Chicken Rendang

Last Sunday, I finally decided to use the homemade rendang paste I had stashed in the freezer since January…of this year (I’m not that terrible of a procrastinator…I think). As always, every time I make rendang, I wonder why I don’t cook it more often because it’s sooooooo delicious. Oh yeah…I forgot for a moment […]

Grilled Turmeric Chicken and Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)

Sunday is usually a big cooking day for us, so that all we would need to do during the busy weekdays is just reheating. One of the dishes we made this week was grilled turmeric chicken. This recipe originally comes from Linda of Roti n Rice. The dish is easy to make (it is simply […]

Steak for Dinner

Meat, meat, and more meat. We had ribeye steak for dinner last night with macaroni salad. Sooooooo delicious! The steaks were cooked on a gas grill. All we use for seasoning is just plain old salt (coarse) and black pepper. If cooked indoors on a pan, we would sometimes sprinkle on fresh thyme leaves as […]

Macaroni Salad and Jersey-Style Hot Dogs

Earlier this afternoon, Alex helped me make macaroni salad. For dinner, I would have loved a steak to go with it. :) However, that means a trip to Costco on a Friday evening…totally not up to it. Instead, we made Jersey-style hot dogs for the very first time. It was easy-peasy and delicious! Recipe for […]

Favorite Turkey Burger

This post was originally published back in January 2009. I finally decided to update the photos, and republish it seeing that the recipe is a family favorite! We absolutely love these turkey burgers, which are just bursting with flavor and are not greasy at all. Not only that, they are simple to make. Enjoy! Recipe’s […]

Happy Father’s Day

Although seafoods were fresh and plentiful back in Malaysia, I had eaten a lobster only once before today, and that was almost 20 years ago. I had it in a restaurant, and it was hard, rubbery, and bland and I thought to myself, “This is what I’m paying for?” I had often thought of trying […]

Our Easter Dinner

In the evening – it was grilling time! We wonder why we don’t do this often. :) Note: Recipe for grilled pork can be found in a previously published post – Macaroni Salad and Grilled Soy Sauce Pork. For a bolder flavor, I divided 5 pounds of pork tenderloin into two bags and marinated each bag of meat with the […]

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Wow! We had a -10ºF temp. with a wind chill of -38º overnight! It was definitely the coldest I’ve ever experienced since I’ve been here. We survived the night, thankfully! The house is still intact – the roof did not come down on us despite all the weird noises it was making. :D And most […]

Our Thanksgiving Meal

Here are some photos of our simple but oh so delicious Thanksgiving meal. We ate around noon since there wasn’t much prep involved. Just had to heat the ham and scalloped potatoes, cook the green beans, and the rest was essentially done. And boy, did we thoroughly enjoy our meal! Hope you all did as well. […]

Chicken in Black Bean Garlic Sauce

Okay, here’s part of my Sunday schedule…woke up, got ready, did grocery, rushed home, put chicken and sauce in slow cooker (Keith put away the rest of the grocery…thank goodness), stuffed my face with a quick lunch (not pretty), rushed to work, came home, ate yummy chicken. :D So, let’s have a big round of […]