CHOCOLATE MARBLE MUFFINS :  After A Fall Snow Storm

CHOCOLATE MARBLE MUFFINS : After A Fall Snow Storm

Muffins on Monday are back! This time it’s CHOCOLATE MARBLE MUFFINS. They’re here with a fierce, delicious chocolate goodness all around and a creamy luscious blend of cream cheese in between. I always seem to be baking during some kind of natural disasters. I was mixing this chocolate marble muffins in the middle of a snowstorm […]

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APPLE PIE and MICROCRAFTS: Tiny Treasures to Make and Share

APPLE PIE and MICROCRAFTS: Tiny Treasures to Make and Share

Autumn isn’t what it is if I didn’t bake the all-time favorite apple pie. So I baked a pie because I got the cutest craft ideas , after  I received the book  “MICROCRAFTS” from my friends at Quirk Books. Aside from cooking, baking and writing, another one of my passions is creating crafts. During my leisure hours, I knit a […]

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SINGAPORE HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE : I Had It in Singapore !

SINGAPORE HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE : I Had It in Singapore !

Our family was still jet-lagged from the 20 hour USA flight to Penang, for my nephew’s wedding, when we boarded another plane headed to Singapore.  Our whole family flew together. The newlyweds, parents of the groom, brothers and sisters, spouses, children.  We stormed the Penang airport early on New Year’s eve morning, with our overloaded […]

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LEMON SHORTBREAD COOKIES

LEMON SHORTBREAD COOKIES

There’s nothing like a good old fashioned cookie like Shortbread . It is an absolute favorite of almost everybody. The sweet butter-flavored Shortbread  is so divine that it transcends all generations.  What used to be your grandma’s favorite is also your brother’s choice. And if you add lemon zest, then the Lemon Shortbread becomes a […]

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CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP with HAM & PEAS

CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP with HAM & PEAS

  I’m in my happiest season of the year ! The weather has changed. The air is crisp, the days are cooler. The leaves turned a glorious gold, the sights have been breathtaking. And as the seasons changed, I noticed so did the blog posts across the networks. It’s inspiring to watch the life changes mirrored in food […]

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MALAYSIAN VEGETABLE-SHRIMP CURRY: Memories of Penang

MALAYSIAN VEGETABLE-SHRIMP CURRY: Memories of Penang

  A few years ago, our family flew from the USA, on a 20-hour flight to Penang, Malaysia to celebrate the wedding of my nephew. His lovely bride’s family were from Malaysia. It was a marvelous trip filled with memories of family time, a beautiful wedding, new friendships and one of the most captivating foods I’ve ever come upon. […]

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Filipino LENGUAS DE UBE : Butter-Ube Cookies To Welcome a Friend

Filipino LENGUAS DE UBE : Butter-Ube Cookies To Welcome a Friend

  Lenguas de Gato are a classic Filipino cookie. I’ve been eating them since I was a kid. I remember how family friends would give us these buttery treats for gifts. I learned how to bake them when I was a teenager. After watching a cousin bake them, I tried out the recipe and have […]

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VIETNAMESE SHRIMP-PORK ROLLS with CHILI SWEET SOUR SAUCE

VIETNAMESE SHRIMP-PORK ROLLS with CHILI SWEET SOUR SAUCE

  I love to travel. When we go on vacation anywhere in the world, I can’t wait to get to our destination. My only frustration is we can’t do it as often. Well, now I’ve found a way to experience other parts of the world. And that’s all happening in my kitchen.    I love […]

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GREEN MANGO-GREEN APPLE SALAD: A Salad for a Friend

GREEN MANGO-GREEN APPLE SALAD: A Salad for a Friend

  Whenever we go on vacation we always ask our most trusted neighbors and friends to watch our house. Proof that trust and friendship go together. You would never ask a stranger to watch your house or valued possessions, or something you care for very much. In turn, when a neighbor or friend asks me […]

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APPLE & ZUCCHINI MUFFINS : It’s Muffin Monday!

APPLE & ZUCCHINI MUFFINS : It’s Muffin Monday!

It’s autumn and that means it’s apple season. It’s Monday, and that means it’s MUFFIN MONDAY! The days have gotten colder and  there are apples everywhere.  This is one of my favorite times of the year.  I’m having fun cooking with it apples. I eat fresh apples all year, everyday. I have also cooked with apples […]

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