What's Going on in the Kitchen

Ancho Chili Mushroom Soup

Ancho Chili Mushroom Soup

It’s only fair to share… Expat life is fun. You get to explore new cultures, try new food and meet new friends. These are the kinds of friends who will stay with you forever, regardless of how many miles are between you or how often you talk on the phone. […]

Loobiya (Lebanese Green Bean and Tomato Stew)

Loobiya (Lebanese Green Bean and Tomato Stew)

It’s only fair to share…We eat Lebanese food at least once a week. Our favorite? Loobiya! Loobiya is a green bean stew with chunks of beef swimming in a tomato sauce. It’s super healthy and flavorful. An easy to make dish, Loobiya is served with Arabic Rice and a side […]

Spiced Apple Syrup

Spiced Apple Syrup

It’s only fair to share…   This was supposed to be a post for Apple Jelly, but the recipe did not quite work out as it should have. In the end the jelly never jelled so I was left with a slightly thick syrup. Being the notorious food hoarder that I am, […]

Baked Cheeseburger Spring Rolls 

Baked Cheeseburger Spring Rolls 

It’s only fair to share…Sorry everyone but no Menu Monday this week. My daughter has a Zumba performance tonight followed by a potluck banquet. It took me a about a minute to figure out what I would bring. My dear friend Faye’s famous Cheeseburger Egg Rolls! Every time she makes […]

Spaghetti and Mini Meatballs Pie

Spaghetti and Mini Meatballs Pie

It’s only fair to share…How often do you make spaghetti? Well if you’re like me and it’s on your menu once a week, I have a special treat for you! Spaghetti is my go to meal when my schedule is tight or I just don’t feel like cooking. Eaten alone […]

Menu Monday: Turkey Barley Soup, Spinach Salad & Applesauce Parfait

Menu Monday: Turkey Barley Soup, Spinach Salad & Applesauce Parfait

It’s only fair to share…MENU MONDAY Starter: Spinach Salad Main Dish: Turkey Barley Soup Dessert: Applesauce Parfait Crunch Raise your hand if you have a fridge full of Thanksgiving leftovers! From turkey to stuffing to pie my refrigerator doesn’t have a spare inch available right now. But here’s the problem. […]

Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

It’s only fair to share…It’s not easy to find canned pumpkin puree in China. They have it. I’ve seen it around but it’s one of those things that if you do not grab it when you see it then when you need it you won’t find it. Anyways, I prefer […]

Pumpkin Tartlets with Caramel Pecan

Pumpkin Tartlets with Caramel Pecan

It’s only fair to share…  I made Pumpkin Pie but ended up with leftover pumpkin mix. I refuse to throw anything away. That’s just wasting! So I ran upstairs to my “Costco Room” and found mini tartlets from Metro that would make bite-sized mini Pumpkin Tartlets. This actually worked out perfectly since I need […]

Creamy Lemon Chicken

Creamy Lemon Chicken

It’s only fair to share…I love days that are so busy I can hardly catch my breath, but end with the aroma of garlic, onions and lemon wafting through my kitchen. I feel like I’ve really accomplished something on those days. I was a bit hesitant to make this recipe […]

Chicken Anyone?

Chicken Anyone?

It’s only fair to share…I went to Carrefour today to buy a turkey for Thanksgiving. Carrefour is a French supermarket that caters to the 25+ million Chinese here in Shanghai. While the expat  population in the city is substantial it’s not a drop in the bucket when compared to the […]