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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! 😃 Easy for #beginner cooking

#Foodie ‘N Me. . . say NO!

10 Mar

When you run into #desserts that you’re just not sure about. . . . 🤔 😛 And then you actually try and are like, ‘Just say no to dessert!’

I’m just saying, I never meet a dessert I won’t eat and I left BOTH of these on the table. Still not sure about the second, but the first was #greentea jello with red beans and lychee fruit. 😮

Would y’all try it?!?

#Garlic and #Ginger = Delish!

5 Aug

#Ginger & #Garlic pork with onions and potatos. #RealChinese food that is just to die for!

#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!

#Cooking Fun! (Or Tears)

14 Apr

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

Home #Cooking

23 Feb

Having a #Birthday Party at #zaxbbq in Zhengzhou!  The ony place in our province that serves a real #American #cheeseburger!  Ordered a side of sweet potato fries and Ginger beer!  Delicious! A Touch of #home for the #homesick
#China #lifeabroad #foodie #diner #LifeinChina #Americanfood #tasteofhome #International

#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!

Nicely Moist Texas Sheet Cake

22 Nov

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INGREDIENTS:

CAKE

  • 2 Cups of White Sugar
  • 2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup (2 Sticks) of Real Butter (Not Margarine)
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 3 TBSP of Cocoa
  • ½ Cup of Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 TSP of Baking Soda
  • 2 TSP of Vanilla
  • 1 TSP of Cinnamon

ICING

  • 3 TBSP of Cocoa
  • ½ Cup (1 Stick) of Real Butter
  • 6 TBSP of Buttermilk
  • 1 Box (1 LB) of Powdered Sugar
  • ½ Cup of Chopped Pecans (Optional)

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