Food

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  • Food-Side Dishes

    Baquette ( French Bread)

    I tried making this french bread this afternoon . Turned out that it was pretty good and easy too . It does not really matter if you have bread machine or not , except , bread machine helps you with the time . Making bread by hand could be time consuming , although i still do enjoy it . I made this french bread earlier using my bread machine , i let my bread machine takes care of the dough , once the dough cycle is done , i took it out and let it fermented a little bit more . Then i took it out and instead of punched…

  • Food-Main Dishes

    Turkey Meatball w/ Tortellini Soup

    I bought turkey sausage last week , and i used it for this soup today . I added some chopped apples , removed the sausage casing and put some parmesan cheese , fresh bread crumbs and eggs and milk to make these yummy meatballs . Better yet , you don’t need to make your kitchen messy by frying it in the pan / skillet . I just turned my oven on and baked the meatballs , don’t forget to line a parchment paper for this meatballs . Save the mess !! The soup turned out great as always , bay leaves , parsley leaves , and thyme is a must…

  • Food-Main Dishes

    Chicken Marsala with mushroom

    I bought this package of whole cut up chicken , just took it out this morning and we ended up making Chicken Marsala . Of course , you have to put marsala wine in it , if not , it won’t be called chicken marsala .. LOL . Chicken Marsala is really good and easy to make , except , they’re a bit messy , it makes your kitchen messy . It just did that to my kitchen this evening . But it’s worth the mess i guess .. Main ingredients would be marsala wine , thyme , garlic , shallots , i am sure you can replace this with…

  • Food-Main Dishes

    Korean Spicy Stir Fry Pork

    I made this korean spicy stir fry pork with the recipe from Maangchi , it was very delicious . I added about 3 serrano pepper on top of 2 tbsp. of hot pepper flakes .. no wonder if it was very hot . Too hot for my 5 years old , he could not eat it , he cried after the first bite .. Well , next time i will use less pepper , although i love it .. i loved every bite of it . Very tasty , i used pork belly that i bought from Brookhaven a while ago , and this is a good way to use…

  • Food-Main Dishes

    Olive Garden’s Minestrone Soup

    Fall and winter are great weather for soup , especially this hearty soup . It has everything .. the Italians actually said that when they have a lot of left overs of everything , they always ended up making minestrone soup . I love minestrone soup , i have never had this soup before until last winter when i decided to give it a try . When i didn’t have too much of leftovers and wanted to make this dish , i usually ended up getting some ham from the deli at the grocery store . But when i happen to have some leftovers from thanksgiving or easter or christmas…

  • Food-Main Dishes

    Extra Spicy Linguine with cherry tomatoes and sausage

    During summer , we grow a lot of vegetables and herbs , one of them , well a must in every garden over here , tomatoes . Growing tomatoes , with me , the only person who would eat it , seems ironic , and useless . My husband would eat tomatoes only when they’re cooked , or in a pasta sauce or in a pizza sauce . Not ever in fresh picked tomatoes , not even cherry tomatoes . Cherry tomatoes are my favorite , they’re sweet , especially the one we grow ourselves in our garden . So , since i am the one person consuming the cherry…

  • Food-Main Dishes

    Fish en Papillote

    Fish en Papillote , such a fancy name , for fish that is wrapped in parchment paper . LOL . I am not so good cooking fish , my husband Jay does this better than i do . But one thing i am good at making fish dishes , is making fish en papillote . It is super easy , super healthy and just super yummy ..¬† For some reason , you have to make sure you cut your parchment paper in a heart shape , not square , not rectangle , but just heart shape , then you have to wrap the fish nicely in there , along with…

  • Food-Main Dishes

    Korean Bulgogi Stew ( Bulgogi Jungol )

    The weather suddenly got cooler !! It was in the mid 80’s yesterday and today it got cooler , so i thought why not making this bulgogi stew for our dinner tonight . I marinated the beef , i bought sirloin steak and thinly sliced it before marinating the beef with the store bought bulgogi sauce .I love this bulgogi sauce i bought from the Korean Market in Highland . Fortunately , i found a website that tells you how to make the bulgogi sauce yourself , and it seems like it was very easy . Will try it next time .But this one was good as it is I…

  • Food-Main Dishes

    Sweet and Sticky Drumsticks

    This recipe was adapted from Giada’s cookbook , it was very yummy , sweet and sticky .Instead of italian food , this seems more like asian dish , but the balsamic vinegar makes it italian i guess LOL . I love these dish , not only i love drumsticks , with the sweet and stickiness .. it makes it even better . Quick dish that you can marinate overnight and bake it the next day or just marinate it during the day and bake it later .. I happen to grow parsley in my garden too , so i guess it’s also a good use for my parsley in this…

  • Food,  Food-Desserts

    New York style cheesecake

    Who doesn’t like cheesecake ? Barely anybody that i knew doesn’t like cheesecake , they’re rich , creamy dessert . To top it off , anybody who likes strawberry can always put strawberry topping on it , or just eating it as a plain cheesecake . My husband Jay’s favorite dessert is cheesecake and lemon meringue pie , well this time , i am making new york style cheesecake . Most of people mentioned that they don’t want to make cheesecake because it’s bound to crack and doesn’t turn out as smooth as bakery cheesecake . Well this cheesecake is not going to dissapoint you , it’s not hard to…

  • Food,  Food-Side Dishes

    Challah ( Jewish Egg Bread )

    So , i am not jewish , i am just a chinese indonesian girl who likes to eat challah .. LOL I guess i was in the mood of bread baking , esp. with my newly cleaned bread machine that’s been sitting in the storage room ever since we received this as our wedding¬† shower gift . LOL .. Back then i barely able to bake or cook .. i was just a wife who didn’t know how to cook or bake , well i could boil water and made instant noodles , that’s about it . Let alone baking a bread . Although bread machine is really easy to…

  • Food,  Food-Side Dishes

    Olivia’s Sweet Dinner Rolls

    I love bread !! I love making bread .. especially the smell of the dough rising .. and then when you have them baking in the oven , your house is full with freshly baked bread .. I just love everything about homemade bread . In this particular recipe , i didn’t even use my mixer or kneading it by hand .. i just let my bread machine did all the work . The result was a yummy sweet dinner rolls . Super easy and super tasty , of course , if you do not have a bread machine , you can always use your hand , mix it with…

  • Food,  Food-Side Dishes

    Deviled Eggs

    Do Not ask me why they named this deviled eggs .. Maybe because they’re so good and yummy but not good for your health ? Maybe because you cannot stop just from eating 1 ? Considering how much the cholesterol in the egg yolks ? Mind you , the egg whites are full of protein that is good for you , but without the yolk , what’s the point of making deviled eggs ? Deviled eggs , mostly popular during easter time . I’ve been in charged to make deviled eggs since i had my easter dinner with my husband’s side of the family . Of course Americans always have…

  • Food,  Food-Main Dishes

    Jap Chae ( Korean stir fry noodles w/ vegetables )

    I ran across this recipe from a website not too long ago , she’s a wonderful korean lady who cooks a lot and put some tutorial on youtube . So , because i’ve been watching a lot of korean drama lately .. i thought about this dish , as well as Jjangmyun , or Bulgogi or Kimbap .. all of those stuff . According to one of my friend , she said Jap Chae is really good . It got me thinking .. i’d like to try this dish . What so funny , at the beginning i thought Jap Chae is the same with Cap Jay , Chinese stir…

  • Food,  Food-Desserts

    Steamed Brownies w/ Cheese Filling

    Few months ago my cousin’s wife in Indonesia gave me this recipe , at the time i was in the mood for some indonesian traditional snack , she came across this recipe and thought about giving it to me . Brownie Kukus or we call it steamed brownies , i’ve heard about this , but never made it myself . So i thought , why not trying it today , i am stuck at home anyway , since my son is being grounded for the day which means he can’t play or watch tv , if i take him to the gym , he’d be able to play and watch…

  • Food,  Food-Desserts

    Bolu Kukus

    Believe it or not , i’ve tried to make this certain cakes for 5 times , the first 4 times i failed ! And i thought .. what the heck ? This cake is so easy .. it’s not as hard as making black forest cake , or eclairs or even bread !!! It is called bolu kukus , it has a very smooth and soft texture , and it’s steamed , no oil , no butter , so i think this cake is quite healthy just the way it is . But i failed 4 times !! What went wrong ? Well ..today i tried again , following what…

  • Food,  Food-Main Dishes

    Pastel Tutup ( Indonesian Shepherd Pie )

    When i was younger , my dad used to take me to this cake shop downtown to get some traditional cakes , and they also sell this Pastel Tutup . Pastel tutup has a similar fillings with chicken pot pie , except it’s a lot simpler , less rich , since pot pie uses butter in fillings . The crust on top is not a pie crust like in chicken pot pie , instead pastel tutup has a mashed potatoes as its crust ! I was always wonder how to make this , although it seems so easy , i was too lazy to make the crust , since i…

  • Food,  Food-Desserts

    Molten Lava Cakes

    For quite sometime i’ve thought about this certain dessert . I am not a chocolate lover , they’re alright to me , and i can live without it . LOL .. But this one dessert was kinda interesting to try , and when you go chain restaurant over here , most of them , serve this kind of cake , lava cake . Why do they call this lava cake ? Because when you cut them , you should see the inside oozes out and it’s all nothing but chocolate !! It seems very delicious .. i never had them before , i’ve seen them , but never did try…

  • Food

    Beef Kimbap

    Watching too much of Korean Drama will lead you to this .. That’s what happened with me .. LOL , I was wondering what Kimbap was .. since they mentioned it quite a bit in K-drama . So i began my search to find out what exactly Kimbap is .. i ran through few explanations about it . Basically it’s a Korean Sushi Rolls . Now , i love sushi , but i never made it myself .. especially since we live in midwest , i don’t think we can get any fresh fish that easy , especially ones with sushi grade fish . So i was pretty happy to…