Best Soft Cookies


There are so many cookies recipe out there. I found this soft cookie recipe somewhere on Pinterest and tried, it is the best I think...easy,simple, less time to make, and yummy!

You will need...

  • 1 block(8 Tbsp) butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


Make it...

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Place butter in a large bowl, microwave 30 seconds. Remove from microwave, add white sugar and brown sugar, mix well. Then add egg, vanilla extract and salt, mix and blend well.
  3. Add flour and baking soda. Mix well to a soft dough. Mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Divide dough into 12-18 piece and make into golf ball size balls. Place on a large cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 F degrees for 15 minutes. Cool and ready to eat!
Tips...
- you can add nuts, raisins, dry cranberries, etc. into the cookies dough.
- if too buttery for you, you may add 1/2 cup more flour. Cookies turn out less flat and more doughier taste, still taste great though :)

Tuscan butter salmon


This is the BEST salmon recipe that I tried so far from Pinterest! Super easy and super simple, no fail to make this dish. You can also cook with shrimp or other type of fish. If you have extra sauce, serve with a bed of pasta....yummy!

Shrimp Dip


Here is another simple, easy and great recipe that I found on Pinterest - Shrimp Dip! I made it and so easy and tasting great! It is a good idea to make for your New Year's party coming up...

Toffee Bars


I found this Toffee bars recipe on Pinterest and tied. Turn out really good! It is very simple and easy to make.
All you need...

  • 1 cup brown suger
  • 1 bag milk chocolate chips ( I tried with half milk chocolate and half bad of white chocolate chips, turned our less sweet and I liked it)
  • 90 rectangular crackers
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup milk

Follow the directions on Pinterest and you will make a great tasting snacks.

Soy sauce glazed Brussels sprouts 酱油球芽甘蓝


Super simple and Super easy!

  • Cut Brussel sprouts in half. Place cooking oil in a cooking pan. Brown brussel sprouts on both sides until turn soft. Add pinch of salt and little water if getting too dry (but not too much water, just enough to keep not dry).
  • Add soy sauce (I used dark cooking soy sauce, 李锦记的鲜香红烧酱油, just few drops) and brown sugar to your taste. Stir often until sauce glazed around sprouts.

Yummy and healthy :)

哈密瓜炒虾仁 Stir fried Cantaloupe Shrimp


Easy and simple making Chinese dish. Can be used other fruits, such as pineapples and mango. 

  • Place peeled shrimp in a bowl, mix with some corn starch, salt and ground pepper.
  • Heat cooking oil on the bottom of wok until hot. Add chopped green onion, stir couple times. Then, add seasoned shrimp, cook both sides until turn pink and cooked. Mix in cubed cantaloupe and stir together. Add pinch salt to your taste and done!

Note: do not cook cantaloupe too long if you like them crunchy.

简易卤鸡蛋 Boiled eggs with soy sauce


将鸡蛋用开水煮熟,过冷水,把皮拨掉。(这里我用了18只大鸡蛋)
在一中号锅里,放入红糖:酱油:橄榄油,比例是1:1:1/2。(这里我用了1/2杯红糖,1/2杯酱油,和1/4杯橄榄油)再加一到两个八角。
大火煮沸,转中火炖15分钟。偶尔翻动一下。15分钟后关火,盖上盖子焖一夜。第二天吃就像吃炖肉一样的好吃.

Boil eggs and peel off the shells.
In a medium pot, heat brown sugar, soy sauce, olive oil (1:1:1/2), add eggs. Simmer 15-20 minutes, stir occasionally. Turn off power, cover and set few hours or overnight.

藜麦木瓜银耳汤 Quinoa Papaya dessert


木瓜中含有一种独特的蛋白酶,能够有效的分解脂肪为脂肪酸,这样会把多余的脂肪分解掉,而木瓜中的蛋白分解酵素能够消化蛋白质,增加人体对蛋白质的吸收和消化;
今天给大家推荐的这道美食就是藜麦木瓜银耳汤。这道美食的特点就是,既能起到燃烧脂肪从而瘦身的作用,又能从银耳中补充胶原蛋白,关键是藜麦还能起到调节肠胃和减肥的作用。


主料:藜麦35克、红心木瓜1/2个、银耳1/4朵
辅料:蜂蜜1茶匙、水1000毫升


做法:
1、银耳、藜麦洗净后清水浸泡,大概需要1个小时,银耳泡发后,去掉杂质,撕成小朵
2、藜麦清洗完毕浸泡,有小芽芽出现,是藜麦的最具活性的部分---胚芽
3、木瓜去皮去瓤,切小块,锅中注入清水1000ml,放入藜麦、银耳,开火煮,大火沸腾后转小火
4、煮开10分钟后,加入小块木瓜,继续煮,小火煮20分钟,即可。

This light dessert is good for a healthy diet. I add a dried date to mine, and also can add lotus seeds, goji as you like. I added all ingredients with water into a pressure cooker, set as brown rice cooking time, about 20 minutes. Turn out really good and cream soup. Save me time on soaking and slow cooking.

菠菜肉煎饼 Spinach Patties


This delicious low carb dish is easy to make. I did not measure with spoons or cups with the ingredients that I used. You can make with seasonings that fit your taste.

Basic ingredients...
  • Ground pork ( can use ground beef for lean taste)
  • Spinach
  • Salt and pepper
  • Corn starch
  • Flour
  • Baking powder


Easy to make...
  1. Cook spinach in boiling water for a minute till turn soft. Rinse with cold water and it will keep the fresh green color. Cut spinach few times to bite size.
  2. Mix the meat, salt and pepper and a tablespoon of corn starch, like how you making meat balls. You can also add some soy sauce, chill pepper to your taste.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons corn starch, 2 tablespoons flour and 1 tsp of baking power with water (room temp.) to liquid like soup (not too thick).
  4. Heat a cooking pan with thin layer of cooking oil. Scoop a table spoon full of spinach/meat mixture, dip in the flour mixture, then place on the cooking pan. After the bottom of the meatball cooked, turn to the other side, use back of spoon to flatten the meatballs like the picture below. Cook on medium heat till meat if fully cooked.

Serve as is or can dip with ranch dressing, ketchup or other dipping sauce as you like.




Perler Beads Craft 拼豆子


Found me a new hobby - Perler Beads! There are many patterns and ideas available on Pintrest and Videos on youtube to teach you how to iron them together. Here are some patterns that I like and share with you. Have fun and happy beading!

Panda with blue eyes

Cow
cuttie
lucky frog
Panda with bamboo
Japanese rice ball
lotus
blue tea pot
turtle
red sneakers
elepant
 Tai Qi






Visit Pintrest.com to see me patterns.