Monthly Archives: December 2013

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cabbage rice

One-pot meals are life savers for home cooks like myself. So many days I would wake up and wonder what to cook for dinner. On days like these, I would…

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chocolate charms (shortbread)

Continuing with my cookie-baking marathon, I wanted to include a simple shortbread cookie in my Christmas cookie gift box. Because for this year, I could only do most of my…

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deep-fried prawn fritters – cucur udang

I made prawn noodles and had some prawns left. I was wondering what to do with them – the possibilities are endless since I simply adore prawns. Then I thought…

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dark chocolate and cranberry cookies

When I was putting together a collection of cookies to give away for Christmas this year, I wanted to include a chocolate cookie. It had to be a dark chocolate…

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streusel squares

When I found out that the cake that had been picked for this month’s bake by the Cake Slice Bakers was Streusel Squares, I was a bit apprehensive since I…

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easy yaki udon

Since I ate the yaki udon at our favourite Japanese restaurant, I have been trying to re-create that same taste. I still have not been able to cook this dish…

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old-fashioned lemon sugar cookies

It’s Christmas soon and I have been baking tons of cookies for friends and family. While it is easy to go buy a box of cookies for someone, I think…

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baked pasta curls with chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and broccoli

It has been a while since I made a baked pasta. I only need to make enough food for two tonight so I thought a baked pasta would be a…

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grilled fish with sambal belacan in banana leaves

It is no secret that I love fish. Recently, I have also been pretty mad about my mortar and pestle. There is something very rewarding about pounding chillies and spices…

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grilled stuffed squid

I rarely buy squids because unfortunately, I am the only one at home who likes them. Apart from fried calamari, the LAM is not too impressed with squid. The other…