Orange Chiffon Cake and Blackberry Sauce

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I figured I’ll take a little break from all the CNY treats to post this recipe which I made over Christmas and again in January for a birthday party. The fresh flavors were a welcome change to all the chocolate desserts during the holiday season…so, if you’re looking for something not […]

Cashew Cookies

For CNY treat #4, I couldn’t resist making these delicious, melt-in-the-mouth cookies created by another fellow Malaysian. These heavenly little morsels are simply irresistible and are extremely simple to make. Not only that, I love that it’s dairy-free which means I can eat as many as I want (there goes the waistline :-D). 1⅓ cup […]

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Pomelo or loke yau in Cantonese is a popular fruit during CNY as the word ‘yau’ sounds like the word for abundance, thereby hinting at an abundance of good fortune. Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year! Although I’m just half Chinese (from my mum’s side), I’ve always celebrated Chinese New Year along with […]

Fried Anchovies with Roasted Peanuts

Here’s CNY treat #3 – Fried Anchovies with Roasted Peanuts. The anchovies (they come already salted) are fried until crispy, seasoned with white pepper to taste and mixed with lightly salted roasted peanuts for a delicious and addictive snack (don’t knock it till you try it). :-D Click here to find out how to “fry” […]

Devil’s Food Cake Muffins

Here’s another guest post from my sis, Flora – the muffins look great, Sis! I can’t wait to make them myself. :-D Lightly adapted from “King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking” I doubled the original recipe to make 48 muffins. These freeze really well up to a month – not that any muffin has lasted […]

Fruit and Nut Honey Granola

If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious way to start your day, look no further! This full-of-goodness granola is really easy to make and I love that it keeps me energized and satisfied until my next meal. Makes a great pick-me-up snack too! :D Slightly adapted from the Maple Granola recipe in the King […]

Christmas Dinner

This year, we had a wonderful time with close friends on Christmas. To cut back on time spent in the kitchen on Christmas Day itself, we decided to go with ham as our main course. Since it was already pre-cooked, we didn’t have to slave hours upon hours to prepare something special. :-D For the […]

Christmas Cookies

Here are a few simple but oh so delicious cookies that we made over the holidays. :-D Marble Brysselkex (aka sablés) – essentially a type of butter cookie…crisp and tender, with a crumbly texture. This version combines the best of both worlds – vanilla and chocolate! The recipe can be found in The Professional Pastry […]

Christmas Greetings 2010

Hello Everyone! Warmest greetings from Ohio. We hope this holiday season finds everyone well. Can you believe Christmas is almost here? Where has the year gone? Here’s a brief recap of our year – Keith continues to be employed despite the sluggish economy, for which we are extremely thankful. With his current contract ending in […]