Peanut Pancakes

Made apam balik (Malaysian/Singaporean-style peanut pancake) for a delicious afternoon snack. Used The MeatMen recipe and Sunrise Flour Mill Heritage White Flour. Yum! Personal note: I typically spread a thin layer of softened butter on the pancakes before adding the peanut mixture.

Ube Birthday Cake

This was lightly adapted from my ube chiffon cake recipe. Since I was planning to bake it in a 9” x 13” dish, I knew I didn’t have to worry too much about the batter being too heavy for the pan like when I baked the chiffon version. Hence, I upped the ube powder slightly […]

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

We first encountered the original version last Christmas when we were gifted the cookies by our wonderful friends down the street. Every bite was an indulgence that I just had to ask Liz if I can have the recipe and she directed me to Smitten Kitchen. Here, I adapted the recipe slightly to what is […]

Pandan Coconut Doughnuts

Ta-dah- homemade pandan coconut doughnuts! My only day off and I spent half of it making/frying doughnuts, lol. The dough contains mashed potatoes, which I love because it keeps the end result moist and fresh for longer than a few hours. Toooooo delicious – absolutely worth my time! 😂❤️😋 Adapted from Mashed Potato Doughnuts recipe […]

GF, DF Chocolate Date Brownies by FlavCity

For some reason, I was bombarded with numerous ads on Medjool dates on Facebook a couple of months ago, which led me to buy a package of Medjool dates at Costco, lol, even though I’m not a fan of dates as I find them too sweet. So when I saw the Gluten Free Chocolate Date […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Orange Chiffon Cake

In my opinion, February is the most brutal winter month in northeast Ohio. The prolonged cold and overcast days usually cause winter blues and cabin fever to set in…..right about now, and that’s not taking into consideration the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Thankfully, spring is just around the corner! We only have to make […]


You know, there is no shame in admitting that there are certain foods you just can’t replicate at home. :) For me, that’s Chinese-style pastries……and it’s so hard to find good ones here. To my local friends, CAM carries this brand of hopia that I find to be absolutely delicious – flaky, tender, not too […]

Cashew Cookies Baking Marathon

Had a cashew cookies baking marathon Friday evening, right after work and a quick dinner and we’ve been enjoying these delicious morsels with my favorite Fig Leaf coffee since then. Pure bliss! ❤️ Recipe can be found here in a prior post.

Mung Bean in Coconut Cream Dessert

Absolutely simple and delicious on a cold winter’s night and it all came about because I had leftover coconut cream in the fridge to use up. :) Happy February! 1 cup mung beans, rinsed 4 cups water 2 pandan leaves, rinsed, raked, and knotted (optional) 1 cup unsweetened coconut cream* Gula Jawa/coconut sugar to taste […]

Cinnamon Rolls

Came across this unusual cinnamon roll recipe in The Fannie Farmer Cookbook where the cinnamon is incorporated inside the dough rather than as a filling. This fascinated me, so I decided to make them to find out what they would be like. In full disclosure, I did change the entire way the dough is prepped […]