Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Last week, we celebrated my nephew Liam's first birthday.  His parents turned their house into a big aquarium and displayed fishy decorations everywhere! They asked me to bake some pretty colorful fishy cupcakes they found on Pinterest to go with the O-FISH-AL birthday theme and without any hesitation, I agreed.  I was excited to contribute … Continue reading Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Last summer, I experimented with different robust seasonings and zesty marinades for grilled shrimp. The cilantro lime marinade for this recipe instantly became a family favorite and also enjoyed by everyone that tasted it. The cilantro lime marinade contains fresh classic Mexican flavors. The herbaceous cilantro and tart lime juice brightens up the succulent shrimp … Continue reading Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Chinese BBQ Pork (Xa Xiu / Char Siu)

California weather has been perfect this week.  We've been blessed with high 70 degree weather and plenty of sunshine..perfect start to the first week of daylight savings time change.  This weather got me super excited for all the planned and/or impromptu BBQ sessions I'll be having in the upcoming months with my family and friends. … Continue reading Chinese BBQ Pork (Xa Xiu / Char Siu)