NYC in January

Surprisingly, the Brooklyn Bridge is nice and toasty if you go on a blustery morning when you're in NYC in January. #brooklynbridge #brooklyn #bridges #architecture

recently returned from a trip to nyc in january! it was cheapppp ($250 roundtrip tickets from california, and a 3 night stay at a hotel in tribeca was $450 when it’s normally $350+/night in the summer) because of how cold it was (you better bet i brought my ski gloves to combat the 27f weather), […]

Yaki Manju

This flaky Japanese pastry known as yaki manju can be filled with sweet red bean, lima bean, sweet potato, etc. #japanese #hawaiian #yakimanju #manju #redbean

this post for yaki manju was originally posted in jan 2014! it’s been updated with some new pictures and new recipe copy. yaki manju is one of those desserts that might be an acquired taste for some. it has beans, and yes, it’s a dessert. however, it’s still pretty tame, and i’d recommend it for anyone […]

Sweet Potato Haupia Pie

This sweet potato haupia pie is a Hawaiian dessert, featuring buttery macadamia nuts, chestnut-like purple sweet potatoes and creamy coconut. #sweetpotato #haupia #hawaiian #dessert #coconut #macadamianuts

this sweet potato haupia pie is the perfect balance of textures: crumbly macadamia nut shortbread, chunky purple sweet potato filling and creamy haupia, or coconut pudding. hi, what are you doing for thanksgiving? i’m hoping you’re planning endless deliciousness. i’ve self-appointed myself in charge of dessert (what’s new), and as someone who has already made […]