Wontons N’ Dumplins!

This recipe contains pretty much the same ingredients as my “Mama Lydia’s Lumpia Recipe” but instead of fried…this recipe is either boiled or “steam” pan fried.  I actually prefer this over the lumpia,… Continue reading

Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes!

It was my boyfriends birthday last weekend and this year he requested red velvet for his birthday treat.  For easier handling I opted for the cupcake version.  Usually I make Beano (that is his… Continue reading

Southwest Chickpea Salad

I’ve been so busy with work I haven’t had ANY time to blog. Sorry for the delay everyone. However, I do have a plethora of pictures from the many dishes I’ve made in… Continue reading

French Cinnamon Muffins

  These muffins are simple and bombdigity. I’ve made these with both white and wheat flour and both are tasty :) Eat them while they are warm or feel free to toss in… Continue reading

Japanese Milk Bread

This is seriously my favorite bread recipe EVER.  I’ve made it so many times I don’t even need the recipe!  It is SOO good.  This style of bread uses a tangzong method, of… Continue reading

Mama Lyds Lumpia!

Got a second bloom from my whole foods orchid :)

The secret to a happy orchid?  Do a water soak for 15 mins every 2 weeks.  Don’t over water. Use orchid fertilizer. Once a month in winter/Fall.  Every two week Spring/Summer. Place in… Continue reading

Curried White Fish

Brian was in charge of buying fish last time we went to reading terminal market……….AND….. he picked trout.  Not my first choice, since there was some nice looking snapper, salmon etc.  The last time… Continue reading

Summer Celery Salad

I had a lot of celery left in the fridge and I really had no idea what to do with it.  It was nearly 95 degrees last night and there was no way… Continue reading

Deconstructed lamp turned pendant light

Turned an ugly desktop lamp into a minimal hanging pendant light. This is a great option for small spaces. I replaced my side table lamp for this and now have room for more… Continue reading