What's Going on in the Kitchen

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Homemade Hamburger Helper

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Hamburger Helper in Shanghai, but like any Western food, it’s probably available somewhere. But, you don’t need to bother to look for it with this fantastic copycat recipe!

Exploding Blueberry Sauce

Exploding Blueberry Sauce

I love this recipe for Blueberry Sauce. With blueberries at only 10RMB ($1.50) for 4oz, I snatched up four packages to make my sauce. It’s so easy and simple to make. Like literally in less than 10 minutes total time, you’ll have a 3 plump cups of Blueberry Sauce to ladle over anything from pancakes, to waffles, to ice cream to cheesecake to…

Almond Cherry Muffins

Almond Cherry Muffins

It’s only fair to share…      Since Mr. Nomad is away on business I have plenty of time on the weekends to experiment with different recipes. I could seriously spend an entire Sunday in the kitchen baking up dish after dish! And being a good neighbor I love to share […]

Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup

It’s only fair to share…There are a few restaurants that make it on my families Must Eat At lists when we’re back visiting in the States. One of those restaurants that is on the top of my daughters list and thanks to her rather persuasive attitude we eat there more […]

Good Food and Good Fun at Jiashan Market

Good Food and Good Fun at Jiashan Market

It’s only fair to share…If you live in Shanghai and haven’t been to Jiashan Market, let me tell you… You’re missing out on deliciousness! There are some seriously talented people in this city, selling made to order shawarma and falafel sandwiches, locally made jams, the best baklava in the China, piping […]

Chocolate Lasagna Cheesecake

Chocolate Lasagna Cheesecake

It’s only fair to share…        Mr. Nomad loves chocolate. Me? Not so much. Personally, I looooooooooove anything fruity or lemony! But when you’re married sometimes you have to bite the bullet and make your significant other’s favorite dessert, not yours. That’s called compromise! In all fairness anything chocolate makes him […]

Sloppy Joe Spring Rolls

Sloppy Joe Spring Rolls

It’s only fair to share…My kitchen gets really interesting when I combine my western cooking style with Asian ingredients. Look at some of the great restaurants in the world. What many have in common is their ability to successfully fuse different cuisines into one memorable dish. So what happens when […]

Buddha’s Hand Marmalade Yogurt Pound Cake

Buddha’s Hand Marmalade Yogurt Pound Cake

It’s only fair to share… I’m down to my last bit of Buddha’s Hand Marmalade. I’ve been storing it in an air tight glass jar and in the back of my refrigerator. I’m really surprised how long it lasted. The flavor is very strong, so I couldn’t just eat it with […]

Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Mushroom Crustless Quiche

Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Mushroom Crustless Quiche

It’s only fair to share…Because caramelized red onions can only make a dish taste better. We have never eaten quiche for dinner. Never. Seriously. Not once. In my humble opinion it’s a delicious brunch dish perfect for small gatherings and potlucks. But my ayi wanted to learn to make quiche so […]

Lebanese Vegetarian Grape Leaves

Lebanese Vegetarian Grape Leaves

It’s only fair to share…Grape leaves, especially fresh off the vine, are not something you find here in Shanghai. As for cooked grape leaves, there are a couple of Greek restaurants who offer it, but to be honest I prefer grape leaves made Lebanese style. And crazy enough there are […]

101 Cooking Studio Dumpling Class from Fields China

101 Cooking Studio Dumpling Class from Fields China

It’s only fair to share… I’ve been really blessed to have the opportunity to meet so many amazing people through blogging. I’ve met food enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and people working at really cool businesses in Shanghai. Last week I was invited by Fields to attend their dumpling cooking class at 101 […]