Friday, March 27, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Chicken Pot Pie from Scratch

I made this from scratch today and my girls both said it was really good.  I actually made chicken pot pie back in 2008 and here is the link to my old post.  I used the same flaky pie crust recipe and slightly altered the ingredients and method to what I have at home or currently using.  You can see my recipe in the next page.

I used the same lattice pattern on my pie, but I didn't brush it with egg wash this time.

Pie before baking and top with chicken filling.  I used two homemade flaky pie crusts for this recipe.  I pre-made the pie crusts in the morning and then refrigerated until ready to use.  Just bring it out to thaw on the kitchen counter while cooking the filling.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Air Fried Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato always goes on sale during the holidays season, so I bought a few to make my sweet potato pie and air fry sweet potato fries.  I am very much prefer the sweet potato than the potato because it is healthier.  I like red potato for the baked crispy potatoes and Russet potato for smashed potatoes.  Anyway, with the air fryer, making sweet potato fries is so much easier and I have a meal ready in less than 40 minutes.

I am serving the sweet potato fries with my air fried Cornish hen and butter thyme broccoli.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Air Fried Cornish Hen

Air-frying Cornish hen sounds like an excellent idea.  I used to deep-fried my Cornish hen but it left my kitchen with smell.  With air-frying, it was quick and I didn't have to use a lot of oil.  Thus I can have my dinner in less than 45 minutes.

Ready for air frying.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Air-fried 5 Spice Tofu

This recipe popped into my mind while I was exercising on my stationary bike.  I know tofu takes the flavor of the marinade and I thought of an Asian style flavoring.  Like what if I marinate it with soy sauce and add 5 spice powder into it?  The other spices just came together while I was seasoning the tofu.

Did I mention how much I loved my air-fryer?  It just gave me so much more convenience when cooking the fried tofu.  I used to pan-fry the tofu in 2 batches and now I just threw it into the deep-fryer and it was done in 13 minutes.  How convenient is that?

Seasoned and marinated tofu cubes ready for air frying.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Thanksgiving Meal 2019

Our mini Thanksgiving meal.  My girls and I just loved the green bean casserole so we had to cook it again and this time we paired it with slow cooker turkey (I overcooked it and it turned out a bit dry and then I burnt it while I set it on broil!!! *slap face*), gravy and air-fried sweet potato tots.

Luckily my girls still like the turkey and said it was fine with the gravy.  Well, I did learn a lesson with each failure, don't ever trust the recipe completely and always check half way for sure.

My sweet potato pie from scratch!  I just can't do without it every holiday season.  A must have for my girls and I and in addition to that we also added the apple crumble pie into our tradition.  Those pies are so good homemade from scratch and it is just irresistible for us.