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…

XO sauce chili clams

It is great when school starts because I actually have the mornings to cook and blog! Today I saw clams at the supermarket and I knew that was what I…

super moist grilled chicken with DGW’s secret spice rub

Chicken breasts are the easiest part of the chicken to cook.  There are no bones, and they are easy to portion and cut into smaller pieces. The problem with cooking…

{Giveaway} cream cheese chiffon cake

Wait! Wait!  I know what you are thinking! “Another chiffon cake recipe, Diana???” Well, in my defense, I am giving away not one, but two sets of tools to help you…

red pepper (capsicum) butter rice

The recipe I am sharing today is very simple. But delicious. It is a great alternative to plain rice. And if you are throwing a dinner party, it is a…