Tag Archives : Recipes

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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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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Chicken Tortilla Soup


I tried chicken tortilla soup at Amardillo Willy’s a couple of weeks back and I was pleasantly surprised how good it is. The soup has a nice blend of spicy and sour taste with melt-in-your mouth tender chicken. It is nicely complemented by the crisp and crunchy tortilla strips. This is probably my first post of a Mexican dish, but 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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Fusion Spicy Peanut Slaw


I like the crunch of coleslaw but not the creaminess of the dressing. How to make a light and refreshing coleslaw without the cream? Try this recipe using Asian sauces instead. Its a great side dish for a BBQ dinner. Ingredients Dressing 1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup coconut sugar 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 1 Tbsp minced Read More

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Vietnamese Noodle Bowl with Grilled Lemon Grass Chicken


Finally, after three quarters of  ‘catering’ food for the girls, EK actually made a real contribution this week. He grilled the chicken! And he was very proud that the chicken was grilled to perfection. Seriously, I wouldn’t have survived three quarters of mass cooking every weekend without him manning the cleaning department. The proof is in all the utensils that 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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