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Cheese Platter


A glass of wine, a beautiful cheese platter, and a sunny blue sky makes for an idyllic weekend afternoon by the water. Here is how I like to put my cheese platter together: 1. Pick 3 cheese; one hard, one firm, and a soft and creamy cheese that you can spread on crackers. The Parmasan Gouda melange from Trader Joe’s Read More

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Honey Roasted Sriracha Brussels Sprouts


I was first introduced to Brussels sprouts at a gathering with teammates at BJs. They were crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside; spicy, tangy, and sweet. I looked up Brussels sprouts recipes immediately when I got home, wondering what I have been missing all these years. I have cooked this dish many times since then, but they Read More

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Rosemary Cheese Puffs


I made these cheddar cheese puffs for the July 4th backyard BBQ and also made a big puff for Nike’s flat iron steak birthday sandwich. All the human said these puffs are so yummy on its own, and Nike voted 4 paws up as he wolfed down his b-day cake in no time. Next time, I will try these savory Read More

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Steamed Tapioca Cake


I am a big fan of kuehs. Nonya, Malay, Indonesian, I love them all. One of my favorite kueh is tapioca cake. There are different ways to make tapioca cake; baked, steamed, or fried. I’ve tried Baked Tapioca Cake. I think that is the easiest, just stir the ingredients and stick them in the oven. Steamed tapioca cake takes a little more effort. Read More

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Egg Salad Sandwich


Sometimes in our quest for something new and fancy, we often forget what is old and simple is actually the best. I’ve made this simple egg salad sandwich many times when the kids were younger. Now that they have all grown up and I do not need to prepare those quick-fix sandwiches anymore, I have not visited this recipe for Read More

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Beancurd Barley Soup (白果薏米汤)


Whenever I don’t want to worry about waking up to fix breakfast, one of the easiest way is to set the slow cooker to work while I sleep. I learned this recipe from my mother-in-law, though she cooks it over the stove while I found the lazy way out! Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: depends on setting on the Read More

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Nacho Pizzette


This last trip to Puerto Vallarta, Ashley was in search of Nacho Supreme. We tried a few versions, they were all so good and tasty. I had to try to make it at home and decided to make EK a birthday Nacho Pizzette instead of a birthday cake. This is my version of Nacho Supreme loaded with Italian sausage, tomatoes, Read More

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Fresh Fruit Platter


I have to bring a fresh fruit platter to a Thanksgiving dinner. After scouting the internet for ideas on how to cut and arrange the fruits, this is my creation and contribution to the dinner party. While there is no cooking involved, it still took me a good hour to cut and arrange the fruits. It looks nice :). Capturing Read More

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Spam Musubi


  I have wanted to make Spam Musubi since we came back from Hawaii four months ago; everyone in the family really enjoyed Spam musubi while we were there. Since the girls are all home this weekend, I decided to give this recipe a try. Ashely reminded me to flavor the rice, so instead of using plain cooked rice, I made sushi rice Read More

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Kueh Pie Tee


My sister sent me two tubs of Kueh Pie Tee shells last month. She told me there is a limited shelve life and I have been under pressure to do something with it. I tried filling them with the Popiah (Fresh Spring Rolls) filling this weekend, and they turned out awesome! It gives the savory spring roll filling a new Read More

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