Deep-Dish Candied Sweet Potato Pie

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People find different meanings for their Thanksgiving. Some people like to do good deeds and give what they can. Others like to throw parties, count their blessings and then gobble up all the delicious food on the family table.

To me, Thanksgiving is almost like a report card showing all the things that had happened during the year, good and bad. It has been a bumpy year for us. Fortunately everything worked out fine at the end. For that we have a lot to be thankful for. I can finally settle down and do some holiday cooking.

Sweet potato pie is a traditional Southern dessert, also is a staple on many holiday tables. While other people are rolling out pie crusts, I prefer crushing cookie crumbs. This pie is packed with over-the-top flavor, definitely will become one of our favorite holiday treats from now on. After eating this delectable, fabulous pie, Continue reading


Supper Yummy Peanut Butter Cookies

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To me, making cookies is the best way to celebrate holidays, special events, birthdays, or to say thank you.

Michael, thank you. These big cookies are for you. As you are working to solve legal issues, think about these delightful peanut butter cookies. They will bring a smile to your face and brighten up your day. Wish I can email them to you.

I am not kidding, these cookies are good. They taste deliciously wonderful and also very easy to make. It has a little crunch when you bite into it. The texture is smooth and buttery. They will melt in your mouth, literally! The recipe is simple and easy to follow. I like straight forward recipes. You always know what you are getting out of it.  Continue reading

Chinese New Year Princess Tofu 貴妃豆腐

Ma Po Tofu 麻婆豆腐 is a very popular menu item in Chinese restaurants around the world with many variations. There are Japanese style ma po tofu, Korean ma po tofu, Vietnamese ma po tofu, Malaysian ma po tofu, Taiwanese ma po tofu and Sichuan ma po tofu. Even though it tastes different from one dish to another, ma po tofu is generally made with lots of spicy red chili sauce and Sichuan peppercorns. For that reason Sichuan ma po tofu is considered more authentic than others. Chinese home cooks have their own way cooking this spicy Sichuan dish, depends on taste and tradition. This tasty dish is fairly easy to make, but hard to get it right. Ma po tofu is known for Continue reading