Friday, June 12, 2009

I love food and enjoy it as often as I can: for meals, between meals, on the couch, and I am an equal opportunity eater. I love Chinese, Thai, Italian, Japanese, Malay, and of course, American. But, I can't cook! To me, cooking isn't a pleasure - eating is. LOL! I hugely frustrated when asking Ralph about how much of an ingredient to add, and invariably getting the "oh, just the right amount" answer. I know the frustration of not being able to cook. It can be embarrassing and it can be a pain! But then again, I try. It does take practice though.

I've got to admit, I have to follow recipes exactly if I have to cook. I browse SandyandSue's large collection of all-American recipes to find the ones I just can't wait to try! Got a great recipe your family loves? Tell the world and let the compliments roll in when you post it for others to try! And if you have a question, a triumph you want to share, or you just want to chat with other American home cooks, try their community message boards, where you're bound to find what you need! It's also the place to meet up with them and exchange recipes and ideas!

Now dig in!

Chocolate fudge brownies. When it comes to sweets and baked treats, this ex-school principal really takes the cake.


Italian Grilled Chicken Breasts. Looking to spice up chicken dinners? This is a simple and delicious chicken dish that is good for a family dinner or for entertaining. For an even better taste, buy free-range chicken breasts.


Wacky Cake. This is my Grandma's recipe from World War II. It was popular then because it doesn't require any butter, eggs or milk. So it's great for vegans, but also, it's like a cool science experiment that you can eat (a chemical reaction between the vinegar and baking soda creates bubbles and get the cake to rise). Just add your favorite frosting and nuts!


Carrot Pudding.
Want eating your vegetables to feel like eating dessert? This is your recipe! A warm, smooth side dish that goes well with any meat-and-potatoes meal, it's sweet and creamy and irresistible!


OMG I'm drooling! Aren't you?

But you are the chef, so you can decide how you want to serve your creation. Good luck and enjoy your food!

76 comments

Ayie said... @ 13/6/09 1:35 AM

Monica!!!

Monica said... @ 13/6/09 1:36 AM

Ayie!!! :* :* :*

Ayie said... @ 13/6/09 1:38 AM

Those foods are good and I like esp the grilled chix breasts. Oh dear you need recipes? I have recipe and desserts blogs, most are italian dishes. That might help you find some interesting easy dishes. ;) :*

Monica said... @ 13/6/09 1:45 AM

you've recipe and desserts blogs? =-O =-O I thought u've one blog only -jif photo journal! :)

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Monica said... @ 13/6/09 1:54 AM

I just can't cook, so I need recipes or someone to stand there and tell me what to do..lol! oh I love Italian food Ayie! ;)

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Ayie said... @ 13/6/09 1:55 AM

Oh no, all blogs you see there in my profile, all mine =) :-D

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Ayie said... @ 13/6/09 1:55 AM

told you I'll try my best to chop ;)

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Monica said... @ 13/6/09 1:58 AM

Yayyy! but no linky-love for this post dearie :( but but but, I've added yr site at my FCC Scoreboard! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 13/6/09 1:59 AM

wow...okay I'll check out all yr blogs later ;)

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Ayie said... @ 13/6/09 2:04 AM

no worries Monica, I just happened to be a lucky 1st commenter ;) :*

Ayie said... @ 13/6/09 2:06 AM

take your time, it's a lot! hahaha! I just thought of sharing you the recipes since you might need it ;) :-D

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Ayie said... @ 13/6/09 2:08 AM

That's good, it's from Italian recipe book. Most dishes are easy peasy...I usually don't follow recipes exactly. I just check some recipes if I want to do something different. Don't worry, you'll get the hang of it! ;)

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Monica said... @ 13/6/09 2:13 AM

Thanks Ayie!!! :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 13/6/09 2:20 AM

btw, what time is it over there Ayie? O:-)

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Ayie said... @ 13/6/09 2:24 AM

it's 11:25am now Mon. :)

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Ayie said... @ 13/6/09 2:25 AM

wow, it's really late there...not having your beauty rest yet?

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Ayie said... @ 13/6/09 2:47 AM

Enjoy your weekend Monica! :) :*

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Ori said... @ 13/6/09 9:14 AM

How did you manage to find out my favourite dishes?? :-D :-D ;)
especially that Italian Grilled Chicken Breats!!! Oh..but that's not so American eh :-D :-P
Happy Saturday Mon!!

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molly said... @ 13/6/09 9:37 AM

Monica, never follow a recipe from dot to dot. You still need your own judgements. I was conned once and vowed never to be a guinnea pig again. :'( :'( But.. I am not sure about all-american recipe. *DONT_KNOW*

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life ramblings said... @ 13/6/09 2:44 PM

congrats Ayie! :)

life ramblings said... @ 13/6/09 2:45 PM

those food looks delightful Mon and my tummy is rumbling like crazy now.

tekkaus said... @ 13/6/09 3:25 PM

Equal opportunity eater? Now that's a new term I learn today.

Ouh my God. I love to eat too. And that's explain why my waist is increasing rapidly.

Man! This post is killing me....

tekkaus said... @ 13/6/09 3:25 PM

Same here. And I haven't take my lunch yet. =(

tekkaus said... @ 13/6/09 3:26 PM

Ouh...never follow everything on a recipe huh! Thanks for the tips Molly. :)

tekkaus said... @ 13/6/09 3:27 PM

I love chocolate fudge! :-P

tekkaus said... @ 13/6/09 3:27 PM

FC? Good for you!

eastcoastlife said... @ 13/6/09 4:20 PM

I want Chocolate fudge brownies and carrot pudding!!

eastcoastlife said... @ 13/6/09 4:21 PM

Have an enjoyable weekend! Eat more to put on a little bit of flesh. :P

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Mariuca said... @ 13/6/09 7:27 PM

:* :* :* :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 13/6/09 7:31 PM

I'm home Monica, missed you lots! Thanks for all the comments and visits during my absence, hugs! :* :* :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 13/6/09 8:04 PM

Mariuca!!!! :* :* :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 13/6/09 8:05 PM

=-O =-O =-O you are home?! Yayyyyy! I missed u so much sweetie! :* :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 13/6/09 11:02 PM

Hi Monica! :)

Mariuca said... @ 13/6/09 11:02 PM

I oso missed u la Monica ha ha! :)

Monica said... @ 14/6/09 12:42 AM

go ask yr wifey to make one for u Tekkaus! :-P

Ayie said... @ 14/6/09 12:44 AM

Good morning Ramblings! tnx :*

Ayie said... @ 14/6/09 12:44 AM

Hi tekkaus, mrng! hehe ;)

Monica said... @ 14/6/09 12:45 AM

haha these are all yr fav dishes Ori? 8-)
hmm but I found that Italian Grilled Chicken Breasts in All-American Recipes..lol! :-D

Ayie said... @ 14/6/09 12:45 AM

better watch out for that growing waist...you don't want to be bloated before you even marry!

Monica said... @ 14/6/09 12:46 AM

Enjoy your weekend too Ayie! :* :*

Ayie said... @ 14/6/09 12:46 AM

hi ecl!

Ayie said... @ 14/6/09 12:46 AM

Hi mariuca! welcome back!

Ayie said... @ 14/6/09 12:47 AM

i'm still making breakfast and I saw the pics of foods again...I'm getting hungrier :(

Monica said... @ 14/6/09 12:50 AM

I don't even know where to start/what to do if I don't follow a recipe Molly! :-D :-D

Ayie said... @ 14/6/09 12:53 AM

;) :* :* :)

Monica said... @ 14/6/09 1:00 AM

hahaha Tekkaus said he's an Ectomorph...so don't worry abt that Ayie! :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 14/6/09 1:01 AM

I also want, ECL! :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 14/6/09 1:02 AM

lol ECL! okok, I'll eat more! :-D

Ane said... @ 14/6/09 1:25 AM

I got this same opp from RM but missed the deadline! >:o

Ane said... @ 14/6/09 1:26 AM

:-$ :-$ :-$

Ane said... @ 14/6/09 1:26 AM

Yay Mon! :)OKB OKB! :)

Ane said... @ 14/6/09 1:26 AM

Now am craving for some chocolate fudge brownies! :-P

Ane said... @ 14/6/09 1:27 AM

yum yum yum Mon, all these food is making me hungry! :-P :-P

Monica said... @ 14/6/09 1:34 AM

aww...I hope you'll get this opp again Ane! :*

Monica said... @ 14/6/09 1:35 AM

:-$ :-$ :-$

Monica said... @ 14/6/09 1:36 AM

hahaha Ane! :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 14/6/09 1:38 AM

I still haven't tried to make mug cake Ane...hahahhahahah!

Monica said... @ 14/6/09 1:38 AM

go take your supper Ane! :-D

Ane said... @ 14/6/09 1:54 AM

I already did Mon, but am always hungry, it's weird.. LOL

Ane said... @ 14/6/09 1:55 AM

How come Mon?? I'd like to make a mug cake now, but am so lazy! I have to
peel my butt off my seat and grab something to eat cause my tummy is really
making noises now! LOL

Ane said... @ 14/6/09 1:56 AM

hehe me too Mon! :) LOL

bluedreamer said... @ 14/6/09 10:04 AM

wacky cake looks good

JL said... @ 14/6/09 4:15 PM

I want italian chicken breasts, never tried it before. :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 14/6/09 4:18 PM

Monica!

Mariuca said... @ 14/6/09 4:18 PM

Raining heavily here! :)

Mariuca said... @ 14/6/09 4:18 PM

Me too thinking what to eat tonight now hmmmm…..

Monica said... @ 15/6/09 4:07 AM

coz I haven't had a chance to buy the ingredients for mug cake Ane! :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 15/6/09 4:08 AM

eat more Ane coz u're also an Ectomorph! hahahaha :-D

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Monica said... @ 15/6/09 4:08 AM

yum! yum! :)

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Monica said... @ 15/6/09 4:09 AM

Hi JL! I also want Italian chicken breasts :-D

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Monica said... @ 15/6/09 4:10 AM

Mariuca! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 15/6/09 4:11 AM

yeah it was raining while I was shopping today :)

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Monica said... @ 15/6/09 4:12 AM

so what did u eat Mariuca? ;)

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Ane said... @ 15/6/09 11:17 PM

go by some ingredients for mug cake already Mon!! LOL

Guest said... @ 3/8/09 4:17 AM

"Italian Grilled Chicken Breasts" how is Italian Grilled chicken breast an all american recipe? Since when has Italy been a state of the US?

Monica said... @ 4/8/09 7:41 AM

Hi Guest (from U.K), Italy is certainly not a state of the US but have you ever considered that America is consisted of Italians, Mexicans and other races all around the world? Now, tell me is Chicken Tikka an English food as claimed by the Brits or an Indian food, after all? And, do read the post and its' link properly before commenting. Thanks. :) ;)

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