Melonoat: it’s your new favorite breakfast…

  • We have reader(s)!

    I’m so happy to hear that people are actually reading our blog and trying out the recipes for themselves! At least I know that I am helping to make some happy tummies out there… Thanks to em for sending me a pic of her SUCCESSFUL attempt at carrot mac n cheese and chicken sticks! Anyone […]

  • Jalapeno Cornbread

    Sometimes you just feel like some cornbread. I used to just make cornbread from Jiffy mix, but then started making it from scratch. I found a recipe on the back of Quaker Yellow Corn Meal for cornbread and have been slowing adapting it… So what I’ve done to make it a bit healthier is.. Flour: […]

  • Pizza pizza!

    Many of you have been over to our place and made your own pizza.. whether it be from our pizza parties or someone was craving pizza and asked if they could make their own. No matter how you’ve experienced it, it all starts with the pizza stone. We purchased the one from Williams-Sonoma and so […]

  • And onto the main course…

    The main reason for this blog is to blog about all the food adventures Tao and I have been taking…from our own kitchen. We just want to share all the delicious meals we’ve been making with you. If you see anything good, let us know and we would love to have you over and teach […]

  • healthy mac n cheese? no way!

    I’ve been getting monthly subscriptions to Food&Wine for some time now, and every once in a while I’ll see a recipe that really intrigues me. In the April issue, I saw a recipe for Carrot Macaroni and Cheese. It uses no butter! I did not think that mac n cheese would taste good without the […]

  • happy spring!

    Happy first day of spring! I’ve got a busy few weeks ahead of me… -2 weddings -reunion trip to vegas -family visits Let’s hope for some sunnier weather because I need a tan….. 🙂

  • Leek pockets!

    <sing in tune of hot pockets> Leek pockets! 韭菜盒子 or direct translation “leek box”. I just thought leek pockets was a catchier name. Tao and I have never made these before, but I have seen my mom and grandma make them before for me. I remembered all the ingredients from memory.. even mom was impressed […]

  • Griddle me this.

    Griddle me this. This post is dedicated to the American Express Costco Card. It’s all worth it when you get that rebate check in the mail every February. This year, I blew it on some picture frames, food, and a griddle! It totally makes cooking breakfast a breeze since it’s all on the same surface. […]

  • Mushroom Ravioli

    Mushroom Ravioli Tao and I have been wanting to make our own ravioli’s for some time now. He loves getting the ravioli dish at Tullio’s in Walnut Creek ( and we both love buying the pumpkin ravioli from Genova Deli ( After doing some research at Sur La Tab, we decided to make the wrappers […]

  • me first!

    ni hao! 你好!