Items I Want to Cook During My Lifetime

Oftentimes, when we hear the word, “bucket-list,” we think of traveling. But who says that you can’t have a bucket list for cooking? Yes, you read that right. There are so many items I want to learn how to cook, but are either too time-consuming or are too difficult. Most of these foods I’ve triedContinue reading “Items I Want to Cook During My Lifetime”

My Experience with Mixed Berry Pie

Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, oh my! And in a pie? It’s delightful and delicious, but it’s also a bit tedious. Why would I say that you may ask? Well, because it takes effort to obtain the right consistency—lots of it. Don’t get me wrong; the pie can still taste good. Mine tasted great. However, berries containContinue reading “My Experience with Mixed Berry Pie”

My Experience with Baking Flourless Cookies

It has been ages since I made flourless cookies. Maybe I will return to them someday. However, there will be the kinds I plan to pass on due to my own experiences as well as the ingredients. But there will also be the types in which I may consider baking again. First, I will startContinue reading “My Experience with Baking Flourless Cookies”

When I Made Cranberry Orange Muffins

I first discovered that I enjoyed these muffins when my mom baked them. Unlike those, however, I did not make mine from scratch. Why, you may ask? It was because I woke up very early in the morning, before 4 AM. So, I didn’t want to wake anyone up in my house. I had aContinue reading “When I Made Cranberry Orange Muffins”

Cookie Decorating Techniques You May Want to Try

In mid-December, I demonstrated a virtual cookie decorating lesson for my friends. As you can see in the picture I took, I did polka-dots, a snowman, a sunflower, rainbow stripes, a rose and a basketball. The rose and basketball don’t really look accurate. But, hey, I tried. So, here is the first tip: when mixingContinue reading “Cookie Decorating Techniques You May Want to Try”

Dairy-Free Doughnuts… A Mild Disaster

Although I have cooked beignets before (usually from a mix), Saturday, May 19th, 2018, was my first time making doughnuts from scratch. Thanks to my temporary dairy intolerance, I can no longer enjoy commercial-made baked goods unless they are specifically labeled as dairy-free or come from somewhere that never uses dairy. I am hoping to remove thisContinue reading “Dairy-Free Doughnuts… A Mild Disaster”

Baking Dairy-Free Brownies… Good, Bleh, and Eh

When I was experimenting with avoiding dairy in my cooking, I tried a brownie recipe. It called for coconut oil instead of a typical dairy ingredient. The first time, it tasted good—irresistible. I would eat them often. My family disliked them. But I enjoyed them. The second time, they had a crumbly texture and tastedContinue reading “Baking Dairy-Free Brownies… Good, Bleh, and Eh”

Chocolate Cupcakes: Delicious (Yet Dry) Without Dairy

This picture was taken from the public domain image site, Pixabay. However, it does look similar to the dairy-free chocolate cupcakes I once made (but hadn’t photographed). I substituted almond or coconut milk for dairy. I also used oil in place of butter. All other ingredients were the same (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, etc.).Continue reading “Chocolate Cupcakes: Delicious (Yet Dry) Without Dairy”

Good Times with Gluten-Free Cooking

After discovering something about what white flour was doing to my body, I decided to try some gluten-free cooking. I’m not allergic or intolerant to gluten. I still cooked with whole wheat and oat flour. However, I found the gluten-free meals to be easier on my body. I cooked a gluten-free mac and cheese fromContinue reading “Good Times with Gluten-Free Cooking”