Pear Oatmeal Cookies

If you are still trying to use up all your apple/pears from your garden and you need a recipe, these cookies make a great quick breakfast treat. It is really simple and can be whipped up in no time. You will need some pears. I used Asian pears since that’s what I have in my…

Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes

I discovered these amazing cupcakes the other day when I needed to quickly make some gluten free cupcakes. They turned out amazing and are super easy to make. The ingredients are simple and the cupcakes turn out oh so chocolatey. To make these you need butter, eggs, vanilla, sugar, cocoa powder and chocolate chips… oh…

Pickle Brined Chicken

Have left over pickle juice and don’t want to waste it? Try marinating some chicken in it. This is probably the easiest brine there is. I think this would be great on a burger or as chicken fingers (which I did try the second time I made this). Remove the chicken from the brine and…

Spicy Crushed Cucumber Salad

I love crushed cucumber salad. It is a perfect blend of spicy, tart and salty. The cucumber give it a fresh crunch and of course it is garlicky. For this version, I used Chiu Chow chili oil. Start by cutting up your cucumber into bite sized pieces. Smash each one. I ended up cutting them…

Vietnamese Yogurt Coffee

Here is a nice creamy drink that you can enjoy on a hot day. The tang of the yogurt complements the sweetness of the condensed milk. For this recipe you will need yogurt, condensed milk and come coffee. Mix together the yogurt and the condensed milk. Pour in the coffee. Stir everything together and enjoy….

Cold Udon Noodles

The heat has been unbearable this summer and it has been hard to bake or cook. This is an easy and quick dish that can be made ahead and stored in the fridge until you are ready to eat. The ingredients are simple: Udon, dashi stock, soy sauce, mirin and sugar. These ingredients are useful…

Tomato Cheese Bake

This is a take on the feta tomato tik tok recipe. I decided to try using Boursin instead as I saw some people use this instead of feta. I think it still turned out great and will make a great quick weekday recipe that I will use in the future. For this recipe, I don’t…

Macaroni Pizza

This creation is credited to my son who wanted macaroni pizza. This recipe is a combination of my two go to recipes: milk alfredo pasta and naan pizza. I have been using naan as my pizza base for quite a long time. I love the chewy texture and thickness of the naan. For this recipe,…

Summer Chocolate Bark

The heat this summer has been something we have not experienced before. Last week we experienced a major heat wave and I completely forgot that I had a bag of chocolate chips in the cupboard. Well our kitchen gets really warm and you guessed it, the entire bag melted. This week I decided to use…

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…

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…

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,…