A Year in Review – 2012

I gues this’s it – we’re ending the year of 2012 in just few days. It’s been a wonderful year and I hope everyone feels the same way, too. A little incident happened on Christmas day. What ‘s supposed to be a lovely day turned to be an unforgettable moment. We were getting ready for our annual Christmas family gathering. Cake was in the oven, chocolate bourbon mini bundt cakes and 1 regular size to be exact, and I was looking at it through the glass door when suddenly a flame bursted. I was so shocked that I turned off my oven right away. The top part of the cake was burnt a little bit. Luckily, the bundt cakes were finished; however the cake was half-way baked. I was panic and concerned about the oven, flame, and cakes. LOL. I stood there and waited for few minutes. Perhaps, miracle happened and my oven would work back to normal again. Few minutes later, I turned it on and the oven worked for couple minutes and went off. It happened few times until I decided to let it go. Oh well, there went my Christmas morning story and a reminder to take a break and enjoy the holidays (literally! since I can’t use the oven/ stove in the meantime).

I will take a short break this week and promise to be back next year with my New Year’s resolutions and hopefully a brand new-looking blog. Yes,  I attempt to give it a facelift. Crossing my fingers. Administering botox…


Sweet’N Low Sugar with Coffee Bourbon Cocktails


I’m sure I have shared how Frederick enjoys bourbon so much. His first love to bourbon started when we were invited to a bourbon tasting back in 2008. Ever since, he’s been following bourbon news. Thankfully, he’s still within his limits when it comes to drinking. This year, he got a little surprise from his buddy at work – Breaking & Entering Bourbon Whiskey. Apparently, it’s not pure bourbon like knob creek rather a sweet flavorful bourbon, made up of as many as 80 bourbons from 5 to 7 years years of age. Hmmm…interesting, don’t you think? So, to make it fun and for me to enjoy, I’ve added more ingredients and make it extra special.

This Breaking & Entering bourbon has some sweetness and light fruity taste, which complements a hint of coffee. This cocktails is definitely  a great companion on New Year’s Eve – something that keep us awake and warm to start a whole new year.


Coffee Bourbon Cocktails
Serving: 1


  • 3 oz. Breaking & Entering Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 drop to 1 oz. coffee liquor (or brew 2 tbsp. ground coffee in 6 oz. of water)
  • 1 tsp sweet-n-low sugar (if you want an extra sweetness, you can add more sugar)
  • Ice cube


  1. Add ice to the shaker.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, and then shake.
  3. Strain the ingredients into a well-chilled martini glass and drink up.


This post is part of a DailyBuzz Food Tastemaker program with Sweet’N Low.

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