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”

Homemade Chocolate Truffles and the Process of Making Them

Valentine’s Day might have triggered the idea of me making chocolate truffles. After all, they are part of the tradition. Many of us, including myself, love chocolate-covered strawberries. Yum!

The Top Cakes I Have Made in Recent Years

While I do understand why a lot of people, including myself, prefer commercially-made cakes for occasions, I often bake mine from scratch.

I Like Pina Coladas… And Making That Into Pie

Do you like pina coladas? How about pie? What about combining the 2? That is what I did recently. I took some to a friend’s house. Everyone there, including my friend, himself, enjoyed it. Now I will tell you the process. Recipe (which I don’t own, but am sharing them in my own words) YouContinue reading “I Like Pina Coladas… And Making That Into Pie”

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!”

Home Sweet Home Fries – How I Made Them Before the Pandemic Started vs. After

In the United States, serving potatoes with your breakfast is common in many restaurants or public places. At homes, maybe not as much. However, I like to make my own breakfast potatoes, too. I have been cooking since I was 12, but didn’t make home fries from scratch until around 15 or 16 years old.Continue reading “Home Sweet Home Fries – How I Made Them Before the Pandemic Started vs. After”

Tips for Making Salmon

Salmon stands out in many ways, besides its deep pink color. It’s consists of Omega 3’s, lots of protein, and can be cooked in various ways. If you’ve ever had smoked salmon before, you might wonder how it’s made. Of course, smoke plays a role. But it’s also covered in lots of salt. This wasContinue reading “Tips for Making Salmon”

My Top Favorite Corn Preparations

Corn rules! It makes an excellent side dish with just about anything, such as seafood, American, Latin-American or Spanish cuisines, and much much more. Corn is big in the Midwestern USA. Why would I say that when I am from New York, which is not part of the Midwest? Well, let me tell you a little story.Continue reading “My Top Favorite Corn Preparations”

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”

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”