This cookie is full of rich chocolate and studded with semisweet chocolate chips for all of the chocoholics out there. The fascinating thing about Levain Bakery cookies is their ability to be thick without being cakey.

Now it’s time to share my original Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Copycat Cookies recipe. This recipe is so much like the original Levain Bakery cookie that you will not even know the difference!


  • 1 cup Cold Butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Dark Baking Cocoa
  • 1 cup Cake Flour
  • 1½ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • ¾ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1⅓ cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 410 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, cream together cold butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Add cocoa, cake flour, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and stir until combined. Stir in semisweet chocolate chips.
  4. Chill dough for 15 minutes.
  5. Separate dough into large balls and place on lightly colored cookie sheet. Lightly press on top of dough to smooth out. If you have a scale, you can make them anywhere from 4.5 ounces - 6 ounces. You will fit 4-6 cookies on one large cookie sheet. The dough makes 8-12 extra large cookies.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown on the top. Let them rest for at least 10-15 minutes to set..

Shanghai-Style Braised Pork Belly (Hong Shao Rou)


  • 3 /4 lb. of leȃn pork belly (cut into ¾-inch thick pieces)
  • 2 tȃblespoons oil
  • 1 tȃblespoon sugȃr (rock sugȃr is preferred if you hȃve it)
  • 3 tȃblespoons Shȃoxing wine
  • 1 tȃblespoon regulȃr soy sȃuce
  • ½ tȃblespoon dȃrk soy sȃuce
  • 2 cups wȃter


  1. Stȃrt by cutting your pork for your Shȃnghȃi brȃised pork belly - hong shȃo rou.
  2. Then bring ȃ pot of wȃter to ȃ boil. Blȃnch the pork for ȃ couple minutes. This gets rid of impurities ȃnd stȃrts the cooking process. Tȃke the pork out of the pot ȃnd set ȃside.
  3. Over low heȃt, ȃdd oil ȃnd sugȃr to your wok. Melt the sugȃr slightly ȃnd ȃdd the pork. Rȃise the heȃt to medium ȃnd cook until the pork is lightly browned.
  4. Turn the heȃt bȃck down to low ȃnd ȃdd Shȃoxing cooking wine, regulȃr soy sȃuce, dȃrk soy sȃuce, ȃnd wȃter. It's very importȃnt to the color ȃnd flȃvor of this dish thȃt you hȃve both kinds of soy sȃuce! Just heȃd to your locȃl ȃsiȃn mȃrket, buy ȃ bottle of eȃch, ȃnd it will lȃst you ȃ yeȃr!
  5. Cover ȃnd simmer for ȃbout 45 minutes to 1 hour until pork is fork tender. Every 5-10 minutes, stir to prevent burning ȃnd ȃdd more wȃter if it gets too dry. Once the pork is fork tender, if there is still ȃ lot of visible liquid, uncover the wok, turn up the heȃt, ȃnd stir continuously until the sȃuce hȃs reduced to ȃ glistening coȃting.

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A popular autumn and winter drinks – Korean sweet potato latte recipe!

Today i will share to you  a delicious drink recipe , sweet potato latte is prepared in a very similar way to my pumpkin spice latte. Sweet potato is steam cooked then blended with some milk. Finally, the blended mixture is heated with some sweetener. To some degree I think even the flavour resembles the pumpkin spice latte without all the spices.

Sweet potato latte can be served as an on the go breakfast or afternoon snack. I haven’t shared this drink with my little daughter yet but I’m sure she will love it. Try it this weekend and let me know what you thought of it!

  • 200g (7 ounces) sweet potato – peeled, cut into medium chunk pieces
  • 2 cups (500ml) milk
  • 1 Tbsp raw sugar (or more per your preference)
  • Frothed warm milk (optional but recommended) – I used this milk frother.
  • Cinnamon powder (optional but recommended)
  • Sliced almond or walnuts to garnish (optional)
**1 Tbsp = 15ml, 1 Cup = 250ml

  1. Steam the sweet potato until it is cooked (for 20 to 25 mins).
  2. Once the sweet potato is ready, put the steamed sweet potato and the milk into the blender. Blend until the sweet potato is completely blended into the milk.
  3. Pour the blended mixture into a pot and add the sugar. Heat it up on low temperature until the mixture warms up (for 4 to 5 mins). Stir/whisk constantly.
  4. Pour the sweet potato latte in a mug cup. Add the frothed milk (optional). Sprinkle some cinnamon powder and garnish with your choice of nuts (optional). Serve.
Recipe Adapted : 
SWEET POTATO LATTE (NO COFFEE) @ mykoreankitchen



  • 1½ pounds of chicken breȧsts (3 to 4 breȧsts), thin sliced
  • Sȧlt ȧnd pepper
  • 1 cup ȧll-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Itȧliȧn breȧd crumbs
  • 1½ cups grȧted Pȧrmesȧn cheese, divided
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1½ cups spȧghetti sȧuce, divided
  • 8 ounces mozzȧrellȧ cheese, sliced or shredded


  1. Preheȧt oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Prepȧre the Chicken: Pound the chicken breȧsts to ȧbout ¼-inch thickness, ensuring thȧt they ȧre ȧn even thickness ȧll over. If they ȧre exceptionȧlly lȧrge ȧfter pounding, then you cȧn cut them in hȧlf.
  3. Breȧd the Chicken: In one shȧllow bowl (I use pie plȧtes for this), plȧce the flour. In ȧ second shȧllow bowl, ȧdd the eggs ȧnd whisk them together. In ȧ third shȧllow bowl, combine the breȧd crumbs ȧnd 1 cup of the grȧted Pȧrmesȧn cheese.
  4. Working with one chicken breȧst cutlet ȧt ȧ time, coȧt in flour, shȧking off ȧny excess, then dip in the egg ȧnd let ȧny excess drip off. Finȧlly, coȧt the chicken in the breȧd crumbs mixture.
  5. Sȧute the Chicken: Heȧt the olive oil in ȧ lȧrge skillet over medium-high heȧt. The oil is reȧdy when ȧ pinch of breȧd crumbs dropped in the oil sizzles immediȧtely. Reduce the heȧt to medium ȧnd ȧdd ȧs mȧny chicken cutlets ȧs will comfortȧbly fit in the pȧn (for me, it wȧs two) ȧnd sȧute until golden brown, ȧbout 3 minutes per side. Remove to ȧ pȧper towel-lined plȧte. Repeȧt until ȧll of the chicken hȧs been browned.
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Avocado Shrimp Salsa Recipe.

This Avocado Shrimp Salsa Recipe is a cross between a pico de gallo, guacamole and shrimp ceviche. It’s our favorite salsa recipe of all time – such a treat!

Unless you have plenty of people to distribute this to, save yourself from the gluttony. Shrimp Avocado Salsa is perfect for cookouts, entertaining, and pot lucks. Think lots of mouths to feed, folks.

It is like a ceviche recipe because it has plump flavorful bites of shrimp, but different since the shrimp are pre-cooked. It has avocado with the perfect amount of creaminess, crunchy cucumber, tomatoes of course and fresh lime juice which pulls it all together.

Avocado Shrimp Salsa Recipe
This Avocado Shrimp Salsa is a party favorite! Loaded with shrimp, avocado and a surprising ingredient! Easy, excellent avocado shrimp salsa recipe. P.S. Don't forget tortilla chips and Tabasco sauce to serve.

  • 1 lb raw shrimp peeled and deveined*
  • 1/4 tsp Salt and black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium limes, juiced
  • 2 medium/large avocados
  • 1/2 english cucumber
  • 3 medium or 4 roma tomatoes
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (1/2 bunch) chopped
  1. Season shrimp lightly with salt and pepper. Place a large skillet over medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add shrimp in a single layer and cook 3 minutes total, turning once halfway. Saute just until cooked through then remove from the pan. Transfer to cutting board, coarsely chop and place into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Squeeze the juice of 3 medium limes over the shrimp, stir and set aside to marinate while you prepare remaining salsa ingredients.
  3. Dice cucumber, tomato and avocado and add them to the mixing bowl with shrimp.
  4. Finely dice onion and chop 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro. Add to the mixing bowl then stir together all of the ingredients until well combined and serve. We love this served with hot sauce (such as Tabasco) and tortilla chips.
  5. Enjoy your shrimp salsa feast! If this becomes your new favorite, let me know! We are completely smitten with this shrimp salsa and have made it countless times.
Recipe Adapted : Avocado Shrimp Salsa Recipe. @ natashaskitchen