Easy Cassoulet: A NaBloPoMo How-to

I had it written all down in my little blog planner. Do a how-to post on visiting Maine like a real Mainer. But then I played video games with the husband. Next thing I know it's 5pm on Sunday night and while I have Veteran's Day off, I feel like I'm falling behind on blogging. After more video games and grocery shopping today, I decided to make a cassoulet from one of my Publix recipes....more


When we were subletting for a month and a half after we first moved to CA (which was almost 3 months ago) and was looking for an apartment, we had everything we owned in storage except for some clothes. It was fine. The place we stayed at was a really nice cottage in El Cerrito and the neighborhood was awesome....more

Seafood and Vegetable Paella

My fiance and I are big fans of Groupon. Most of our dinner date nights are a result of us buying a Groupon for a nice restaurant that we wouldn’t normally spend the money on. One of the restaurants we like is Cervantes of Spain in Cranford, NJ. Whenever we go there, we always get the seafood paella. It is so ridiculously good. And it comes with half a lobster on top (which we always leave for the to-go box at home because neither one of us knows how to properly eat lobster in public, haha – we’re not fancy people)....more

Three Cheese Walnut Linguine – An Almost Edible Christmas Wreath

Bought a lot of cheeses this week; went a little cheese-crazy. There are just so many of them on the shelves – and most of them are cheaper than what I can get back in Singapore! Yummy!...more

Quit Living a Boneless, Skinless Life

When was the last time you let yourself enjoy the pleasure of eating a bone-in, skin-on chicken breast, full of fabulous fat... and flavor?I thought so....more

Red coconut chutney

In south Indian cuisine chutney and podi are very important part of the meal .Different types of chutnies are made to serve with snacks like idli ,dosaand vadas.The most popular chutney from south India is undoubtedly coconut chutney...more

"Saltine" Crackers (Grain Free)

As promised, here you will find buttery and crispy "Saltine" cracker…grain free!  They are a perfect addition to any soup!The crackers are very easy to prepare, and will be finished in less than 15 minutes....more

Chicken Soup (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Happy Daylight Savings!  I'm sure most of you remembered this, but I didn't.  What a nice surprise!  Two weeks ago, I thought we gained an extra hour, but was sadly disappointed.  Then I guess I forgot about it. Last night, our two little ones had two of our favorite cousins sleep over.  It was a busy night filled with coloring, video games, dress-up, jumping on the beds, movies, and popcorn.  Finally, we got them all to sleep....more