Oatmeal Cookies/麦片饼干

I am not a big fan of cookies, but still it is christmas time, so I tried some “healthy” ones. Lol. This recipe is actually pretty good, easy and I feel healthy because the oat in the cookies.




Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

wet ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½  cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Then stir in

  • 3 cups oats (not instant)
  • 1 cups raisin


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients; set aside.
  3. Combine wet ingredients with a hand mixer until fluffy and the color lightens.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture until no flour is visible, don’t over mix it.
  5. Now add the oats and raisins; stir to incorporate.
  6. Make about 45 to 50 cookies. Drop 2-inches apart onto baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.
  7. Bake about 18 minutes or until golden, but still moist beneath cracks on top.
  8. Remove from oven; let cookies sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Christmas Bread/圣诞面包

It is time for Christmas bread again. Same recipe for bread as I use all the time, just fellow the below link on how to make a snow flake or Christmas tree. So much fun especially if you have little children at home. You can make it sweet or savory, it it totally up to you. I used ham, cheese, ketchup and some scallion today. I used half of the dough to make this tree (I made 5 ham burger buns with the other half). Just roll the dough into a rectangle then cut in half like the picture shown below, then twist them a little bit you will have 2 triangles. Add what ever you like to the first one, then cover it with second one, seal the edges. viola!!!

Christmas Tree/圣诞树


Bread recipe ( I prefer my own bread recipe):


Direction on how to make a tree:



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Snow Flake/雪花


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Fried Wheat Dough/四喜烤麸


I went to a famous Shanghainese restaurant in Flushing the other day with friends, and I ordered my favorite dish fried wheat dough again. It was a small dish and I loved it so much, but I didn’t feel like to order again because it was greasy. Traditionally the wheat dough in this dish should be deep fried in oil, because the wheat dough is like sponge with all the tiny holes, when it is deep fried it absorbs so much oil. I decided to buy a bag of frozen wheat dough and cook it at home myself since I have all the rest ingredients at home.

I went online and checked for other people’s recipes and came up with my own version of fried wheat dough. I used different kind of dried mushrooms I have at home including cordyceps mushroom, dried shiitake mushroom, fungus and grocybe Cylindracea, if you don’t have all of them, just use anything you have on hand. I didn’t measure how much I used before I soaked them in water, and so below is the amount I measured after soaking. If you don’t have the sauce from braised pork, just add 2.5 tbsps of dark and light soy sauce each with light sodium broth (total 1/2cup) and one more tbsp. sugar, the rest of water you should try to use light sodium broth too to add the flavor.

My father never really compliment my cooking!!!!!! ( please do not ask me why) Today he though my mother cooked this dish, so when I asked how did he like it ( he usually says OK to all my cooking), he said: “ah, I though your mom cooked this, no wonder it is so good!!!” So I have to take it as a compliment, Lol… What do you think?

From top to bottow: dried shiitake, fungus,  grocybe Cylindracea and cordyceps mushroom


Frozen Wheat dough 10oz.

Dried mushrooms 2.5 cups (after soaked)

Dried daylily 0.5 cup (after soaked)

Peanuts 1/4 cup

Sauce from Braised pork ½ cup

Dark soy sauce 3 tbsps

Light soy sauce 3tbsps

Sesame oil 1.5tbsps

Sugar 2tbsps

Water or broth 1and 1/3 cup

Soak the dried mushroom, daylily and peanuts in water overnight. (Peanuts in a separated container)

Wash and cut the different kind of mushrooms into smaller pieces.

Cook peanuts in boiling water for 15 minutes or until they are tender enough for you.

Defrost wheat dough, then cut into bite sizes.

Bring 4-5 cups water to boil, cook the wheat dough in the boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Drain then wash with running water, make sure squeeze the dough to make sure all the sour flavor coming out of them. Finally squeeze as much water out the dough as possible.

Add 4tbsps oil in a cooking pan, heat it up, add dough to the oil and pan fry for about 15 minutes with medium heat or until lightly golden brown. Turn a few times make sure all sides are golden brown.  Set aside.

Add 3 tbsps oil to the same pan, heat it up. Add all the mushroom to the pan and sauté for a few minutes.

Add fried wheat dough to the mushrooms and the rest of ingredients except sesame oil. Bring everything to a boil then turn the heat to small and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the sauce is all absorbed. Add sesame oil and mix well.















将干菇和花生浸泡在水中过夜。 (花生分开泡)






Fettuccine With Shrimp/白酒虾意面

Chinese do not serve diner dish by dish, we usually have all the food ready (doesn’t matter we have 5 or 15 different dishes) then everyone will start eating with everything in front of you. So last time when I cooked for my American friends in their home, I was asked to go with orders, at first I was a little confused. Lol… I was thinking:” but I have everything ready, why not just take them out?” Anyway we still had a really great time together! So if you come to my home, I will have everything ready on the table, but you can choose what to eat first!!!

This is so far the best Italian dish I cook. With some simple ingredients, and it turns out to be one of my favorite non-Chinese dishes now.

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Fettuccine 3.5 oz

Medium size shrimp 5 pieces (deveined)

Chicken broth ½ cup

Pinot grigio 1/3 cup (you can use other kind of white wine)

Garlic 1 clove (minced)

Shallot 1 piece (sliced)

Extra virgin olive oil 1tbsp

Butter 1tbsp

Lemon juice 1tbsp

Lemon zest 1tsp

Parsley 2 tbsps.

Cook fettuccine according to the instruction on the back of the package.

Add butter and oil to a sauté pan, add shallot and garlic to it and stir fry for a minute or two.

Add shrimps continue to cook for 2 minutes.

Add lemon juice, chicken broth and white wine then bring to boil

Add fettuccine and mix well, add salt and black pepper to your taste, finally add lemon zest and parsley.

This is so far the best Italian dish I cook. With some simple ingredients, and it turns out to be one of my favorite non-Chinese dishes now.

Fettuccine 意面3.5 盎司

中号虾5只 (去虾线)

鸡汤 ½ 杯

白酒1/3 杯

大蒜1粒 (剁碎)

红葱头1颗 (切片)








在煎锅里加黄油和橄榄油, 加入红葱头和大蒜, 炒一两分钟。


加入柠檬汁、鸡汤和白酒, 然后煮开

加入意面混合好后适量加盐和黑胡椒粉, 最后加柠檬皮屑和欧芹。