Asian Egg Drop Corn Soup

Happy National Peking Duck Day! Did you know, especially if you are a huge fan of meat, today’s the day to enjoy the fancy main dish from Chinese cuisine!    Well, well, well, even though it is a national food holiday to celebrate, there is no way I can have this at home because   …

Creamy Cauliflower Risotto

Happy National Milk Day! Did you know, today’s the day to appreciate calcium-packed drink, milk!    Well well well, I’m on a plant based diet so not using real milk in today’s recipe…but we still call the liquid milk even though it’s not from the cow, so I hope today’s entry still counts as a…

Osechi, Japanese Traditional New Year’s Food

Hello all, happy 1st Friday in 2022! How is your 2022 going so far? I hope you’re not breaking your new year’s resolution just yet:P   I wonder if you have any specific, traditional food to eat on New Year’s Day. As I spent 15 years here in the US, people eat whatever food they…

Berrylicious Cocoa

Happy National Cocoa Day! Did you know, today 12/13 is the day to enjoy a sweet/bittersweet winter drink to stay cozy!    Since I met hot chocolate after I came to the US, the comforting chocolate-lly flavored drink to me is hot cocoa. Looking back in my childhood, I didn’t like milk but I grew…

Apple and Japanese Yam Potato Pastry

Happy National Pastry Day! Did you know, today is the day to enjoy baking/eating your favorite types of pastry!    I bet everyone’s having chilly cold days recently. And can you believe it, it’s still officially Autumn no matter how cold the temperature is! So before it officially winter, I’d like to enjoy pastry with…

My Version Pot Pie Made with Homemade Pie Crust

Happy National Pie Day!    Well this might be a surprise for you because the most well known National Pie Day is Jan 23rd, or March 14th(well, π day!) but Dec 1st is also the day to enjoy either sweet or savory pie in your relaxing time!    So, if you are about to bake…