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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Vegetable Oyako-don (Chicken-Egg-Don) 鮮蔬野菇親子丼

This is such an easy and nutritious dinner. In one bowl, you get everything you need for a meal with meat, vegetables, egg, and rice. And it only takes about 30-40 minutes from preparation to finish. Isn’t it perfect for working wives or moms?

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Black Bean Soymilk 黑豆漿

I always have the impression of making own soymilk is so troublesome. The traditional ways to make it needs overnight soaks, grind the beans, filter the milk and then carefully boil it but not to burn it. So many steps….

After I got the Vitamix, lots of friends told me they use it to blend soymilk and it turns out really simple and tastes great. The best part is, you can blend the serving for the day each time. Since the natural soymilk spoils really fast, the traditional method which makes a big pod of soymilk bothers small family size like mine. With this method, I can just freeze the beans and took out whatever portion you are planning on making. Very convenient and simple

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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

Super easy braised chicken thigh 超簡單滷雞腿

I recently got a great deal on whole chicken legs. This is such an easy but savory traditional Chinese cuisine that pretty much all Chinese families cook very often. All you need to do is put all ingredients in one big pot and let it simmer for about 1 to 1.5 hours or until the meat is tender. The sauce is great with rice or noodles. Try it and you will love it!!

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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

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

Super Easy Baked Italian Meatballs 偷吃步義式烤肉丸子

This is a super easy/ cheating recipe. 😛 Instead of the ground beef or pork and all kinds of seasonings, I just simply use the stuffing of Italian sausages which already have plenty of flavors or even a little salty. Adding the vegetables, an egg, and all other ingredients can not only add more layers of flavors into the meatballs, but also can mild the saltiness.  Continue reading Super Easy Baked Italian Meatballs 偷吃步義式烤肉丸子

Wu-Shi Spareribs Recipe 無錫排骨

The slowly cooked spare ribs are really tender that you can easily pull the meat from the bone with chopsticks. The sweet and salty sauce taste great with rice. It’s so easy to make and taste savory.

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Gyūdon 野菇牛丼 簡單食材中奧妙的味道 Sweet and soy mushroom beef bowl

We recently got a new All-Clad stainless steel sauce pan. I’m so excited to try it out. This copper core pan heat up pretty fast and even. However, I’m still trying to figure out how to turn it into a non-stick pan. For this dish, it still sticks a little onion when I fried, but since it turns into a sauce, all the glaze on the pan cooked into the liquid so it turned out ok this time. I would need more practice and experiments for straight pan fried dishes though. Any suggestions or tips for stainless steel pans? Continue reading Gyūdon 野菇牛丼 簡單食材中奧妙的味道 Sweet and soy mushroom beef bowl

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

Bacon Hasselback Potatoes 培根烤風琴馬鈴薯

So easy to make but taste so good!! The the hasselback cut baked potatoes can easily absorb the smoky flavor from bacon which makes a perfect side dish. Continue reading Bacon Hasselback Potatoes 培根烤風琴馬鈴薯

Thai Green Curry Chicken 泰式綠咖哩雞

For people who love spicy food, this will be a dish you will be addicted to!!! Very aromatic and full of spices, the Thai green curry is a great match with all kinds of vegetables. All you need is the green curry paste, fish sauce, and coconut milk. All other ingredients can be substitute with any meat or vegetables you like. Continue reading Thai Green Curry Chicken 泰式綠咖哩雞