Pot Roast

Now that it’s finally getting cooler, I’ve been in the mood for lots of warm, cozy comfort food. My Mom’s pot roast is at the top of that list! Here’s her recipe, which we made together earlier this week. If you’re short on time, you can dump everything into your pan (or slow cooker) raw, … Continue reading

Easy Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach has always been one of my dad’s favorite things to eat alongside a good steak. Growing up, I didn’t take to it, but now I LOVE it. I decided to make some to serve with meatloaf and found this an easy and delicious recipe! I started with Ree Drummond’s recipe for creamed spinach. … Continue reading

Delicious Chicken Pot Pie

Delicious Chicken Pot Pie

Since moving to Hong Kong, I’ve had trouble finding pre-made pie crust in the grocery stores. Though I’ve made pie crust from scratch before, I’m not above using store-bought crust. The thing about Hong Kong grocery stores is they are so small that their stock is usually unpredictable. I finally found Pillsbury pie crust this … Continue reading

Linguine with Pancetta Mushroom Cream Sauce

Linguini with pancetta and mushrooms

My husband and I love to cook, but after spending more than a year cooking out of a cramped kitchen in Hong Kong, we’re in need of some inspiration. I can’t put into words how much I miss the stand mixer, blenders (we have two!), food processor, crock pot and kitchen island we packed into … Continue reading

Easy Baby Back Ribs

Easy Baby Back Ribs

Hong Kong has some really spectacular BBQ restaurants. My favorite, Blue Smoke BBQ, has spectacular ribs, burgers and apple pie! You’ve got to love down home American cooking. My husband and I love eating baby back ribs and decided to finally try to cook them ourselves. I was worried it might be a difficult task, … Continue reading

Thanksgiving in Hong Kong

Turkey from Magnolia

Thanksgiving in Hong Kong will never be the same as gathering around a table with family and friends back home. This year, my husband and I may have been thousands of miles from home, but we were able to enjoy quite the delicious Thanksgiving feast with friends. Thanks to 3 Star Backer, we gathered at … Continue reading

Creamed Corn Casserole

Creamed Corn Casserole

Of course Thanksgiving won’t be the same this year with my husband and I living in Hong Kong, thousands of miles away from our family and old friends. Nonetheless, we are going to an expat Thanksgiving potluck, which will have a jerk turkey! There are so many dishes that come to mind when I think … Continue reading

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

I recently had the privilege of spending a week in the Philippines for work and vacation. My husband and I spent a long weekend diving in Puerto Galera, and I stayed in Manila for three days of meetings. During my trip, I found a lot of good company, good diving and good food! It seems … Continue reading

Broccoli Chicken

Broccoli Chicken

Broccoli beef is perhaps one of the most popular Chinese fast food dishes (perhaps with the exception of orange chicken). Neither my husband nor I are big red meat eaters (we tend to reserve our red meat quota for steak), so we make broccoli chicken instead. The dish is SUPER easy to make and, yet, … Continue reading

Grilled Pork Tenderloin – Served with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Potatoes

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

I’m not the biggest fan of pork chops, but I LOVE to eat pork tenderloin. It’s much more tender and juicy, plus I think it’s easier to cook 1-2 pork tenderloins versus several pork chops. When grilled, pork tenderloin is super easy and quick to cook. You can also sear the tenderloin on the stove … Continue reading