Cookies or cakes?How about both?An adorable wedding favour inspired by Martha Stewart; DIY yes, but preferably DIWF (Do It With Family), as there are a lot of cookies to put together for this project. ...more
Monday, September 12 marks the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, a celebration of the harvest for Chinese around the world, as well as many other Asian cultures. It's a holiday rooted in folklore and history, but for many Chinese Americans, it's all about the moon cakes.
In my experience, these dense, sweet pastries come from a tin or a Chinese bakery. I don’t know any Chinese Americans who make them from scratch anymore—they are intricate, labor intensive, and who has the time?...more
I'm really excited about this recipe because the possibilities are endless! These little individual jars would be cute decorated and given as birthday gifts or when someone has been sick. They would be great for Christmas homemade gifts, school parties (when homemade goodies are allowed) and even fundraisers. ...more
The March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have left hundreds of thousands in a state of dire need. This week, food bloggers and people in the restaurant industry around the country are stepping in to help in any way they can during the April 2 Bakesale for Japan, a fundraiser for Peace Winds Japan and Peace Winds America. Both groups are dedicated to supporting people affected by natural disaster.
Who doesn't love to eat?
I love to cook, collect cookbooks and old recipes, and delve into genealogy and the garden dirt as well. I also love to travel and spend time with my family, friends and my dogs. Sounds like a jillion other blogs? Maybe so, but I have been pondering what to do with the wonderful old family recipe boxes I have received, and I decided to share them by scanning in the handwritten cards and blog with them!...more