Category: XiaoCooks

Dried Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am not a baker. I have no patience for measuring and I have a tendency for estimating. Despite that, there’s something about the holidays that make me reach for my mixing bowls (buried under many other kitchen gadgets). One thing I love about cookie recipes is that they’re usually a single step. Cream, stir, bake and eat. This

Chinese Plum Duck

I love to eat duck at restaurants, but my mom never cooked it at home and therefore it was a foreign and intimidating ingredient. This recipe from The Fiance’s mom changed all of that. With a few easy steps and some TLC, the duck comes out tender, with authentic Chinese flavours (sweet and sour) and

Zucchini Fritters

When I was little, I did not like zucchini. My mom would only stir fry them or use them in soup and the mushy texture did not appeal to me. Fast forward to university when the Fiance and I were roommates sharing groceries. He would only stock zucchinis, so being the cheap university student I

Mexican Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is an essential slow cooker recipe. While most pulled pork dishes are sweet, I prefer this savoury version, full of spices and and perfect for taco salad.  Step by Step Photos Measure out spices for rub Rinse and pat dry the pork shoulder roast Cover the roast with the dry rub Sear the

Scallion Pancake

Scallion pancakes is a traditional Chinese dish that’s easy to make with 5 simple ingredients. All you need are green onions, oil, flour, water and salt. With the unique folding technique to roll-out the dough, the pancakes turn out flakey, crispy and perfect for breakfast with a bowl of congee. I fry these up in