Easy Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping and Maple Glaze

Coffee cake is one of those tricky pastries that can either leave you craving more or slowly trying to swallow the dry crumbs of over-baked potential. Either way, I can't seem to keep myself from loving the stuff -- good or bad. I suppose my cravings for coffee cake persist because I can't ever find [...]

Nana’s Golden Chiffon Cake and a Lesson in Grief

This weekend, my family is getting together to celebrate my grandpa's 92nd birthday at his home in Cupertino, California. This party will also be a reunion of sorts, since many of us haven't seen each other in years. I don't see my grandpa or the whole family very often, so I am pretty excited.  Plus, [...]