the Pavlova! A simple dessert that is bound to impress others with its colorful selection of fruit toppings garnished on top of a chewy meringue.

PavlovaI was very intimidated at first to make this recipe but it’s pretty easy. The trickiest part would be beating the egg whites to the right stiffness and ensuring that the meringue doesn’t crack in the oven.

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