Saturday, February 9, 2013

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR

13th February
Love is special, love is rare
Love is made for two share
Love is gentle and love is blind
And it begin with two heart combine
Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends.


To all my friends wishing you a very Happy Chinese New Year. May the New Year bring you happiness, prosperity, good luck, good health. Gong Xi Fa Cai and happy holiday.

Let enjoy some of my goodies that I'd prepared.

Pineapple Shape Tarts. For recipe please check out my guest post at Love2Cook Malaysia   on the 9th & 10th of February 2013.  Love is my first few blog friends since I start blogging in 2011. She is a great friend who can cook and bakes very well. Her photography skilled is excellent.


Pineapple tarts refer to small bite size pastries filled with or topped with pineapple jam. This is one of the top favorite cookies during Chinese New Year.

Pineapple open tarts.


This pineapple jam is usually made by slowly reducing and caramelizing grated fresh pineapples that has mixed with sugar and spices. This is also guest post in  Love2Cook Malaysia Do check out both my pineapple tarts and pineapple jam recipes.

 Burger cookies.

Recipes was previously post here.


Peanuts cookies.  Recipes was posted last year. Click  here for recipes.


Butter cookies.


Kueh Makmur aka Leaf  Cookies filled with crushed peanuts.

Kueh Makmur
Ingredients
250gm butter
100gm ghee
50 gm sugar
1 egg
460gm plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
few drop of green coloring


1/  Sift the flour and baking power together
2/  Beat the butter, ghee and sugar until light and creamy.
3/  Add in the egg, vanilla extract, green coloring and beat till well blend.
4/  Add in the flour and mix till soft dough is form.
5/  Cover with cling wrap and chilled 30 mins.
6/  Divide dough into round balls, wrap with peanuts filling and seal tight.
7/  Shape the round ball into leaf shape and use a pincher to make leaf design.
8/  Place onto greased baking tray, bake for 20 to 25 mins.
9/  Cool completely and store in air tight container.


Filling
250gm roasted groundnuts
110gm sugar
3 tbsp peanut butter

1/  Mix all the ingredients together.

Our dinner
 I will update the recipes in my next posting.

 Sotong Kapitan aka spicy squid.

  Lemon grass rice.

Chocolate moist cupcakes.

Pulut Tai Tai with Kaya aka steamed glutinous rice with egg custard.


Kueh Seri Muka. Recipes was previously posted here. One of the favorite nyonya kueh in Malaysia & Singapore.


My no name dessert. Green bean with wheat grain cooked with coconut milk and palm sugar.

Happy weekend to all my friends. I'll be back to reply comments and visit you when I settle all my chores.
Enjoy the holiday and cheers. 

138 comments:

  1. mmmmmmm.......yummy yummy, mouthwatering recipes...Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family.

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    1. Hi Jeya, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. I appreciate it very much.

      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  2. Hi Amelia, Here wishing you Good health, good luck and much happiness throughout the lunar year. 恭祝健康、幸运,新年快乐!

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you for your warm greetings.
      Wish you a very happy and prosperous year ahead. Happy New Year to you.

      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  3. Hello jiran sama bendera :-)
    How are you? You must have been super duper busying yourself baking those cookies, yumss...

    Amelia
    Happy New Year to you and family. Tahun baru Ular I tak berani nak baling expired tepung nanti kena gigit ular, hehe..

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    1. Hi CS, thank you for your kind words and warm greeting. I appreciate it very much. Sorry I belum sempat singgah your pondok, memang super duper busy lah. I'll drop by as soon as I settle all my chores.

      Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  4. My dear Amelia, firstly lemme wish you and your beloved family A Prosperous Chinese New Year!

    I'm literally craving for your Spicy Squid and rest of the dishes. I do make lemongrass rice at times. I did last 4 days back and only captured them on my iPad coz too lazy to carry out my dslr...hehe.

    Yes, thank you so much for accepting my offer to make a Guest Post specially for CNY. Like you said, the post will be up from tomorrow. You are an amazing friend among the circle of cyberfriends I have. I hope I can one day meet you in person and make a Live Guest Post!!! Which has been ringing in my head for a long time...to meet bloggers and interview. Unfortunately the distance between us..sigh!

    May you have a safe and fun celebration dear! Enjoyyyyyy! ;)

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    1. Hi Love, thank you so much for your warm greeting sand lovely compliments. You're one of the best friend I meet in cyber world. We got the same key that's why can chat so much and giggle a lots too.

      Will post the spicy squid and lemon grass rice recipe in my next posting.
      This two can paired very well, I cook this for our family gathering.

      Glad that you like my guest post, I was worry it may not meet your requirement. Hopefully to meet you one of this day... live interview? LOL... make me blushing!! Well, hopefully we will get to meet each other.

      Have a happy holiday, with hugs to you.

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    1. Hi Claudia, thank you for your compliments.

      Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

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  6. Hi Amelia, hop over to wish you & your family a very Happy Chinese New Year. May the year of snake brings good health & good wealth to you all. Hope you'll have a fabulous 新年dear.
    Best wishes, Kristy ((hugs))

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    1. Hi Kristy, thank you for your warm greeting. Wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead.

      Have a lovely week ahead, warm regards. With hugs to you.

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  7. All your goodies are making me hungry! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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    1. Hi Mich, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments.

      Wish you a very happy new year and prosperous year ahead.
      Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  8. Hi Amelia, wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year! Gong Xi Gong Xi!

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    1. Hi Baby Sumo, thank you for your warm greetings. Wishing you and family a very happy new year and a prosperous year ahead.

      Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

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  9. Now I want to taste each single one! Love the pineapple filling ;-)
    Happy Chiense New Year, Amelia.

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    1. Hi Angie, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments.
      Pineapple tart is still the most popular cookies during the new year celebration.

      Happy new year to you and a prosperous year ahead.
      Have a fabulous week ahead,regards.

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  10. Hi amelia,
    hv been your silent reader for awhile..i guess it's time for me to say hello :-)
    Wishing you and your family a Happy Chinese New Year!!!

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    1. Hi Blu4sky, thank you for your warm greetings and glad to meet you. Welcome to my blog, will drop by yours as soon as possible.

      Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  11. Hi Amelia
    Gong Xi Fa Cai, Xi Nian Kuai Le!!

    hey, I love all the food here. As good as they look, am sure sure they taste a hundred times better ..lol. I especially like the lemon grass rice...I am a small eater of rice, but here I feel I could wolf 3 bowls haha..

    Thanks for sharing.
    Wishing you and family lots of good fortune, prosperity, good health, peace and joy this year of the Ssssnake... :)
    Best regards.

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    1. Hi Angie, thank you for your warm greeting and lovely compliments, I appreciate it very much.

      I love lemon grass rice, full of flavor and very appetizing. Don't worry of eating 3 bowls, enjoy the food first. But with spicy squid, you'll forget how many bowls of rice you've eaten. LOL

      Wishing you a very happy new year and a prosperous year ahead.
      Have a fabulous week ahead,regards.

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  12. Hi Amelia, the food are all so sumptuous for the CNY. Happy CNY to you.

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    1. Hi Kimmy, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. I appreciate very much.

      Have a great week ahead, regards.

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  13. Happy new year Amelia. Have a nice time. all the dishes look awesome and perfect for the occasion.

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    1. Hi Swasthi, thank your for your warm greetings and compliments. I appreciate it very much.

      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  14. Mmmm... I wish I could visit your place, Amelia...So many good treats :) Gong Xi Fa Cai :)

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    1. Hi Alice, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. Wish we are nearer then you can visit me and I can pack some goodies for you too. :)

      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  15. Hi Amelia...Wishing you and your family a very happy Chinese new year! 万事如意:)

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    1. Hi Annie, thank you for your warm greetings. Wishing you and family a very happy new year and a prosperous year ahead.

      Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

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  16. Amelia, wah so many yummy cookies! I also like your dinner menu and desserts. All so yum! yum! I just finished my chores, so tired. Wish you and family Gong Xi Fa Cai and enjoy your dinner tonight!

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    1. Hi Phong Hong, thank you for your warm greeting and compliments. This year I didn't made alots of cookies,previously I used to made about 10 types. LOL

      Wishing you and family a very happy and prosperous year ahead.
      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  17. Gong Xi Fa Cai my dear friend...

    Wahhhh banyak kuih raya. I suka I suka.... All the puluts and all the cookies... why suddenly I feel like I am craving eh?

    Eeee dah lama tak main that master mind. I love that game!

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    1. Hi Mama Fami, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. I appreciate it very much.

      Tak banyak lah... this year menu sudah cut down by half sebab takut gemuk. We eat eat eat.. after new year sure to put on 2kg. LOL
      Craving?? Please help yourself, pick your choice. :)

      I love master mind too, use to play with my son.
      Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

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  18. Looks wonderful and healthy.Gong Xi Fa Cai :)

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    1. Hi Shanthi, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments.

      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  19. Oh, you also made so many cookies and the dishes also look so yummy . I would like to wish you and your family a Happy CNY and Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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    1. Hi Sonia, thank you for your warm greeting and lovely compliments. I always baked and cook extra during CNY, if all of them come back we got 36 members in the family. You imagine how much we have to cook during the family gathering. LOL

      Wishing you and family a very happy and a prosperous year ahead.
      Have a fabulous week ahead,regards.

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  20. 祝大家
    蛇年大吉喜气扬
    蛇头扬扬好运来
    蛇眼圆圆看祥瑞
    蛇须翘翘钱满园
    蛇身摆摆业登高
    蛇尾扫扫体健安
    蛇声震震尽欢颜
    祝愿蛇年多财气
    旺蛇载运福满天

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    1. Hi Aries, thank you for you new year message. I love it. Wishing you a very happy new year. Gong Xi Fa Cai, may you be bless with good health, good luck in the coming year.

      Have a nice day ahead,regards.

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  21. Isso é de fazer crescer água na boca!!
    Belas imagens!

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    1. Hi Rui, thank you so much for your lovely compliments.

      Have a great week ahead, regards.

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  22. Amelia , so much good food ! Wish I I can taste each of your scrumptious CNY offerings :D

    Wishing you and your family , Kung Hei Fat Choi !!!

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    1. Hi Anne, thank you for your warm greeting and compliments. What you see here is 50% lesser than previous years. LOL I worry put on weight so I cut down a lots of goodies this year.

      Happy new year to you. Gong Xi Fa Cai.
      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  23. Mel...gong xi fa cai to you and family..enjoy your mkan besar ye...sedap2 semua yg u masak esp the pineppple tart tu...:)

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    1. Hi Marie, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. This year buat kurang sebab tengah diet. LOL

      Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

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  24. Hi Amelia, Wow! Love all these CNY goodies. My favourite is mak chok! I can easy polish off 3 bowls anytime, with 2 cubes ice inside.
    Here's wishing you and family, kong hei fatt choy! And all the very best wishes this Snake year.
    I must check Snake sign can jalan with horse sign, ha ha.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR! Have fun....and watch that "yum sengs"!
    Best regards.
    Lee.

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    1. Hi Lee, thank you so much for your warm greetings and lovely compliments.
      You love mak chok... me too. But first time I mixed with green bean with gula melaka and santan. Not bad taste very good, I like both hot and cold version.

      Don't worry this year snake and horse can jalan, horse got good luck this year. I check already horse got money luck. So look out on your lottery ticket. Maybe a G63 or Lamborghini on the way. :)

      Wishing yo ua very happy new year. May you be bless with good health and good luck to you in the coming year. Gong Xi Fa Cai.

      Have a great week ahead, regards.

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  25. Oh my God......all your recipes are super da......I have bookmarked all your recipes listed here...I like your best blogger friends kids....they are so so cute.

    Happy Chinese new year to you too my dearrr.....:-)

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    1. Hi Helen,, thank you for your warm greetings and lovely compliments.
      Glad that you enjoyed my recipes. Yes, my friend Love2Cook has got 2 very adorable and cute children. She is is a very beautiful and lovely lady.

      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  26. Ooooo...they're all so pretty, must be heavenly to eat. Qong Xi Fa Cai Xin Nian Kuai Le!!!

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    1. Hi Suituapui, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. Yes, all the goodies taste heavenly but cook & baked less this year cos worry overeating. LOL

      Wishing you a very happy new year. May you be bless with good health and good luck in the coming year. Gong Xi Fa Cai.

      Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  27. Pretty Amelia , I wished u last n3, but cannot resist another one here especially with all the fantastic array of food and the great photos expertly done. So I deem it an honor to leave our sincere greetings of Happy CNY and may it bring You Health, Wealth and Happiness to you and your family always. KONG HEE FATT CHOY Best Regards always from Uncle AL and family Penang.

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    1. Hi Uncle AL, thank you so much for your warm greetings and lovely compliments. I appreciate it very much.

      May GOD bless you and all at home and you too have a prosperous year ahead.
      Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  28. Eileen, Hundred Eighty DegreesFebruary 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Hi Amelia, wishing you and family a prosperous lunar new year. Gong Xi Fa Cai.: )

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    1. Hi Eileen, thank you so much for your warm greetings.

      Wishing you and family a very happy new year, may you be bless with good health and a prosperous year ahead.

      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  29. Ding dong...is Amelia, home...

    Wow! You also bake lots of cookies.
    I coming to visit you :)
    Wishing you and your love ones Good health, good luck and much happiness throughout this snake year.
    mui

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    1. Hi Mui Mui, I'm at home. You're always welcome. :)
      Thank you so much for your warm greetings and compliments.

      Wishing you and family a very happy new year and a prosperous year ahead. Gong Xi Fa Cai.

      Have a lovely year ahead,regards.

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  30. Hi Amelia, Happy Chinese New Year to you & family!
    aiyoh....you did so many cookies & kuih, looks so yummy, I hope can visit your house to try them out, hihi!

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    1. Hi Casey, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. You're always welcome to visit me, this year I baked less compare to previous years. :)

      Wishing you and family a very happy new year and a prosperous year ahead. Gong Xi Fa Cai.

      Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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  31. hi amelia, just read your guest post at love2cook. Great post! you're baking so much! beautiful cookies and very nice kueh makmur cookies. Here's wishing you a wonderful and healthy Year of the Snake!! Cheers!!

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    1. Hi Lena, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. Thanks for visiting Love2Cook's blog to view my guest post.

      This year I baked less compare to previous year cos now on diet, got to shed off few kilos. : )

      Have a great week ahead, regards.

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  32. Wow, nice party food;D I'd cook like You, maybe some day, I wish;)

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    1. Hi Niebieska,thank you for your lovely compliments. I appreciate it very much.

      Have a fabulous week ahead,regards.

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  33. Gong Xi Fa Chai Amelia. Everything looks wonderful. Wishing you a healthy and wonderful year ahead in the year of snake.

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    1. Hi Yueky, thanks you for your warm greetings and compliments.

      Wishing you a very happy new year and a prosperous year ahead.
      Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

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  34. All your treats are wonderful and made me drooled a little. :) Wish you and your family a healthy and prosperous year of Snake. Gong Hay Fat Choi!

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    1. Hi Amy, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. Glad that you enjoy my cooking & bakes. I appreciate it very much.

      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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    1. Hi Yummychunklet, thank you for your warm greetings.

      Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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  36. You definitely know how to celebrate a New Year. I hope you have a wonderful celebration and a marvelous year

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    1. Hi George, thank you so much for your warm greetings and compliments. It's a once a year affair eat without guilt, so usually I cook and bakes alots.
      LOL

      Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  37. all of these look fabulous and delicious :) Happy New Year bookmarking to make the cookies

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    1. Hi Akheela, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments.Yes, this few cookies are my favorite and they melt in your mouth type.

      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  38. Hi Amelia, I just stumbled upon your blog somehow. You have a great space here - And all the dishes look so yummy and perfect :)

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    1. Hi Priya, thank you. That's very nice of you. Glad to meet you too.

      Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  39. Hello Amelia

    Wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR
    your pictures are always very nice.....and the food looks delicious.

    Greetings, Joop

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    1. Hi Zoop, thank you for your warm greetings and lovely compliments. Glad you enjoyed my food pictures.

      Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  40. No wonder u're so busy! Gosh, that's a lot of cookies & tarts you've made!! Hats off to u, mdm! Coincidentally, I've also made Lemongrass Rice, but mine's with chicken :) Sorry for coming by late as I've been real tied up...... Happy CNY to u, my dear friend! Don't forget to try my latest Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Win Hawaa Natural Soy Lotion Candles By Flen!! U may be 2nd time lucky. Hahaha! I'm giving 10 candles that burns into a moisturizer!!

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    1. Hi Shirley, thank you for your warm greetings and lovely compliments. The cookies that you see in here is lesser compare to previous years. Every new year i put on weight, so this year I cut down on my baking by 50%. LOL

      Thanks for your invitation, will drop by your blog shortly.Hopefully I have 2nd time luck to win again.

      Wishing you a very happy new year and a prosperous year ahead.
      Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

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  41. Hi there Amelia darling. Hope it ain't too late wishing you and yours a wonderful CNY celebration. May this year be more prosperous and brings you more cheers.
    Love.... MamaTim..

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    1. Hi MamaTim, thank you so much for your warm greetings. I appreciate it very much. May GOD bless you and you have a wonderful, good health, good luck year ahead.

      Have a fabulous week ahead,regards.

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  42. Hi Amelia,
    Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year !!
    All the dishes are superb...You might have enjoyed a lot.

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    1. Hi Vidya, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. I appreciate it very much.

      Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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  43. What a delicious collection of dishes....wish I can bake as much as you do, I feel CNY came too early this year, hardly had enough time to put together a couple of cookies and cakes! Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family!

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    1. Hi Jeannie, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. Yes, time fly too fast, I too got so many thing to do but so little time.....This year I cut down on all my cooking and baking cos every year after CNY, I put on a lots weights. LOL

      Wishing you a very happy new year and a prosperous year ahead.
      Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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  44. What a lovely spread, and just just so delicious. I love pineapple jam...would love to try making it myself too.
    Great post! Happy Lunar New Year and have a lovely week ahead!

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    1. Hi Sandra, thank you for your warm greetings and lovely compliments. Glad to meet you. Yes, pineapple jam is one of the best and this is the most popular cookies during Chinese New year.

      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  45. The goodies look very appetizing! I am convinced that they taste great!
    Happy New Year!
    Thank you so much for all your comments!
    A excellent week, dear Amelia!

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    1. Hi Ioan, thank you for your warm greetings and lovely compliments. What I cooked and baked for the new year are our family favorite.

      Have a great week ahead, my dear friend. Glad to meet you in blogging world.

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  46. Hola Amelia, este fin de semana he estado en Manchester (Reino Unido) visitando a mi hijo,, y me he acordado de usted porque estube viendo el comienzo de año chino con su desfile, asi que vengo a desearle que tenga un buen Año Nuevo y prospero, me ha encantado todos los platos que nos has puesto no sabria con cual quedarme, graciaspor todo un beso

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    1. Hi my dear Conchibs, thank you so much for your warm greetings and lovely compliments. I hope you have a good time with your son in Manchester.
      Thank you for thinking of me while you're in Manchester, I appreciate it very much.

      Have a lovely week ahead, with hugs and lots of love to you. Regards.

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  47. Happy New Year, Amelia! Your artistic touch is incredible! A visual feast for my eyes since sadly, I cannot taste it. I'd love to reach in and grab everything!! I've actually never had pineapple jam but now I'm intrigued. I hope your weekend went well and that this coming week is amazing, beautiful!!!!!

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    1. Hi Angie, thank you so much for your warm greetings and lovely compliments. I appreciate it very much.

      Sorry, you have to feast with your eyes for the time being, hope to have the chance to meet you then you can eat the real goodies from me. Well, wee if we fated to meet.

      Have a fabulous week ahead, my dear. With hugs to you.

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  48. Happy CNY, Amelia!

    Gong Xi Fa Cai and wishing you best of luck, good health, happiness and everything!

    I'm feasting my eyes with lots of CNY goodies :D

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments.

      Wishing you a very happy new year and a prosperous year ahead.
      Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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  49. Hi Amelia, Gong Hey Fatt Choy , leng lui! Wow! You've been really busy preparing all these mouthwatering goodies! Looks so good that I wish I can go to your open house! LOL Bookmarking your Kuih Makmur recipe for CNY & I really love to try your green bean dessert! Drooling! Sending you lots of love & have a great holiday! Bless you dear friend ;)

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    1. Hi Kit,thank you so much for your warm greetings and lovely compliments.
      Yes, I was busy for the past 2 weeks non stop cooking and baking. But this year I cut down my cooking and baking by 50% cos every new year I put on lots of weights and hard to bring it down. LOL

      This kueh makmur is very nice, it's crispy on the outside and melt in the mouth. The green bean no recipe, I just simply add in terigu, green bean cook till soft, add gula melaka and coconut milk.

      Have a lovely week ahead,regards. With lots of love and hugs to you.

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  50. looks so delicious!!.......btw happy new to u n 2 ur family.....My hus loves chinese food n v have so many frnds (chinese)n u r d 1 one of them 2 me dear..

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    1. Hi Maha, thank you for your warm greeting and compliments. I'm glad to have you as my dear friend, glad we meet in blogging world. :)

      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  51. Happy CNY to you and your family> Wow, you made do many types of cookies, can I have some please?

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    1. Hi Veronica, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. This year I cut down my baking by 50% cos on diet don't want to eat so much. LOL

      Wishing you a very happy new year and a prosperous year ahead.
      Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  52. Amelia,
    Happy new Year to u and family..
    wishing u all the best..great health..

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    1. Hi Harnida, thank you for your warm greetings. God bless you and wish you all the best in the coming year.

      Have a fabulous week ahead,regards.

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  53. Hi Amelia , A very happy New year to u and ur family dear, wishing u great health, peace, joy and everything u desire.
    And all those goodies look FANTASTIC, wish i cud taste 'em.
    Enjoy your holidays sweetheart.
    Have a luvly day ♥

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    1. Hi Kausers, thank you so much for your warm greetings and lovely compliments.
      I'm so glad to meet you, you're such a lovely friend.
      Yes, all this goodies are awesome and it's our all time favorite.

      Wishing you all the best in the coming year.
      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  54. Happy Chinese New Year to you! with all of those goodies, I am certain you and your family will really enjoy this holiday. Everything looks great!

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    1. Hi Joyti, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. Glad to see you drop by my blog, will visit yours asap.

      Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  55. Great way in ushering ONG lai with your yummy pineapple open tarts, whoa Bananaz's favorite too wanna grab a few pieces haha. Huat Ah..Ulala

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    1. Hi Bananaz, thank you for your warm greetings and compliments. This ong lai is a must in my house regardless it's for luck or pop into our mouth.

      Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  56. Hi my dear sweet friend, Amelia...it's been such a long time since I visited by your blog; so amazing as always, full of awesome beautiful and delicious sweets and treat you prepare so lovingly for your family and friends. You have been such a loyal, caring, and compassionate friend throughout my time of sorrow, and sadness. I just haven't had the emotional, and spiritual strength to go around commenting for over one month now...time to pull myself together and get on with life!

    Happy Chinese New Year, and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY...officially today is Feb. 14 by you, and for us it will be tomorrow!
    I'm so glad to be back, and will stay for a long time and not neglect you. All your goodies are making me drool, especially the pineapple jam topped cookies, and the peanut cookies...yumm-DDD
    Have a wonderful weekend...and oh, by the way; I love your new profile (or is it an old one re-vamped?)...you look amazing, like a 20 something girl on that photo!
    Hugs, and kisses to you! xoxo

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    1. Hi my dear Elisabeth, so good to see you back in action. I'm glad you're able to pick up again after going thru all your unforeseen circumstances. God give you strength to carry on, you still got your lovely children and grandchildren by your side. Life still go on..

      Thank you so much for your warm greetings and lovely compliments. Pineapple cookies is a must during Chinese new year and it's the all time favorite in Asian country.

      My profile picture is taken in my late 40's at the photo studio. The other picture in purple blouse was taken last month. I'm celebrating my big 5 in a few months time. :)

      Happy valentine's day to you. With lots of love and hugs to you. You're always in my thoughts.

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  57. Thank you for sharing another delectable post. This whetted my appetite for dinner and dessert! I hope you have a love-filled week, my friend!

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    1. Hi Monet, thank you for your kind words and compliments. Glad that you enjoyed my posting.

      Have a lovely week ahead, take care my dear.

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  58. Everything looks delicious!
    Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's Day to you, Amelia! May love and joy surround you always!

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    1. Hi Tina, thank you. That's very nice of you, I appreciate it very much.
      Happy Valentine's day to you. Glad to meet a wonderful friend like you.

      Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

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  59. Hi Amelia,
    so many reasons to celebrate:)
    Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's Day to you!
    What a wonderful selection of goodies, I really don't no which one I enjoy most.
    A real feast for the eyes and they all look delicious!
    Love all the details, decoration, pictures-thanks Amelia for sharing.

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    1. Hi Daniela, thank you so much for your warm greetings and lovely compliments. You sure made my day and really cheered me up. I had fun cooking & baking all this goodies, glad to know you like it.

      Happy valentine's day to you and have a lovely week ahead,regards. With hugs and lot of love to you.

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  60. All of these treats look (and sound) delicious, but I really like your roses. Happy Valentine Day to you.

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    1. Hi George, nice to see you again. Thank you for your lovely compliments. Glad you like the roses and I too enjoyed those gorgeous roses in your yard.

      Happy valentine's day to you and have a great week ahead,regards.

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  61. Amelia, You should consider putting email subscription widget or RSS feeds on your blog for word press users. Because even if I join you on GFC, I won't be able to see your updates. I have your blog book marked on my dashboard but I have to refresh every time.
    As always you have done a wonderful post of so many goodies. We love green beans but I have used them in anything sweet. Your Kueh Makmar looks highly buttery and addictive.You have used desi ghee and butter, any specific reason?

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    1. Hi Balvinder, thank you for your suggestion and compliments. I just added the email subscription at my side bar, sorry for any inconvenience caused.

      Kueh Makmur is a very traditional cookies. The original recipe from olden day used 100% ghee which made the cookies very rich in taste and nice flavor. The pastry is very pliable and easy to handle. The cookies is crispy and melt in the mouth. But somehow don't know how people start to improvise and switch to mixed with butter. Anyway it's still very fragrant with nice butter scent.

      Kueh Makmur is a Malay word, kueh mean cakes or sweet snack and makmur meaning prosperous, opulent, well-fed or luxurious.

      Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

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    2. I have joined your blog thru email and would love if you would also consider joining. Thank you so much. I love all your posts.

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    3. Hi Balvinder, thank you. That's so sweet of you. Glad that you enjoyed my posting. Ok, I'll join you too....

      Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

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  62. They all are so beautiful!!! right in time for Valentin's Day!! Really pretty! I'm drooling! :D

    Food-O-Mania!

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    1. Hi Kavi, thank you. That's very kind of you. Will drop by your blog soon, sorry for lack of visit due to busy preparing for Chinese new year.

      Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  63. your food makes any day better! such beautiful presentation!
    happy Valentines day!

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    1. Hi Annmarie, thank you. That mean a lots to me, I appreciate it very much.

      Happy valentine's day to you and have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  64. Love all the cookies Amelia...they are so pretty and look so tasty. Nice meal my dear.
    Hope you are having a fun week and Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Hi Juliana, thank you. that's very sweet of you, I appreciate it very much.
      Once a year indulgent, so enjoyed and diet after CNY. LOL

      Happy valentine's day, my dear friend.
      Have a wonderful week ahead, regards.

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  65. Dear Amelia, Thank you for visiting. It is wonderful to say, "hello" and "Happy Valentine's Day to you. I am borrowing a computer at the moment. I am coming along, things are not back to "normal" yet but they are getting better everyday. These times are what makes us who we are and make memories along the way. Blessings dearest and lots and lots of love. Catherine xoxo

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    1. Hi Catherine, so happy to hear from you again. I'm glad to know that you and your family are doing fine, the rest of the thing might take time to restore back. But with GOD blessing, very soon everything will be back to normal. May you be blessed beyond your expectations.

      Take care, my dear friend. You're in my thoughts. With hugs and lots of love to you. Have a great weekend, regards.

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  66. Everything looks so yummy. I was getting hungry just looking at your pictures. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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    1. Hi Dawn, thank you. That's very sweet of you, I appreciate it very much.

      Have a lovely weekend, regards.

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  67. Oh boy! I love all the food, kuih and dishes here. Pulut tatai, green beans soup, pineapple tarts, butter cookies, seri muka and kuih makmur all make me drool, Amelia.

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    1. Hi Yan, thank you for your compliments. Oh yes... all this are mouthwatering food, they are my favorite too. Glad you enjoyed my posting.

      Have fabulous weekend, regards.

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      Have a great weekend, regards.

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