French Chocolate Cake

Rich, soft, and crumbly chocolate cake infused with Apollonia and frosted with dark chocolate buttercream frosting!  

Chocolate Mousse - Two Ways

We couldn't decide between Le Classique and Blender versions, so we offer you both.  They are both delicious and different enough that they actuall...

Dry Autumn Spritz

This simple cocktail featuring La Boîte Amaro uses fresh orange and our Apollonia blend to create a dry and bright drink that evokes cooler weather...

Texas Chili

My wife is from Texas, the land of chili (with no beans). I love making it for her and we almost always have some frozen for a quick dinner when we...

Apollonia Baked Pasta

Cubes of squash are cooked with capers, pine nuts, Apollonia, and Hawayej, then baked with pasta and cheese for a wonderfully aromatic dish that's ...

Pink Pandesal

Our family friend recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, and her pregnancy was easy for the most part. However, it’s common knowledge that e...

Tempura Brownies

Taiwan is a melting pot. We were ruled by the Japanese government for fifty years. The arrival of the Japanese in 1895 brought an array of ingredie...

Giuggiulena - Sicilian Sesame Candy

One of my favorite places in the world, Sicily, is home to deceptively simple cuisine that reveals deep layers when you start digging. This candy i...

Lacy Quesadilla

I grew up in California and my wife is from Texas, so we both have pretty decent quesadilla game. As a kid I always loved the crispy bits that esca...

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Depending on the type of chocolate you use, sometimes the top gets all crackly and shiny, like a really good brownie. It’s also relatively foolproo...

Easy Puff Pastry - Empanadas

I love eating puff pastry almost as much as I dislike making it. I mentioned this to a customer and she shared a recipe with me from an old book b...

Braised Grey Squash

August is deep into summer squash season, and I’m always looking for fun new ways to prepare them as we usually have so many. I was playing around...