Small Batch Shortbread Cookies

As your kids get bigger, you will have more and more playdates. Why not host a baking party. I found a great small batch recipe that could be used for these parties or even if you just want to make a few cookies with your kids. These cookies can be rolled out and cut with…

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….

Banana Cream Pie

This is one of my dads favorite pies. Its creamy but not too sweet. A perfect pie for any occasion. If you want simple. you can make this pie by using store bought vanilla pudding but the best way is to make your own pudding. (and if you have time, your own pie shell) To…

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…

Cucumber Chips

Sometimes I buy cucumber in bulk and realize that I don’t eat them fast enough. One day I decided to dehydrate them and now my son loves to eat them for a snack. This is quick and easy snack and gives you a reason to buy bulk cucumbers again. You can flavor these chips with…

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…

Laba Garlic

One of the most interesting finds that I have found on the internet recently has to be the laba garlic. It is so simple to make and is a great way to preserve your garlic. It adds a vinegary, spicy taste. It tastes great on its own but also good added to dishes. First you…

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…

Tofu Nuggets

Lately I have been following a lot of vegetarian/vegan youtubers. This recipe was really interesting as you had to freeze tofu and defrost it to get it to a texture that resembles meat. Because tofu comes sealed it is safe to freeze, defrost and freeze again. To get the peel apart texture of vegan meat,…

Kinpira Gobo

Kinpira gobo is a wonderful side dish that you can serve alongside rice or noodles. It is easy to prepare and can last in your fridge for a couple days. Make a big batch and you can serve it all week. Prepare burdock root by peeling the root and slicing into pieces. The slices can…