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Distracted #Cooking!

13 Aug

Lol πŸ˜› Decided to make my mom a treat the other day – #NoBake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies.

To be fair to myself, I was also baking #stuffedpeppers, answering student messages, and finishing a major project for my MSc.

anyway, I was already experimenting a bit. No #butter, so I tried #CoconutOil. No #PeanutButter, so I made my own.

Got to taste them and mom’s like ‘these don’t taste right. . . ‘

Me: ‘Better term – They taste #disgusting 😱

Us: Why πŸ€”

Mom: Did you #cook them to a high enough temperature?πŸ™‚

Me: ❓❓❓ They don’t cook, they’re #nobake.

Mom: πŸ˜³πŸ™„

Me: Wait. . . . ‘checks recipe’ Well *&%$.

Hahahaha! They were supposed to be boiled, and I didn’t cook them at all. No wonder they were #terrible #spititout

#Travel #Foodie! – Canteloupe Cereal

27 Jul

#Canteloupe cereal anyone?!?

Scale of 1 to 5 how delicious does it look? πŸ˜ƒ

Holiday Meatloaf – #Cooking for #Beginners

23 Mar

Made a delicious and pretty #meatloaf from scratch!

2.5 pound Homemade hamburger (we shredded the #beef ourselves cause hamburger isn’t always available in China)
+ 1/2 head of #garlic (never can have too much garlic!)
+3 eggs
+2 Green Peppers
+1 Onion
+3 TBSP Wostershire Sauce
+1 TBSP Liquid Smoke
+1/2 Cup #BBQ sauce
+2TBSP Honey Dijon Mustard
+1/2 Cup Cream
+1.5ish cups #Oatmeal (till it held shape but still wet).
Random salt & pepper
+4 small tomatoes sliced into 4 pieces.

Throw everything except oatmeal & tomatoes into a big bowl. Mix together with a spoon or fork.
Add oatmeal – mix again.

Take a large #castiron skillet and smooth it out. It shouldn’t be more than 2inches thick or it doesn’t cookas fast. Not less than 1inch thick or it dries out.

Cooking = Easy! Cover the skillet with a lid or aluminum foil (keeps it from being dry).
Oven on 425 (190C) and give it 45minutes. Check. If done, you’re good. If not, maybe keep adding 15 minutes then check until it is done.

It was a big hit! πŸ˜ƒ Easy for #beginner cooking

#Pizza (made in #China)

19 Jan

First ever #homemade #pizza!!!! Made from scratch and pretty impressive if I say so myself. #China does not seem to believe in pizza #sauce since none of their pizza have much if any. They have a tendency to just throw #cheese on the dough without. So, tonight (to celebrate end of the #semester), I decided to try at a REAL (Okay, fairly recognizable) pizza-ish pizza! Came out yummy!πŸ•

#Baking in China – Apple Pie!

14 Jan

​Viola! I make a mean #ApplePie if I say so myself. Little more difficult to do in #China; but still. . . . came out delicious!   People at work appreciate it 😜

Travel #Foodie – Funny Fruit

12 Sep


Breakfaat at the hotel in #southkorea – I think it’s a kind of #lychee? Maybe? It looks all pokey and fuzzy 😜 I like the Color combination!

#Baking Mysteries! Can you pick the right flour? πŸ˜œ

1 Sep


LOL! My student & I attempting to figure out which of 5,000 available flours I needed for baking. 😜 Is it a #dumpling flour or a #wheat flour or an #all-purpose flour? The Fish kind or the wheat stick kind? The life I live. . . . . . I Love it so much – even going to the grocery is an adventure!

#Foodie! Stewed Iron Eggs

29 May

​Stewed Iron Eggs – everypne’s favorite food! It even comes #SPICED! As my ESL students say – ‘have a try!’

Notice the star #anise on the picture (tastes like licorice – often poisonous here in #China since the legit anise stars go to theraflu factories).  Can only imagine that added to stewed egg flavor!

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!

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