Marshmallow Fondant

I have learned this recipe from “Cupcake Addiction” and I highly recommend you give this a try.  It is so simple to make and so much tastier than traditional fondant or store bought fondant. The resulted fondant is less flexible than my wedding cake fondant recipe.  Recommend you use marshmallow version if you intend to…

Homemade Marshmallow – so sweet

I have bought all the ingredients and tools for ages and always lack the courage to go ahead to actually make it.  Turned out it is indeed brain dead simple to make and taste completely different from store bought.  It is likely more expensive to make your own then buying but this is totally worth…

Gingerbread House Building Contest

What a party!  It is so much – hope this will be a new tradition and we try to do this again next year!!  Wish you all a very very merry Christmas and joyful holidays!!!

Gingerbread House Building Contest – the prep

It was many many moon ago when I last built a gingerbread house.  It looked ok but it was just boring to build that house on my own because no one else was interested.  It was a lot a ton of work.   I still haven’t given up this idea, so this year I have…

Sour Cream & Pear Coffee Cake

Why spend almost $3 to buy a slice of coffee cake when you can make it at home with zero difficulty and very simple ingredients? Seriously you must give this recipe a try! Looks amazing yet so simple! This recipe adopted from LandO’Lakes recipe. Here is all you need to make this coffee cake: 1…

My Very First Cake Pop

Making cake pop is a ton of fun. Even thought my first try did not turn out very successful, I am not discouraged and I will certainly continue to keep making more because it is just so much fun to plan with food. I did not really plan to make cake pop. I just found…

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

This Land O’ Lake recipe  a bit too sweet for my taste but indeed very fun and fast to make!  I will make it again but likely cut the sugar by half ! 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon…

Deep Fried Oyster

This is actually pretty simple to make (a bit time consuming).  Using cast iron pan to pan fry is actually not messy and doesn’t need as much oil!  Just need 12 oysters, 1/3 cup of plain all purpose flour, 1 egg and 1/2 japanese bread crumb (panko). Dry the oyster in paper towel, season lightly…

Italian Cookies: Zaletti (Baking with Julia – Nick Malgeri)

Zaletti are cornmeal cookies are a specialty of Venice but are also found throughout the Veneto region which is in northeastern Italy. I have always been a huge fan of recipe from the classic cookbook – Baking with Julia.  This recipe is so simple and quick to make.  I just love the amazing crumbly texture….