Chili and Lemongrass Chicken

Have you tried resisting a food because you don’t like how it smells?

I am sorry that I dislike some food because of their smell. Also, there are ingredients I don’t like using just because I don’t like the smell. Somehow, when I started baking and blogging, I started to explore… one at a time.

One of the things I dislike is fish sauce. However, there are mouth-watering foods you could see all over Instagram (WordPress as well) that use fish sauce. I never tried making those. I saw a photo of a dipping sauce that goes well with fried fish; I asked my friend how she made the sauce. When I read the text fish sauce I wanted to tell her Okay, forget that I asked.

Of course, I did not say that.

Instead, I told her that I don’t like how fish sauce smells. She said ‘Yeah, I don’t even like how it smells, but it tastes good.’ Okay, she has convinced me at that moment. Still, I never bought fish sauce. One time in a grocery store, my friend caught me staring at the bottle of fish sauce and she told me to buy it so I can try. And finally, I did.

The bottle of fish sauce stayed inside the cupboard for months. :D I discarded all the recipes I found with fish sauce… sorry.

But one night, before I went to sleep, I’ve come across this video -

Okay, so who wouldn’t be convinced? I did not have second thoughts – I really wanted to try this dish. One thing came up – I never cooked anything curry except my favorite curry… for how many long years. I thought maybe this is the right time to bend my usage of curry powder.



  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 lemongrass stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce (Nam Pla)
  • 350g chicken thigh meat, cut into bite-sized chunks (I used bone-in chicken thigh)
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 100 ml chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar (I used ½ tbsp only)
  • ¼ cup coconut milk (my addition)
  • Small handful of mint, basil and coriander leaves, to garnish (I did not use as I was out of herbs to use.)


  1. In a bowl, combine the lemongrass, chilli, garlic and fish sauce. Place the chicken meat into another bowl and add half the lemongrass mix, reserving the rest. Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Add the reserved lemongrass mixture, then add the curry powder and stir-fry for about 1 minute until fragrant. Then add the marinated chicken and stir-fry for 4–5 minutes until the pieces have a nice colour on all sides.
  3. Pour the chicken stock into the pan and stir in the sugar. (Add coconut milk if you are using.) Simmer for a few minutes until the stock has reduced and you are left with a thick sauce.
  4. Serve with steamed rice and garnish with the herbs.

The fish sauce smell was all over the house and while cooking, I convinced myself that this will be a good dish. And you know me… I don’t really stick to recipes when it comes to cooking (I mean, who does?) so I added a little bit of coconut milk. And it tastes just amazing as Chicken Curry.

And oh, I drizzled lemon all over my meal and it was awesome. :D

I am taking this at Fiesta Friday hosted by the ever-amazing Angie @ The Novice Gardener. and at Foodie Fridays.

I hope you enjoy this. Happy weekend. Happy Fiesta Friday. Happy Foodie Fridays. ;)


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Most Influential Blogger Award

Ugh! I couldn’t believe that I am slower than a snail for the past 5 (or 6?) months when it comes to passing awards. I missed those times that I almost had all the time in the world to blog. Well, as the saying goes ‘It’s better late than never.’ It is indeed late than never, so I am here to receive and pass the MOST INFLUENTIAL Award from Arl @ Arl’s World. Thank you, Arl. I really appreciate this award. <3

doncharisma-org-most-influential-blogger-award-womanFor my nominees,

Linda @ La Petite Paniere | Jess @ Cooking is my Sport

Anna @ My Little Blue Mixer | Angie @ The Novice Gardener


Conditions For Accepting The Award

  1. Display the Award on your Blog.
  2. Announce your win with a blog post and thank the Blogger who nominated you.
  3. Present some deserving Bloggers with the Award.
  4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know they are nominated with a comment (or a pingback).
  5. Include an embedded video of your current favorite song (from YouTube etc, just copy and paste the link into your WordPress editor).

 And the tricky part is to include a video of your current favorite song. I don’t think I have one at the moment… But I just went through Boyce Avenue’s YouTube channel couple of says back and I kept on watching their version of Mirrors – originally by Justine Timberlake.

I hope you enjoy the video. And again, thank you, Arl.


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Tricky Tuesdays: Food Tricks

I love eating apples without slicing them. But there are times that I am in the mood for sliced. ;) I love green, Fuji and Pink Lady. :D I noticed that Pink Lady applies don’t turn brown that easily. But the other apples I have tried, you have to eat them right away. It’s good that I found out how to prevent them from turning brown by adding a teaspoon of salt to a large plastic storage container about 2/3 full of water and stir before adding slices.

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Hmm, ice cream. If you can remember, I can eat ice cream ANYTIME. And when I say anytime, that could be breakfast or 3 AM. :D I love my ice cream soft or melted. So the trick below would be so good.

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I am a kitchen person, but don’t expect me to love slicing. And doing the dishes? Nope, I don’t like it either. However, who would do it for me? So, NO CHOICE. When slicing, I noticed that the chopping board sometimes doesn’t stay in place. In this case, you can put a paper towel under the chopping board. Or in case, I put a silicone trivet.

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Do you hate honey sticking on your measuring cup/glass? Your problem is solved. ;) Put oil or butter or spray using cooking spray as shown below and you’ll get that honey easily out of your measuring cup.

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I love buying bananas . I love bananas. I love when the skins are yellow without spots. Sometimes, I forget to eat them all so I end up using them in smoothies or in baking. When I plan baking ahead, I buy unripe bananas and get them to ripe for 3 to 4 days. Wow, I am happy that I could ripen them in no time. :D

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Got any tricks to share? Leave your comments below. I hope you like these tricks and let me know what you think. ;)


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Introducing ‘new’ bloggers #20

I slept exhausted on Thursday night.

Woke up as early as 6 AM on Friday – I was expecting a headache. Before I started thinking what to prepare for breakfast, I opened the email and I found this:

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Sweet, isn’t it? <3 And this made my day. I couldn’t help but smile. :D I replied to her, telling how I am struggling (I will not deny) to do both series I have on my blog due to the so many things going on. But those things wont make me stop from doing what I love – and that’s bringing more bloggers to be friends with. :D I am so over-the-top pleased that this sweet little girl, Sarah, took some of her time to help me. Blogging buddies are not only friends, but a part of your family, too. <3 Thanks a lot, Sarah. I hope I’d be able to help you someday as well. ;)



Gal On A Mission - This gal on a mission is named Chelsea. I love how active she is at social media :D One of my favourite recipes of her are this Butterfinger Fudge and her Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes which are even gluten and sugar free!

The Taylor House - Meet Chrissy! “Chrissy  is an experienced brand ambassadorproduct enthusiast and event participant who has worked with a variety of businesses to enthusiastically promote and endorse their brands!” I can tell that girl knows business! She’s a full-time blogger who will give you 5 posts a week, it’s a promise! I’m not going to select favourite recipes because if you just look at this recipe index of desserts, you’ll know that’s nearly impossible! and you know how much I love desserts… Chrissy gives us way more than “just” food! She shares crafts and travel as well.

Savory Experiments - Meet Jessica! I just LOVE this particular sentence on her about me page: “I am a psychotherapist by day and a mad scientist in the kitchen by night.” She has a wonderful man who eats everything she makes. Don’t they all do that? We all know a man’s love goes through his stomach, right? ;) I love supportive men :) Jessica makes me want to eat things I’ve never eaten before. Such as this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! I just can’t imagine me eating cookie dough, but those pictures…

Written Reality - Meet Mitzi! “Clinging to visions of the picture-perfect home filled with gourmet meals and tons of family fun, I resigned from my full-time teaching position to take on my new role as a stay-at-home mom.”

If you could touch and eat things you find online, this delicious Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie wouldn’t be known by anyone! Because I would have eaten it right away! 

Pink Recipe Box - Say hello to Nicola! “I am completely, utterly, head-over-heels in love with food. I plan my days around it, I plan my vacations around it, I plan my entire life around it. You could say food has become a bit of an obsession with me. And I could reply that that is a bit of an understatement.” This part of her about me page made me love her already! I mean, isn’t this the purpose of life? :D

Another part I really really liked: “My first baking memories are of me standing in my grandma’s kitchen, barely tall enough to see over the table, scraping the large wooden spoon along the bright orange mixing bowl and licking the chocolate cupcake batter off. Even though it was so long ago, I can still remember the taste and to this day I have been unable to recreate her gorgeous recipe!” Awwww!
If I were a fancy little girl, I’d now say “Oh my God, we have so much in common!” We even made the same pie! => Banoffee Pie (one of my all-time favourites!) 

I love all these bloggers, Sarah. Those foods you picked – WOW! I couldn’t thank you enough – you are such an angel. <3

For the other bloggers, stay tuned next Monday. ;) Oh, and if you have some more bloggers on your mind, please let me know. You can also bring yourself if you like. ;)

Lots of Love,


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Chocolate Syrup Cheesecake Brownies

There are different kinds of buyers. 

According to Neuro Science Marketing , there are three types of buyers – Tightwads, Spendthrifts and Average Spenders.

Let’s find out where be belong. :D

What does it like to be Tightwads? “Tightwads are controlled by the amount that they think a product should cost.”  As what I’ve understood, they are the analytical type of buyers. They love saving rather than spending. They plan (a lot) before buying anything. Those sale items? I don’t think they have a chance at Tightwads’ brains. You get the point.

And here are the Spendthrifts

The more money they spend, the better they feel.” I do feel the same, but still, I don’t think I belong here. They don’t plan. They just buy. They think that money is to be spent for- and they feel good when they get what they want. Do you expect them to think about- or weigh stuffs if they like something? I don’t think so.

Ahh, the Average Spenders – I think most of us belong here. I think I do belong here. Let’s see.

We weigh options, take time to decide, and, generally, try to make smart moves and save a little money.” Average Spenders compare prices and don’t buy immediately what they desire on the first “meeting”.  They don’t think about it for only one night (they plan a lot) and sometimes, when realising that it is not practical, they forget about it and what? move on?

Many months back, I saw Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup on sale (2 bottles). Of course, because I bake, I used that as a reason to buy it (although I don’t know where to use it). Yeah, I could make it as drink. Or put it in a smoothie. Use it in baking. Or maybe drink it as is.


But… I completely forgot about it and there are many sale items I bought sitting somewhere in the cupboard. While cleaning the cupboard last weekend, I saw two bottles of chocolate syrup. Yeah, I know – I have not used even a single drop. Bad thing is, they are almost reaching the end of their lives (poor syrup). I promised myself not to bake during that day because I want to finish the book I am currently reading. But I had to make use of that syrup – and you can imagine me Googling like crazy.


Gladly, I found this recipe from Crafty Mix. And again, 4 oz cream cheese was waiting in the fridge as well. And tada – Chocolate Syrup Cheesecake Brownies.




  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cups chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cups cocoa
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla (or less to taste)
  • Optional mix-ins: marshmallows, nuts, chocolate

For the cheesecake swirl:

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 ½ tbsp sugar


  1. Prepare an 8 x 8 baking dish. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, salt). If using mix ins, coat them with a little flour mixture in order for them to scatter in the brownies beautifully.
  3. Melt butter.
  4. Add chocolate syrup. Mix with the butter.
  5. Add eggs. Mix well.
  6. Add dry ingredients. Mix well.
  7. Add in the mix ins coated with flour mixture. Mix until combined. Pour onto your baking dish. Set aside.
  8. Beat the cream cheese, egg yolk and sugar until combined. Spoon 16 small dollops (4 rows with 4 dollops of brownie batter in each row) of the reserved brownie batter evenly on top of the cream cheese filling. Run a wooden skewer back and forth through the two batters until you have a marble effect.
  9. Bake them in a 375 F for about 30 minutes (this will vary). I am using a glass baking dish and baked mine for 35 minutes.

I did enjoy these bars – they were so fudgy and that dreamy cream cheese swirl? I should have put 8 oz, but alas, I did not have a spare. Do you think I need to buy more than one cream cheese the next time? :D

So back to what kind of buyer I am -

Hmm, so where do I belong? I am in between spendthrift and average spender. Most of the time Sometimes, when in a grocery store, I forget to check prices before putting stuffs in the cart. Or as what Patty said- maybe we don’t check it for a purpose. We don’t want a reason not to buy that stuff. Buying a slice of cake for like $9? What do you think? :D Sale items? Maybe you can find me on the first ten people on queue.

Okay, seriously, I have somehow learned how to think before buying. Well, it does not apply to everything, especially food. :P But at least, at some point, I consider things before buying. ;) I am behaving myself since last month- let’s see until when can I hold on. :D

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy these fudgy and dreamy bars. Bringing these at Fiesta Friday over Angie @ The Novice Gardener. I am also bringing these at Sweet and Savoury Sundays over Laura @ Baking in Pyjamas.


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Tricky Tuesday: Salt 101

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Three days ago, I was preparing eggs to be scrambled. I took the salt (in a salt shaker) and put some on the eggs. Unfortunately, I have not closed the lid properly and I got an instant 1/2 cup of salt on my beaten eggs. What a mess! That day, I was really messed up – failed baking, kitchen utensils kept on falling down… and the salt. Ugh!  So when the salt was all over the beaten eggs, it did asked me “Hey, when are you going to talk about me on your blog?” And I replied back – “Okay! I will talk about you, but please… don’t do this again.” The salt did not promise, though. 

So for today’s post, since I wanted to talk about salt for quite some time now, I guess this is the right time. 

According to one of the cooking shows (I forgot the what is was – Master Chef Australia?), one of the judges said that “Salt is the most important ingredients in the kitchen.” I definitely agree. Whenever I cook, I always thought that important ingredients are missed – you know, some important ingredients. I really never put too much salt when I cook. I don’t know – maybe I am just afraid to overdo the salt. Whatever. 

Anyway, I realized that salt indeed is the most important ingredients in the kitchen. When you feel that there aren’t enough taste, put salt. But do we know the benefits/uses of salt and what can salt do to out bodies when we overdo them? Well, I belong to the people who doesn’t know anything about salt except that it gives taste to the food we cook. 

Some benefits of Salt

  • Salt is necessary to retain hydration, the reason why salt is in things like Gatorade and other electrolyte drinks doctors use to treat patients suffering from dehydration, diarrhea, etc.
  • Salt is key to carrying babies to term
  • Salt regulates blood sugar, important for diabetics not to have low salt intake
  • Salt contributes to a healthy thyroid because of iodine
  • Salt acts as an antihistamine
  • It’s even a sleep aid! A few grains in a glass of water before bed helps you sleep more soundly.

Excessive/Insufficient Use of Salt

The recommended intake of salt per day is 1500 mg to 2300 mg – that makes about 3/4 tsp to 1 tsp per day. Studies claim that excessive intake of salt is not good with people with Hypertension/High Blood Pressure, so they are often advised to take a low-sodium diet. 

The more sodium we have in our bloodstream, the more water it binds. For this reason, sodium is thought to increase blood pressure (which it does, but only mildly). 

If blood pressure is elevated, the heart has to work harder to push the blood throughout the body and there is increased strain on the arteries and various organs.

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk factor for many serious diseases, like heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.” – Authority Nutrition

When it comes to excessive use of salt, it doesn’t only means the actual salt itself. Salty foods like the instant noodles, processed/canned foods and fastfoods can also harm our health. 

On the other side, insufficient intake of salt is also not good in our bodies. Studies claim that low intake of salt may lead to Insulin resistance which is a leading cause to obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. It is also dangerous for athletes to be low in salt as they lose salt in their bodies while on practice or on the run, which may lead to Hyponatremia. 

As sodium intake drops, blood levels of cholesterol and fat can increase, escalating cardiovascular issues.” – Huffington Post

See, the point is – everything should be balanced. That is why we have what we called balanced diet – everything should be taken moderately. If not, excessive or insufficient intake of anything can harm our health. 

Furthermore, salt can be used not only in cooking, but in other stuffs as well. 

Other uses of Salt

  • Test egg freshness: add 2 teaspoon to a cup of water and put an egg in it. A fresh egg will sink, while an old egg will float.
  • Removes sweat stains: Add 3-4 tbsp of salt to a quart of hot water, then use the solution on the stain until it fades.
  • Relieves sore throat: Mix salt and warm water, gargle 2-3 minutes every 2-3 hours until throat is healed. (Salt kills strep bacteria!)
  • Ant Control: Sprinkle wherever you want to “protect’ from ants. Ants will not walk over salt.
  • Fridge deodorizer: Mix equal parts salt and baking soda, place in the fridge.
  • Extinguish a grease fire: Throw salt on the fire.  (Never use water in a grease fire! – Why? I don’t know. Somebody tell me.)
  • Restore a sponge: Soak sponge or mops them overnight in a solution of about 1/4 cup salt per quart (liter) of water.
  • Relieve stings, bites, and poison ivy. Salt works well to lessen the pain of bee stings, bug bites, and poison ivy:Stung by a bee? Immediately wet the sting and cover with salt. It will lessen the pain and reduce the swelling. Of course, if you are allergic to bee stings, you should get immediate medical attention. For relief from the itching of mosquito and chigger bites, soak the area in salt water, then apply a coating of lard or vegetable oil. When poison ivy erupts, relieve the itching by soaking in hot salt water. If the case is very unfortunate, you might want to immerse yourself in a tub full of salt water.
  • Scrub off burned milk: Burned milk is one of the toughest stains to remove, but salt makes it a lot easier. Wet the burned pan and sprinkle it with salt. Wait about 10 minutes, then scrub the pan. The salt absorbs that burned-milk odor too.
  • Erase tea and coffee stains: Tea and coffee leave stains on cups and in pots. You can easily scrub away these unattractive rings by sprinkling salt onto a sponge and rubbing in little circles across the ring. If the stain persists, mix white vinegar with salt in equal proportions and rub with the sponge.
  • Speed up cooking time: In a hurry? Add a pinch or two of salt to the water you are boiling food in. This makes the water boil at a higher temperature so the food you are cooking will require less time on the stovetop. Keep in mind: Salt does not make the water boil faster.
  • Revive wrinkled apples: Do your apples need a face-lift? Soak them in mildly salted water to make the skin smooth again.
  • Use to whip cream and beat eggs: The next time you whip cream or beat eggs, add a pinch of salt first. The cream will whip up lighter. The eggs will beat faster and higher, and they’ll firm up better when you cook them.

Sources : Huffington Post | Authority Nutrition | Kitchen Stewardship | Reader’s Digest

I hope you find these information useful. Feel free to share this and help somebody today. :) Thank you! 



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Introducing ‘new’ bloggers #19

Monday is the most-hated day of the week. Classes resume. Works resume. Happy weekend has gone.

This little series of mine will bring smile on your faces without special reason, but just to let you know that Monday is a new beginning – a day to start something new and a day to meet new friends. ;)


What I Made Monday - “Making Mondays just a little bit brighter.” I just love how this blogger loves Monday. She usually do her posts on Monday to give us something to smile about. Of course, who wouldn’t smile with this tempting Orange Chicken that she made? My day would have been much brighter if I get to eat this. :D

Sima Snacks - “I would love to be able to share my passion with everyone and inspire others to try new, tasty, different things.” Sima is a Pescetarian – one who doesn’t eat meat, but eats fish, eggs and dairy. But she is more interested in vegan and raw vegan foods, which sounds really good and healthy to me. Ohhh – just look at this Raw Chocolate and Coconut Cheesecake. <3

Come Dine with Teo - “I remember myself as a young boy – I could’ve been like 7 or 8 – opening the fridge and the cupboards, choosing and mixing and blending as if I was one of the most famous chefs in the world. And I even explained what I was doing to my invisible audience!” Teo blogs longer than the other bloggers I have here and his blog is dedicated to her Mom – how sweet. :) I hope he won’t mind if I ask him to make another batch of this Salmon Avocado English Muffins for us. :D

The Mahaffey Life - “I’m not saying that you have to “diet” like me, everyone has to find the way losing weight works for them. What I am saying is challenge yourself to make it fun. Try things you might not think you would like or things that you thought were beyond your cooking skills. You never know what you’ll find out about yourself unless you step out of your box!” Do I need to add more? :D Those words are very inspiring, especially to those who wants to lose their weight or cut down on carbs. And can you believe that this Brownie Cheesecake is low on carb?? Wow! <3

Hey, cakes! – By blog title, obviously, we can tell that this blogger loves baking and cakes. :D I believe she is pro at baking. She has beautiful photos as well – mouthwatering and so appetizing. I know you’d agree with me if you see this Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. What more could you ask for? :D

That’s all for now. I hope you visit these blogs.

Till next Monday. Have a blessed week.


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Ube Crinkles for Fiesta Friday #41

As I said, I don’t celebrate or join any Halloween parties… and I know Halloween just passed, but I just can’t let this party pass without sharing this cute video – come and laugh with me. :D I really love the ‘get out!’…

Okay, I’m off to the party -


My Mom, she used to have this amazing photographic memory. While watching a cooking show, I should have written all the measurements and the recipes needed. My Mom did another thing – she watches and writes down. Same thing with numbers – she looks at the numbers and she can remember it for too long. My sister is the same.

Some of my friends, they are good in directions.

Me? What I’m good at relating to remembering stuffs? Well, I could remember how the food tastes even if I have not eaten that certain food for years. I could remember how a certain food smells. That’s a talent, isn’t it? :D And I would add that I am still good at remembering people’s birthday. (Well, for some.) I was good at remembering other stuffs, but one day, it’s like I am always out of my mind.

One day, I was washing the dishes. When done, I closed the dishwashing liquid/soap and do you expect that I put it on the right place? Nope! I opened the fridge and ALMOST put the dishwashing liquid/soap inside. Another situation – I was done with my cold drink – I was holding it with my handkerchief because, yes, it is cold. And I threw the empty plastic glass with my handkerchief. Ugh! What I did? Nothing! I could not get the handkerchief back. Eww! Oh my, there are much worst situations.

thenotsocreativecook-UbeCrinkle2So when I was making these crinkles, I really talked to myself – ‘Please don’t make mistakes, this is for your birthday.’ Gladly, nothing was put to waste. I was saying the ingredients loud enough that I could focus on what I am doing.



  • Servings: 28-30 crinkles
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup ube jam / halaya (I used Ube Jam from Mountain Maid Training Center)
  • 1 teaspoon ube flavoring (I used the McCormick Ube Flavor)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Assemble team dry ingredients – flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg.
  3. Add in ube jam and ube flavoring then gradually add in the dry ingredients.
  4. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Using about 1 tbsp ice cream scoop, roll the cookie dough into balls and coat with powdered sugar.
  6. Bake at 350F for 7 minutes or until done.

Note: Bake Happy used .25 oz (1 1/2 teaspoon) ice cream scoop

thenotsocreativecook-UbeCrinkle3When I found recipe from Bake Happy, I knew I had to make these. These crinkles were delicious – soft and not too sweet, just the way I like it.

I am bringing these over at The Novice Gardener for Fiesta Friday #41, hoping that Angie, the co-hosts and the party goers will love these.

Happy FF#41!

Also, I am sharing these over at Sweet & Savoury Sundays. ;)

Happy Sweet & Savoury Sundays! 


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Introducing ‘new’ bloggers #18

Another weekend has passed, but a new week is here for us to enjoy…

And Monday means meeting new friends -


Born to Bake Forever – “My life long dream is to become famous for my baked goods and have a cooking show of my own.” Yeah, we all have our dreams. Mine is to have a café-library or restaurant of my own. Megan’s passion is baking. She has more time to bake for her large family of ten as she is home-schooled. I really enjoy browsing her recipes and as a lover of sweet and salty, these coconut chips really caught my eye. <3 Wow – they look so yummy!

Food Bound – Another amazing blogger named Sonal and she just found her new love named ‘Cooking’. Sonal, I think you are going to be together for life. :DThis Blog is dedicated to the glass of water that spilled over my recipe notebook, hence motivating me to find a permanent solution.” There’s something writing a recipe down and compiling it on your old folders (or something like that). Sonal shares “Khandani” which, btw, I don’t think I am aware of that. (Somebody enlighten me, please.) One of the awesome recipes I have found from her blog is Egg in a Hash Brown Nest. I mean, c’mon – sunny side up eggs and hash brown nest? Lovely, lovely treat for breakfast. :D

Yin and Yolk – Yin and Yolk is a new, awesome blog by Leili and Wei. “We each have different approaches to food and we wanted this space to reflect the balance we provide each other. Our collective recipes will be a balance between natural, fresh meals and those that will stretch your waist-band.” I love the balance. I made my way through this Corn and Black Bean Salad which is for me, good for the grilled chicken I will be making today. :D Bad thing is, I don’t know if I can find black beans. Anyway, I think I’ll just have this Mushroom and Pepper Omelet for breakfast. ;) Ahh, there are so many to choose from .

Missives from the Pantry – I stumbled upon Daniel’s blog while looking for more ‘new’ bloggers to introduce… I instantly loved his blog – the recipes are absolutely tempting. This Rocky Road Ice Cream are to die for. And I must say that he has awesome collection of ice creams and sorbets. :D

Kimberly Dioszeghy - Ahh, I just love Kimberly’s blog – I love her stories (it’s fun to read and it will definitely put a smile on your face or even laugh) and her recipes and photos are astounding! You would definitely love these Vegan Cinnamon Buns and yes, VEGAN! <3 Well, not only that – check this beautiful Shepherd’s Pie. <3

 That’s all for now…

See you again next Monday for another set of awesome bloggers. Thank you for being with me today.

Have a fun and drooli-cious day!



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