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 […]

Pulut Inti

Back when I was growing up, I was never too keen on kuih because I found most of them overly sweet. After living without them for more than a decade, I find myself craving some traditional kuih I grew up with (they are very much part of my childhood after all). As I learn how to make some […]

Baked Beef Curry Puffs

Seeing that ground beef is on sale this week, I asked hubby what he would like – curry puff (Malaysia’s version of empanada), pasty (the English version of empanada of which the recipe came from hubby’s grandmother), or Louisa’s Spaghetti Sauce (named after one of my closest friends because it’s her family’s recipe). Obviously, we know what hubby […]