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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fried Chicken Wings

Fried Chicken Wings

1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1. teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup all purpose flour

1. In a small bowl, combine milk and mustard with a whisk
2. In a mixing bowl, stir together salt, papper, garlic powder and flour
3. Wrap chicken wings in a paper towel and squeeze out the extra water.
4. Dip each piece of the chicken into the milk mixture. Roll chicken in the flour mixture until covered
5. Fry chicken in hot oil until golden brown

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Simplest wool neck warmer

Everyone can make: size 10 circular needle, K4, P4 until desired length. It is that simple :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Knit a simple bag

Started with knitting a sweater for my daughter, apparently it took longer, much longer than I thought :) So seeing the right height, descreased with K2T and SSK, then close with Kitchener Closure.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dangle Hoop Earrings

Chinese steamed rice noodle rolls (Cheung Fun) Dim Sum

1. Use Rice Flour:Singharanut (Waterchestnut) starch:Corn starch = 5:1:1 (粘米粉:菱粉:玉米粉), add water to watery texture. 
2. brush oil on container surface; Add one scoop of #1 to cover surface of container
3. Steam for 3 minutes
4. Roll it up and place to plate
5. Repeat #2, #3, #4

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

How to eat tortillas, in a Chinese way

Got a stop & shop coupon for tortillas for free! Never eat this before, I think it is Mexican food. It does look like Chinese pancake though... I googled "how to make tortillas", it is not any rocket science, it is made from flour :) geez... let me fry it in chinese way: heat pan, add oil, lay a piece of tortillas, sprinkle salt, until golden brown, flip, repeat.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The 3 weeks long vacation is over

Kids summer camp ended on 8/13. School starts tomorrow. So I spent the luxury relaxing vacation with them -- 3 weeks! We had a lot of FUN! Everyday is full of activities.

Field trips

From tomorrow, all halted routines will resume. Everyone is back to school or back to work. Wishing a productive last quarter of the year!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Teacher's Appreciation

My daughter loves making necklace at school with all those fancy beads. Today she brought home a necklace she made.. I offered to do a project with her to make a pair of earrings for her teachers with the cute alphabet beads. This is what we made. She is very excited today to take this to school to her teacher.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saute French Bread

My son can eat the whole plate... crunch outside, soft inside...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Never-fail Potato Latkes


2 medium potatoes
2 tablespoon flour
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt

1) Peel and rinse the potatoes. Grate them into a bowl
2) Add the flour, eggs, salt to the mixture. Mix well.
3) Heat the oil in a frying pan at medium heat until it sizzles
4) Drop in heaping tablespoons of the potato mixture
5) Using the back of a spoon, flatten the latkes. Carefully fry both sides until they're golden brown.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Homemade crunchy french fries

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie

What you need:
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
6 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp brown suger
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/8 cups AP flours
1 egg
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chip
1 tsp vallina extract

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Learnt from the following great video.

Maomao Mom's Chiffon Cake @ Yahoo! Video

And mine is here:

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

hot summer, cool popsicle

Suddenly feel missing the ice pop in old days... at a pulse, went to Michaels to buy the popsicle molds (found in the dollar section, a dollor each)

3/4 cup mung bead
1 fistful of rice
7 cups water
low pressure for 40 minutes

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

First time experience: making Zong Zi

It is my 11th Dragon Boat Festival in the US. The tradition is to eat zongzi for this festival. Needless to say, without making a trip to Chinatown, you just can't find zongzi in US stores/resaturants. The more I think about this, the more I miss it, the more I feel homesick.

After doing enough research, yes, I said research, that's googling how to make zongzi, watching hundreds of youtube vedios. I decided to DIY.

Another perfect loaf

Same recipe I have been using. Just baking strategy changed a bit. Now I just use the bread machine to make dough, and let it rise in pan. Then bake at 375F degree for 20-25 minutes.

Friday, June 11, 2010

How to Take Off Those Last 10 Pounds

This is exactly what I want!!!!!!!!!!  130 is my resistant line... 10 lbs away from my goal... the exercise level I had before helped me lose the first 25+ lbs, but not enough to help me lose this last 10 lbs....  going to do a 5 mile walk today....

From LOSING IT! With Jillian Michaels

Friday, June 11, 2010

How to Take Off Those Last 10 Pounds

You know what I like to call those last 10 or 15 pounds that won't come off no matter what you do? Vanity pounds.

The term describes our desire to lose weight that, as far as our bodies are concerned, actually feels healthy. Today's society pressures us to want to look a certain way, so for aesthetic reasons we try to be thinner than our bodies want us to be. Personally, I have gained and lost the same 8 vanity pounds more times than I care to admit.

Losing your first 50 pounds might have been tough, but believe me, dropping those final few stubborn pounds is a whole different challenge. The body struggles to hold on to that last bit of fat for survival purposes.

Now, don't get me wrong — you can lose the weight if you want to, but it will require you to muster a tremendous amount of restraint and willpower. If you're really up for it, do the following for 30 days:

Cut your sodium to 1,000 mg a day.

Drink at least 80 ounces of water daily.

Cut out processed foods.

Abstain from alcohol.

Train at 85 percent of your MHR (maximum heart rate) for 1 hour 5 times a week.

You can do a lot in 30 days — in fact, I can pretty much guarantee you will lose at least 5 pounds. And you'll feel like a rock star!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Green Beauty (Chandelier Earrings & Bracelet)

Just learned how to make Chandelier Earrings and gave it a try, super!

And found it matches my green stone bracelet.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Marine Week Boston 2010

Boston's Spring and Summer is just beautiful and full of fun. 5/3-5/9 is the Marine Week 2010 @Boston. Fun fun fun...


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