Vintage Cookbooks

I have a serious addiction…to cookbooks! In addition to contemporary cookbooks, I started collecting vintage cookbooks a couple of years ago and I apparently can’t stop. :) I think if I don’t purchase another cookbook ever, I’ll still have enough to last me a lifetime. Do I need help yet? At least I don’t spend […]


Our mail carrier delivered a package to our door today. It turned out to be a surprise care package from my wonderful and dearest friend, Bonnie! She had heard, I’m assuming from her husband, who probably heard from Keith how stressed I’ve been these past couple of months (our husbands were housemates back in our […]

Rustic Apple Tart with Homemade Crust

Hello, everyone! It has been a while again – too many things have happened since the last time I checked in. A week after we discovered ice damage in our family room, we found the same problem in one of our bedrooms! So, we’ve been dealing with on-going repairs of these two rooms for more […]

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

What do you mean, we can have our oatmeal and drink it too? :) With strawberries nonetheless, which just reminds me of spring. Spring can’t come fast enough for us this year. February had been absolutely brutal with its extreme cold and mountains of snow. Not only that, Alex and Keith got sick although both […]

Celebrating Chinese New Year

It’s Chinese New Year Eve today! In Malaysia, we would have a huge family reunion dinner tonight to start the celebration but in the States, it would just be the three of us. :) Normally, we would invite close friends to celebrate with us but Alex has been sick with the flu…so no invitations went […]

Banana-Nut Muffins

It’s always a wonderful feeling when a simple recipe yields fantastic results. I recently purchased a used Southern Living cookbook titled “The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook” for two bucks. :) I told Keith I couldn’t not buy the book. I mean it’s Southern Living’s ultimate cookbook…it says so in the title. Lol, that got a […]

Sweet Potato Dessert Two Ways

Happy New Year! Sweet potatoes in coconut milk and sweet potatoes in sugared water are two Asian-style desserts I grew up with. The first is essentially “Bubur Cha Cha” (which is sweet potatoes and taro in coconut milk) minus the taro simply because I prefer it to be all sweet potatoes. That’s the beauty of […]

Apple Cheddar Muffins

Alex has been sick twice now in two weeks and is in fact, still recovering at the moment. Today is day six of the second round and I think he’s finally reaching the point where he can’t stand being sick anymore. He told Keith and me tonight that he needs to get better. Believe me […]