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Mini Pineapple Upside-down Cake


I added a Nordicware mini bundnt pan to my treasure chest of bakeware. What should I bake to do justice to this beautiful pan? Mini pineapple upside-down cake! For the longest time, I have been baking them in a 9-inch round pan. It is time to try something new. I also added some chopped cranberries as substitute to the usual Read More

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Banana Bread


This banana bread recipe comes from the Betty Crocker’s cook book that I bought when I was in college. It is a time-tested recipe that I like to bake for weekend breakfast. The aroma of banana when it is baking the oven is irresistible; the bread is best served warm when the texture is soft and moist. I have tripled Read More

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Split Pea Soup with French Dimpled Rolls


Made Split Pea Soup and French Dimpled Rolls for Thanksgiving dinner. I borrowed the help of my slow cooker; making the soup was a breeze! This is the first time I tried making bread from scratch, kneading the dough by hand is fun! It has turned out much better than I thought. Ingredients: (A) Split Pea Soup with Ham Bone Read More

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Yu Cai, 油菜 (Stir Fried Chinese Mustard Greens)


A recipe for vegetable stir fry? Why not?  The garlic, shallots, heat, and cooking duration all make a lot of difference to the final product. We want the dish to smell good, taste good, and look good. Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time:10 Minutes Serves: 5   Ingredients: 20 stalks Chinese mustard greens 2 Tbsp minced garlic 2 Tbsp thinly Read More

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Sweet and Sour Potato Nuggets with Sweet Peas


My apartment mate in college gave me a box of Chinese recipe cards before we graduated. This dish came from one of the cards and it tastes so good that I have been cooking it regularly since college. Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time:30 Minutes Serves: 5   Ingredients: (A) Potatoes and Sauce 4 small red skin potatoes. 1/2 tsp Read More

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Stewed Pork Spareribs with Peanuts and Tofu


This is another dish I cooked for dinner last weekend when my daughter was home for Thanksgiving break. This can’t be any easier with the slow cooker; just dump all the ingredients into the cooker, set it to low and stew it for 8 hours. Its another dish that I remember my sister used to cook for me back home. Read More

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Scrambled Eggs with Glass Noodles


My daughter’s all-time favorite is Mushroom and Minced Meat Stir Fry. Scrambled Eggs with Glass Noodles is another of her favorite. I had to make it for her last weekend when she came home for the Thanksgiving break. So here is another simple, easy, and tasty dish that I hope she will cook when she moves out to the apartment Read More

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Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)


Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice), Krupuk (Deep fried prawn crackers), and ‘Fried’ Chicken Wings, its Indonesian for this weekend’s dinner … Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 30 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: (A) Indonesian Chicken Wings 12 Chicken Wings, separated at joints, tip discarded. Rinsed and pat dry Chicken marinade 1 Tbsp grated ginger root 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 Tbsp Read More

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Indonesian Tofu Omelette (Tahu Telor)


I love Tambuah Mas’ Tahu Telor, this is not the same texture, but close enough to satisfy my craving… Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: (A) Tofu and Egg Omelette 1 box of medium firm tofu, cut into 1/2″ cubes 5 eggs, beaten 1/4 tsp salt 1 cucumber, peeled and shredded 1 cup bean sprouts, Read More

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