Strawberry-Cream Cheese Frosting

Help! I almost ate this frosting for lunch. My cake was in serious fear that it would have to live its short life naked. Fortunately, Stella talked some sense into me. I iced the cake, and proceeded to eat the frosting from there. I love cream cheese, cream cheese icing, and especially the strawberry-cream cheese icing on Baked and Wired‘s strawberry cupcakes. I had to replicate it, and I succeeded. The strawberry cake was less of a success, and I … Continue reading

Chipotle Cream Pasta with Shrimp and Greens

If you like spicy pasta, you’ll go nuts for this one. I’ve been waiting to make it for months, ever since my friend shared his wildly successful kitchen experimentation with me. I started craving it on the spot! I started checking in at Trader Joe’s, hoping they would stock frozen, raw shrimp instead of frozen, cooked shrimp. After three months, I couldn’t wait any longer. I gave in and bought the cooked shrimp, and I’m glad I did. It’s hard … Continue reading

Slice and Bake Macadamia Nut Butter Cookies

Well, it’s official. I’m obsessed with Hawaii, and seriously, I’m not even done sharing all of my stories with you yet. But it’s time to get back to the food. One of my favorite snacks in Hawaii was macadamia nuts, either roasted and salted or baked into buttery, crispy cookies. Here’s proof of my obsession. You can just make out the lone macadamia nut cookie at the front of my plate, under the hoisin rib but in front of the … Continue reading