Category Archives: Misc.

cream cheese swiss meringue buttercream

For those who read my blog regularly, you would have noticed that I almost always use Swiss Meringue Butterream (SMBC) to frost my cakes and cupcakes. It is the buttercream…

chocolate-glazed hazelnut mousse cake | my 40th birthday

So, I turned 40 over the weekend. Yes, I am now a member of the Elder-Shield Club. 😀 It was funny because I am not really big on birthdays. Well,…

jadelyn’s second birthday party | a birthday party cooking guide

It seemed like it was only yesterday when I gave birth to Jadelyn. Time really flies when one has kids and this week, Jadelyn turns 2. Since the beginning of…

chinese (charcoal) steamboat

When I was a kid, we would have charcoal steamboats every Chinese New Year (CNY). Since we had a huge family (my Dad is the oldest of 7 children), the…

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…

sambal belacan

There is this Malay stall near where we live, and they make this divine, totally-to-die-for sambal belacan fried rice. The fried rice is also served with small bite-sized pieces of…

vanilla swiss meringue buttercream

The first time I made Swiss Meringue Buttercream, I did a ton of research and finally went to the kitchen with a recipe that I felt was pretty good. It…

Talkative Thursdays – Endometrial (or Uterine) Cancer

The whole of last month was a roller coaster ride for me. My mother was diagnosed with Endometrial (or Uterine) Cancer, or Cancer of the Uterus, about a month ago,…

chinese style scrambled eggs

This is probably the shortest post I will ever write. The reason for posting this is because I tend to scramble eggs to use in fried rice recipes (and sometimes…

talkative thursday {linky}: “sorry” should never be a difficult word to say

Recently I received a call early in the morning from the supervisor in Aden’s school. Since that was pretty much a rare occurrence, I knew something bad had happened. So,…