Mickey Mouse Beignets

Mickey Mouse Beignets

Beignets originated in France. Made from the delicate, spongy pâte à choux, these airy, square pastries are basically a doughnut. Disneyland serves these up at Café Orleans or the Mint Julep Bar and they’re Mickey-shaped! Since the parks are still closed (sadface), I felt I should…

Onigiri (Rice Ball)

Onigiri (Rice Ball)

Onigiri is Japanese for Rice Ball. Typically filled with vegetables or meat, this is basically like a Japanese sandwich and can be enjoyed as a yummy snack or meal on the go. Onigiri always reminds me of my Obaachan (grandma). She always made these for…

Pandesal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

Pandesal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

I love Pandesal! This Filipino bread roll is a soft, fluffy, slightly sweet roll that is a staple in Filipino homes. Typically eaten for breakfast or merienda (snack) and perfect for dipping in coffee and/or hot chocolate. Since we are supposed to be staying in,…

Dijon Mustard and Vinegar Potato Salad

Dijon Mustard and Vinegar Potato Salad

Here is a mayo-less potato salad. The creamy dressing is made from a combination of dijon mustard and olive oil. A combination of vinegars adds a delicious tangy flavor. Plus garlic and dill make these potatoes taste like pickles. This a crowd pleaser. Make some…

Nikujaga (Meat and Potatoes)

Nikujaga (Meat and Potatoes)

Nikujaga is a Japanese dish that literally translates to meat “niku” and potatoes “jagaimo” and is a favorite of mine. This Japanese dish of meat, potatoes and onion is stewed in sweetened soy sauce. Generally, potatoes make up the bulk of the dish, with the…

Recipe Testing: Food Network Kitchen’s – Pineapple Upside-Down Donuts

Recipe Testing: Food Network Kitchen’s – Pineapple Upside-Down Donuts

Real talk, I don’t think I have ever actually eaten pineapple upside-down cake but I know in my mind it tastes delicious. I mean what is not to love: pineapples, cake, cherries, caramel. YUM! This sweet treat is an American classic that reminds me of…

Recipe Testing: Bon Appetit Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Recipe Testing: Bon Appetit Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Cheesecake is my favorite kind of cake. While I am a sucker for a graham cracker crust, my preference is a crustless cheesecake much like Japanese style cheesecakes. However, most of the recipes I found Japanese style cheesecake used a lot ingredients and included super…

Tinolang Manok – Filipino Chicken Tinola Instant Pot Recipe

Tinolang Manok – Filipino Chicken Tinola Instant Pot Recipe

Tinolang Manok (aka Chicken Tinola) is chicken soup with a ginger flavored broth. Yes, I have previously shared this recipe HERE with you all but figured I should update it since I tested it out in my Instant Pot today. Once you prep all the…

Fresh Pasta

Fresh Pasta

You can probably tell from scrolling thru my page or Instagram that I love love love pasta (really I love all noodles). Since I inherited a pasta roller machine (is that the official name of it? not sure.) a few months ago and wanted to…

Nilagang Baka – Filipino beef and vegetable soup Instant Pot recipe

Nilagang Baka – Filipino beef and vegetable soup Instant Pot recipe

Lou and I exchanged Christmas gifts early this year. He got me a new Instant Pot — the one with WiFi! That’s right people, I am super high tech now! I decided to use it tonight to make my favorite cold weather dish: Nilagang Baka.…