Baked Pumpkin Seeds

I never get rid of pumpkin seeds after making pumpkin puree or when carving a pumpkin. They are just so tasty when roasted. It makes a perfect snack. After collecting the seeds, clean the seeds thoroughly to remove the slimy coating and any leftover stringy innards. Preheat oven to 350F. Mix seeds with olive oil….

Blueberry Sauce

Blueberry season is almost over. During this season the berries are sweet and delicious. Of course sometimes you get too many and they start getting wrinkly and squishy. This makes them perfect for making fresh blueberry sauce for pancakes or crepes. First start with 2-3 cups of blueberries. Add a tablespoon of honey. Pour enough…

Oreo Microwave Cake

I saw recipes of this cake on the internet and couldn’t believe that it only needed Oreos and water. I definitely wanted to try it for myself to see if it tasted like cake. I was very skeptical. This cake is easy to make. Begin by crushing up 15 Oreos. Place them into a container…

Almond Puff Pastries

My aunt usually gets us these almond paste pastries called Copenhagens. We loved them a lot and wanted to find a recipe that was similar but we couldn’t. I cheated a little because a true Copenhagen has a yeast based pastry and isn’t as flaky as puff pastry. Try this out and let me know…

Chocolate Haupia Pie

Haupia pie is a delicious and easy pie that is served in Hawaii. I love the creamy coconut flavour. Begin by baking a pre-made pie crust according to the directions on the box. Once cooked, let it cool to room temperature. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup whole milk with 5 tablespoons of cornstarch…

Smash Cake

We celebrated my son’s first birthday with a smash cake. Of course with anything I give him, I try to make it healthier by making at home. Here is a recipe that I tried out. Start by beating 4 egg whites (room temperature) with 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar, 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar and…

Pineapple Turnovers

I often want an easy breakfast for those weekends when you are too lazy to make breakfast. This recipe hits all those check boxes. I had some leftover pineapple jam when I made Pineapple Tarts so I made some turnovers with it. You can use other jams as well or even some apple pie filling….

Baby Cereal Muffins

Transitioning my baby from purees to solids has been quite the adventure. Some days he likes baby cereal, other days he doesn’t. He’s currently in the mind set of “I want to feed myself” mode. So we’ve allowed him to explore more and more solids. One of the first solid foods I made was baby…

Burdock and Root Veggie Soup

Burdock is an underappreciated root. I discovered it in the grocery store and was curious to how it tasted. Here is a tasty and earthy vegetable soup that is great for cold days. I’ve always been familiar with burdock as a weed. It has bright purple flowers and the worst kinds of burrs (seeds) that…

Bitter Melon and Egg

Bitter melon is a vegetable that you love or hate. I remember having it as a kid and not entirely loving the bitterness. My sisters and I would dare each other to eat the bitter gourd and see who ate the most. Over time, the bitterness grew on me and I would tolerate dishes that…