May 2014

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For your spice rack: Cajun Spice Mix

The Red Lobster biscuits copycat recipe called for Cajun seasoning, and after browsing around there seems to be several different variations of it.  I finally settled with the recipe from, since I had all the required ingredients on hand.


2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


Put all the ingredients into an airtight container.  Close the lid and shake well to mix.

Weekend Cooking: Popcorn Chicken

In the car on the way to lunch with our mothers to celebrate Mother’s Day, Rudy and I suddenly started talking about a few promising recipes I saw on the Internet, and finally on the spur of the moment we decided to invite our friends over for dinner and board games.  After lunch, we called up people (super last minute) to confirm any takers, went to the grocer to grab the necessary ingredients and bam, we made it happen!


Popcorn chicken

Cheesy garlic biscuits – Red Lobster copycat recipe

KFC Mashed potato and coleslaw (courtesy of Yaz)

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Weekend Cooking: Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

When I was younger, the word ‘biscuit’ would bring to mind crunchy, sweet discs, some with nuts and some with chocolate chips, basically what we also call ‘cookies.’  The first time I ate a fluffy, buttery biscuit was when I was in the States, when Jeanny took me to Popeyes for the first time.  When Popeyes arrived in Malaysia I was thrilled, but the biscuits they served were not as I remembered.  Then came Texas Chicken, which served perfect, fluffy, absolutely delicious glazed biscuits, and life was good.

However, I still crave for a nice, savory type of fluffy biscuit, which led to me trying out this recipe 365 Days of Baking.  They turned out great, and I served them together with the Popcorn Chicken I made.  Try it out!

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