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!
- 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


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




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

lucky frog
Panda with bamboo
Japanese rice ball
blue tea pot
red sneakers
 Tai Qi

Visit to see me patterns.