Malaysian Honeycomb Cake/Beehive Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes from childhood! Named after its honeycomb-like patterns, it has two distinct layers – the top is light and tender while the bottom has a texture similar to a sponge cake. The flavor is reminiscent of warm, delicious butterscotch and is surprisingly not too sweet – we absolutely love […]

A Few Hours in Cleveland

Keith and I took a much needed day off, wandering around and doing nothing, lol. We went to three Asian grocery stores – finally found the ingredients we were seeking in the third one. Then, we stopped for a quick meal – I am still a little on the fence but the Beef Chow Hor […]

Plant Attractions Around the Yard

It was a beautiful day and we managed to do some yard cleanup before the next batch of rain arrives tomorrow. Love the fresh, crisp air, the beauty around us, and sunshine on my face. Happy Fall, Everyone!

Playing Badminton

Badminton is one of the top sports in Asia but not so much here. Alex has really taken to badminton starting last summer but unfortunately, it’s not an activity we can partake throughout the year since there aren’t any indoor badminton courts here. So as soon as the weather allows and seasonal allergies have finally […]

Is Spring Finally Here to Stay?

It’s finally looking and feeling like spring! We have five different daffodils blooming in the garden right now. While tulips will always be my first love for spring blooming plants (and apparently, they are the deers’ first love as well), daffodils will never fail to bring a smile to my face with their bright, sunny appearance. […]

Stir-Fried Tom Yum Noodles

Just something I had a hankering for this afternoon – simple and oh so delicious! 1 (6.75 ounces) package rice noodles/rice sticks/bee hoon/maifun* 2 tablespoons oil (I use extra light olive oil) About 1 pound shrimp 1 English cucumber, seeds removed and sliced thin** 4 tablespoons tom yum paste*** 2 tablespoons fish sauce *The only […]

Brioche French Toast Casserole

My sis and her family made a quick trip out here to see us over the Easter weekend. We had a great time catching up and eating, of course. :) According to my sis, everything we made when they visited was so delicious, lol. Although we didn’t really do anything special, we definitely appreciate the […]