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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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Egg Salad Sandwich


Sometimes in our quest for something new and fancy, we often forget what is old and simple is actually the best. I’ve made this simple egg salad sandwich many times when the kids were younger. Now that they have all grown up and I do not need to prepare those quick-fix sandwiches anymore, I have not visited this recipe for Read More

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Garlic Bread


I used to buy frozen garlic bread whenever we have spaghetti at home until I discovered a homemade garlic bread recipe. There is no going back to frozen garlic bread once I tried this recipe. It does take a little more work, but for the homemade taste, it is worth investing some effort. Hanna made this garlic bread to go Read More

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Baked Salmon Linguine


Google search: “What is clean eating?”. Answer: “ … At its simplest, clean eating is about eating whole foods, or ‘real’ foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible.“. I guess this baked salmon linguine is as clean as I can possibly make it. It does Read More

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Cranberry Banana Bread


I was getting ready to make Cranberry Orange Bread when EK told me that I need to use the bananas are they are getting too ripe. Does cranberry goes well with bananas? Sure they do! Now I can combine the sweetness of bananas and the tartness of cranberries all in one bread. This is my new discovery of the week! Read More

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Bread Pudding French Toast with Strawberry Sauce


I was planning on making simple French Toast for breakfast this weekend. This loaf of challah that I picked up from the 300 bakery looked so good that I feel it deserves some exquisite treatment than simple French Toast. There is no other place to turn to than my favorite Tartine cook book.  The Tartine Brioche Bread Pudding recipe says Read More

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Mini Fruit Tarts


  Fruit tart is such an interesting dessert so full of color, texture, and taste. With some flaky tart dough left from making egg tarts last week, I decided its its time for some mini fruit tarts this weekend. I get many inspiration on dressing up a fruit tart from the Oracle 300 bakery.  The pastry chef always cut the Read More

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Parmesan Chicken and Shrimp Scampi Linguine


  I was flipping through my recipe folder for something simple and easy to fix this evening and came across the Linguine with Shrimp Scampi recipe. Unlike other pasta dishes that are served in white or red sauce, the linguine is tossed in a lemon, garlic sauce. I also fixed some Parmesan Chicken for the special someone who doesn’t eat Read More

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Minnie Frosty-Shake


While researching for the next gourmet club meet this afternoon, I came across the idea of using Oreo cookies to dress up a cocktail. I was so excited about the idea that I have to try it right away! So here is my concoction of the Minnie Frosty-Shake…love it! Prep Time: 30 min Serves 2 Ingredients White Chocolate Liqueur 2 Read More

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Lemon Pudding Cake


I have been eyeing this Tyler Florence Lemon Pudding Cake recipe for weeks, but I am reluctant to buy a carton of buttermilk just to use 2/3 cup of it. Finally, I decided to try a buttermilk substitute using some leftover yogurt. It turns out perfect! Just found another awesome dessert recipe for the holidays! Prep time: 20 mins Cook Read More

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