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Ho Lai Ho

12 May

​Ho Lai Lo – one of our resident, delicious bakeries!  Yummy!

Sweetie Pie, Honey #Bread

9 May

#Honeybread – A popular dessert here is Honey Bread – a really sweet bread with ice cream on top.  Slowly the ice cream melted down into the bread.  Very fun!

#Easter Brunch!

16 Apr

Easter Brunch!

Honey-Glazed Ham, Deviled & Colored eggs, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Scalloped Potatos, Drinks and more! My Chinese student Harry came yesterday to cook and craft with me, then today good friends came for the party!

Happy Easter!

#Cooking Fun! (Or Tears)

14 Apr

Cooking is tragic work!!  Grating onions today, left me in tears.  😭😂

Chicken-Salad Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers

13 Apr

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Medium Green Pepper
  • 1 small Carton of Cherry Tomatoes (about 15-20)
  • Approximately 10 oz of Canned Chicken Breast.
  • 2 Sticks of Celery
  • 4-5 TBSP of Mayonnaise (to Personal taste)
  • 3-4 Pieces of Bacon
  • 2 oz of Colby Cheese
  • 1 TSP of Liquid Smoke
  • 1 TSP of Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/8 TSP Ground Pepper

DIRECTIONS

  • Remember that everything has to fit inside a small Cherry Tomato, so everything needs to be finely cut. 
  • Cook the Bacon. (I use a strong microwave, put them in for about 4-5 minutes.). Put the bacon in the fridge to get cold.
  • Hard Boil the Egg.  Take off and cool in cold water.  Put in fridge to get cold.
  • Take out the Chicken Breast and cut until very finely sliced/shredded. Put in a Small Bowl.
  • Very finely  slice the Celery (about 1/8 – 1/4 of an inch for each piece.) You should have about 1/3 Cups total. Add to Bowl
  •  Add the Mayonnaise. If you want it more liquidy, add more Mayonnaise. Less will set up better though. You can always add more at the end if you desire.
  • Shred the Cheese and add it to the Bowl. Add Mustard, Liquid Smoke, and Ground Pepper. Finely slice the eggs, both whites and yolk. Add. Crumble the bacon. Add.
  • Mix together. Put in the Refrigerator for 1+ hour to allow flavor to spread out. 
  • Cut the Green Pepper into large Bite Sized pieces. Using a paring knife and spoon, carefully scoop the insides out of the Tomatoes. Add the Chicken Salad to the Green Peppers and Tomatoes.
  • SERVE AND ENJOY!

Going a Little #Nuts Today!

10 Apr

Hmmmmmm.  I ❤this brand of nuts from #China. They are probably the best almonds, pistachios, etc. I’ve ever had.  

But ‘CRAB ROE’ and ‘BROAD BEANS-beef’ flavored?. . . . I’m gonna have to think about that for a minutes

Travel #Food – Adorable Mouse!

3 Mar

This little guy at the #touslesjours in Zhengzhou is adorable! So Cute I Don’t want to Eat him!
#foodie #Cute #cute😍 #bakery #baking #dessert #midmorningsnack #toocutetoeat 

#Cooking Abroad

23 Feb

#cooking in #China 😄 When you live in a #itsybitsy apartment with no counter space and definitely nooven, you have to do a little engineering for #baking #chocolatechipcookies 😂  So instead we use an old #target game board and a table oven. My life is so much fun!
#foodie #Cookies #lifeisfun #travel #lifeabroad #international 

Classic Deviled Eggs

11 Jan

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 Eggs (White Eggs work best)
  • 2 TBSP of Mayonnaise
  • 1 TBSP of Dijon Mustard
  • 1 TBSP of Pickled Relish 
  • Ground Pepper to Taste
  • Pinch of Paprika (For Decoration Purposes Only)

DIRECTIONS

  • Hard Boil the Eggs. Put them in a pan with warm water on medium-high heat. Cook until boiling, then another 15-20 minutes. Take off and cool in cold water.  
  • Peel and cut the eggs in half the long ways.
  • Carefully pop out the yolk and put it in a bowl. Rinse off the egg whites.
  • In the bowl with yolk, use a fork to crush the yolk until all big chunks are smashed out.
  • Add Mayonnaise, Mustard, Pickled Relish, and Pepper.
  • DO NOT ADD Salt – the Mayonnaise and Yolk are salty enough without needing extra salt. In fact, some people use Ranch Dressing as an alternative to the Mayonnaise.  
  • Sprinkle the Paprika over the top.
  • ENJOY!

Foreign Fooding ~ Making Brown Sugar

18 Dec

As someone who has lived abroad for a while now, I know that finding substitutes can be invaluable for cooking abroad.

In many countries Brown Sugar’s availability is limited to either “Dark Brown Sugar” or no Brown Sugar at all. 

So here is how to make light brown sugar! 

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FROM WHITE SUGAR
– Brown sugar is just white sugar + molasses, so it’s pretty easy to create – No substitute needed!

  • 1 Cup of White Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Molasses 

FROM DARK BROWN SUGAR
– Dark Brown Sugar contains twice the normal amount of molasses.  

  • Add 1/2 of the Brown Sugar called for via Dark Brown Sugar
  • For the remaining portion, use White Sugar.
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