04 January 2014

Dig Deep and Donate


I know the holiday season is over is over, but I'm not the kind of girl who can get her ass together in time for seasonal blog topics, so I'm writing about this now because it's better late than never I say. ( It's a procrastinator's mantra)

17 December 2013

Chicken Empanadas



It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago, and Husband got me this book and this dumpling maker. Awesome and thoughtful gifts! I love it when I drop not-so-subtle hints about what I want

Anyhoo, today was Potluck Play date day, and I decided to make empanadas with my new nifty tool.

07 December 2013

Gettin' My Craft On - A Review of Favorite Asian Dumplings from Scratch

Photo courtesy of Andrea Nguyen

I have an appetite for instruction. I love to know where things come from, how they are made, the different techniques and the history behind it. Shoot, one of my favorite shows when I first moved over here was Unwrapped on the Food Network, and don't even get me started on the endless hours I spend watching cooking tutorials on YouTube. 

22 November 2013

10 Things That Made My Life Easier at Disneyland



Walt Disney Pic

It's been ages since I've updated my blog that I had to ask myself, 'are you still there?' And the answer is yes. 

But just barely. 

Sorry about that.

With the holidays around the corner and just a lot of every day stuff, it really beats you down and eats away at your day and by the end of the night, when the kids are in bed and the dishes are done, I have nothing left in the tank. But I'm going to change that, I swear! I may even have to start implementing my blogging challenge again.

So I looked around for something decent to share with you and found this - an article that I recently wrote for PJ Media's Lifestyle Section a while ago. When I started writing this I was researching like crazy on how to plan a trip to Disneyland with the two girl children. I found all the sites so very helpful, but I thought I'd throw in my two cents as well.

10 November 2013

Caramel Chocolate Hearts with Tutorial



I don't know what it is about heart shaped chocolate that makes me feel happy inside. They are the most perfect party favor, thank you gift or anytime treat. I love how whimsical they look when wrapped up, or how festive they look at Christmastime. And they make great gifts!
 

31 October 2013

French Macarons


I'm always late to the party when it comes to food trends. First Chia seeds, now French Macarons. It seemed that for a while there every person and their dog posted pics of macarons. I know one girl who even changed her last name to  'Macaron' on her facebook profile, such is her love for them.

16 September 2013

Coconut Beef



When I posted my Turmeric Rice on my Facebook Page a little while ago, my friend asked about the dish that goes with it. Seemed nobody was that interested in the rice. So... here it is: Coconut Beef

22 August 2013

Rice Paper Salad with Chinese Sausage



Sometimes I'm an unproductive little bunny. I can sit around watching YouTube all day watching the most mindless crap, like back to back episodes of Judge Judy, the most adorable kitties, and especially this guy, oh how I love him!

11 August 2013

Turmeric Rice




I ain't no spring chicken anymore, let me tell you. This morning, at about 6:30, I got up to go to the bathroom and the cracking of my ankle WOKE UP THE BABY. This has been going on for a while - when I move it's like a skeletal symphony going on underneath my skin. I'm not proud of it, but I have not been taking care of myself lately.