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Zucchini and Rustic Bread Lasagna

Zucchini and Rustic Bread Lasagna

  Summer is here! Time for me to make things a lot simpler in the kitchen and be outdoor as much as possible. Found a recipe that represents simplicity and deliciousness: layers of zucchini, tomato sauce, cheese, and rustic bread. I mean, who doesn’t like bread and cheese together? Add some summer produce like tomatoes … Continue reading

Gouda Cheese Butter Cookies (a la Jeff)

Gouda Cheese Butter Cookies (a la Jeff)

The snow-covered streets looked beautiful this morning. Snow clump plopped down quietly from the tall evergreen right in front of my apartment window. Peaceful, calm, bright, and sunny. (“Just like on the cover of Christmas cards I saw when I was little,” my mother would always say whenever she’d visit.) Such a different scene from … Continue reading

Nutella Butter Cookies Covered in Powdered Sugar

Nutella Butter Cookies Covered in Powdered Sugar

A conversation with a friend about Christmas season and baking: Me: “So Lindsay, we always have good conversations about history, tradition, and culture. Question for you. Do you think there’s a traditional connection between Christmas season and baking, cookies especially? Seems like many people get into this intensified baking mode this time of year.” Lindsay: … Continue reading

Giada’s Blueberry Banana Bread

Giada’s Blueberry Banana Bread

  Ah, the good old banana bread: rustic, classic, and reliable. A fantastic company for coffee over breakfast or snack time. I simply love it. Not to mention the aroma it creates in the apartment when I bake it. When I started learning how to bake, I picked beginner-friendly recipes. One of them was this … Continue reading

Grilled Plum on Warm Bread with Cheese

Grilled Plum on Warm Bread with Cheese

When people find out that I cook, some would ask, “Wow, you don’t mind the effort that cooking involves?” or say, “Good for you. I am way too lazy to cook.” or “Oh, you’re such a good wife.” (I usually roll my eyes, in my mind, for the latter comment :D.) Feels like there’s this … Continue reading

Parsley and Feta on Pita Bread

Parsley and Feta on Pita Bread

I love the scent of parsley, especially right after picking. One of the things I like to do with the herb is to mix it with feta cheese, fold it in filo dough sheets, and bake them—just like in the Turkish baked borek. This time, I wanted to try something different with the mixture. So, … Continue reading

Baked Potato Patties

Baked Potato Patties

Inspired by the Indonesian perkedel daging (potato ground beef patties) and Puerto Rican pastelón, I created these baked potato patties with ground turkey, bell pepper, chili pepper, cilantro and onion. Ha! Yes, I got a little creative 🙂 The result? Savory little goodness that made a wonderful appetizer! Hope you like it! We need: 3 Russet potatoes … Continue reading

Savory Pastry with Turkey and Vegetables

Savory Pastry with Turkey and Vegetables

Inspired by Indonesian’s pastel goreng, a savory treat similar to empanadas, I made this easy pastry recently. The wonderful smell of ground turkey, peas, carrots, garlic, and onions baking inside of a pie crust in the oven filled the apartment. Hmm…delicious!  This flaky and savory pastry makes a great appetizer. Here’s a list of things … Continue reading