Pumpkin spiced pancakes 南瓜鬆餅

Got too many pumpkins for the holidays and don’t know what to do with them aside from pumpkin pies? This pumpkin spiced pancakes are quick and easy. Make your Sunday morning brunch a little different from the regular simple pancakes and they taste sooooo good.

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Stars and Stripes Pie 美國國旗派

Happy July 4t!!!

July is also the best season for all kinds of berries. Why not making a patriotic pie to celebrate the upcoming 4th of July long weekend? This pie looks great and fun but it’s so easy to make and taste awesome!! All you need is a cardboard and a small knife or star cookie cutter.

Just defrost your pre-made pie crusts and let’s get started!! Continue reading Stars and Stripes Pie 美國國旗派

Basic Pie Crust from scratch 基礎派皮食譜

Making your own pie crust may seem intimidating in the first place. It seems so difficult… I seems very troublesome… Why would I want to make my own pie crust when I can just easily purchase from grocery stores… and they taste not bad at all? Well… I had the same questions when I started baking.

However, after my first try of making my own pie crust, the real buttery, crispy, flaky texture and flavor makes the pie taste much better. On top of that, it’s not difficult at all!!! You can always make more and store them in the freezer. Just defrost a little bit before you want to make pies the next time.

What makes me never want to buy store pie crust again is after reading the ingredients of ready-to-use pie shells. You basically just need flour, butter, egg, water, and little bit of salt and sugar to make your own crust. These are all pretty basic ingredients that all kitchens have. On the other hand… looking at the ingredients of a couple common store pie shells throws me off completely…  Continue reading Basic Pie Crust from scratch 基礎派皮食譜

The easy and healthy snacks, Blueberry Oat Crumb Bars 簡單又營養,藍莓燕麥條

I can’t wait till the Summer berries season’s coming!!!!! We can see some in the markets recently already, but I can’t wait until the raspberries and blueberries are ripe and ready for picking.

This easy blueberry oat crumb bars recipe is really easy to make. I have these tasty bars as breakfast or afternoon snacks. The blueberries can be replaced with any berry as your preference. The crunchy crumbs on top with the chewy, sweet and sour berry filling taste really great together!!  Continue reading The easy and healthy snacks, Blueberry Oat Crumb Bars 簡單又營養,藍莓燕麥條

Happy Memorial Weekend!!! Super Summer Drink~ Jack N Blueberry Iced Tea 傑克藍莓冰茶

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Cheers!!!

This is so easy to make and taste incredibly AWESOME!! You can make a big pitcher and that could easily turn into yummy summer drinks.  Continue reading Happy Memorial Weekend!!! Super Summer Drink~ Jack N Blueberry Iced Tea 傑克藍莓冰茶

Bacon Frittata Cups, Have a nice cute brunch 小巧可愛的迷你義式培根烘蛋

Isn’t it sweet to wake up early in a weekend morning to take your time and enjoy cooking for your families? Let this indulgence smell of bacon frittata wake your significant other up to join a perfect holiday brunch with you is the best way to spend a relaxing weekend morning.  Continue reading Bacon Frittata Cups, Have a nice cute brunch 小巧可愛的迷你義式培根烘蛋

Three Ingredients Banana Pancake (Do Not Recommend…)

This recipe has been popular for a while and I haven’t really got the gut to try it out since I’m not really a big banana person.

The truth is…. for people who are not absolutely LOVE bananas, don’t even bother to try. 🙂 It does taste ABSOLUTELY like banana. In regards to the texture, I would say it’s more like a “tamagoyaki (Japanese sweet omelette)” than a pancake.

 (Tamagoyaki)

Even Though, in other recipes or videos recommend to add a little baking powder to make the texture more like pancakes, it was still not like pancake at all to me.  Continue reading Three Ingredients Banana Pancake (Do Not Recommend…)

Lemon glazed madeleines 檸檬糖霜瑪德蓮

The French pastry Madeleines are famous for its signature shell shaped small cake/cookies and the lemon flavor. They are so cute looking which would be the perfect match for afternoon tea time with a cup of tea or coffee.

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Pressure Cooker Red Bean Dessert Soup with Sesame Sweet Rice Balls 紫米芝麻湯圓紅豆湯

The red bean dessert soup is one of the common traditional street vender desserts in Taiwan during the winter time. The warm, sweet, creamy red bean soup can warm up your stomach and makes me feel happy. It can be the base to other dessert ingredients made from sweet potatoes or sticky rice balls.

The ingredients for the red bean soup is really simple: Red beans, water, and sugar (preferably raw or brown sugar.) Most of the people have the impression of beans being really hard to cook through or it requires a very long time to cook. However, with my pressure cooker, it only took me 20 mins (about 30 mins total) to cook and all of the beans are soft and creamy.  Continue reading Pressure Cooker Red Bean Dessert Soup with Sesame Sweet Rice Balls 紫米芝麻湯圓紅豆湯

Quick and easy Naan Bread Pizza 簡單又方便的印度烤餅Pizza

This Naan bread pizza is super easy to make and taste so good!!

The pizza crust is always one key to have a successful pizza. You want to have the chewy, slightly crisp, and not too thick texture. Naan bread plays a great role in owning these three criteria. Also, it saves a lot of time and effort for mixing the dough, wait for the rising, and roll the dough into a crust.

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Quiche with turkey leftovers 法式鹹派

Leftovers are always a headache for small families. I just used turkey leftover from Thanksgiving and turn it into a brand new dish. The perfect weekend brunch!!!

 

You can always prepare more pie crust dough and just freeze it. I would defrost the dough the night before making pies and then roll it onto the pie pan and put it back to the fridge. In this way, the pie shell would have enough time to rest in the fridge to prevent shrinking from baking. Continue reading Quiche with turkey leftovers 法式鹹派

Sweet Potato Frosting Cupcake 地瓜泥杯子蛋糕

We just had our first snow for this year a couple days ago. Looking at the snow outside of the window inspired me for this dessert idea. The toasted marshmallow looks so cute and so much like the snow on the treetop.

I like my cupcakes serve warm. The sweet potato frosting mixes in the crunchy texture of toasted pecan and marshmallow combining with the soft and moist cakes taste like heaven!! Continue reading Sweet Potato Frosting Cupcake 地瓜泥杯子蛋糕

No Knead Herbs Bread 免揉香草牛奶麵包

Need a loaf of bread to go with your dinner? Try out the simple no knead bread!! All you need is time and natural science to make a great rising dough. The aroma and the crunchy crust but soft and chewy body texture of the right-out-of-the-oven-bread constructs the happiness of a home. Continue reading No Knead Herbs Bread 免揉香草牛奶麵包

Mini Pumpkin Pecan Pie 迷你南瓜胡桃派

This dessert would make a perfect ending for a Thanksgiving dinner. It combines perfectly with flaky pie crust, the freshly made brown sugar pumpkin purée topped with crispy maple pecans. The cupcake-sized pies make it looks more delicate and easy to serve.

If you don’t have enough time to have fun in the kitchen at once, you can divide the work into a couple portions. The pastry dough can preserved in freezer for about a month. The mashed pumpkins can be stored in the fridge for about 2 weeks.

However, I would never sacrifice the genuine taste of fresh pumpkin purée with the preserved ones. If you ever tried the homemade pumpkin pie, you wouldn’t want to go back to the supermarket/ canned pumpkin pies again. 😛

It took me a couple times to practice and adjust the recipe for pie crust, but it’s worth the effort. Making your own crust is much cheaper and has better flavor. The most important is you know exactly what ingredients you use. Try this out and amaze your Thanksgiving table!! Continue reading Mini Pumpkin Pecan Pie 迷你南瓜胡桃派

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips 蔓越莓燕麥巧克力碎片餅乾

Unlike other baking goods, baking cookies is the easiest, the least time consuming, and the most spontaneous. You don’t need to worry about the exact measurement or you will mess up. You can also easily adjust any ingredient to your own preference. Continue reading Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips 蔓越莓燕麥巧克力碎片餅乾