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Banana Split Bites

Who doesn’t like a good banana split? A classic banana split has three scoops of ice cream (one each of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry) served between a split banana. The ice cream is usually served with pineapple sauce, chocolate sauce, and strawberry sauce drizzled onto the ice cream, then crushed nuts (generally peanuts or walnuts), whipped cream, and topped with a maraschino cherry. Who doesn’t want to end their day with a banana split?
This recipe for banana split bites doesn’t have ice cream, but it does have chocolate. Although, you could dip the fruit in some ice cream or …

 

Hummingbird Cupcakes

What is hummingbird cake? Before this week, I had never heard of this dessert until my coworker mentioned it. Hummingbird cake is a banana pineapple spiced cake, often served with cream cheese frosting. It’s a traditional Southern dessert since the mid 19th century (Wikipedia). I was intrigued because it’s supposed to taste like a cross between cake and banana bread. I decided to make a cupcake version with a recipe I found on Pinterest. It was delicious and I absolutely loved the dried pineapple flower – isn’t it so pretty?
 

 
Hummingbird Cupcakes recipe (yields 24 cupcakes):
Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 …

 

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

It’s been a while since I’ve last baked in the kitchen. I had the baking bug recently and decided to make pineapple upside-down cupcakes. To be honest, I’ve never tried pineapple upside-down cake before! It’s my boyfriend’s favorite cake, so I thought, why not? I decided to make a cupcake version – easier to eat and share. The cupcakes turned out beautiful with a golden brown color and delicious with a wonderful brown sugar taste. Plus, I love the upside-down aspect of them. If you’re a fan of pineapple, this is the cake to try!
 
 
Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes Recipe (yields 24):
Ingredients for …

 

Asia Food Tour: Part 2

It’s been two weeks since I returned to the states from my Asia trip and I already miss the good eats there. I’ve already covered Beijing and Guangzhou in Part 1. For today’s blog post, I’ll give you a virtual food tour of Hong Kong and Macau. Formerly a British colony, Hong Kong is now a special administrative region of China, and its fast-paced culture and city life makes it parallel to New York City. Macau, a former Portuguese colony, is the other special administrative region of China, known as the “Las Vegas of Asia.” Both very different areas, but overflowing …