What's Going on in the Kitchen

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 […]

Easy Applesauce (no sugar added!)

Easy Applesauce (no sugar added!)

It’s only fair to share…As you know I purchased 30kg of apples from Lili and Christina’s Green Basket. Today I busted through 10kg  making Apple Butter, Apple Sauce and a tasty Spiced Orange-Apple Jelly. It’s beyond me why company’s like Mott add sugar to a fruit that’s already beautifully sweet. My […]

Gooiest Rice Krispie Treats In the World

Gooiest Rice Krispie Treats In the World

It’s only fair to share…It’s a high pollution day here in Shanghai. On days like this I find it best to lock the doors, turn on the air filters, look up recipes and get cooking. First thing on the burner… Rice Krispie Treats (and the last thing for the day […]

Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple Topping

Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple Topping

It’s only fair to share… Our family has a standard breakfast rotation. Weekdays is a bowl of cereal, oatmeal or turkey and cheese sandwich. Rarely do we deviate this. Weekends on the other hand tend to be more elaborate. This is a kind of deal that I have with the […]