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Weeeellll…

First of all, making a dessert isn’t always an easy thing to do here in Thailand. Not that this one was super hard or anything, but I can’t always get exactly what the original recipe calls for.

In this case , I was supposed to use a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice. I can’t get a bottle of lemon juice here like I could in America. I can get lemons however, but they were too expensive for me buy this month so I asked a friend here what I should do. She advised using lime juice instead. So I did. Unfortunately that was a mistake!  Unless of course you want a “Lime and Cream No-bake Cheesecake”!  Ah, alas, my hopes of having a piece of oreo cookie goodness were  dashed quite to the ground 😦

The texture of this dessert however was very nice, and I do want to try this one again. Needless to say, without the lime juice. Here is the link to the recipe : http://www.bakersroyale.com/cheesecake/oreo-cookies-and-cream-no-bake-cheesecake/ Despite my somewhat failed attempt, please try it and tell me how yours turned out!

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* Photo by Naomi

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My friend, Christina, and I had lunch together today and I thought that the food we ordered were pretty good examples of what we eat quite often over here. These two dishes are called,  ข้าวผัด (khowpat a.k.a fried rice) and Cashew chicken and veggies. Both are served กับข้าว (with rice).  Please keep in mind that this is what our food looks like in a nice restaurant. Most of the time we order our food to go, so  it’s usually stuffed into little boxes and placed in a plastic bag with a plastic spoon 🙂

~ Fried Rice ~

~ Cashew Chicken with Vegetables ~

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“Surprise, surprise, surprise!”

Wow, yes, it’s me, Megan. And after all this time, I want randomly share a new recipe with you! 🙂 One of my favorite cookies are Chocolate Peanut Butter No- Bake cookies. They have been a favorite since I was a kid, so I have tasted quite a few and most of them have all been considered the “best recipe”. Well, although ALL of those cookies were DELISH….I believe I may have just found the best recipe yet. No, it’s not my own; I found it on the internet, wrote it down, made them, tasted them and now I’m going to share them with you! So why are they, in my opinion, the best? Well, you know how a lot of the time these kind of cookies dry out quickly and then become crumbly and messy? Well, these did not do that! They stayed together and also stayed chewy. Mmmmmmm

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
Waxed paper

Directions:

In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal.

On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.

This recipe from CDKitchen for Chocolate Peanut-Butter No Bake Cookies serves/makes 24

P.S. I found that they keep better in the refrigerator!

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