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Crispy Peanut Pancake (面煎粿)


Really craving this snack and found a recipe that doesn’t require starter nor yeast for the batter! The batter needs to rest for 30 minutes according the recipe. I made the peanut filling and prepared the batter the night before instead. Rested the batter overnight while I sleep and had a crispy, just-in-time breakfast right when I rolled out of Read More

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Red Wine Sangria


May the last dinner of 2021 be the last Covid New Year Eve dinner for everyone. It’s been going on for way too long. We are exhausted! We stayed home in light of the Covid surge and made a simple pasta dinner. I made a red sangria to go with the pasta. It’s my first attempt and went with a Read More

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Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Panko Crust


Made this Mac and Cheese for Thanksgiving dinner when my niece visited with her two girls. I always believe Mac and Cheese is a dish for children but surprisingly, it received lots of rave reviews from the adults. I was really too busy to savor and appreciate the dish. Made it again tonight – adult version with Toscano cheese soaked Read More

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Pecan Delight


Updated Dec 11th 2021 It’s that time of the year for some holiday bake. I turned to my favorite recipe from Pat for its snowy look and melt-in-the-mouth goodness. Pat passed this summer 😢. She was kind, friendly, and always shared with us the fabulous cookies she baked on Fridays. So glad that I have the opportunity to get to Read More

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Air Fried Shisshito Peppers


I have fallen in love with my Philips Air Fryer lately. It’s so easy to just put whatever you want to cook in the basket, turn the knob, and wallah, it’s done! We tried Shishito Peppers at Scrollbar Waterside Kitchen in Redwood Shores. It was so good and it brought us back to the restaurant over and over again. Scrollbar Read More

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Tofu Pudding with Ginger Syrup (豆腐花)


I didn’t know we can make Tofu Pudding at home till I found out that Mama Judy offers it on her bay area home delivery menu. It was so good👍! Since moving to Scottsdale, I can no longer order food from her and has to make it myself. This my first attempt. Turns out pretty good. The Pudding is jiggly Read More

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Mango Sago Pomelo


Updated Sep 21st, 2020 We hosted Ramesh and Vibhav for a backyard lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. A get-together with friends and family in 2020 is unusual to say the least. A clear sky with clean (good enough) air is also unusual in California after a disastrous summer of fire storms. We are ready to put summer and 2020 Read More

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Chipotle Chicken Taco


I was clearing the freezer and found a few pieces of frozen Chipotle chicken. Before EK clean up and put the grill away, I made him grill them. It was a quick and easy dinner. Ingredients Mango Salsa 2 Slices of Chipotle Chicken Avocado Sauce Tortilla Skin Cilantro, lime wedges, and red reddish for garnish Directions Prepare the chicken according Read More

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Shrimp Mango Ceviche on Avocado Sauce


I’ve tried making ceviche with raw shrimp and lime juice multiple times without success. Perhaps psychologically, I just believe they are not cooked through without heat. This time I tried a new approach and poached the shrimp instead. It turned out great! Simple, easy, and safe! Ingredients 1/2 lb shrimps, shell on and deveined Mango Salsa 1/4 cup mango 1/4 Read More

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Paleo Walnut Cookies


Hanna made these paleo cookies for the elderly neighbors when she was back in the bay area a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, when she delivered them, she found that Pat has passed on. Pat used to make chocolate chip cookies on Fridays; we know she likes them! It was very nice of Hanna to look up a paleo recipe to Read More

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