Desserts

Toasted Coconut Thumbprint Cookies with Rum & Ube Jam

Toasted Coconut Thumbprint Cookies with Rum & Ube Jam

I consider myself somewhat of a Christmas cookie connoisseur. Shortbread and gingerbread. Chocolate snowflakes and chocolate chips. Macarons and macaroons. Cookies in the shape of stockings and cookies in the shape of States. Those cookies with the
Rum & Ube Jam (Halayang Ube)

Rum & Ube Jam (Halayang Ube)

From cupcakes, to pancakes, to donuts, and even pop tarts, I’ve been known to experiment a time or two with Ube, the Filipino sweet purple yam. Despite my many Ube experiments and recipes over the years, I’ve never attempted to make Halayang
Hatch Chile & Mango Empanadas

Hatch Chile & Mango Empanadas

Grown in the Hatch valley of southern New Mexico, Hatch Chiles have a short growing season spanning from August and into September. During these few weeks of late summer and early fall, New Mexicans go crazy for the green capsicums—buying up bags,
Campari Calamansi and TANG Sorbet

Campari Calamansi and TANG Sorbet

What if I told you that you could make a cool and refreshing dessert with just three ingredients? “Sounds awesome. What are the 3 ingredients?” you’d probably ask. Well, the first is Campari. It’s the Italian aperitif that gives a Negroni
Filipino-Style Chicken & Waffles: Sous-vide Coconut Milk Fried Chicken with Coconut Milk and Macapuno Waffles

Filipino-Style Chicken & Waffles: Sous-vide Coconut Milk Fried Chicken with Coconut Milk and Macapuno Waffles

When developing recipes for this blog, every now and then a dish, a technique, or even a single ingredient can sometimes set off a chain reaction of new ideas and new dishes to create down the line. Take for instance, my stretch run of blog posts