Miso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is another recipe with a twist. You know how I like to add a “special” ingredient in the recipe and try to get my family to guess. I was intrigued with this ingredient as I normally use miso paste in savory dishes and not sweet dishes, but I think it adds a little saltiness…

Dandelion Syrup

Dandelions are in bloom and have been used to different foraging recipes. Remember not to over harvest the flowers and leave some for the bees. Wash the dandelion flowers really well. Remove all the petals from the dandelion heads. You should have about 2 cups of petals from 50-60 flowers. Place the petals into a…

Hurricane Popcorn

This is a really snack that is great for a movie night or rainy day. It is really simple and different. I first learned about this snack a year ago when I went to Hawaii as it is a popular snack there. Although I didn’t buy any hurricane popcorn there I still wanted to make…

Easy Socca Pizza

I had a bunch of chickpea flour that was about to expire, I looked up a bunch of recipes and discovered that you can make a bread out of chickpea flour called socca bread. It is traditionally found in Europe and eaten as a snack. I also saw that they used this bread to make…

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

You know I love coffee and trying new coffee recipes. Well I have been wanting to try this recipe out for a while, Vietnamese egg coffee. This is a simple recipe you can try if you want to add a little creaminess to your coffee. Start by brewing a cup of coffee. In a bowl,…

Sushi Bake

Sushi bake is a super simple way to prepare sushi. You can easily change the ingredients to things that you like or things that you have available in the pantry. Start by making the sushi rice. You will need about 5 cups of sushi rice. When the sushi rice is cooked, mix in some of…

Milk Alfredo Pasta

This is probably one of the easiest recipes that I have made in a long time. This is one of my son’s favorite pastas and we make this at least once a week. You just need a few simple ingredients: macaroni, milk, butter and chicken bouillon. First start off by boiling the macaroni in some…

Salted Cherry Blossoms

It was recently cherry blossom season and I had been wanting to salt them for many years. I usually end up missing the chance to forage for them and by the time I think of it, the season is over. This year I was able to get my hands on a handful of blossoms. Since…

Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

I wanted to try something different that I thought would be fun for little C to try. But these sprinkles are the glitter of the baking world…. so it might not be the best choice for a toddler. The recipe I used was quite simple. A basic sugar cookie. The fun part was rolling the…

Homemade Pasta by Hand

Making pasta isn’t as hard as you think. It does take a bit of practice and testing to get the consistency that you want. There are a ton of different flours, methods and recipes. I also wouldn’t consider myself an expert. I just love experimenting and trying things out. That’s something I encourage everyone to…

Savory Oatmeal

Growing up, I always enjoyed congee for breakfast. My grandpa’s congee was the best. It would take hours of him simmering the pot of rice. Occasionally, my grandpa would make an oatmeal version which I am calling savory oatmeal. It has the flavors of congee but is super quick to make. I think this dish…

Chicken Shawarma in the Oven

The pandemic has made it hard to go to restaurants and enjoy foods that you get in restaurants. Even going to get take-out can be challenging. I decided I wanted to eat shawarma but I didn’t want to go out. Instead I decided to make some oven baked chicken shawarma. Begin by mixing the spice…