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Apple and Fig Galettes


I love my Tartine cookbook! I have another successful attempt at the galette recipe this weekend. The recipes are proven and definitely worth the investment in time and effort. The preparation and the assembly of the galette is time consuming. However, you will be rewarded by the end result. They are delicious! Ingredients Dough 2 cups very cold unsalted butter Read More

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Blueberry Crisp


A 2-lb box of blueberries for five bucks?! That’s a steal. How about some blueberry crisp for dessert tonight? Every one like this recipe. I have cut the sugar amount significantly since the berries are sweet. Adjust sweetness to your liking. Ingredients 4 cups blueberries, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 Tbsp cornstarch Zest of one Read More

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Dry Rub Grilled Chicken Wings


EK and I have spent many happy hours at BJ’S sports bar this last NBA season cheering on the Warriors. Few could imagine what crazy Warriors’ fan we have become. Our favorite game-time drink and snack are the top shelf margaritas and dry rub wings. This happy hour investment has indeed paid off with another championship win by the Warriors. Read More

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Cheese Platter


A glass of wine, a beautiful cheese platter, and a sunny blue sky makes for an idyllic weekend afternoon by the water. Here is how I like to put my cheese platter together: 1. Pick 3 cheese; one hard, one firm, and a soft and creamy cheese that you can spread on crackers. The Parmasan Gouda melange from Trader Joe’s Read More

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Honey Roasted Sriracha Brussels Sprouts


I was first introduced to Brussels sprouts at a gathering with teammates at BJs. They were crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside; spicy, tangy, and sweet. I looked up Brussels sprouts recipes immediately when I got home, wondering what I have been missing all these years. I have cooked this dish many times since then, but they Read More

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Rosemary Cheese Puffs


I made these cheddar cheese puffs for the July 4th backyard BBQ and also made a big puff for Nike’s flat iron steak birthday sandwich. All the human said these puffs are so yummy on its own, and Nike voted 4 paws up as he wolfed down his b-day cake in no time. Next time, I will try these savory Read More

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Homemade Raspberry Sherbet


Raspberry is one of my favorite fruits. It is always featured in my fruit tarts, desserts, and an all-time accompaniment in my cereal bowl. I just found another easy way to incorporate these charming berries in homemade ice-cream. Enjoy. Ingredients 10 oz fresh raspberry 3/8 cup sugar 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup fresh milk Directions Rinse and drain raspberry. Read More

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Sausage Bacon Hash


I am always in search of breakfast recipe that allows me to prepare the night before. This one that you can prepare in the evening and go to bed in peace. Next morning, crack an egg and stick it in the oven. Full hot breakfast ready in 25 minutes. Easy peasy! Ingredients 12 oz Hot Italian sausage 3 strips cooked Read More

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Tartine’s Lemon Cream Tartlets


I am so thankful to have received the Tartine Cookbook as a gift from Elaine. Every recipe that I have tried so far has turned out awesome. This lemon cream tart is no exception. It has the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness in the lemon cream. Following the original lemon cream recipe has allowed me to make only four Read More

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Chicken Salad Sandwich


Since I made the Egg Salad Sandwich a couple of weeks back, I’ve been thinking about all its ‘cousins’ that I used to fix for quick lunches. Glad that Hanna came back this weekend and I have a reason to fix the Chicken Salad Sandwich that both of us enjoy. This is a recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook that Read More

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