The Little Mermaid Birthday Cake

| January 28, 2010

It was October 7th of last year when I last decorated a cake with fondant.  I’ve baked and decorated many cakes thereafter but I always find myself taking the easier route when decorating.   That is, I use either buttercream or creme chantilly.  I’m too lazy to knead fondant, not to mention fearful of the body […]

A Salad Full o’ Berries with Homemade Honey Vinaigrette

| January 28, 2010

I have been eating so much green leafy vegetables these past couple of days that I pretty much feel like a giraffe. Hee hee. :P  I consider it a personal triumph, specially after all the holiday bingeing I gladly put myself through.  And because I have full control of what is served at meal times, […]

Mommy Dearest’s Surprise Party Cake

| January 26, 2010

My family, with the help of our dearest dearest friends, successfully  pulled off a surprise birthday party for my Mom on January 9th.  We had less than an hour to get the house ready with decorations and all and to set up the food.  I had about 45 minutes to decorate a 2-tiered cake, including […]

Grillin’ with Emeril

| January 26, 2010

These past few days, my grill pan has been a favorite cooking companion, that and my steamer.  They’re my most used cookware.  On separate occasions last week, I grilled some chicken tenders and tilapia fillets with the help of Emeril, specifically, Emeril’s All Natural Chicken Rub and Emeril’s Original Essence. :)  These are samples I […]

Fudgy Fudge at Moody Gardens

| January 25, 2010

WTF?!  Oh please calm your hearts.  By “WTF”, I meant “What the FUDGE?!”  These are the words I  silently muttered to myself when we came upon this fudge station at  Moody Gardens, in the building that houses the IMAX Theater. How can a chocoholic resist?  Well, a chocoholic can’t.  There’s just no point trying.  How […]