Grandmom’s Bean Soup

Grandmom’s Bean Soup

The smell of food cooking or baking conjures up some wonderful memories for me.  The scents of the holidays are especially wonderful.  Turkey and rib roast baking, potatoes boiling, gravy bubbling, pumpkin pie baking, whatever your memories are, I am sure they bring a smile to your face and thoughts of years gone by with … Continue reading

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

  It’s Christmas morning!  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!  I prepped these cinnamon rolls yesterday.  This morning I have them on the counter coming to room temperature and will bake them soon. The early days of waking before the sun and opening presents are gone for the time being in my house.  That is ok.  Life is full … Continue reading

Wilton Sugar Cookies

Wilton Sugar Cookies

I know I have already posted some gingerbread tree cookies but today we had an old neighbor over who is visiting while on a break from her 2nd year of college and we baked these sugar cookies.  Her family doesn’t really bake cookies so we seized the opportunity:) It was so fun to listen to … Continue reading

Almond Milk

Almond Milk

I am totally addicted to this almond milk.  I used to drink a lot of soy milk but that is a bit of a pain to make because it needs to be cooked.  Then I switched to a store bought UHT coconut milk but it hasn’t been on the shelves since Spring. When I went … Continue reading

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

This is one of my all time favorite Christmas recipes.  This recipe is fast, everyone will think you spent hours in the kitchen, and you don’t need to heat the oven:)  Oops, just gave away my secrets! For the past 5 years or so I have been getting the ingredients in the US from shopbakersnook.com  I … Continue reading

Deconstructed Crostini

Deconstructed Crostini

I have been blessed to be apart of The Alpha Course for many years, but when Student Alpha started at our high school 3 years ago the blessings were three fold.  The collaboration between teachers and parents was so meaningful and in January 2014 we are starting our 4th year.  I have met some wonderful … Continue reading

Easy Baked Eggs

Easy Baked Eggs

We are getting closer to Christmas!  I can not believe it is the 3rd Sunday of Advent already.  I went to Mass last night and we lit the pink candle in the advent wreath.  This candle symbolizes hope. Time goes by so fast as I have learned over the years.  My oldest just got into … Continue reading

Yanzi’s Noodles

Yanzi’s Noodles

Living in Hong Kong affords us the blessing of living with people from all over the world.  I have friends from so many countries and that means learning about food from those countries. This recipe is from my friend Yanzi.  She grew up in China.  She made this simple noodle dish for one of our … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Are you busy decorating your house and yard for Christmas?  I love getting out the Christmas decorations.  It’s like a stroll down memory lane.   Most Hong Konger’s don’t have yards, we have patios or a very tiny garden.   One of these days I will have a yard to decorate!   In the meantime, … Continue reading