New York, New York

New York, New York

I took a short excursion to New York during Kristen's spring break with our dad. It was a mixture of family and fun, a return to winter, fancy pastries, lots of Chinese food and some weird Chinese television shows. But, it was good to go back to see my dad's family and spend time with my other grandma despite the language barrier. If anything, it again shows that food is a source of communication, too.

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Easter 2016

Easter 2016

I hope you all had a fantastic Easter whether you cooked up a storm, hid Easter eggs, decorated baked goods, ran after small children or just lazed about.

I haven't done anything interesting for Easter in ages so it was rather fun to go to a family Easter gathering where there are small children who are so, so excited to hunt for Easter eggs. Sadly, I'm just a tad bit too old to hunt for eggs anymore. But, I got to hide them which is a tough act in and of itself. You can't hide them too hard or too high because there still needs to be some element of challenge involved. None of this hiding all the eggs on the ground business. That's just a fake out.

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Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Another Thanksgiving is over and done and it makes me just the tiniest bit sad that it's another 360-something days until the next one.

My contribution was an apple pie, which turned out  beautifully. I always like coming a bit early with Popo to help out with the stuffing. It's quiet and it's exciting to partake in the favorite dish for almost everyone at Thanksgiving. There are a lot of "secrets" to the stuffing. But, not so secret now since I'm telling you. It starts off with this wok which is huge, decades old which probably means it has some great flavor that no other pan can replicate. In goes lots of bacon, onions, celery, parsley, sausage, rice, butter, cornbread, butter, bread, butter, wine, Worcestershire sauce, poultry seasoning, pepper and dried cranberries. Did I mention butter? It's all very much an "exact" recipe that has a lot of very bad for you things that makes it taste sooo good. 

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