Beignets from Cafe Du Monde

When I visited New Orleans for the first time, I brought back a delicious souvenir — beignet mix from Cafe Du Monde! The Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When my friends and I … Continue reading

Poached Saffron Apples

I received this recipe from my chef friend Kei, as an complement dish to Roasted Beets with a Curry Vinaigrette.  All the flavors from the dishes are fairly intense, and they come together nicely in a unique sweet and salty combination.  I think I would love to enjoy these apples as a dessert by themselves, … Continue reading

Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes

Red Velvet cupcakes seems to be all the rage now with super cute and yummy bakeries like Sprinkles Cupcakes around. Last February I made these cupcakes for BF & BFF on Valentine’s day. I got this awesome recipe from pinch my salt . Instead of regular cupcakes I made  them mini-sized for added cuteness. Red Velvet … Continue reading