ice cream base experiment

Making The Perfect Ice Cream

Searching For The Best Ice Cream Base Ice cream is one of our most favorite things in the world! Our first date as an official couple was going out to get ice cream together so the sweet treat isn’t just delicious to us but holds a lot of meaning. Ever since then we have made […]

Brazilian acai

Brazilian Açaí

Having visited Brazil about 4 times, I’m (Carl) no stranger to Brazilian açaí. In fact, eating açai the Brazilian way is THE only way to eat açaí. No offense to the islands of Hawaii or the guys in SoCal pushing out some decently tasty “açaí” bowls but I just feel like everyone just over complicates […]

simple granola

Simple Granola with Clusters

Granola is a big staple in our household so instead of buying extremely sugary or expensive organic, locally sourced, fresh air fed, hand picked granola we just make our own! It’s great as a cereal or a topping for our açaí or morning yogurt. Honestly, we even put it on our ice cream. The guide […]



Oyaki is one of the best snacks to use leftovers with. You can stuff it with practically anything, making it either sweet or savory. While it may seem obvious, living in California (or in the United States for that matter) gives us different ingredients than Japan. But also things that we think are similar can […]


Carlienne’s Fluffy Pancake Recipe

Happy National Pancake Week! National Pancake week is coming up and its one of the all time best breakfasts dishes in the world! Before Adrienne, I was not a pancake man but as a kid, my father would use the Krusteaz Pancake Mix and it was alright but I always had to drench it with […]

Cooking with Carlienne: wine

How to Seal the Valentine’s Day Deal!

One of the biggest Hallmark holidays are coming: Valentine’s day! The day that many of us, mostly in the States, go out of our way to do a little something special for that special someone. The goal of your special meal is not just to cook great food but to create an experience, so the food itself is only one component of the whole.

Portuguese egg tarts

Portuguese Egg Tarts

Materials for Portuguese Egg Tarts: Bowl scraper Mixing bowl and whisk Spatula Egg tart molds or cupcake tins Rolling pin Pot Whisk Main Ingredients: For dough: 1 cup of flour 1/2 cup of water Pinch of salt 1/2 cup of butter softened like sour cream Extra flour for dusting For Filling: 1 Cinnamon Stick 1 […]

HK egg tarts

Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

Materials for Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts: Bowl scraper Mixing bowl Whisk Mesh strainer Baking sheet Egg tart molds Main Ingredients: For the dough: 230g sugar 560g flour 2 blocks soft butter 2 egg with splash of vanilla extract For custard: 12 eggs 2:1 ratio of hot water:sugar * we used 2 cups to 1 […]

leche flan

Leche Flan

Materials for Leche Flan: Leche flan tins Steamer Pan for making sugar if you don’t have a gas stove Mixing bowl Fine mesh strainer Main Ingredients: 10 egg yolks 1 can evaporated milk 1 can condensed milk White Sugar Optional Ingredients: Vanilla (extract) Goal for Leche Flan: Texture: Soft and creamy flan. Color: Caramel brown […]



Materials for Tamago: Tamago Pan Chopsticks or spatula Small bowl with paper towel or sponge for oil Main Ingredients: Eggs – whisked Optional Ingredients: Dashi – 2oz to 1 egg (for extra flavor) Sugar – to taste (for a sweet tamago) Goal for Tamago: Texture: Fluffy but compact/firm to the bite. Color: Choice of slight […]