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Coconut Macaroons-the easiest cookies to make! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Coconut Macaroons (Banh Dua)

Just a few pantry staples and fresh eggs are all that is needed to make these delicious drop cookies loaded with coconut flakes. This recipe is not overly sweet and has a splash of lime juice which gives the cookies a hint of tartness and lovely citrusy aroma. Super easy to make, you can whip up a batch of these tasty treats in […]

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Orange Chiffon Cake with Edible Flowers--Serve it at your next tea party! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Orange Chiffon Cake with Edible Flowers

Just in time for Spring, this recipe for Orange Chiffon Cake with Edible Flowers is both scrumptious and gorgeous. Fragrant with the essence of fresh oranges, the cake is moist and super fluffy. The crumb coating is delicate and combined with the edible flowers gives the cake a casual and earthy note which makes it perfect for casual dining or get-togethers. Make this cake for your next springtime […]

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Indulge your special someone with decadent Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting | recipe from runawayrice.com

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

    With gorgeous red color, these super-moist and fluffy Red Velvet Cupcakes topped with luscious swirls of a cream cheese frosting are simply delicious. This recipe is just in time for Valentine’s Day and making these scrumptious cupcakes is the perfect way to pamper your special someone with a decadent, sweet treat.  After all, who doesn’t love cupcakes?! 🙂 […]

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Chocolate Flan Cake--Sweet, Rich and Decadent, it's a slice of heaven! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Chocolate Flan Cake

This luscious Chocolate Flan Cake is a truly unique dessert–the first is a hybrid of silky flan and creamy cheesecake.  The second layer is a rich and dense chocolate cake, almost like a brownie.  The combination of the two layers with the caramel sauce on top is a cake that is decadent, creamy and every sugar addict’s dream.  With the […]

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The ultimate finger food! These are such yummy little treats.

Steamed Layer Cake (Banh Da Lon)

Mildly sweet with a chewy and sticky texture, this scrumptious steamed layer cake is a popular sweet treat that can be found in almost every Vietnamese bakery and grocery store.  The cake has such visual appeal with its vivid green and yellow layers and if you’ve ever wondered how this cake is made, wonder no more friends!  This post takes you […]

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So beautiful and so scrumptious, these mooncakes are easy to make!

Mooncakes with Coconut Filling (Banh Trung Thu / Banh Nuong Nhan Dua)

Every year when the Mid-Autumn Festival season approaches, I get giddy thinking about making mooncakes.  First, I love to bake.  Second, I love the artistry of making these cakes.  The entire process from making the filling and dough, rolling and stamping the cakes is such a wonderfully creative process.  Once done, each cake is unique and truly […]

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Quick and easy to make, you'll love the silky texture.

Taro Smoothie (Sinh To Khoai Mon)

Now you can enjoy delicious Taro Smoothie at home with this easy recipe.  Making this tasty chilled drink at home means you have control over the fat and sugar levels and ultimately the calories.  This is already a health-conscious recipe but there are still lots of options.  For the milk, feel free to use almond milk, coconut milk or cream instead of cow’s […]

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Pandan Waffle Cone with Ice Cream

Pandan Waffle Cones and Cookies

Summertime is here so let’s kick-off the season with everyone’s favorite warm weather treat.  I shared the recipe for homemade ice cream earlier.  Now to complete the pairing, I am sharing the recipe for homemade waffle cones.  These waffle cones are a bit non-traditional and inspired by the Vietnamese sweet treat, Pandan Waffles (Bánh Kẹp Lá Dứa).  Infused […]

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Yogurt with fresh berries and granola, the perfect breakfast!

Yogurt (Yaourt)

Yogurt has been around for a long time, but just in recent years, it’s gained popularity as a health food.  Today yogurt is touted by nutritionists and health food advocates as a must-have food in our daily diets.  Loaded with probiotics, animal protein and essential nutrients, it’s truly a super food and tastes so good!  To make yogurt at home (without a yogurt […]

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Made with ripe plantains, this cake is a popular Vietnamese dessert!

Steamed Banana Cake (Banh Chuoi Hap)

In honor of Mother’s Day, I am sharing my Mom’s simple and delicious recipe for Steamed Banana Cake.  If you don’t already know, my Mom is the amazing person who taught me everything I know about cooking.  As a child, I spent countless hours with her being her sous chef.  It was in the kitchen that my love for cooking and developing recipes started.  To […]

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