Lemon Yogurt Cupcakes with Lemon Yogurt Glaze

Lemon Yogurt Cupcakes with Marshmallow Peeps

I think I was about 8 years old. I had an ambitious dream that I would be making lots of money by selling chicken eggs. I am cracking up right now as I write this post but here is the story... One beautiful spring afternoon, school has just ended and kids were rushing out to the front gate of the school to return home. I noticed a bunch of kids were gathered around a man holding a large box in front of him. I, of course, had to investigate what was going on. There I saw kids holding the ...

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Oreo Truffles or Oreo Bombs

Oreo-Truffles

Is there anybody who doesn't like Oreo? In my house, we hardly have moments that these America's most favorite sandwich cookies would run out of stock.  And I often make one of the easy, simple, yet tasty truffles with them for Valentine's day. It is the Oreo Truffles, but my kids call them Oreo Bombs. I have found this easy recipe from the Kraft website a few years ago and it became a huge hit with my kids and their friends at school. ...

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Soft Sugar Cookies with Fresh Strawberry Icing

Soft Sugar Cookies with Fresh Strawberry Icing

I love colors of Easter celebration - the subtle hues of prettiness. I think sugar cookies have their best shining moment during Easter. You will find many cute cut-out cookies adorned with royal icing everywhere during Easter time. If you go over to Martha Stewart website you will get a ton of beautiful Easter cookie decoration ideas. Some simple and some more labor intensive. I used to enjoy spending some time decorating Easter cookies with many colors of royal icing but I just don't ...

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Black Sesame Rice Porridge

Black Sesame Porridge

Oh, Halloween... The dark, creepy, scary, and haunted day of fun and excitement... Candies, costumes, and of course, the trick or treats... Halloween has to be one of the most anticipated day of kid's life every year, and adults, too. Although I did not grow up with this creepy tradition, I do love Halloween and enjoy making treats to join the great celebration. ...

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Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Hot chocolate on a stick

  Have you ever tried hot chocolate on a stick? I had this delicious hot chocolate for the first time in a small bed and breakfast in Brugge, Belgium a couple of years ago. I've always thought that hot chocolate is coming from the powdered mix where you just add hot water, which, of course, is still good and convenient. Then, I had tried this stick version of real chocolate melted in hot milk. It was so good that I would never wanted to go back to one of those packet kinds. ...

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Fall Rice in Pumpkin

Halloween pumpkin-rice

  Last October around this time I was in New England enjoying the fall foliage. The beautiful maple and oak leaves turning into orange and red, smelling the batch of hot clam chowder, looking through the displays of Jack-o'-lanterns on every house, I literally soaked up myself with seasonal beauties. This year? Well..., the scenery has changed. I am surrounded by the palm trees, and the famous Patronas twin towers can be seen through my bedroom window. Yes, I am in Kuala Lumpur, ...

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Gingersnap Cookies, do you believe?

gingersnap cookies

"Mommy, Santa is not real, isn't he?" My 10 year old girl asked me the other day while I was driving to take her to the dance class. I knew that this moment will come someday and I have to give an answer at some point of her young life, but never come up with a good way to respond. Some might tell their children that Santa is not real and his existence is all made up by grown-ups, but I hesitate to say that to mine. Of course I've never seen Santa myself but I do believe in him, in my ...

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