Soy Sauce Steak

This quick and easy Soy Sauce Steak recipe was created by my mom. It was something she would whip up whenever last-minute guests came over. And fortunately for my husband and me, it’s something we can easily put together after a long day of work. All we have to do is grill up some steaks…

French Toast Casserole

My I love French toast. It’s not only a great use of old, stale bread, but the sweet custard can be made to your taste. For instance, pumpkin pie spice adds a wonderful hint of autumn. But no matter the season this French Toast Casserole is a great breakfast/brunch dish. It can also be made…

1960s Gingerbread Cookies

“Run, run, run as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread…cookie”?  Gingerbread cookies date back to the 15th century, a time when the poor were starving and the rich were well off. A man of good standing could afford for his family if he took part in spice trades. Unfortunately spices,…

Simple Christmas Mince Pies & Mincemeat

It’s that time of year again—the holidays! But the holidays does not mean turkey nor trimmings for me; it means pies. I love pumpkin pie, apple pie, and mince pies. Every year come the colder months I like to make my own mince pies. I’ve only just discovered these European Christmas traditional treats 5 years…

Almond Flour Banana Nut Muffins

Yet another exploration time in the kitchen with almond flour. Yes it’s expensive in comparison to your all-purpose flour, but it’s a lot healthier for you too. Almond flour, or almond meal, is made by first blanching almonds and then grinding them down into a powder. It can be used to cook or bake with,…

Chocolate Weight Loss Muffins

Do you know the muffin man? He lives on Drury Lane, or at least he does in the Mother Goose rhymes. Muffins as Americans know them are very different from those of British, or English, muffins. British muffins date back to the 10th century and are made with yeast and have a flat shape; American…

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

It’s April 2020, and the husband and I (plus our fetus) are practicing self-isolation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, we always keep a stocked fridge and cabinets, therefore we have not had to worry about a food shortage during this panic, hoarding time. This also means my fetus and I are home more often, due…

Adventures in Deep Frying Chicken

I have this Taiwanese Fried Chicken recipe saved on my YouTube playlist, and I’ve never tried it before. Finally, I decided today would be the day. Having thawed out chicken thighs, I prepared the marinade and batter. In the end, my kitchen smelled delicious, but the fried chicken pieces looked more like jerky than fried…

Pork and Beef Sliders

Sorry for my long absence. Being in education keeps me very busy during the school year. School has finally ended, but I am still finishing up in my library. However, I still have time to make home-cooked meals. With the summer heat finally here, one of my favorite foods to make–for my husband–is sliders. Sure…

Cheater’s Cornbread

When one thinks of American food, we often think of hamburgers and hotdogs, and even greasy, hearty pizza. All three are definite foods that my husband can live off of, but not me. My taste buds need everything I grew up eating, such as Mom’s cooking, and–I admit–even school cafeteria food. One food I recall…