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Roasted Banana Souffles

Roasted Banana Souffles

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. As you probably know, Bryan and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. But we do like to have date nights and enjoy romantic dinners every once a while. A banana dessert is not your typical choice for Valentine’s Day, but you will LOVE this dessert! Because [...]

February 10, 2016 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 12

Fried Red Bean Puffs

Fried Red Bean Puffs

Chinese New Year is on February 8th and I am getting into the spirit. Last year, I didn’t start planning until the week before Chinese New Year. By the time I went to Chinese supermarket, the ingredients that I wanted were all sold out. I am trying to be smarter this time. Two weeks [...]

January 31, 2016 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 38

Smooth Red Bean Paste

Smooth Red Bean Paste

Red bean (紅豆) is also called azuki bean. It is a very common ingredient in Asian. Most of the time, red bean is used in desserts, like red bean soup, dorayaki, red bean pudding, and red bean glutinous rice dumplings. If you are not familiar with red bean, you may think [...]

January 27, 2016 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 6

Philly Cheesesteak

Philly Cheesesteak

I have something exciting to share today. It is about my hummingbirds. One of the hummingbirds, who visits our bird feeder everyday, has been building a nest near our kitchen window since last week. Bryan and I named her, Chipette. We are lucky enough to see her bringing sticks and [...]

January 20, 2016 Lokness Beef, Cook 2

Shabu Shabu

Shabu Shabu | The Missing Lokness

El Nino is definitely here. It was raining cats and dogs last week! The city of Los Angeles isn’t build for rain. There aren’t enough drains. Even if there are drains, they are likely clogged by trash and leaves. When the rain comes, streets, roads and freeways get flooded. It can turn into a river [...]

January 13, 2016 Lokness Beef, Cook, Pork 27

2015 Top 6 Recipes

Top 6 of 2015

It is the last day of the year. Time flew by so quickly. How was your 2015? It has been a pretty good year for the blog. The most exciting was that the Korean Beef and Kimchi Quesadillas was featured on BuzzFeed in a recipe round-up. Even though it happened a while back, I can’t [...]

December 31, 2015 Lokness Other 6

Honey Tangerine Fizz

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Any plan for New Year eve? Bryan and I don’t really like traffic, huge crowd and road blocks. Therefore, counting down somewhere on the street or at a restaurant isn’t exactly our kind of things. We are likely going to stay put and enjoy a quiet night at our warm and cozy home. Let’s [...]

December 28, 2015 Lokness Cook, Drink 4

Orange Marshmallows

Orange Marshmallows

As promised, I am posting the orange marshmallow recipe today. 😉 I know I just posted chocolate marshmallow last week, you may say, “Man, other marshmallow recipe?” These two marshmallows taste very different. People who love chocolate will enjoy the chocolate marshmallows more, but people who like citrus will appreciate the [...]

December 20, 2015 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 14

Chocolate Marshmallows

Chocolate Marshmallows

It is the holiday season! It is my favorite time of the year. I love the festive atmosphere, and of course the gifts! For me and many, this is also the cookie season. Homemade gifts are the best, especially edible ones. 😉 In previous years, I only baked cookies. This [...]

December 16, 2015 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 5

Banana Nutella Bread Pudding

Banana Nutella Bread Pudding

Last night, Bryan and I were catching up on a few episodes of Modern Family. We kept looking at each other and couldn’t stop laughing. In one of the episodes, Mitch was complaining how Cam kept forgetting to turn off the lights. It is one of those moments that you [...]

December 9, 2015 Lokness Breakfast, Cook, Dessert/Sweet 15

Sausage and Eggplant Stuffed Shells with Tomato Cream Sauce

Sausage and Eggplant Stuffed Shells with Tomato Cream Sauce

How was your Thanksgiving? I sure had a huge hiccup and Thanksgiving dinner almost didn’t happen! We started our day at my in-laws’ home for lunch. My mom in-law made her famous Salvadoran Turkey sandwiches. The turkey was braised in a tomato sauce for hours. Tender and juicy! Put them [...]

December 2, 2015 Lokness Cook, Pasta/Noodle 28

Gruyère Gougères (Cheese Puffs)

Gruyère Gougères (Cheese Puffs)

It is just one week away from Thanksgiving. As an early planner like me, I can tell you that I am not prepared at all. At this moment, I am still waiting for a head count. Oh my goodness… I hope I will find out by tomorrow. Meanwhile, I am slowly coming [...]

November 18, 2015 Lokness Appetizer, Cook 45