Apple Crumbles

Apple Crumble

A couple of years ago, we went to an apple farm to pick apples. It was tons of fun and we picked many apples. With that amount of apples, it was hard to eat them all raw. So I found this crumbles recipe from Ina Garten and turned it into apple crumbles.

Today, I am finally posting this recipe. The apples were tender with a little bite. It was warm and tart with the crispy topping. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it was like apple a la mode. It is a very easy dessert with little work to do. If you still need a dessert for the holiday party, this would be a winner. Light and comforting. Great flavors to end a feast!

Happy Thanksgiving! Have a blast with your families and friends! Eat more!

Continue to the recipe…

Thanksgiving Dinner

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! My Thanksgiving meal turned out great! I was most excited about the dinner rolls. Since I have never made it before, it can really turned into a disaster. But at the end, they came out soft and delicious. The turkey legs were flavorful and moist after the brine. The angel food cake came out good as expected. The strawberry sauce definitely dressed up the whole cake. Pumpkin pie was fine, but the crust was a bit hard and dry. I will really need more practices to make the pie crust perfect. Overall, food was good, and I am happy that everyone had a good time.

Turkey legs ready to be roasted

Dinner was served!

Lemon Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Sauce

Pumpkin Pie

Right now, I am trying to get better from the flu. Thanks to my sister who spread me her germs on Thanksgiving day. The good thing is that I didn’t start feeling sick until Sunday. Hope I will be back to normal before this weekend.

Thanksgiving Meal Planning

Thanksgiving is coming up next Thursday. Do you have a plan? I just came up with my menu yesterday. If you are still thinking about what to make, I have some recipe ideas for you below.

Most of my recipes from my menu this year are new recipes, so I am not able to post anything yet. But you can check out some of my older recipes. They may inspire you for your Thanksgiving menu.

Main course:

Side dishes:


Stuffed Cornish Hens

My cute little Cornish hens came out to be delicious this Thanksgiving. It was very juicy, even the breast part. It was a lot easier to make than I would expect. And, I like the portion size. The stuffing was sweet and tasty. Although Bryan and my sister thought the stuffing was too sweet, I like the sweetness with the savory hens. These hens are perfect for any dinner party. They are great for presentation, and I am sure your guests would be impressed. They don’t have to wait until next Thanksgiving for sure!

Continue to the recipe…

Thanksgiving Meal

This Thanksgiving, I had a great and relaxing time. The meal went really well. My sister and I were the chefs. It took us less time to make 4 dishes than I expected. The cornish hens were moist and juicy. I like them. I think the hens are definitely better than a turkey. The portion was much smaller. The side dishes were good too. Since there were so much food, we were so full that we couldn’t eat dessert. We saved the cheesecake for the next day. I will post some of the recipes later.

How was your Thanksgiving? Hope you had a good time.

Lemon Pepper Honey Toasts, Stuffed Cornish Hens, Southwest Potato Salad, and Green Bean Casserole

Cornish Hen with Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Menu 2011

Wow… Thanksgiving is next week already! This will be my 2nd Thanksgiving dinner that I am holding. I won’t be making turkey, because Bryan, my sister and I all didn’t like turkey much. I will be making Cornish hens instead. I will use a few recipes that I have posted before. If you need some recipes ideas, check out the links below.

I can’t wait to start cooking! Hope everything will be delicious!

Lokness 2011 Thanksgiving Menu

Main course:

Stuffed Cornish Hens (New recipe)

Side dishes:

Lemon Pepper Honey Toast (Read)

Southwest Potato Salad (New recipe)

Green Bean Casserole (Read)


Pumpkin Cheesecake (New recipe)

Banana Pudding (For my in-laws’ Thanksgiving lunch) (Read)

Pumpkin Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing

This Thanksgiving, I was thinking to make some kind of pumpkin dessert. But I have made the pumpkin gooey bar (Read) for the past two years. I wanted to have something new and different. Finally, I have decided on this pumpkin cupcake recipe. My father-in-law ate 3 of these cupcakes at one time, and my mother-in-law asked me to make these again for Christmas. I love these cupcakes too! They are not too sweet, but flavorful. The cream cheese icing is absolutely perfect with the cupcakes. This recipe is very simple, and it won’t take you all day!

Continue to the recipe…