Cranberry and Almond Citrus Biscotti

Over the years, I have tried a variety of biscotti recipes and this is the one I always come back to. The biscotti itself is hard (as it should be) but not rock hard and hence, can be indulged as is, which is something I love to do. At the same time, it softens wonderfully […]

Baked Beef Curry Puffs

Baked these deliciousness last night – mouthwatering, flavorful beef and potato curry filling encased in crispy, buttery pastry – the combination is absolutely heady! Indulge with family and friends or freeze for future treats because you would not be able to stop at just one or two or even three. :) Enjoy! Make the filling […]

Malaysian Nasi Lemak

O.M.G. Everything is so delicious and goes fantastic together! The hours of toiling to make the sambal and the body aches afterwards are well-worth it after all! Lol. Behold the Nasi Lemak dish… Recipe for the fragrant, rich coconut rice can be found in a previously published post – Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice). Alternatively, you […]

Granola Bars

These granola bars are absolutely delicious! They are just right in so many ways – not too sweet, not too chewy, not too crunchy…just perfect! And the best part is they are full of yummy goodness! Did I mention that my 11-year-old kiddo (Alex) made these with hardly any help from me? :) Recipe can […]

Curry Chex Mix

Yikes! I guess it has been almost three weeks since my last post. Easter was lovely but it came and went in a blink – my in-laws were here for a quick visit then. We made broiled salmon (with Tony Chachere’s More Spice Seasoning…yum!) and whole wheat couscous with asparagus and red pepper…double yum!), as well as Malaysian […]

Acar Timun (Spicy Pickled Cucumber)

We’re down to CNY treat #3 and it’s acar (one of Keith’s favorites)! Back home, acar is often served with keropok udang (deep-fried prawn or shrimp crackers). I still remember back in the days when we had to lay out the pieces of keropok outside in the hot sun to dry them before frying, and FYI, I don’t miss that chore. :D […]

Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Sticky Cake)

On the day I was making the peanut cookies, I was making CNY treat #2 at the same time. :D The Nian Gao batter was quick and easy to put together, and all I had to do was keep an eye on the steamer to make sure it did not run out of water. What’s so special about eating Nian Gao at […]

Melogold Grapefruit

I’ve always wanted to like grapefruits but had always found them a little too sour for my taste, until I discovered Melogold. :D Melogold, a cross between a pomelo and a white grapefruit is actually sweet (and a little tart)! Yum! Melogold was so good that I actually went back to the store and bought lots of them […]

Foochow Peanut Cake Candy

Look what I discovered in my local Asian store – peanut cake! However, although it’s called a peanut cake, it’s really not a cake. :D It’s actually a kind of Chinese candy (for the life of me, I can’t remember its Chinese name) that is extremely popular back in Sibu, a Foochow town where I grew up. I haven’t […]

Boiled Peanuts

Boiled peanuts? I have vague memories of eating them when I was a kid (I think the peanuts might have even come right from my grandmother’s own garden), but I have never ever forgotten their taste. Isn’t it funny how our brains work? Now, I’m glad I can find bags of raw peanuts in my local Asian store whenever I feel […]