White Day and Valentine’s Days are Yin and Yang

In the United States, Hallmark sells cards and gifts for almost every holiday...except White Day. To be fair, it is not an American holiday. Until 2017, I did not know it existed. Naruto Spinoff: Rock Lee & Ninja Pals created an episode called "White Day, Destroyer of Alliances!" that showed me how important it is.... Continue Reading →

Skip the Drive Thru and Brew Dunkin’ Coffee at Home

Dunkin' coffee is my daily splurge. To keep my vice budget friendly, I use the K-Cup single brew side of my Hamiltion Beach FlexBrew. I am not a barista, but my coffee order is simple. There is no point in paying someone else to brew bold coffee for me. My simple order is not the... Continue Reading →

Fluffernutter Cookies, First Attempt…

It's another day of starring at the pantry wondering, "What can I bake in here?" I noticed a bag of mini marshmellows. So, I searched for marshmellow cookie recipes. The search yielded a lot of chocolate and marshmellow cookies. Sadly, I only had Hershey Cocoa Powder. Feeling defeated, I resumed my search. Surprisingly, I found... Continue Reading →

Soothing Cooking by Imamu Room

Shoutout to YouTube promoting Imamu Room's Week of Husbento Boxes on my feed. This probably happened, because I am interested in learning how to make japanese cuisine. Part of this comes from a desire to reduce takeout cost in my families budget. Plus, food looks so cute and delicious in anime. [Side Note: Kakuriyo: Bed... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Thanksgiving Menu for a Small Family

Cooking and baking are my acts of service. They are one of the many ways I show my family how much I care about them. During the holidays, I like to make a variety of food.  Since Thanksgiving and Christmas are so close, I like to prepare a simple menu that can be finished by... Continue Reading →

Once Upon a Pumpkin

As far as I'm concerned, it's officially pumpkin bread season! I love baking it yearround. During the fall, I make it for friends and family. Sometimes, I add it to the dessert menu for Thanksgiving. Although I've baked pumpkin bread for over a decade, I've only used Jenn Segal's recipe for the last five years.... Continue Reading →

Are Digital Recipes Replacing Print Cookbooks

During the 90s, I used to flip through cookbooks to figure out what I was going to make. Sometimes, I'd cut the suggested recipes off of food packages. I didn't have a great filing system. So, they were scattered throughout the spice rack and cookbooks. In the early 2000s, I started searching the web for... Continue Reading →

Stop Making Undercooked Homefries

Have you tried to make homefries? If so, do you have trouble balancing a crispy outside with a soft center? I used to struggle with this. I tried different oils and seasoning. Whether I baked them or pan seared them, the potato always tasted raw. Turns out I was missing an important step. About five... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Lactaid Milkshake

Over the summer, I've been seeing sponsored posts about Lactaid icecream. My family drink lactaid milk. So, I'm not suprised Instagram and Facebook keep suggesting these posts. During a Friday shopping trip, I went down the frozen looking for MyMochi and Halo Top. I grabbed Cookies & Creme mochi and Mango mochi. My favorite Halo... Continue Reading →

Sally’s Peanut Butter M&M Minis Cookies are Addictive

Although I have over 20 years of baking experience, I cannot create recipes. When I am in the mood to bake, I take a look at my pantry. I pick my key ingredients and start searching for recipes online. On this particular morning, I decided to use the left over M&M Minis from my husband's... Continue Reading →

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