Korean Sweet Pancakes (Hodduk: 호떡)

I was on a mission to storm through the streets of Korea in search of some Hodduk, or sweet Korean pancakes.  They’re fried until golden and crispy, and oozing with brown sugar syrup. It didn’t even matter to me that we were there in the midst of a scorching summer… I NEEDED to have some piping hot Hodduk!  I’m happy to report that the mission was accomplished, and I still remember every crispy, chewy, and gooey bite of it!

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Watermelon and Lime Granita (Revised + VIDEO)

I already posted this Watermelon and Lime Granita recipe on the blog HERE. But I’ve been meaning to make a video for it for some time now.  It just so happens to be appropriate for SEASON 3 of our cooking show because it fits in with the theme of “Simply Summer Fresh” so perfectly.  I mean, what’s more representative of summer than sweet juicy watermelon?

The only problem was that I didn’t think I needed to test this recipe before we shot the video since it’s already up on our blog.  However, the last time I made this, it was years ago, and I had a different freezer.  I also wasn’t concerned about filming a video, so I checked on it less often, which actually resulted in a better granita that took WAAAY less time to make.  Oh well… at least it still tasted good in the end.

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Creme Brulee for Two

I think it’s pretty cool that our friend Chef James Park agreed to collaborate with us in a video and provide his scrumptious recipe for Creme Brulee.  He’s used to making this in a professional kitchen setting only, but was nice enough to cut down the recipe so that it would be appropriate for two people…just in time for Valentine’s Day! Read more

Chewy Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

I’ve been asked for a while if I could post a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, and I totally get it because why wouldn’t I have a recipe for them?  But year after year, I’ve been dissatisfied with different recipes I’ve tried and tested…until now.  I think part of the problem was that I never wanted to bother testing them unless I went to a party or was planning on giving them away as gifts because usually when you make a batch, we’re stuck with cookies for days, and they get stale and brittle before we can eat them all.   Read more

Skillet Apple Crisp

I can appreciate a really good apple pie from time to time, but in general I prefer tarts and crisps.  This Skillet Apple Crisp was inspired by us having too many Honeycrisp apples lying around after apple picking.  I never thought to bake with them because I thought that was more reserved for tart apples like Granny Smith.  But after some research, I realized that Honeycrisp apples are actually IDEAL for crisps.  SOLD!   Read more