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It’s that time of year again – roasted pumpkin seeds. Normally we would wait around one more week to clear out the seeds of the pumpkins. Since our schedule is wide opened, we decided to make the snack today. The boys decided to have: (a) salt and pepper, (b) garlic butter and (3) soy sauce for the pumpkin seeds this year.  IMG_0292IMG_0291


So the latest trend in Japan is the pull apart bread. I’ve been drooling all over every time when I see photos on Instagram. Unfortunately, most of the recipes I found are in Japanese, so I had to play around with it. The boys were eager to try it before I had a chance to decorate it.IMG_7080

By the time I put in the details, one-third of it was gone. Hahaha…IMG_7085

This is what’s supposed to look like. Yes, I know I have lots of work to do.


Photo from @umi0407 Instagram <- She’s the pro!

Just following the Chinese New year tradition – eat eat and eat some more. Here are some homemade CNY snacks/dessert in the last couple of days: 1) coconut glutinous rice cakes (年糕) 2) tea eggs (茶葉蛋) and 3) osmanthus cake (桂花糕).  img_5801img_5804img_5789img_5791

Sundays are busy days for me with grocery shopping for the entire week for the entire family. IT’s also when I replenish the “snacks drawer.” Now the boys know exactly where to find “goodies.”


Ah Lo wants to share some treats with his classmates tomorrow. I took out a box of cake mix from the pantry. In the midst of trying to decide vanilla or chocolate, a light bulb went on in my head! How about other choices besides cupcakes?

Time wise, preparing for this might take longer, but not any harder. Wash, chop and chill. The class can enjoy a much more healthy snack tomorrow. Sometimes in life, you have make very hard decisions, and this is certainly not one of them! Whew!


Each cup is filled with apples, grapes, strawberries, banana and almond jello.

“Today I am thankful for being able to work from home tomorrow…”