Kiera Wright-Ruiz

Kiera Wright-Ruiz is a food writer and recipe developer based in Honolulu. When she isn't working, she's probably watching cartoons and eating onigiri, preferably at the same time.
I Went on a Quest to Make the Perfect Egg Cream. Here's the Final Recipe.
It's equal parts magic and chocolate syrup.
Jun 12, 2023
After Years of Failure, I Finally Found the Perfect Biscuit Recipe
Kitchn Love Letters
I knew I'd struck gold when I took my first bite.
Sep 11, 2021
Cheeseburger Dumplings Combine the Best of Both Worlds
A very delicious mash-up of delicate dumplings and juicy cheeseburgers, complete with special sauce.
Aug 31, 2021
I Moved to Hawai’i with Just 3 Suitcases — Here Are the 10 Kitchen Essentials I Brought with Me
I labored over what was coming with me to Hawai’i, but here are 10 of the items that made the cut.
Jun 23, 2021
During My Parents’ Custody Battle, Egg Creams Were My Escape
Personal Essay
Inside a diner with an egg cream, I was a normal kid happily sipping on a straw. Outside the diner, I was a little girl stuck in the middle of a custody battle that dragged me across the country.
May 15, 2021
Buff Bear Bread Is Fluffy, Buttery, and, Yes, Totally Ripped. Here’s How to Make It.
It's impossible not to smile when you see this bronzed bear.
Mar 3, 2021
The Squishy Allure of Buff Bear Bread, the Best Thing Happening on the Internet Right Now
Buff bear bread is part cute internet and part frivolous internet, and it leaves a strong first impression.
Mar 3, 2021
Forget Pumpkin — Brown Sugar Boba Pie Is Just as Easy and Far More Thrilling
It mimics the rich, milky taste and sweet swirls of brown sugar boba.
Nov 19, 2020
Jalapeño Cheese Grits Are the Big, Warm Hug We Need
Most Wanted
Did we mention there's crispy bacon involved?
Oct 7, 2020
The Pizza Sandwich That Finally Made Me Feel Like Family
Personal Essay
I was expecting the usual foreign-to-me food, but then my aunt started a fire and pulled out four unfamiliar iron squares with long rods attached at the ends.
Sep 12, 2020
This Sandwich Combines the Best of a Panini, Grilled Cheese, and Pizza
The outside is buttered and sprinkled with garlic powder and dried oregano, while the inside is filled with pizza sauce, mozzarella and mini pepperoni.
Sep 12, 2020
This Creamy Homemade Ice Cream Tastes Like a Refreshing Sip of Horchata
A scoop of horchata ice cream is a summer must.
Sep 3, 2020