The Search for the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe – Recipe #1

Everyone’s idea of the perfect chocolate chip cookie is different. Some like is soft and chewy. Some like it a little more crisp. I like mine slightly soft and chewy in the center but crispy on the edges with very little chocolate chips. I found this recipe on BuzzFeed and it required melted butter, which I’ve…

Easy Steak Dinner Two Ways

Being a new mom keeps me quite busy and tired. I decided to take some short cuts with my weeknight dinners. One is jar sauce. I picked up some cheap steak cuts on sale and marinated them with steak seasoning and some teriyaki sauce I bought at the market. You can either cook them on…

Easy Weeknight Pork Chops

I like to buy the boneless thin cut pork chops for weeknight meals. It makes easy prep and quick cooking time. Just 3 -4 minutes a side. I season it with some salt, pepper, and thyme and if I’m really lazy I’ll just use a little Mrs. Dash seasoning. Pair it with some string beans…

Ribs in Rice Cooker

I’m always looking for easy meal ideas. To be fairly honest with you, I’m kind of lazy. I hate preparing meals where I have to clean 10 things at the end of it. I was perusing on The Woks of Life cooking blog and found this recipe. I wanted to use spare ribs but I…

Baby Food

My baby just started solids. The other night during our family dinner, he had some of his cousin’s baby food, which was puréed carrots with chicken. It wasn’t very hard to do. I baked a chicken tender and steamed some carrots. I added a little bit of water and blended them together. It does not…

A Year In Review

It’s been a crazy year. My beautiful baby boy was born in July. I’m slowly adapting to this new role of mom. Despite the lack of sleep, he constantly amazes me. Sometimes I’m still in awe that I helped create this little person. I’ve decided to stay home with him for the time being. I’m…

Impromptu Weekday French Toast

The baby actually slept for 30 minutes this morning which gave me time to eat breakfast. I didn’t want cereal or toast with peanut butter. I wanted a real breakfast so I decided to make French Toast. Beat one egg with a tablespoon of milk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon….

Lemon Bars

I love lemons and lemon desserts are the perfect thing to eat on hot days. Living in Southern California, we have lots of those so I can have them all the time. Lemon bars are super easy to make as oppose to lemon tarts. I like to pull out the tarts for special occasions but…

Grandpa’s Fried Rice

I love the way my grandpa cooks his fried rice. It’s different than what you can get at restaurants. He uses sweet soy sauce so it comes out nice and brown. I used to come home from elementary school and he would ask if we were hungry and make us fried rice.  Normally it only…

Quick Go To Meals 

I find that you have a very short window of time to do anything with a newborn at home. I started to cook large batches of meat that I can just throw into a salad, tacos/quesadilla, or sandwiches. I always have bread, whole wheat tortillas, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and avocados in the fridge. Some of…

Quick Weekend Getaway to San Diego

My husband and I decided to take a quick weekend getaway before the baby comes. My husband is not much of a traveler so I was surprised he was even willing to go somewhere. We just went to San Diego since it’s fairly close and has a lot of good food. I was afraid it…

Easy Ice Cream Cake

I was watching the Food Network the other day and saw this hack on the Pioneer Woman. It’s such a simple way to make ice cream cake, especially if there’s only 2 of you eating it. Just use store bought pound cake and ice cream. Let the ice cream sit out a bit so it’s…