Chicken Salad Sandwich


Since I made the Egg Salad Sandwich a couple of weeks back, I’ve been thinking about all its ‘cousins’ that I used to fix for quick lunches. Glad that Hanna came back this weekend and I have a reason to fix the Chicken Salad Sandwich that both of us enjoy. This is a recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook that Read More

Basil Eggplant


I never liked eggplants until I discovered this Basil Eggplant recipe. Basil adds so much flavor to dishes, it is my favorite herb in the kitchen. Use Chinese eggplants and do not peel the skin; the purple skin is the most nutritious part of eggplants. I added the colored bell peppers, and this turned out to be a very colorful Read More

Fried Mee Tai Mak – Teochew Rice Noodles (粘米丸)


I have a god sister, I call her Hua Jie, but she is really more like my nanny. She took care of me since I was born. She does not read nor write, but she cooks the greatest dishes I know. I think it is because they are homecooked, and every dish is prepared with love. I started this blog Read More

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

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

Crispy Dumplings (Golden Purses)


I gave myself A+ for patience and effort as I scooped these little purses out from the hot oil. I am amazed by the amount of time and effort involved now that I try to document this recipe. I lost count of the number of hours that went into creating this dish. I have painstakingly chopped everything by hand to Read More

Garlic Bread


I used to buy frozen garlic bread whenever we have spaghetti at home until I discovered a homemade garlic bread recipe. There is no going back to frozen garlic bread once I tried this recipe. It does take a little more work, but for the homemade taste, it is worth investing some effort. Hanna made this garlic bread to go Read More

Spicy Italian Sausage Spaghetti


It just occurred to me that after 154 posts, I have yet to feature our all-time favorite Spicy Italian Sausage Spaghetti recipe! Whenever I needed something simple and easy to please everyone at the dining table, this is the go-to recipe. If there is left over (which is rare unless I double the recipe), it tastes even better the next Read More

Hong Kong Fried Noodles (港式炒面)


  Noodles symbolizes longevity. It is a favorite item on the menu for Chinese dinner of any celebratory occasion. After preparing a number of other dishes for our CNY dinner, I wanted a ‘longevity’ dish to round out the menu. It must be simple, not too oily. I chose Hong Kong Fried Noodles this time. It is very easy to Read More

Rainbow Osmanthus Tang Yuan (七彩桂花汤圆)


Today is the first time we celebrate the Lantern Festival (元宵节 – Yuan Xiao Jie) with the girls in their SF apartment. Since the girls left for college, we haven’t been able to spend CNY together. This is the first year since they graduated that we are able to get-together again for CNY. There is none other than tang yuan Read More

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