Beautiful Daffodils

While I love tulips, I only have spring-blooming daffodils and (one lone patch of) hyacinths in my garden right now…..and that’s because the deer that pass by frequently love tulips even more than I do! :) All these daffodils were given by my mom-in-law over the years…..we just plopped them into the ground, and voilà, […]

Vanilla Chiffon Cake with Fruits and Cream Round 2

The reason why I tried making this cake so soon after my last effort is because I wasn’t entirely pleased with my prior attempt and alright, I admit that it is also partially because we wanted to eat the cake again, lol. Here is a list of things I am not too wild about with […]

Blackberry and Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole

Like bacon, cream cheese makes everything better, lol. So delicious! Enjoy. 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened 16 ounces brioche bread or buns, cut into 1-inch cubes (I typically use S. Rosen’s Brioche Buns, 12 count, 32 ounces, purchased from Costco for $3.59. You will only need 1/2 the bag. Freeze the rest for next time.) […]

Vanilla Chiffon Cake with Fruits and Cream

A few weeks ago, a reader inquired if she could use my chiffon cake as the base for the ever-popular Chinese bakery birthday cake, one that is typically filled with fresh or canned fruits and whipped cream. My initial thought had been that it should be possible but if we bake the cake in a […]

Spicy Ham Fried Rice

The best part about cooking for yourself is that you get to do whatever you want. You can use your favorite protein and veggies or whatever leftover ingredients you have in your fridge. Once again, I’m attempting to finish up our New Year ham in this easy and delicious fried rice, this time adding Sriracha […]

Easy Stir-Fried Green Cabbage

For lunch today, we had Kirkland Master Carve Ham, Reser’s Main St. Bistro Baked Scalloped Potatoes, and a simple green cabbage stir-fry. Delicious! 2 tablespoons oil (I use extra light olive oil) 2 to 3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced 1 medium head cabbage (2 to 2-1/4 pounds), rinsed, quartered, cored, and thinly sliced […]

Coffee Chiffon Cake

One of the best features of chiffon cakes is that they make a delightful afternoon (or anytime actually) snack and an elegant dessert at the same time. Here’s a simple but absolutely delicious coffee-flavored chiffon cake to usher in the new year. Enjoy! 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided 1 tablespoon baking powder […]

Turkey Porridge with Simple, Stir-Fried Tomatoes

Made this delicious turkey porridge with leftover turkey from Christmas, along with a wonderfully savory tomato stir-fry. Absolutely satisfying! ❤️ Note: This is an approximation recipe where you could do no wrong (sorry, no exact measurement this time – both the turkey and tomatoes were leftovers, I just used them all). Porridge Rinse and place […]