Saturday, December 25, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY 2011 TO ALL

























It's Christmas and 
I just wanted to say 
"Thank You" and that....
It's been a pleasure 
blogging and sharing recipes with you this past year...

Hope you and your family have a
wonderful Holiday and... 
A Happy New Year !
May God's blessing  continues  a hundred folds
this coming 2011




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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bailey's Flavored Cranberry & Pumpkin Seeds Cookies

" This is my entry for the Christmas Giveaway hosted by Swee San of The Sweet Spot "























This cookie has the Xmas colors...green from the pumpkin seeds and red from the dried cranberries and it is the perfect gift to make for someone special during this Xmas season.  Claire ...is the someone special that I made them for.  It is quite tedious cutting out the heart shapes for the pumpkin seeds and cranberries were quite hard to cut through. I started at 9pm last night and finished baking them at 12.30am.  I slept at 2am after the cleaning up and the photography session :p and woke up at 6am this morning.......

Therefore ,though the heart shapes were not in perfect forms but they were made out of love :ppp  and let me dedicate this post to Claire...the super super momsie who brought up her three great kids single handedly by the grace of God and she is a close friend and colleague who understands me well :)))  There is nothing I can give to her as Xmas pressie except these delectable homemade  Bailey's flavored cookies -  Claire, these are for you and your three great kiddos :)))  My Xmas pressies to you all...love, peace & joy and God's blessings all the year through :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Soy Milk Pineapple Jelly


















I would make this soy milk jelly occasionally for the kids and Jo would love to have this ready in the fridge all the time , so that she can have them for dessert or when she craves for something sweet. Easy to make and it is such a versatile jelly . You can add in any canned fruits or fresh fruit you want,  or you can have them plain. Either way, it is one mouth-watering jelly. It  has a not too wobbly and not to hard texture but a silky smooth texture that we love :)


Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Fruit Cake



















I made this fruit cake using Gertrude's recipe,  Fruit Cake from her blog  - MyKitchenSnippets  and I love it and have been using this recipe whenever I needed to bake one.  And I will trying out her steamed fruit cake too. Do hop over to her blog if you want her steamed fruit cake . Easy to make and taste great expecially if you keep it for a longer period of time. Last year , I kept it for 3 months ....and the last piece always taste the best ! :p  I made a few this year and gave to friends as gifts.

Merry Christmas 
To All My Readers and Friends
from Elin and her family


Read on for Gertrude's  recipe......

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award












Thank you Veronica of Quay Po Cooks for sharing this award with me. I am realy honored to receive it :) Awards mean encouragement for me and I will thrive to bake more mouthwatering desserts for sharing here. This is the first award received for my dessert blog :)

To claim this award, I have to do the following three things:
1. Thank the person who awarded me.
2. Share 7 things about myself.
3. Pass the Award on to bloggers I think are fantastic


Now coming to the 7 things about myself. They are:

1. I love my I Pod Touch...I can't sleep without it :p  I need to surf for breakfast recipe before I sleep :ppp
    God will not be happy......:(

2. I love to pamper my Piggies with homecooked food.

3. I can't do without my oven, my food processor and my recipes books.
    They are my sunshine and air :p If I am marooned on an island, I will die not of starvation
    but of withdrawal syndrome LOL!

4. I love playing with ingredients and love trying out new recipes..the more exotic and the more challenging
    the better !  But the victims will be my Piggies and myWild Boar :p
   
5. I am a Korean and HKk drama addict so I will most probably die without them :p

6. I am most happy when my family is with me and when my Piggies are happily slurping away my cooking :p

7. I am happy when my wild boar cooks for me and surprise me with a new dish :) *hinting for more :p

Now , coming to the last part , I need to give this award to other bloggers whom I think are fantastic. bloggers deserve this award for I have not come across one blogger that I think don’t deserve this award so if I leave any of you out here, please know that you all are great bloggers and more than deserve just an award.

1. Her Frozen Wings

2. My Kitchen Snippets

3. Cherry On A Cake

4. More Than A Mount Full - A Culinary Journey

5. Keep Learning Keep Smiling

6. Seasaltwithfood

7. Angie's Recipes

8. One Perfect Bite

9. Cake Duchess

10. My Little Space

11. Table For 2 Or More

12. Bitter Sweet Flavor

13. Bakericious

14. Kitchen Corner

15. Anncoo Journal


Thanks to all who have visited my blog and left me your comments
Do drop by often and whenever you feel like just virtual feasting
- which is a much healthier indulgence :)





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Friday, December 10, 2010

Cranberry Layered Cheesecake


















I have Mary of One Perfect Bite to thank for this AWESOME  Cranberry Layered Cheesecake ! And her blog is such a blessing to me and my family.  Her blog - One Perfect Bite is truly a one perfect bite for me :p I saw this cranberry cheesecake a few days ago and I fell in love with it with just one perfect virtual bite :)) I knew I had to bake it to fulfil the craze for her cranberry layered cheesecake , so rich with a layer of fresh cranberry sauce center and top of the cake. One perfect bite of this sinfully rich cheesecake was enough to make me break the rule :p  Thank you so much , Mary for making me break my diet rule.  Perfect for this coming Christmas .  I baked this as a pre Christmas gift for Piggy Cuz who will be spending  her Christmas holiday in Australia .   Thank you Mary for this awesome recipe and Piggy Cuz for the fresh cranberries.( You just make my dream comes true )  Without this fresh cranberries , I will be just drooling virtually from the screen :)   Read on for some saliva inducing cake porn  and recipe :)