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Happy Birthday to Me…a No-bake Snickers Icebox Cake

Today’s technically not my birthday, because for sure I wouldn’t want to be posting on my blog on my birthday when I can be doing so many other things…like baking and eating and reading and plain lazing around. The four things I mentioned are perhaps the things I love to do most, not in order of preference of course. This year I am marking an important birthday…because I will be

My Mom’s (Chocolate) Banana Muffins

My mom’s a SAHM (stay-at-home mom), or more commonly and unglamorously known as a housewife. Some of my relatives probably think that my mom had it good, because she never did have to work, but I know that being a housewife ain’t easy. This was even more so because back when I was in primary, my mom would prepare THREE meals a day for me and my two brothers. I

Homemade Granola – Food Revolution Day

I will be talking about revolutions today. When anyone talks about revolutions these days, you think about the ‘Arab Spring’, or the year of Arab revolutions that began in Tunisia in December 2010 and resulted in a wave of uprisings across the Arab world. And when you actually think about it (and it’s been credited in many newspapers and other media around the world), then one catalyst for this widespread

Pink Salted Caramel Macarons for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This post has been long in the making. Like 8 months kinda long. Ever since my first post on macarons more than half a year ago, I’ve been making macarons on and off, experiencing more failures than successes. I’m experimented with technique, temperature, equipment, ingredients and a whole lot of other variables, and have come to the conclusion that macarons are indeed iffy little creatures and having a humid and

Janine’s Failed Macaron Cake aka a Flourless Chocolate Cake made with Maca-fails

I swear by the phrase “out of adversity comes creativity”, not only because I am usually pushed by circumstances to think out of the box, but also because much of my (best) work is done when I’m facing a time crunch or other adverse situations. Just take today for example, I was craving ang koo kueh, a traditional glutinous rice treat filled with peanuts or mung beans, and since it

Malaysian Monday #2: Muah Chee

Posting a little early for MM, but here’s something which you can whip out in less than 10 minutes (if you have the ingredients available in your kitchen) and best thing is, it’s gluten-free! :] Muah chee is a treat right out of my childhood. I will always buy it (or rather my parents would buy it for me) when we were out and about on weekends and if we

Malaysian Monday #1: Apam Balik/ Min Jiang Kuih

I suddenly was craving apam balik a few days back, so I googled and found myself on Lily’s blog. Her blog is a veritable trove of Malaysian/Singaporean dishes, and she even had three variations of apam balik! Min Jiang Kuih is typically thicker and you can tell from the name that it’s the Chinese version – this is the version that is selling in Jollibean and Mr. Bean – the