Cake Pops

I made this for my baby sister’s bridal shower this weekend.  Not having baked anything for a while since E was born, I think I went overboard and made these cake pops, banana cupcakes, and chocolate cherry macadamia nut cookies.  Matt spent some good quality time with E this weekend ūüôā  And now he gets […]

Bread Starter

I’ve always wanted to try this out, baking stuff using a “starter” of yeast/water/flour that you keep stored in your fridge. ¬†Things are supposedly supposed to have a better flavor if you use this instead of straight dried yeast. ¬†Plus, if it works out, you never have to buy yeast again. ¬†I never got around […]

Happy Valentine’s!

Strawberry Banana Cupcakes¬†with Cream Cheese Frosting. ¬†I dropped some of the sprinkles on the floor and Emma ate a few before I noticed! ¬†Last time she ate candy by accident (she found a double bubble in Matt’s office and ate it along with the comic strip wrapper), she was so hyper, zooming and bouncing ¬†around […]

Don’t feed your white dog carrot juice.

Inspired by our recent trip, we bought a juicer so we could drink fresh juices, like we had every morning in Ecuador.¬† I never really liked¬†juicers…thinking, “I’d rather eat the fruit/vegetable than drink it!”¬† Now I find drinking¬†juice is so much¬†easier than eating it, you can do fun combos like papaya/lime/pineapple and it’s fun to […]

Tong Yuen

The recipe is quite easy, and they turned out pretty tasty!¬† We¬†used¬†2 types of fillings today,¬†chunks of¬†brown sugar sticks, and¬†chocolate kisses. The chocolate ones were especially good.¬† We are already dreaming up other fillings that would be really good…condensed milk, reese peanut butter cups, and nutella will be our next experiments! Here we are making […]


Not KFC! Here is the recipe I used.¬† It’s from the Food Network kitchen’s cookbook. Our favorite fried chicken 6-8 servings 1 quart buttermilk 1/4 cup kosher salt 2 tablespoons dried thyme 2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce 2 cloves garlic, smashed 16 pieces chicken (about 6 pounds) 4 cups all-purpose flour […]

I’m back!

Gosh, that marathon of cooking tired me out! I’ve been cooking a bit since then (Christmas!), but nothing really planned. It’s more of…hm…I’m hungry, what’s there to eat? So I throw something together with the stuff we have in our fridge/pantry and that’s that. Now that the summer’s almost over and as I get bored […]

Days 10-12

Day 10: Salmon Soup Chicken in light pastry Spanish Chili Potatoes Pina Colada Cinnamon Poached Pears Day 11: Beef Stew Tagliatelle with Prosciutto Apple Turnovers Lemonade Day 12 (Last day!!): Garlic Prawns in Filo Tartlets Mushroom, Broccoli and Corn Chowder Turkey Pot Pie Sunny Orange Shake

Day 8 & 9

Day 8: Hotpot Day 9: Hot Tomato & Mozzarella Salad Smoked Salmon & Dill Blinis Roast Beef & Rosemary Roasted Potatoes Pineapple Berry Punch Bananas with Rum & Raisins on vanilla Icecream (we lit the rum on fire! It was pretty cool, a very yummy and easy dessert)