Snickerdoodle Minis

Guess what Wednesday, September 21st is?!?!? It is two things: (1) It is the last day of summer insert sobs here, and (2) it is also the last day of my summer/pre-fall term for my masters program insert YAYS here! I have made it a fourth of the way through graduate school! In order to… Continue Reading

Margherita Flatbread

There has been many a time when I am just so darn exhausted after a long day of school and student teaching that I just want to collapse on the floor, pick up my phone, and call up Papa John’s! Seeing as how those times have increased to 5 times a week, that pizza bill… Continue Reading

Monster Cookies

One of my fondest memories from my childhood revolves around a cookie (I know, typical huh?) My first holiday in the U.S. that I remember is Halloween. In my 2nd grade class, we had all gathered at the rug, and my teacher read us a book titled Monster Mash and then she played us the… Continue Reading


Fusion foods are all the rage these days, with many cultural foods that one would think would never mesh or blend being combined in DELECTABLE WAYS! Taking our two cultures into account, Matty and I have created our own fusion dish! In an irresistible mix of Korean and American cuisine, we bring you KoUSA fries!… Continue Reading

재육볶음 (Kimchi Pork Stir-Fry)

  Being the child of immigrants, I was always that kid that had the “stinky lunch” in the school cafeteria. The food of my culture would waft tantalizing, foreign smells across the cafeteria, emitting fragrances unknown to many of my peers. As I got older, I rebelled against the traditional Korean lunches that my mother… Continue Reading

Mango Avocado Salsa

Some of the most delicious dishes result from unexpected combinations of flavors and ingredients. For me, fruit and veggies are two food groups that aren’t the best combinations, unless we are talking finger foods and crudités. One of the most delicious recipes I have ever made are actually a result of unexpected combinations of fruit… Continue Reading

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

  While I have never made white chocolate macadamia nut cookies before, I have ALWAYS loved eating them. My only argument against most white chocolate macadamia nut cookies is that a lot of them are just so large. In the following recipe, I made these cookies the way I like them – soft, chewy, and… Continue Reading

Pho: Homemade & Do-able

Whenever the gray clouds begin to roll in, and the rain drops start to fall, my tummy starts to grumble for a nice bowl of pho. When I lived next to the Durant Food Court (aka Asian Ghetto) in South Berkeley, it was really easy to fulfill this craving! When I moved to North Berkeley… Continue Reading