Cacao-Date Balls

I spent the majority of 2018 pregnant. It was a pretty easy pregnancy and loved being pregnant. I had your typical pregnancy symptoms, including the most insane cravings for sweets. There’s a misconception about pregnancy that you can just eat…

Cacao-Date Balls

I spent the majority of 2018 pregnant. It was a pretty easy pregnancy and loved being pregnant. I had your typical pregnancy symptoms, including the most insane cravings for sweets. There’s a misconception about pregnancy that you can just eat whatever you want and double the amount because you’re growing a baby. That can’t be […]

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Mandarin Shiso Cocktail

Every year I make plans to host an epic holiday gathering; a chance to entertain friends and family, and indulge in all the exciting new recipes I’ve created throughout the year. And yet, inevitably every year my plans fall through. It’s hard not to get overwhelmed by the holiday rush, am I right? The days […]

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Shochu Hot Toddy + Umami Mart Giveaway!!

I beg you, stop what you’re doing and make this cocktail!! Well, I suppose you might need to head out for a few ingredients first, namely sansho powder, calvados, and likely some shochu. All the more reason to enter today’s giveaway!! After all, it wouldn’t be the holidays here at HonestlyYUM without an Umami Mart giveaway – it’s an annual tradition!

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Gift Guide 2018: Ceramics

It wasn’t until I started food blogging that I really started to appreciate and love ceramics. Of course, pretty dish ware are a must for purposes of food styling and food photography, but even when it comes to my day-to-day life, eating from a beautiful ceramic dish makes eating that much more enjoyable. Some of […]

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Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

December is the month to indulge but with busy holiday schedules I’m all about making things as easy as possible. Simple and decadent desserts are what I like to make through the holiday season. The bittersweet chocolate is spiced with cinnamon and vanilla and best topped with a scoop of tangy creme fraiche or whipped cream. The absolute best part of this dessert is the buttery and super-crunchy chocolate tops of the croissants after the pudding is baked. I may or may not have eaten all the crunchy tops off this bread pudding. The crunchiness serves as a really great textural contrast to the soft center pudding– it is irresistible!

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