Monthly Archives: January 2014

mushroom mini-pies – an impossibly easy mini-pie recipe

It’s been a while since I made an impossibly easy mini-pie. So today I thought I would make some mushroom pies for one of my sister’s oldest and closest friends,…

kung pao chicken (宫保鸡丁)

The LAM likes Kung Pao Chicken (宫保鸡丁) a lot. In fact, I only knew this dish existed because of him. I had never ordered it before in restaurants before I…

braised pork belly with ginger, garlic and dried chilli

Until I recover from my intensive cake-baking session, dinner has to be kept simple. So continuing with my theme of “SIMPLICITY”, I am sharing a recipe for braised pork belly…

old-fashioned pound (cup)cakes with lemon curd and swiss meringue buttercream

The cake picked for this month’s bake with The Cake Slice Bakers was Old-Fashioned Pound Cake from the chosen book of the year, “Great Cakes” by Carole Walter. I knew…

stir-fried garlic clams

I have been cooking and baking like mad over the weekend and dinners had to be kept simple because I simply did not have much time to spare. That means…

aden’s fourth birthday party | a birthday party cooking guide

Our son turned 4 and we threw a small party at home for him so he could have his little friends over to play. For the last three parties we…

baked rigiatoni with chicken, sun-dried tomato and three cheeses

This is a meal that is made up of left-overs. This is also a simple and super-quick meal to make. I had half a chicken breast sitting in the fridge….

purple ombre cake

I have been *a bit* mad about ombre cakes recently. I love colours. I really do. I love combining colours and making pretty things. So I was thinking purple, and…

braised chicken mid-joints in soy caramel

Monday. If there were to be a day when I loathe to cook, it has to be on a Monday. Because I cook virtually everyday, I am usually exhausted when…

easy chicken pie

Again, this was a dish that I blundered into making. I wanted to make some tuna pasties. So I transferred a packet of frozen puff (ready-rolled) pastry from the freezer…