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Baked a cake for my mom’s birthday this year. It was so last minute. I was toying with the Russian tips again, but my whipped cream frosting did not hold. I was a bit disappointed but glad everyone enjoyed the cake. This is a sponge cake with blueberry filling. Glad everyone liked it.img_7924


Another batch of sugar cookies for upcoming parties! I think I’ve met my quota for sugar cookies this year! Woohoo…totally satisfied!IMG_7369

This should be my last batch of cookies for 2018. These were made to order for my niece’s potluck party. Apparently, it was a big hit at the party, and my niece told me kids in her class were asking for seconds. Happy to hear all that! Not sure if I mentioned this before, but the only reason why I make sugar cookies is to decorate them! Lots of work, but therapeutic for me.IMG_7319.jpg

IMG_7238Did something very ambitious this year and baked cookies for the 12 days of Christmas. It was crazy to challenge for myself, spending hours and hours whipping and cracking eggs.  When the delicious smell and sweet aroma fills up the entire house, who cares that my kitchen and dining room were a big mess?

Many of these went out to friends and family, coaches and teachers. Sharing these reminds me why I started this challenge – to share the enjoyment with others in the spirit of this holiday season.


Treats for one of Ah Lo’s basketball teams. We’re having a holiday get together today. Coincidentally, Dai Bee also has his school’s winter concert same time same day. So we ended up going separately. I got to enjoy some nice classical music while Mr. Piggy enjoyed a great meal with Ah Lo’s basketball team.IMG_7290.jpg

Some sweets for the coaches who spent many Sunday afternoons with the boys.

This is my first time baking gingerbread cookies. Mr. Piggy and I are not big fans of them. Not sure where the boys tried it (if they did, definitely not from me!) but they told me this batch was very good. As usual, for me, it’s about the decorations. I prebaked these during the weekday so the boys can help to decorate them today.

With the Christmas music blasting in the background, the boys did their best to fill their tray. We spent the morning playing with these before we head out to Ah Lo’s basketball game. What a great way to spend the morning.


A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}


In case you can’t tell what kind of bread this is…IMG_7189

I love making these rolls for the boys, especially for their after school snacks.  These scrumptious are soft and fresh by the time the boys get home. Sometimes we might get leftovers for the next day breakfast, and sometimes they clear it in one sitting.IMG_6400IMG_6406

These were baked yesterday. I know a little girl who has just turned one yesterday, and shares the same birthday as me!img_6123-e1541110121901.jpg