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Feeling Zen by Kneading Dough (Making your Own Bread) Recipe

Feeling Zen by Kneading Dough (Making your Own Bread)

10.20.14 by Jackie

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test ourselves. I try to stay positive and see those challenges as blessing. Well, this weekend I've dealt with a fair share of difficult situations. And when that's the case, I motivate myself by finding a de-stressing activity. My solution this time was kneading dough; I think it's the best way to be energized in my quest to break free from life's inevitable anxieties!

I've listed some of the paratha (Indian bread), baked goods and pizza dough I prepared over the weekend as well as other dishes I'm about to bake for the upcoming holiday. Enjoy!

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Coconut and Pineapple: The Perfect Flavor Combination Recipe

Coconut and Pineapple: The Perfect Flavor Combination

10.17.14 by Jackie

When I run out of fresh fruit for desserts, I usually raid my pantry and either use chocolate or go for a flavor combination that gives me the most pleasure: pineapple and coconut. This particular flavor pairing works well together; I think it's because the subtle acidity from the pineapple helps to cut the richness of the coconut.

This afternoon, I prepared pineapple coconut oatmeal cookies with similarly flavored mousse cups. I barely had the time to let the mousse rest in the refrigerator, but little Aria had time to advertise the product of our labor to the family. By the time I wanted to shoot a few photos, everything was gone! This made me happy because it was probably the best compliment any mom could want coming from my little one. I'll prepare some more over the weekend and hopefully I'll be able to showcase the delicious treat. 

Meanwhile I gathered a few desserts using the same flavor profile, and they're as delectable as the ones our family had today !

 

 


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Top 20 Coconut Desserts Recipe

Top 20 Coconut Desserts

10.03.14 by Jackie

These are my favorite coconut desserts. Need I say more? You'll find in this list desserts ranging from chocolate-covered macaroons to delicious Vietnamese desserts

If you want to add a tropical flair to the end of your menu, I suggest you strongly consider baking with coconut. Enjoy the weekend!



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Baking Cookies is So Much Fun Recipe

Baking Cookies is So Much Fun

09.12.14 by Jackie

I love baking cookies. I find it so therapeutic. I think what I enjoy most is the simple thrill of watching the person I baked the cookies for enjoying them.

The reason I haven't published any recipe for the last few days is because I've been a busy bee, traveling to  Los Angeles for a press day. If you follow the blog, you probably know I finished filming the pilot of my first cooking series. I'm so excited! I'll tell you more about the events I attended soon.

At this moment, I'm still in LA, waiting for my batch of signature cookies (the ones flavored with pandan). But for now, I wanted to share some of the cookies I've prepared over the years. Enjoy!


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Back-to-School Dessert Suggestions Recipe

Back-to-School Dessert Suggestions

09.05.14 by Jackie

Even though school started a week ago, Aria is having a hard time adjusting to this new transition in her life. She is beginning to understand the emotions she's feeling but still has very little control over them. Every time I drop her off in the morning, she sobs uncontrollably because she wants to "stay and play with Maman Kiki," and that is hard to watch. She's the only child who sheds tears in the morning now; it's somehow embarrassing! On the other hand, I've noticed she asks to dress herself and puts her shoes on by herself now. After a few days at school, she's already tending to be more independent. We encourage her and try to make preschool a very positive experience. 

As a new mom, I try to come up with new ideas when I pick her up from school. On the first day, I showed up with a giant "smiley face" helium balloon, I also bought new Dr, Seuss books and took her to her favorite book store afterward. But her favorite of all is the snack / desserts I prepare for her. I made a list of the treats and I hope this inspires you to create a similar dish if your child experiences the same reactions as my little Aria. Have a wonderful weekend!


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