Restaurants That Permanently Closed in My Area and Which I Miss

As much as we wish, pretty much no public place stays forever, including restaurants. Even fast food restaurant locations can close. While those, like McDonald’s, will likely last for a long time, or not, for the rest of humanity, unfortunately, many won’t. You could blame the covid-19 pandemic for some of these restaurant closures. BelowContinue reading “Restaurants That Permanently Closed in My Area and Which I Miss”

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”

The Best Veggies to Put on Pizza

My area in New York has lots of pizzerias, where the chefs bake pizzas in brick ovens. Aside from that, they also include different variations, including: Regular (crust, tomato sauce, and cheese) White (crust, ricotta, mozzarella, and no tomato sauce) Sicilian (a thick crust with more tomato sauce and served in squares) And many more…Continue reading “The Best Veggies to Put on Pizza”

I Will Never Take Pizza For Granted Again

I have cooked pizza in recent years, despite my tomato allergy. You can see that post about my pizza with pepper sauce here.  However, before I developed my tomato allergy right after graduating from college in 2017, I often found pizza just okay. I wasn’t passionate about eating it.  Oftentimes, I ate it because itContinue reading “I Will Never Take Pizza For Granted Again”

The Best Asian Cuisines I have Made

You know, you don’t have to only rely on restaurants for Asian food, whether it would be Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, and so on. Some people might, though, and that’s okay. However, some folks like to cook their own Asian cuisines. I’m a little bit of both, but more toward the commercially-made food. ButContinue reading “The Best Asian Cuisines I have Made”

My Attempt to Make Cafeteria-Style Rice

Intro  Regardless of its quality, I always found cafeteria rice to taste good. By cafeteria, I mean those in schools and museums. What I found odd is that I couldn’t find a recipe for it anywhere on the Internet. I could not even find a copycat one. The most relevant result I received was aContinue reading “My Attempt to Make Cafeteria-Style Rice”

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”

Oreo, Oreo, Oh, Oreo… Pops!

It’s like eating cookie dough… except that there are no raw eggs or flour. You just crush them and blend them with cream cheese. You could do this by hand, although I would recommend using a food processor… not just to save time, but also for better quality. I would have also included my ownContinue reading “Oreo, Oreo, Oh, Oreo… Pops!”

My Pancake Palooza

Raise your hand if you love pancakes! And if you enjoy different types of pancakes, aside from the original plan kind – that also rocks. I am no different. I like different types of pancakes. Which ones? Let me list them. Plain or buttermilk, of course Blueberry Chocolate chip Chocolate with chocolate chips Banana PumpkinContinue reading “My Pancake Palooza”

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”