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Traditionally it’s not in our culture to celebrate Thanksgiving. Instead, we celebrate Moon Festival (aka Mid Autumn Festival). But this year, as newlyweds, we did something different and invited 4 friends over for a Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Courtesy of Echelon Foods, we received one of their Bacon Wrapped Turducken Premium Roasts and that was the star of our Thanksgiving dinner. Yes, it’s a turducken roast with Italian sausage stuffing and wrapped with bacon. A 3kg meaty goodness. It’s going to be an epic dinner!

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Preparation was quite simple. (more…)

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Thanksgiving is not something we traditionally celebrate at home, but we do appreciate the extra day of holiday. However, from time to time we would do something to celebrate this occasion. For example, this year we’ve made some pumpkin spice cupcakes and I want to share the recipe here with you.

This recipe is adapted from a magazine with a few tweaks by us. Instead of using the regular orange pumpkin, we used Kabocha (aka Japanese pumpkin) because of its silkier texture and sweeter taste. Then we topped it with a maple & bacon icing to go with the sweet & savoury trend.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Cupcake


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Kabocha pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup melted then cooled butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

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