• Food-Desserts

    Fruit Cake

    When i was young , my mom loved to bake fruit cake . No , it’s not the kind of fruit cake that americans know , it’s not those kind of fruit cake where you can let it sit for weeks .. not that kind . To me , this is more like butter cake with raisins and fruit glazed . But my sister still called it fruit cake . Mom used to bake this with her mini oven , not oven with stove like i have right now , but back then , my mom didn’t even have that big oven , it was the kind of oven that…

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    My sister’s fruit cake

    Make 2 loaves of fruit cake . 375 gr. of unsalted butter 375 gr. of sugar 7 large eggs 1/2 tsp. of baking powder 400 gr. of all purpose flour 200 gr. of raisins soaked in rum 100 gr. glazed fruit 1. Preheat oven to 350 F , grease and line with parchment papers . 2. Beat butter for 1 minute , then add sugar , beat until light and fluffy . Add egg 1 at a time , beat well after each addition , add flour and baking powder , little at a time , beat well after each addition too . 3. Add in the raisins , drain…

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    Beef , Shiitake Mushroom and Broccoli Stir Fry

    1 lb of flank steak , sliced against the grain , about 1/4 inch thick 1/2 bunch of green onion , thinly sliced , including the green part too 1 tbsp. of minced ginger 2 tbsp. of minced garlic 1/4 cup of oyster sauce In a ziploc bag put all these ingredients together , mix well , let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour . I put mine about 3 hours . 1 head of broccoli Boil water in a wok , once it’s boiling , blanch broccoli that has been cut and washed for about 30 seconds , drain , and put broccoli into a…

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    Beef , Shiitake Mushroom and Broccoli Stir Fry

    Tonight i made this stir fry which was pretty much a quick meal . I served it with jasmine rice . Marinating the meat , i used flank , marinating the meat with green onion , ginger and garlic , along with oyster sauce , and let it sit in the ziploc bag for about 3 hours . It was very easy and delicious .. i really enjoy this kind of quick meal .. it has the protein you need , and also the carb , vegetable source .. everything . It was like a complete meal in one wok ! For recipe click here Hits: 119

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    Rice Pudding

    Few weeks ago while i was finishing up with my work out at the gym , a friend of mine ,  named Rose , came by and we had a chat . Little did i know that she just turned vegetarian since 5-6 months ago , then we ended up talking about rice , how much we both love rice . Except i don’t like brown rice , while for her , that’s all she eats ! Then she ended up telling me about how good this rice pudding was , and told me if i liked rice , coconut milk , i probably would love this rice pudding .…

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    Chinese Style Noodle Soup with Shrimp

    1/2 lb of angel hair pasta 2 quarts of chicken broth 1 lb of shrimp 1 carrot , match stick cut 2 bunches of green onions , including the green part , separate the white and green 1 tbsp. of thinly sliced ginger 2 tbsp. soy sauce 1 tbsp . of sesame oil 1. Cook the noodle according to package to al dente , drain , remove the noodles into a big bowl filled with cold water and ice cubes to stop the cooking . Let it sit until noodles are cool . Once it’s cool , drain again , sprinkle some oil , so it won’t stick . 2.…

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    Holiday cookies

    I guess i had just started my holiday baking cookies .. Okay , it started with the chocolate hazelnut cookies , which i think is so delicious !! So nutty .. and not to mention i am a big fan of hazelnut . So , yesterday during bad weather day , we had a blizzard condition , although we ended up with only couple inches of snow , the wind was brutal !! Snow drifts were high , anyway , me and my son ended up baking cookies . Butter knot cookies , has a texture like pineapple cookies from Indonesia , where they call Nastar with pineapple filling .…

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    Chocolate Hazelnut Cutout Cookies

    I thought i started my christmas baking last night , i chose chocolate hazelnut cookies . I happened to have hazelnut on hand , i roasted them , you wouldn’t believe how yummy the smell of roasted hazelnut , esp. after having them in the food processor and have them finely grounded . The cookies were so buttery and yummy and after it has been cooled i spread some nutella on it , i love the cookies itself , and i also love it with nutella . I think this cookies is for everybody out there who loves nutella ! That would be me !! 🙂 Hits: 93

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    Ginger chicken with root vegetables

    I had a very small amount of time frame to spend in the kitchen today . So to make things quick , i decided to make this Ginger Chicken with Root Vegetables . They’re very simple and easy to make , just braised the chicken , i used chicken thighs , had lots of flavor of course , and i used the root vegetables , such as onion , ginger , celery and parsnips . Actually i never had parsnips , this was our first time trying parsnips , i figured they’re sweet .. from what i heard . They look like carrots , except parsnips are white , had…

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    R2D2 Cake

    Today we finished up our cake project , me and my husband that is . Our son birthday is tomorrow . And he has Star Wars birthday theme , he wants a R2D2 birthday cake . What a request !! LOL So , couple of days ago we made the cakes , to freeze them , that way it will be easier to frost and also less job to do within 1 day . Made about 6 – 6 inches round cake , and also made the head too . But we ended up using just 4 cakes , i used 5 lbs of buttercream icing , as a glue…

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    Flavored Meringue

    Last spring i made a batch of these meringue and my son loves it . He’s been asking for it over and over and i always had something else to do … too busy doing this or doing that , or sometimes , just plain too lazy . But today , before i went to pick him up , i decided to take some eggs out , because i’d need it to come to a room temperature , although i could always put them in luke warm water for 30 minutes and they should be ready . Anyway … before dinner i decided to make these meringue , they’re super…

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    Macaroni Schotel

    Earlier this morning i was talking with my mom’s cousin , she’s actually about 10 years older than me , but anyway , she was saying she’s making Macaroni Schotel for dinner . Mind you , i just started to wake up when she mentioned about what she’s having for dinner . Indonesia is about 12-13 hours ahead of Central Time . So , i thought later on during the day , i haven’t had anything thawed out , all the chicken or the beef are still in the freezer , taking them out in the afternoon would not make any sense , because it’s going to take at least…

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    Macaroni Schotel ( Macaroni Casserolle )

    You will need : 12 oz of elbow macaroni 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves of garlic , minced 3/4 can of corned beef 2 hot dogs , diced 1/4 lbs of thinly shaved smoked ham 2 tsp. of sugar 1 can of evaporated milk ( add a little more 1 % milk to make 500 ml milk ) salt , pepper and 1 1/2 tsp. of ground nutmeg 2 beaten eggs 1/4 cup of shredded colby jack cheese 1 tub of grated parmesan cheese , or freshly grated parmesan cheese . 1. Boil macaroni according to the package , meanwhile , heat oil in a skillet , add onion…

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    Pumpkin Roll

    Preheat oven to 375 F , grease jelly roll pan , line with parchment paper and grease , flour again before pouring the batter evenly on to the pan . Bake for 15 minutes . For the cake you will need : 3 eggs 1 cup of sugar Beat the eggs and sugar for at least 5 minutes until thick , with mixer on the high speed . Then add in : 2/3 cup packed pumpkin puree Beat with medium speed , and mix well , then add : 3/4 cup of all purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground…

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    Pumpkin Roll

    So , a friend of mine , well he’s the guy in the front desk at the gym , had mentioned about pumpkin rolls for the past 2 days . He’s excited about making it for this thanksgiving and asked me question if it is okay to add more pumpkin puree than the recipe calls because his baking sheet is not really the precise jelly roll pan . LOL .. I said no .. because baking is about being exact .. you miss measurement , you can mess up the whole thing .. Anyway i was intrique with the idea of making pumpkin roll . I am not a big…

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    Vegetable Beef Soup

    So i had a package of petite boneless steak in the fridge , thawing out since thursday where i originally thought was going to use it for Beef Rendang . Ended up with the idea this morning , why not making Beef Soup instead of the Rendang , and beside all the soup we’ve made it’s always been chicken soup .. chicken soup .. and chicken soup . Then , this afternoon i started preparing stuff for the soup , chopped all the fresh vegetable . The only frozen vegetable i used was green beans , i didn’t have any fresh ones on hand . The soup turned out wonderful…

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    Vanilla Cinnamon Poached Pears

    I have been waiting to try to make poached pears , this afternoon i finally got the chance to do it . Being saturday and being home , gave me enough time to be busy in the kitchen . I had 4 bartlett pears , they’ve been sitting in the fridge for almost over a week , so i decided to make these pears after i got my vegetable beef soup going on the stove . Cored the pears , but i could not find my melon baller , but oh well still worked fine with just paring knife . And the rest just making the poaching liquid , nothing…

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    Parmesan Crackers

    Made this parmesan crackers the other day , it was easy to make , but you have to let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour . I let it sit in the fridge overnight , i didn’t have any reason to rush with this . The dough was very easy to make , i used freshly grated parmesan cheese which is essential in here , and i chopped up some thyme leaves . I grow thyme leaves in my garden , so they’re quite handy ! After rolling the dough , and let it sit in the fridge overnight , i sliced them and surprisingly they’re…

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    Bean Sprout Soup ( Kongnamulguk )

    I have been wanting to try to make this soup , since couple of weeks ago when i complained that my son is catching cold . But we all know , americans don’t usually eat bean sprout , so finding them , is kinda hard . Luckily , the past couple of weeks , i’ve been shopping at Meijer , and happily i found that they do carry beansprout with a reasonable price . So , after working out this morning , still on my working out short and sweatshirt , stopped at that grocery store . Mind you, it was 40 F outside , people probably think i was…