Red Cabbage

Red Cabbage

Here is another one of our all time favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas recipes.  It is so yummy and compliments any turkey or roast beef. This was my German grandmother’s recipe on my moms side and was passed down to my mom.  She passed it down to my twin sister and I and now our kids … Continue reading

Cranberry and Fig Compote

Cranberry and Fig Compote

Fresh cranberry’s are so beautiful and super easy to prepare for your Thanksgiving dinner.   They are cooked with sugar, orange juice, orange zest and some Fall spices.  This dish will bring your Thanksgiving meal together! Best part is you can make this up to 1 week ahead and keep it in your refrigerator.   … Continue reading

Poppy’s Rolls

Poppy’s Rolls

It is the day before Thanksgiving and I am busy cooking for my daughters NHS (National Honor Society) Thanksgiving banquet for teachers at our High School.  I love how they are thanking our educators with a special meal.  This is my kind of service:) I am making BBQ spare ribs (you ask why?), dinner rolls, … Continue reading

Quick Tomato Soup

Like I said in the tuna melt post, I grew up on tuna sandwiches with mayo on white bread.   I also grew up on popping open a can of tomato soup for dunking.  Making tomato soup is really easy.  Yes, tinned (that’s canned to us Americans) tomatoes are still canned, but using them as … Continue reading

Carrot Pecan and Oat Cookies

Carrot Pecan and Oat Cookies

Who says you can’t eat cookies for breakfast?  Well now you can, try these easy cookies and your day will be off to a great start. I have a Thursday morning ladies group and we gather weekly.  It started with The Alpha Course years ago http://guest.alphausa.org/, then all the follow on Alpha Courses, an Andy Stanley … Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin Pie Bars

Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  I can NOT believe it!  I am so grateful for family, friends, teachers, my faith, random acts of kindness, April and Hazel and all the freedoms we have here in Hong Kong.  18 years ago when I arrived here it was so hard to get the necessary ingredients to … Continue reading

Chipotle Salmon Tacos

Chipotle Salmon Tacos

It’s the weekend, woohoo!!!!  This recipe was one I adapted that used shrimp.  My kids prefer salmon so I switched it up and the results were very yummy!   Put everything on the table and have a taco bar.  It is sure to be a fun family dinner. Chipotle Salmon Tacos Lime Crema 1/3 cup sour … Continue reading

Brown Rice Chicken Congee

Brown Rice Chicken Congee

I must admit congee isn’t the most glamorous looking dish, but if you have a sick teenager like I do it sure makes you feel better. Congee is to Asia what chicken soup is to America.  A national dish that is extremely versatile.  Moms give it to their babies and add all kinds of nutrients, … Continue reading

20 Minute Pizza Dough

20 Minute Pizza Dough

  I have one vegetarian, one picky eater, and one discerning palette in my house so that makes for some juggling come meal time.   Pizza is versatile and we can have cheese, pesto with asparagus and pepperoni all without to much trouble. I am blessed to live in Hong Kong and have live-in help. … Continue reading

Black Bean Falafel

Black Bean Falafel

This week is getting a little crazy because my kids are now officially starting their weekends and it is only Wednesday!  This means our normal routines are messed up and I can’t remember what day it is! If you are having one of those type of weeks or days you can whip these Black Bean … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Pantry Granola

There is nothing better than Sunday morning.  Sunday’s are my rest days.  After a long week of school, teenagers, and sports, there is nothing better than cooking.  And what’s even better is not having to go to the grocery store! 1 1/4 C Gluten Free Granola (I had quick on hand) 1/3 C unsweetened dried, … Continue reading