Tag: Homemade

Easy Homemade Spanish Rice

Easy Homemade Spanish Rice

This Easy Homemade Spanish Rice is so much better than Rice-A-Roni Spanish Rice because it’s homemade!   My kids love Spanish Rice with their tacos. I used to buy the box of Rice-A-Roni in the USA because it was really convenient. Only thing is it’s packed with salt!! Lots of […]

Homemade French Fried Onions

Homemade French Fried Onions

No French’s Fried Onions? No problem! Homemade French Fried Onions are so much tastier than buying the canned ones and have no additives or chemicals! Expat problem #12954353… French’s Fried Onions. Yes fried onions can be listed among the many problems facing expats around the world. After years and years of living […]

Gooiest Rice Krispie Treats In the World

Gooiest Rice Krispie Treats In the World

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 since my oven door EXPLODED […]

Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple Topping

Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple Topping

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 kiddos. Eat your cereal and […]

Bulgur with Chicken, Tomatoes and Chickpeas

Bulgur with Chicken, Tomatoes and Chickpeas

Are you tired of the same old, same old taco, spaghetti, stir fry rotation? How about introducing a classic Lebanese dish to the mix? A one pot masterpiece with ingredients that you probably have at home but never thought of combining, my kids shovel this up like its ice cream. […]

Dear Apple Butter, I Love You!

Dear Apple Butter, I Love You!

You know what I miss most about home? Picking apples at the local apple orchard. Nothing beats climbing trees and reaching for perfectly sweet apples, filling up basket after basket with different varieties of this versatile fruit and munching on warm apple donuts. (Mmmm.. Apple Fritters… Get ready for that […]

Is Fall Here? Hearty Beef and Beans Chili

Is Fall Here? Hearty Beef and Beans Chili

My daughter ran over to my neighbors house (Thanks Molly!) to get me a tomato this morning and when I opened the door I was taken aback by the wet feeling of fall. I know fall is coming… It is November after all. I can’t stop fall from arriving, but I […]

Homemade Bread Bowls

Homemade Bread Bowls

Nothing says fall more than a hearty bowl of soup. The kind of soup that is a meal on it’s own, only needing soft fresh bread to sop op the flavorful broth. After a long weekend and the final arrival of fall, I was feeling really motivated to make a […]

10-Minute Homemade Ice Cream

10-Minute Homemade Ice Cream

In our house we love ice cream. Not even the faint threat of fall can slow our love for a bowl of delicious creamy goodness! It’s becoming easier and easier to find good ice cream in Shanghai which is definitely a plus. In my opinion Mark and Spencer has the […]