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Asian spices chili meat balls

I use all the basic ingredients for the chili soup and seasoned with Asian spices and I made baked meat balls instead of ground beef, it's slightly spicy with fresh cayenne pepper, You can cook this chili soup in the crock pot or on the stove.




serve for 4-6
Ingredients :
Meat balls
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp Chinese five spices
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper

( combine ground beef,cornstarch egg and spices, mix it with hand until evenly,make a small size meat balls, spray baking dish, Bake on 375 F for 30-35 minutes )

While meat balls baking in the oven, prepare all the chili ingredients

Chili ingredients :
- 1 onion/ dice
- 2 clove garlic/chop
- 1 fresh cayenne pepper/chop
- 1 inch galangal
-  large can 1 lb+12 oz dice tomato
- 4 cans  15,5 oz red kidney beans
- 2 Tbsp Chinese five spices
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- 1 teaspoon black pepper


( mix all the chili ingredients directly into crock pot/slow cooker add cooked meat balls, Cook i…

Vanilla caramel coffee creamer

A lady at work give away varieties of homemade candy for co-worker and staff when she handed basket to me I choose a bag of caramel, It's a good candy,  But I can't eat them all so I have to make something out of it, So I made this homemade Vanilla caramel coffee creamer.







Ingredients:
- 1 cup caramel candy
- 2 cups light cream
- 1 can  14 oz condensed milk
- 2 Tbsp vanilla extract

Direction :
- In a sauce pan  and low heat temperature bring caramel candy with light cream, simmer until all the  caramel candy are melted, Remove from the stove, Add  condensed milk and vanilla, stir until combine,let them cool and store in a bottle and keep in the fridge.

Molten chocolate truffles cupcakes

I dedicated this blog post to our friend who gave us chocolates during the holiday, In my previous post I use Lind chili dark chocolate in spicy wild rice mushrooms soup, Another friend gift me this Assorted chocolate truffles  I had a lot of chocolates, I use up some of them to fill in the centered of this warm molten cupcakes.
Is like a surprise each cupcake filled with different taste of melted chocolate truffles.








Peanut butter,dark,milk,white and extra dark chocolate truffles.






Ingredients :
- 2 stick unsalted butter/ room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 Tablespoon milk
- 12 pieces  Assorted chocolate truffles

Preparations:
* Preheat the oven on 375 F, put 12 paper baking cases in a muffin pan
* shift dry ingredients together ( flour,baking soda,salt and cocoa powder ) set aside
* In the mixer beat room temperature butter  and sugar u…

Spicy wild rice mushrooms soup

During the Holiday my friend gave me this  Lind chili dark chocolate bar, She mention to me I have to do something with it, I love to use little secret ingredients in my cooking, So I use this chili dark chocolate to replace pinch of sugar ingredients in this spicy wild rice mushrooms soup.
It turn out the chocolate adding great slightly brown color and creaminess to the soup, We really like it it's delectable soup for cold winter days.










Ingredients :
- 1 sweet onion
- 3 clove garlic
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 bay leaves
- 3/4 cup wild rice
- 2 carrot
- 4 stalk celery
- 16 oz baby Bella mushroom
- 4 cups chicken broth/vegetables broth
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 Tbsp salt/taste
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper/black
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 Thai chili/pinch red pepper flakes
- 2 square lindl chili dark chocolate

Directions :
Wash wild rice thoroughly, set aside
Dice carrot,celery and cut baby Bella mushrooms by four or slices
chop onion and garlic and Thai chili

I…

Mango tarts

This mango tarts dessert can be made with fresh or frozen mango, to make it more simple and easier I use store-bought puff pastry and mango peach preserved.
Topping with whipped cream or served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is the best :)



Ingredients:

- 1 package puff pastry/2 sheets
- 1 lb prozen chunk mango
- 1/2 cup mango peach preserved
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- whipped topping or vanilla ice cream

Directions :
preheat oven on 400 F
cut by four,brush with egg yolk
fold the edge to make a square
spread mango peach preserved
add chunk mango
bake for 15 minutes, take it out sprinkle with sugar, and continue to bake for another 15 minutes  or until the edge looks brown.