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Mango Pudding


Fresh mango puree, coconut milk, gelatine, and simple syrup are all we need to whip up a nice, refreshing dessert. Ingredients 1 lb fresh mango chunks 3 gelatine sheets, 2.5g each 240 ml coconut milk fresh diced mango for garnish 4 oz simple syrup Mint leaves for garnish Directions Place mango chunks and 240 ml coconut milk in a blender. 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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Pina Colada


Summer arrived in our backyard!  Summer is officially another 19 days away. We are so privileged to steal a few days from spring to celebrate summer early. There is no better way to welcome this beautiful day than a glass of frozen pina colada. Pineapple and coconut are two of my favorite cocktail ingredients; they came together perfectly in this Read More

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Avocado Milkshake


The theme for the next gourmet club meet is Avocado. While EK has enjoyed this milkshake countless times, he has never ever made it himself. Time for him to practice this recipe for the next club meet. Here you go: 1 avocado 1 Tbsp sugar 1 cup milk 6 ice cubes 1/2 tsp vanilla Blend everything together until smooth. Makes Read More

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Affogato


  We have many coffee addicts in the family. Affagato appeals to everyone’s palette. The only thing I have to prepare is the chocolate sauce. Otherwise, it is really an assembly process to put the dessert together. Planning to serve this at the upcoming memorial day bbq. Hope our guests like it too. Ingredients Chocolate Sauce 3 oz dark chocolate chips 1 Read More

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Avocado Crema


I’ve always loved guacamole. Little did I know that it has a cousin called Avocado Crema that is just as delicious. I tried this recipe as part of my Mexican cooking this weekend. This one is a keeper. Tastes good as a dip with tortilla chips and goes well on salad and burritos. Easy and delicious! Ingredients 1 avocado 1/2 Read More

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Molten Lava Cake


When the girls were running the catchthegivingbug charity club in high school, I used to make dozens and dozens of these lava cakes for their bake sale to raise funds for Plan USA. We sold them at $3 a piece (standard muffin size), and they were snatched up in no time by hungry high-school students. Looking back, those were crazy Read More

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Sunshine Smoothie


Ashley told me she is the Smoothie Queen. I like to challenge her title with this Sunshine Smoothie. I used my favorite Cara Cara orange with frozen banana, mango, and strawberries. Cut and freeze the fruits the night before, and the next morning, enjoy a power start to the day in minutes. Ingredients 1 frozen banana, in bite-size chunks 1 Read More

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Pan Seared Salmon with Cucumber Slaw


I was hooked on the Sesame Salmon bites from Three Restaurant and Bar after the first visit. Those salmon bites are crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. They are so good that I hardly ever try any other items on their menu. This is my attempt to recreate the dish at home so that I Read More

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Lemon Ricotta Cake with Raspberry Sauce


My abstinence from dessert only lasted one week 😔. I found an excuse to use some leftover ricotta cheese in the fridge, and made this moist lemon ricotta cake with raspberry sauce. Few can resist a lemon, cheese, and raspberry combo. Ashley said, she’ll try half a slice, but she went back twice for more. It is good. Ingredients Ricotta Cake Read More

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