November 27, 2014

Crispy Duck Fat Potatoes (Lolla)

Duck fat. The mere sound of it is enough to put off health fanatics. I used to think duck fat belongs to the same category as lard, butter or those bad saturated fats. Thankfully, the record was set straight by nutritionists and health professors. Duck fat rank sits between olive oil and butter...
November 26, 2014

Stuffed Baked Mushrooms

I could almost smell Christmas around the corner! Well, actually it is still a month away and technically, it is Thanksgiving tomorrow but since I’ve a few Christmas dinner parties lined up already, I’m wasting no time working on my menu! The thing about throwing dinner parties is we have to make sure most of the food could be prepared ahead of time, impress our guests and taste good at room temperature...
November 24, 2014

Homemade Pomodoro Sauce

So hubby texted me a few days ago: “The SAUCES recipe index on your blog looks very sad.” Immediately, I was hit by a sense of guilt. Couple of months ago, he bought half a dozen of mason jars for me as I had ambitious plans on making different kind of pasta sauces which I could store in the fridge and use them to whip up quick meals. He is a huge fan of tomato based sauces. I guess I’ve conveniently locked those plans far far away in my memory bank...
November 21, 2014

Watermelon Cookies

Chanced upon this super kawaii ("adorable" or "cute" in Japanese) watermelon cookies recipe while I was doing some research online. My immediate thought was: “Looks so complicated, too difficult to make..don’t think they'll taste good”...
November 19, 2014

Breaded Mushrooms

Occasionally, I would cave in to “comfort food” cravings. Accordingly to Mr. Wiki (Wikipedia), comfort food is food which often provides a nostalgic or sentimental feeling to the person eating it, frequently with a high carbohydrate level and a simple preparation...
November 18, 2014

Moist Chocolate Cake

I know many people are obsessed with light, spongy, fluffy, chiffon cakes. This recipe is quite the total opposite, so am I. I’m obsessed with dark, rich, moist cake. Oh, and it MUST be chocolate. I can’t think of any other cakes that are dark. Today is my hubby’s birthday, who just turned 30-something today (not sure if he wants me to mention his age here hee hee)...
November 17, 2014

Crème Caramel

Crème Caramel is another of my favorite childhood dessert. I remember helping mom mixing the instant powder (vaguely recall the brand to be White Wings?) into hot water and separating them into small bowls to set in the fridge. Yeah, unlike the “strawberry generation” these days, during my time, we gotta work hard for our meals (haha, okok, maybe a little exaggerated but you get the idea )...
November 14, 2014

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I miss Mrs Fields’ cookies! Those chewy, moist, soft baked gooey cookies are to die for! No, I don’t work for them. I’m only responsible for contributing to their profit margin. Sadly, they are not available here anymore...
November 12, 2014

No-machine Vanilla Ice Cream

I can safely say vanilla is the most universally accepted ice-cream flavor. Notice how pies, crumbles, brownies are always paired with vanilla flavored ice-cream? I rest my case. From my chocolate ice-cream post last month, there were requests for a no-machine recipe. So as promised, here is one using only 3 ingredients! The result of this product is smooth and creamy, giving the machine-churned ice cream a run for their money.