Stir-Fried Laksa Noodles

Unlike the traditional version of laksa that I grew up with, where the noodles are served in a mouthwatering savory, piquant laksa broth, this drier version is equally as delicious. It’s laksa! You can’t go wrong either way. Enjoy! 1 (6.75 ounces) package rice noodles/rice sticks/bee hoon/maifun* 1/2 tablespoon oil 4 large eggs, beaten 1 […]

Malaysian-Style Soft Boiled Eggs

I love, love, love eggs! While I love them cooked in various ways, my favorite kind is the Malaysian soft-boiled eggs. Unlike their western counterparts, these eggs are softer overall with silkier, runnier whites. Seasoned with a little bit of soy sauce and a dash of white pepper, I could slurp down ten of them […]

Coffee-Flavored Banana Cake

No, this is not your usual American coffee cake with the typical streusel topping. Instead, it’s a moist and tender banana cake infused with a lovely coffee flavor – perfect for anytime snack or as a light dessert after a meal. Delicious! {Adapted from the Sour Cream Banana Cake recipe from the Good Home Cooking […]

Merry Christmas

I would like to share the words from a card we received from my in-laws back at Thanksgiving which I thought was simply poignant and appropriate for any season, regardless if your loved ones are near or far. “The things that matter most of all are often close at hand – A touch, a hug, […]

Ham Fried Rice

Ham, ham, and more ham! The problem with having ham for a holiday meal is that there is always sooooooooooo much leftover and one would have to keep thinking of different ways to use it. Here’s an easy option for those of you looking to do something slightly different than your typical leftover ham sandwich. […]

Cranberry Wheat Bread

As I was planning our Thanksgiving meal the other day, I told Keith I would make our favorite cranberry bread as one of the side dishes. Almost immediately after he agreed, I thought out loud and said that maybe I should make some other bread instead because I tend to make the same bread for […]

The Not So Classic Pumpkin Pie

Update (11/24/17): It’s a winner! The pie turned out delicious – the flavor of the pumpkin layer is reminiscent of warm pumpkin custard (without the spices), which complements the brightness of the creamy cheesecake layer. In addition, the contrast between the layers is distinct and attractive. We love it! (I ate two slices!) Turkey day […]

Three Hours in Akron

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday! Where did the time go? So today, Keith and I (among several other parents) volunteered to drive our kids to their counterpart school in Akron for service day. Since our presence was not required in between driving, we took the opportunity to explore the area for food. What […]

Easy and Delicious Sliders

I saw a similar recipe a while back but did not give it a try until a couple of months ago when I was reminded by a co-worker. Since then, I have made my version of this recipe multiple times because it is so ridiculously easy that I’m not sure it should even be considered a […]