Christmas Tree Shortbread

I've completely lost track of time and my mind. Unlike the first pregnancy, I don't feel completely prepared this time round even though dates have been set. It's probably because Christmas is this weekend and I'm just really excited about it - pretty much as excited as my 2.5 year old toddler.  I actually thought …

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Christmas Cookies 

2.5 year olds are such great fun. If we look beyond the bad days they have which involve them screaming "Mine!!!", "Noooo!!!!", "Do it myself!!!", they are actually really adorable little individuals who are so full of curiosity and creativity.  Last weekend, we were invited to a friend's place for a mini Christmas party for …

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3-ingredients Sausage Cheddar Puffs

With Christmas just round the corner, I'm experimenting with different fuss-free, quick and easy recipes for upcoming kids' parties.  I bought the pastry from the supermarket instead of trying to make it myself. So here's how I made these simple sausage cheddar puffs. 1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees cels on fan mode. Place a …

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Dinosaur Biscuits (Cookies)

Using BBC Good Food Basic Biscuit Recipe, we made some dinosaur footprint biscuits this afternoon.  I didn't expect how difficult it was to get a 2 year old to NOT over stomp dinosaurs on the dough. But it didn't matter, after all the forceful stomping around, I just went back to the kitchen to modify …

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One-Pan Salmon with New Potatoes and Peppers

Words such as "one-pan" and "salmon" are enough to make me check out a new recipe. I love fish and wish I could afford to eat them daily. One-pan basically suggests less washing up. Excellent! This recipe is an improvised version of that found on BBC Good Food. The original recipe asks for asparagus but …

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Easy Chocolate Molten Cake

Dan's birthday this year was a simple affair. I couldn't find time to organise a themed birthday like last year since Theodore takes up all of my waking hours. However, I still wanted to do something special for my best friend (aka husband) simply because he deserves it. So, I baked him a Chocolate Molten …

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Sausages with Sticky Onion Gravy

Living in the land of sausages, one of my favourite sausages is the Nürnberger sausage. It originated from the city of Nürnberg. Made from coarsely ground lean pork and usually seasoned with marjoram, salt, pepper, ginger, cardamom, and lemon powder, these sausages are thin and small. The Germans usually serve them with sauerkraut and potatoes. …

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Easter Brunch – Baked Egg with Asparagus on Cheesy Toast

I'm really excited about this Easter weekend because we're having a 5-day long break! Germany has Good Friday and Easter Monday as Public Holidays and Dan's taken an extra day off on Tuesday to accompany me for our prenatal check-up. He's been a really loving Papa who doesn't miss any of my appointments unless I …

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Easter Brunch – Baked Egg with Asparagus on Cheesy Toast

I'm really excited about this Easter weekend because we're having a 5-day long break! Germany has Good Friday and Easter Monday as Public Holidays and Dan's taken an extra day off on Tuesday to accompany me for our prenatal check-up. He's been a really loving Papa who doesn't miss any of my appointments unless I …

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Easter Nests

With Easter just round the corner, have you thought of what treats you'll be making? I wanted to make some easy no-bake chocolate treats for Dan's colleagues since bending over to reach the oven has now become quite a challenge for me. So, Easter Nests is it for them! Ingredients 150g Shreddies cereal (mashed) 200g …

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Vanilla Fairy Cupcakes with a Surprise

Our kitchen is tiny and has limited storage space. With a baby on his way, I had to clear a couple of shelves to store some of his essentials. Therefore, I decided to bake Vanilla Fairy Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting. I adapted the recipe by adding half a teaspoon of Nutella in each of the …

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie

Mr Sunshine is out and that makes me as happy as a lark. I'm beginning to think I'm a green plant whose well-being is dependent on natural sunlight. Charged with full gear motivation, like a car refuelled, I kept myself busy in the kitchen from 8am to make some Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie. Unsurprisingly, this …

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Chocolate Marble Cake

I was craving for a small slice of chocolate cake but if I went to a cafe I know jolly well it would be more than just a slice of cake. Instead I walked to the supermarket to get the ingredients I needed to bake a cake and decided to share it with Daniel's colleagues. …

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Easy Scones Recipe

An intensive, vigorous 60-minute Body Fit workout left me crawling home on Friday afternoon with zero appetite. Wasn't exercise supposed to make you feel hungry later? Or does that apply only to swimming? I spent 4 precious hours pondering what to have for lunch as I read my crime novel. It wasn't until 4.30pm that …

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Steamed Double Chocolate Cupcakes

I didn't grow up with an oven. It just wasn't popular in Singapore among my parents' generation. They didn't grow up with one either. But that didn't stop us Chinese from having cakes. How did we make cakes then, you might ask. We use a steamer. A steamer is an essential kitchen tool in a …

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