Monday, December 27, 2010

2010 Lovely Christmas Present...

Jimmy gave me a CarloRino wallet as my 2010 Christmas present..Hehe..Finally he told me about his "Christmas Gift Plan"..Hehe..He is so thoughtful and lovely yet naughty!!

I like the wallet very much..It is a multi-purpose wallet which can be used as a sling bag or small hand bag..Hehe..

Jimmy, thanks for your lovely Christmas Present..Merry Christmas!!!


Nice Wallet

Certificate Booklet

Certificate Card

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ab's Cooking Journey...Part 28...~Christmas Cupcakes~

We (Mangga, Wai Mei, Jimmy and I) celebrated Ying Ying's Birthday yesterday..I made cupcakes again for her birthday celebration..Supposed I would like to make easy decorations by frosting the cupcakes like a Christmas Tree..However, my homemade Buttercream Icing was failed as it had a taste of "fridge"..It is because the butter that I used had been stored in the fridge for long time..Haiz..

Eventually I went to cake shop to buy some toppers for my cupcakes decorations..Finally I bought toppers which included Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, Snowman, Bells, Reindeer and Christmas Angel..They are Royal Sugar which are eatable..Hehe..It is really cute..Hehe..

After went home, I decorated my cupcakes by putting all these 3D Royal Sugar..The result is really nice and colorful..I can feel the Christmas atmoshpere..Hehe.."We Wish You A Merry Christmas..."!!!

All of us had chosen one Royal Sugar as our own favourite..
Ying Ying - Christmas Angel
Mangga - Santa Claus
Wai Mei - Reindeer
Abbie - Snowman
Jimmy - Christmas Tree

Let's check out my homemade Christmas cupcakes..

Ingredients For Making Cupcakes


Filled Into Cups

Filled Into Colored-Paper Cups

Too Many Until Poured Out


Decorated By Royal Sugar


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cocooon Dining @ Greentown Ipoh..

Last Saturday my family, Jimmy and I went to Cocooon Dining to have dinner..I know about this cafe from one of my favourite food blog - Motormouth..

The interior of this cafe quite nice..It is neat and clean..The decoration of the light, design of wallpaper, dining table and cushion, all is matching with each other..Giving me a comfortable and relax feelings..

After went through the menu, Jimmy told me that all the prices are in Dollar($) instead of Ringgit Malaysia (RM)..Hehe..Of course, it is a joke from him..Nevertheless, they should list as RM instead of $ as it is one of the rules of business..:)

Before we ordered, the waitress served us sky juice..The sky juice is free..Hehe..I ordered BBQ Chicken (RM15.90), Cheesy Garlic Bread (RM4.90) and Clams Chowder (RM6.90)..Jimmy recommended Clams Chowder to me as he had eaten at US before..Hehe..Dad took Lamb Shoulder (RM18.90) whereas BB took Fish & Chip (RM11.90) and Orange Juice (5.90)..Mum as usual does not want to order..Hehe..We ordered Green Tea (RM3.90) for her..

Overall, all the food is acceptable and big portion..For my BBQ Chicken, it is normal as roastered chicken..:) For the Clams Chowder, it is really nice..:) BB and I love it very much..Dad commented that the Lamb Shoulder is normal yet acceptable..

For the Green Tea, I had misunderstood ..I thought that it serves with a pot instead of a glass..:) RM3.90 for a small glass of Green Tea, it is quite expensive for me..

Total expenses for that night is RM71.70..With a 5% of service charge..The services here is quite good..For me, 5% is acceptable..:)

Cocooon Dining

Mushroom Utensils

Nice & Neat

Cheesy Garlic Bread (RM4.90)

Clams Chowder (RM6.90)

Lamb Shoulder (RM18.90)

Fish & Chip (RM11.90)

BBQ Chicken (RM15.90)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ab's Cooking Journey...Part 27...~Spaghetti Bolognese & Mushroom Soup~

Last Saturday, I decided to cook Spaghetti Bolognese for my lovely Jimmy as lunch..Hehe..The night before Jimmy accompanied me to Tesco to buy ingredients..I was quite excited as this is my second time to prepare lunch for him..Recalled my first time, it was messy yet happy..Hehe..

Abbie's Today Special
Appetizer - Pastry Mushroom Soup
Main Course - Spaghetti Bolognese
Drinks - Milo Ice

Firstly, I prepared the appetizer - Pastry Mushroom Soup..I took the recipe from one of my favorite blog..Hehe..I opened the Campbell's Mushroom Soup, cooked it with 1 can of water until boiled..After that, I poured the soup into 2 bowls and used pastry to cover the bowls..The step of using pastry to cover the bowl is very hard for me..I have spoilt 2 pastries when I am stretching it..Hehe..Before cover with pastry, I brushed some egg yolk around the mouth of bowl..Then baked at 160°C for 10 minutes..After 10 minutes, I took out from oven and washed the pastry with egg yolk and baked for another 10 minutes..

Campbell's Mushroom Soup

The Process Of Making Mushroom Soup

Filled Into Bowl

Covered With A Pastry

Washed With Egg Yolk


While waiting for the soup to be done, I started to cook Spaghetti..My mum helped me to cut the chicken meat into small pieces early in the morning as I don't dare to touch raw meat..Hehe..Thanks to my lovely mum..I cut 2 pieces of Black Pepper Chicken Frankfurter and Broccoli into small slices..

After that, I heated oil in the wok..Firstly, I cooked chicken meat until it is almost done then I added on Swallow Mushroom and Chicken Frankfurter..I cooked until all is well done..At this moment, I added the Spaghetti Tomato Sauce , Water, Cheese and simmered for 5 minutes..

Next, I boiled one bowl of water..When the water is boiled, I put the spaghetti and boiled until it became soft..After spaghetti is ready, I washed it with "cold water" and added some cooked oil into it so that it will not stick together..Again, I boiled one bowl of water to cook the Broccoli..After cooked, the color of Broccoli is so greenly..Hehe..Looked like very delicious..Hehe..

Finally, I prepared Milo Ice whereas Jimmy was so busy to take photos..Hehe..He served all the food nicely into the plates..Suddenly he told me that something had been left out..I wondered what actually we had left out? He told me that we left out candles as this is our "Candle Light Lunch"..Hahaha..How funny he is!!

At last, we started our lunch..We tasted Pastry Mushroom Soup..It is really special and yummy yet abit salty..I think that it is because I added a piece of cheese into the soup..Hehe..For the main course - Spaghetti Bolognese, it is delicious..The softness of Spaghetti is just "ngam ngam" soft..Hehe..However, the tomato sauce abit sour..If served it together with spaghetti, it is just nice..Hehe..

I quite satisfied with my mission this time..It is "Mission Impossible" for me..As I am not a good cooker at all in terms of dishes..Well, I will give myself 8 out of 10..Hehe..

Jimmy, how many marks should I get? Hehehe..Just minus out my action of "HuHuHu"..I think I still can get more than 5, right? Hahaha..

Arbella Spaghetti


Boiling Spaghetti

Washed With Cold Water

Cooked Chicken Meat

Swallow Mushroom and Chicken Frankfurter

Tomato Sauce

Added Cheese

Ready Served

Boiled Broccoli

Abbie-Licious Special Lunch


Mushroom Soup


Ab's Cooking Journey...Part 26...~Abbie-Licious Special Cupcakes~

Last Saturday I decided to make cupcakes for my best friends..Especially for Ngan Mei as all of my best friends will celebrate her birthday on the next day..Unfortunately, I could not attend the birthday party as my relatives will visit my family on the same day..I hope that they like my homemade cupcakes..Hehe..

I used all-in-one vanilla sponge cake flour for my cupcakes..I put a slice of banana as the topping..Besides, I decorated with melted chocolate as topping too..I tried to bake 3 cupcakes for the first trial..I put them into oven for 10 minutes and took out..At this moment, I added the banana sliced on top of the cupcakes and bake again..The outlook is really nice and yummy..

For the second bake, I tried to add the banana sliced with the mixture before bake at all..I quite disappointed because the banana sliced had been covered by the cupcakes after baked..No more banana sliced as topping for my second bake..:(

For the rest, I practiced as my first trial..Hehe..All had been successfully baked..Total I had baked 23 cupcakes..I have tried my homemade cupcakes..It is really soft, nice and delicious..Hehe..I was so satisfied with my result..Hehe..

Mission Successfully Done!!!

Ingredients For Making Cupcakes


First Trial

After 10 Minutes Baked

Banana Sliced As Topping

Second Baked

Banana Sliced Had Been Covered

Final Baked


Happy Birthday

Abbie-Licious Special Cupcakes


Soft & Delicious