My Experience with Cooking Soft Shell Crabs

If you love seafood, especially shellfish, like crustaceans, you might have consumed soft shell crabs—or, at least, hope to. Maybe you enjoy them, or you dislike them. I personally love them. However, they’re only available from mid-spring to early fall. So, when I can get them, I do it as much as possible. My firstContinue reading “My Experience with Cooking Soft Shell Crabs”

How I Reheated Food Without a Working Microwave

We all rely on microwaves to heat or reheat our food. Some meals warm up there fine, and others don’t. However, my microwave has not worked for a while. And my mom is against getting another, even as a backup. My mom and I first thought that maybe it was a glitch in the electricityContinue reading “How I Reheated Food Without a Working Microwave”

My Experience with Making Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

Due to some embarrassing symptoms I’ve had recently from consuming dairy, I have decided to restrict it again. I actually am mildly lactose intolerant, but can have dairy with lactaid prior to eating or drinking it. I found a recipe that resulted in delicious muffins. It is from thecookiedoughdiaries(dot)com. They have a formula for dairy-freeContinue reading “My Experience with Making Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins”

Unique Side Dish Ideas For Thanksgiving

Whether you read this in November (or October if you’re from Canada) or any other time of the year, it can still help you decide on side dishes for Thanksgiving. Of course, there’s the traditional turkey, whether you bake or deep fry it. Then there is the stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy. While the sideContinue reading “Unique Side Dish Ideas For Thanksgiving”

My Experience with Making Meringue Cookies

Traditionally, meringue cookies are shaped like Hershey’s kisses, except with a lined texture. I had attempted to shape them that way. In fact, I went to Michael’s Arts and Crafts to buy a tip that would create the standard shape for meringue cookies. I had planned to make these as a birthday gift for oneContinue reading “My Experience with Making Meringue Cookies”

Mug Cake Recipe Review from “Pumpkin n’ Spice” Website

Have you ever tried chocolate lava mug cake? Do you enjoy it? I certainly do. In fact, you don’t have to go to a restaurant to have it. You can make it yourself at home. You will find various recipes on the internet or in a cookbook, if that is what you prefer. I particularlyContinue reading “Mug Cake Recipe Review from “Pumpkin n’ Spice” Website”

Lessons I Learned From Cooking for Parties

Cooking for parties happens a lot, like if the event is a barbeque, dinner party, or holiday party. I have also cooked numerous times throughout my birthday parties in recent years due to a few guests having dietary restrictions, including a peanut allergy. However, moving forward, I will keep these lessons I have learned inContinue reading “Lessons I Learned From Cooking for Parties”

“Cold Stone Creamery” At Home

Since many Cold Stone Creamery locations have closed, and few, if any, remain, I’ve tried to use their techniques at home.  Below is a picture of vanilla ice cream with crushed brownies mixed in. What I did was crumpled the brownies with my hands into the bowl. Then I scooped some ice cream and mixedContinue reading ““Cold Stone Creamery” At Home”

How to Flavor Your Favorite Beverages

While many beverages already come with flavors or no flavors at all, that doesn’t mean you have to consume them that way. In fact, you can get creative when it comes to flavoring your drinks.

When I Made Japanese Squid Cakes

From chopping squid in a food processor to covering them with flour and egg to frying them like potato pancakes, this produced the squid cakes in the picture above. However, my intention differed. Here was how it began.