twisty sugar bread

Ever since I started making bread, I have been trying out many different bread recipes. It has been so much fun trying different things and keeping what I like while…

{giveaway} pan-fried vietnamese pork chops

I have such a fabulous recipe to share today. This dish was so good, I went, “MMMMMmmmm!” as I took my first bite. And since I had to work late,…

simple one-pot chicken casserole with carrots, potatoes and grainy mustard

This is a dish that you cook when you have few ingredients left in your fridge or your pantry. This is also a dish you cook when you want something…

layered vanilla sponge cake with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries

Do you like cake? Well, I am not the world’s biggest cake fan but if a tender slice of cake is sitting right in front of me, well, I am…

penne with chicken, mushroom and asparagus in pistachio pesto sauce

It is no secret that pasta water helps to bind pasta and sauce together to create a yummy and silky sauce.  The recipe I am sharing today is a classic…

ham and sliced cheese buns

I was up at 5am this morning.  Not that that was so unusual but it was a SUNDAY morning. Sigh.  Since I was not able to sleep any longer, I…

cottony loaf and {Giveaway} A pair of tickets to Cooking & Baking class by The Domestic Goddess Wannabe!

Hello! It’s been a while – I took a break to update my cooking and baking skills but I’m back! I have been obsessing a bit about bread recently, and…

quick and easy sardine mini hand-pies

I like canned sardines. Especially the ones that have been cooked in tomato sauce. When I was a kid, I would remove the little bones from my sardines, mush the…

japanese clam rice

The other day, I went to the supermarket to buy some clams. As usual, I bought extra clams so after cooking a pot of XO Sauce Chili Clams, I still…

salted caramel sauce

I don’t like sweet things. That much is true. But what I do like (A LOT) is caramel. There is something about caramel. That deep flavor when sugar is cooked…