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Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting 2

When Bryan and I are craving for cake, we usually go to SusieCakes. SusieCakes make really moist and not too sweet cakes. Other than whole cakes and cupcakes, they also sell sliced cakes. Their old-fashioned 6-layer chocolate sliced cake can feed a good 4 people (or 2 of us for [...]

April 16, 2014 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 8

Seared Salmon with Shallot-Grapefruit Sauce

Seared Salmon with Shallot-Grapefruit Sauce

Hmmm….. Got a grapefruit from my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) basket a month ago. What should I do? I don’t like grapefruit. It is sour and bitter! I can deal with the sour, but bitter? Definitely not! I was staring at the grapefruit and couldn’t figured what to do with [...]

April 11, 2014 Lokness Cook, Seafood 6

Welcome to the NEW site!

New Site

Exciting news, you may have noticed my site looks different! Yes!!!! A new domain and design! It’s nice to have full control, and I wanted to have a cleaner and more organized layout. My favorite new feature has to be the new “Recipe” page. It’s a recipe index with pictures, [...]

April 10, 2014 Lokness Live 4

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

Bryan and I love cheesecakes. But for the two of us, making a 9-inch full size cheesecake means endless eating. It is not only too much for us. It is also very unhealthy. Therefore, I love this mini version. These mini lemon cheesecakes are perfect little bites. The ratio between [...]

March 26, 2014 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 16

Hambāgu Burger

Hambāgu Burger

No, I didn’t make a spelling mistake. It is “Hambāgu”. Hambāgu is Japanese hamburger steak. It is like a Salisbury steak, but Hambāgu has onion and garlic mixed in with the meat. And the most special part has to be the tangy and sweet red wine sauce. Last year, I tried Nami’s (Just [...]

March 20, 2014 Lokness Beef, Cook 18

Portobello Mushroom Fries

Portobello Mushroom Fries

I first had portobello fries when I was in a restaurant, Bottega Louie in Downtown Los Angeles. They were very good that I kept thinking about them. Thanks to food blogger Amy from uTry.it. She made an oven version portobello fries, which is even better. Easy and healthy. These fries [...]

March 12, 2014 Lokness Cook, Side Dish 24

Simple Poached Chicken

Simple Poached Chicken

A couple of months ago, Bryan was home early from work. We were sitting in front of the TV. Out of nowhere, we realized that we were watching The Queen Latifah Show. That probably freaked Bryan out (LOL!) When we were about to change the channel, Graham Elliot (famous chef [...]

March 4, 2014 Lokness Cook, Poultry 12

Hong Kong Trip

Hong Kong

After the vacation, I have to admit it is hard to get back to the routine. Bryan and I still haven’t gone back to the gym. We should do that tomorrow. I am also catching up with my recipe testing. It should be almost there. At least, we finally got [...]

February 25, 2014 Lokness Eat, Live, Travel 10

Tokyo Trip

Tokyo

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Chinese Lantern Festival! Traditionally, Chinese Lantern Festival is to celebrate the first full moon of the lunar new year. Children play with their lanterns and solve riddles on lanterns in park. People would eat glutinous rice balls and enjoy the family time together. In modern [...]

February 14, 2014 Lokness Eat, Live, Travel 8

Chrysanthemum Tea

Chrysanthemum Tea

This maybe the easiest recipe that I have ever posted, but it is too good not to be shared with you. I grew up drinking this tea. My mom always made it for my sister and I during hot summer days. When we came home from school, it was really [...]

January 21, 2014 Lokness Cook, Drink 10

Espresso-Chocolate Shortbread

Espresso-Chocolate Shortbread

Chinese New Year is going to be on Jan 31st this year. It is 3 weeks away. It is time to get things ready. But you may ask what shortbread cookies and Chinese New Year have anything to do with each other. During Chinese New Year, people go around to [...]

January 9, 2014 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 19

Roast Prime Rib with Thyme Au Jus

Roast Prime Rib with Thyme Au Jus

New year is almost here. To start off a fantastic year, it would be nice to make a feast for your family and friends. Prime rib would be the one. A juicy and tender piece of meat will sure impress your loved ones. Making prime rib is not as intimating [...]

December 30, 2013 Lokness Beef, Cook 12