Red velvet with white chocolate mousse

I actually made this cake to celebrate the birthday of my co-worker, Alex. She said she likes red velvet, so whomp, there it is. Traditionally, red velvet is served with a cream cheese frosting. However, I did not have cream cheese in my pantry, nor was I in the position to go out and buy…

Strawberry cheesecake tiramisu

This dessert is an oldie but a goodie for me. Tiramisu is an Italian classic, typically made with whipped mascarpone cheese and coffee-amaretto soaked ladyfingers, topped with cocoa powder. The coffee and alcohol are there to give you a little “pick me up”, but I wanted to have that same effect with just strawberries. For…

Semolina cornbread

I love cornbread. I have fond memories going to the local smokehouse and getting a side of cornbread with my ribs. I find it funny that even Asian immigrants such as me and my parents can enjoy that particular past-time. It’s just one of those things that really is Americana. While I’m still experimenting on rib recipes, since…