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Bacon pizza puffs

A few weeks ago I made pepperoni pizza puffs which ended up being a huge hit with the BF and on the blog. I was really surprised as they were just something I made...

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Chocolate Rose Cupcakes

It’s a week away from Valentine’s Day so I’ve been making some time to try out some Valentine’s Day dessert ideas. I love using my rose muffin pan this time of year. I’ve previously...

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Banana nutella bread

Happy World Nutella Day! February 5th is World Nutella Day. I learned about World Nutella Day last year shortly after I tried and fell in love with nutella. I’ve baked a lot of successful...

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Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

There’s a lot of foods that I always had around the house growing up that I took for granted. Char Siu is definitely one of them. Char Siu is a bbq pork. The pork...

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Gougères (French Cheese Puffs) for Superbowl

Don’t let the fancy name fool you. These French cheese puffs are actually quite easy to make and a contender for my Superbowl day menu. Superbowl is this Sunday and I’m excited. Not because...

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Since the chinese follow the Lunar calendar, Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year on the Western calendar. This year, it is on February 3, 2011....

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Yum Cha revisit

It’s been a while since we went back to Yum Cha for their cheap dim sum. (I believe the current prices are $1.39 for “A” dishes and $1.79 for “B” dishes.) Recently, mmm-yoso did...

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Homemade Steamed Buns (mantou)

Steamed buns are a pretty big staple of a chinese diet, kind of like the equivalent of eating toast in the US. Plain steamed buns are called mantou. There are many variations of these...

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Emerald Seafood Restaurant revisit

A few weekends ago, we planned a dinner at Jasmine Seafood restaurant to check out their new reduced menu items priced at $7.99. However, when we arrived, the restaurant was booked for the night...

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Purple sweet potato chiffon cake

For a while now I’ve been trying to figure out how to make desserts with purple sweet potatoes without having the desserts turn a dull gray or even sometimes a dark green. I simply...