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Kahlúa Dalgona Coffee


We heaved a sigh of relief when Ashley finally showed up in Scottsdale last Wednesday. With the pandemic raging across America, we have been really worried about her safety in Seattle. So thankful to have her home! The first item she asked for when she booked her flight home is to make Dalgona Coffee. She told me this is the Read More

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Copycat Postino Crispy Cauliflower


One of the new dishes I learned after moving to Scottsdale is Crispy Cauliflower at Postino. It was always an item that we pass on when we look at the menu as no one in the family like cauliflower. During one visit, I heard a server mention that it comes with a to-die-for romesco sauce. That piqued my interest, and Read More

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Truffle Mushroom Quinotto


We tried mushroom quinotto at one of the Los Angeles restaurants over the New Year holiday. I liked the taste of the browned mushrooms, the texture of the quinoa, and the flavor of truffle permeating the grains. It has quite a long list of ingredients for an all-in-one dish, but if you have home-made chicken broth and the fresh herbs Read More

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Baked Penne with Chicken and Mushrooms


The theme for the 57th Gourmet Club meet was Martha Stewart Christmas. Our esteem club member Lee Lee brought baked penne based on Martha’s recipe. Lee Lee advised that she adjusted Martha’s recipe quite a bit and added spicy sausage and fresh herbs. It was so good and I had to try it again at home. Here’s the modified recipe. Read More

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Ginger Kale Smoothie


For the longest time, the girls have been trying to convince me to try the ‘Green Juice’. I’ve never been a fan of raw vegetables, and had a hard time imagining grinding it into juice and drinking it? Hillary was staying over with me over the weekend and really, really wished she could have a glass of ‘Green Juice’ and Read More

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Prosciutto Apple Flatbread


I tried this flatbread at Paul Martin’s Happy Hour a few weeks ago. I was amazed how tasty this combo of bread, cheese, apple, cured ham, and salad turned out. I have since replicated it twice at home and added minced garlic to the combo. It is delicious! Ingredients Pizza crust, soft taco, or any kind of flat bread Minced Read More

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Pizzadilla and Superbowl Party


EK and I decided that we should watch the Superbowl this year. This is my first attempt preparing for a Superbowl party. How do you like my party spread? Feels like I am feeding an army, but its really just the two of us pigging out :P. This is also the first time I tried to make Pizzadilla. If you Read More

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Linguini with Chicken in Creamy Mustard Sauce


I was watching Food Network and saw an episode of Barefoot Contessa where Ina Garten was introducing good ingredients. One of them was mustard. I’ve rarely used mustard in cooking, but upon trying this recipe, I realized I can now introduce another flavor of pasta in my recipe bank! This creamy pasta sauce tastes really good! Ingredients 4 boneless skin-on Read More

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Peach and Fig Crostini


A couple of years back, my colleague Ravi gave me a bag of figs from his backyard. That was my introduction to fig. This is an unusual fruit (actually, it is an inverted flower) with a unique taste and texture. I fell in love with figs until one day, I came across this article that describes how fig is pollinated. It Read More

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French Toast with Banana Compote


I couldn’t resist the cinnamon challah at the 300 cafe again; turned it into banana compote French toast the next morning. Delicious! This is an easy brunch recipe. Will definitely make it again when the girls are home on a weekend. Ingredients French Toast One  1-lb loaf of Cinnamon Raisin Challah, cut into one-inch slices 6 eggs 1 cup half Read More

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