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 […]

Apple Pancakes with Apple Maple Syrup

Happy Fall!!! It’s apple and pumpkin season! We have a couple of orchards just down the street where we live and are taking full advantage of all those fresh apples. Here’s a couple of super-easy and delicious recipes to add to your collection. Enjoy! On a personal note, the pain of losing Cyber is finally […]

In Loving Memory of Cyber

Two weeks ago, we said goodbye to our almost 15-year old pup. It was with an extremely heavy heart that we made that decision. He had not been feeling well or happy for a long time. Strangely, a couple of days before the actual day, I dreamt of Max – she was laying next to […]