Blessing in life

It’s been a while since my last post here. Life have been hectic since before Thanksgiving. Between work and life in general. From stress at work due to the holiday and issue with people at work, to the holiday craziness. But everything that happened, I believe happened for a reason. I might not the most…

Not a white Christmas

Texas ya’ll! No white Christmas. As always we spend our Christmas at my mother in law’s. We eat, open presents and then game while having our dessert and coffee. As the kids are older, teenager stage here, I found gifting is a challenge. It’s not as easy as before. Well when they were young Santa…

What’s cooking

Instant pot still is my best friend. I seriously rarely use my stove. Instant pot is my number one. Then air fryer and my electric wok. Before I move on to what’s cooking these days, I need to praise Instant pot and Cuisinart for their service. I had an error with Instant pot before that…

The kitchen never sleeps

That’s what some of my friends said. My kitchen never sleeps. Well I work from home. My “office” is few steps away from my kitchen. I love cooking, baking anything kitchen activities. Well not into cookies much though. I like easy process. Fast and simple. If I found a recipe that takes a long time,…

Noodles

Oodles of noodles been the story in my house for a while now. started when I decided to take my pasta maker out from the cave where it hibernate. Then the taste of fresh homemade noodles, brought back my wish list I have from last year, the Phillip’s pasta maker. If you know me, I…

Dead tired but Happy

Yes I am dead tired today. Feel like going to get myself a massage. I took few days off since Thursday to make my sweet rolls to sell at a local Indonesian food festival, but turned out my 2 sales reps I am assisting with are also taking off, so I ended up not able…

Ayam Tomat

This morning, I woke up with this craving for my mom ayam tomat. Basically chicken soup cooked with just ginger, garlic, and cut up tomatoes, seasoned with a little salt, white pepper and a splash of fish sauce. I checked my pantry for rice and guess what… I ran out of rice. Shame on me..what…

Lapis Legit

What is kue lapis legit ? My answer is a very rich thousand layers cake that so rich and yummy and dense yet melt in your mouth and you do not want to know what makes it oh so darn good and sinfulicious. That and the spekkoek spices aroma as you eat them layer by…

Bubur kacang ijo

Where I came from, Indonesia, we eat mung bean as a dessert drinks, serve warm or cold with ice. I have been craving for this and since tonight the weather is cooler, I think it is perfect for this. Instant pot definitely make it easy. I did 15 minutes tonight, but I think 12 minutes…

Cloudy and rainy day in a pot

It starts getting cooler here today, it is cloudy, a little rain here and there. Looks gloomy outside, the color just reminding me of a bowl of mushroom risotto. So I decided to make them. My boys are still sleeping, but worry not, instant pot will keep it warm for them. If you are too…