How to Make Chinese Potstickers!

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A large rectangular plater of Chinese Potstickers sits next to a square plate of potstickers with a small bowl of dark brown dumpling sauce. A pair of chopsticks rest on the square plate and on the left of the platter on the white marble coutertop.


Looking for a last-minute recipe that is easy to make and sure to impress for Lunar New Year? Then my family's Chinese Potstickers are just the thing to make! Read on for uniquely tasty potstickers, with the crispiest bottoms you ever did see, plus a step-by-step video tutorial!

Fortune Cookie Cereal!

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 There is a white bowl full of "fortune cookie cereal". Resting on the bowl is a pair of chopsticks with a green lined pattern that wraps around the top third. In the upper left there is a small Chinese takeout box that has fallen on it's side and fortune cookie cereal spill onto the white countertop.


I’m sure if you own a cell phone, TV or some sort of electronic, you have probably heard about cookie cereal. At the beginning of the pandemic, it was a huge trend on Tiktok, because I guess everyone had time on their hands to shape hundreds of little tiny cookies. So, I’m going to be completely honest with you, I made this cereal because of the trend and because I think really tiny things are super cute, so with that, I give you Fortune Cookie Cereal.

Valentine's Heart Sugar Cookies!

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A large heart shaped sugar cookie with a marbled/mosaic pattern sits resting against a stack of more of the same cookies. On the sides we see slightly smaller heart shaped cookies of the same pattern. There are more large cookies in the back slightly propped up. All of this is on a white marble countertop against a subway tile backsplash.


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner woohoo! If you’re in a relationship, this is a really fun time to celebrate with your significant other. For the rest of us single folks, this is a really fun time to love on our friends and family and eat some cute treats!! I love any excuse to make cute food and having a holiday that people in my life are willing to spare some extra calories for the day. If we’ve learned anything this past year, it’s that life is too short, so eat the damn cookie (or whatever else you want)!

Essential Pantry Items for Asian Cooking!

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From left to right a bottle of Kadoya Sesame oil, Sriracha, Black bean sauce, hoisin sauce, Kikkoman less sodium soy sauce and oyster sauce all against a white marble background. 


This post has been a long time coming for me. I love cooking Asian food, but I didn't always realize that most people don't even know where to begin when it comes to Asian cooking. I believe it starts in your pantry. I have an emotional attachment to my Asian pantry items. For me, even if I don’t have a ton of ingredients in my fridge, I can still make a super tasty meal, as long as I have my pantry stocked with all of my favorite products. I want to preface this post by saying that I am in no way affiliated with or sponsored by any of the brands that I mention. These are all products that I use daily or extremely frequently. Many of these products are also family favorites that I grew up with. Obviously, you can pick and choose what piques your interest on this list. However, as you’ll see in some of my upcoming posts, many of my recipes require several sauces and spices to achieve umami. Now I’ve mentioned umami before in one of my posts and said I would devote an entire post to the concept of umami one day, today is not that day – but soon! Essentially umami means depth of flavor, and many of the products on my list are going to help you achieve umami and that restaurant quality right at home. So please enjoy my list of Asian pantry items!


Boozy New Year's Eve Ball Drop Bombs!

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I'm sure you've all heard of Hot Chocolate Bombs, they were all the trend this holiday season on Tiktok. Well, for New Year's Eve, I thought I'd spike them for a little added fun. And with that, I give you my Boozy New Year's Eve Ball Drop Bombs! These bombs have all the usual favorites of a regular hot chocolate bomb, chocolate, hot cocoa powder, marshmallows and chocolate chips. The kicker to my recipe is the Kahlua! And of course the uber cute added sparkly silver sprinkles to resemble the New Year's Eve Ball in Times Square NYC.

Pomegranate Mules!

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I posted a photo of a drink I made for myself on Christmas, and it has come to my attention that some of you are interested in the recipe. That's why today I'm sharing my secrets to my Pomegranate Mule! 

12 Days of Christmas Desserts - Day 12 - Polar Bear Cake Pops!

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Three Polar Bear cake pops in someone's left hand, in front of a white marbled background. The polar bear face have two black pearl sprinkle eyes, a black candy chip nose and a happy expression drawn on with a food safe marker.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone, I'll keep this post brief. Thank you so much for following along with my blog. It really means the world to me and has really kept me sane throughout this pandemic! Here's hoping 2021 will be better. Wishing you health and happiness, eat some great food this holiday weekend!