Sunday, October 9, 2016

Easy Cheese Danish

I followed Ina Garten's Easy Cheese Danish recipe, and then altered it some.  I added some mixed berry jam, apricot jam and some flaked almonds.  Turned out nice.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Khai Pa Lo (Cinnamon Eggs)

This is a favorite dish in Thailand, and you can find it anywhere.  Great served over rice.  After trying it a few times, I think I have finally got it down pat.  Although I have cooked it with chicken in the past, this time I used pork shoulder and pork belly.   Click here for a recipe.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Another Caramel Cake

Actually did this one on Thanksgiving, using the same Southern Living recipe.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Cream Puffs

I used the pastry recipe here.
And I used this filling recipe.
Add rum to the cream for extra goodness.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Easy Peach Cobbler

We don't really grow peaches in Thailand.   I guess the ones I've seen were imported.  But in the USA, in the Deep South, where my husband is from, peaches are popular and locally-grown.  This summer we ate a bunch.   They were very sweet, and all grown in South Carolina.  Click here for the cobbler recipe I used.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

How to use blueberries

This summer I bought several pints of blueberries at Greenlife. I baked some treats.  Whatever blueberries were left over, they're in the freezer, awaiting winter.

Make muffins. 

Make cobbler.

Although the muffins were pretty tasty, the cobbler scored higher.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Caramel Cake

I baked this caramel cake for my husband on his birthday back in June.  It was my third time trying one.  He said this one was pretty close to perfect!  I used Southern Living's recipe.

Update (10/4):  I just recently baked another caramel cake, using the same recipe.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Mussel Night

I steamed some mussels last night in a white wine, tomato broth. 
And for sides, it was hand cut fries (frites) and garlic-butter toasted baguette. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Gogi Berries, a Superfood

In Thailand, goji berries are often put in soups.  I do that from time-to-time when I cook here in the United States.  You can buy by the berries at most health food stores.  Whole Foods actually has a few different brands, including the type shown in this video.  For breakfast, try adding some goji berries to your oatmeal.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Give Me Some Chocolate Cake!

I followed Ina Garten's Beatty's Chocolate Cake recipe

I shared some of the cake with a colleagues and they said it was very delicious.  I used cacao (healthier) instead of cocoa powder (recommended) and local Dynamite Sumatran coffee for the icing instead of an instant coffee listed in the recipe.  The key is try to improvise a bit.

"The cake was out of this world delicious.  Best chocolate cake I've ever had.  Seriously, no kidding."  Ralph

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chia Fruit Jello

Chia Seeds are a superfood.  In Thailand they are put into desserts and soy milk.  Here in the US, I made a some Jello dessert cups using chia seeds.  It was quite refreshing, and healthy.  Click here for a recipe I followed.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Homemade Kimchi

This is after I mixed it all together and packed it into jars.

Then I let it sit outside at room temperature for almost two weeks.  The fermentation process can be done in different ways.  I would study the video below and also research online.

This is the final product.  Of course, I now refrigerate it.
Click here for a very interesting article on ways to cook with Kimchi.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Shrimp Cakes

I made these for a Christmas Party!