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Pumpkin Apple Bread


Tis the season of apples and pumpkins. This moist pumpkin apple bread is a perfect blend of the two Fall favorite ingredients. The treat: savor the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg while it bakes in the oven. Its one of the signature in our home that Fall is here. Ingredients 16 oz fresh pumpkin puree 1 granny smith apple, chopped Read More

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Vegan Claypot Sensation


Vegan ham, carrots, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots simmered for more than an hour… I was hoping that it will turn out like Claypot Sensation in Vegetarian House. Alas, this vegan ham is not the same as that vegan ham. No matter how long I stew it, it does not get as soft as what is available in the restaurant. Otherwise, Read More

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Teochew Spiral Taro Mooncake


It is time for me to honor the Mooncake festival with some home-baked taro moon cakes.  I made the filling true to the Teochew tradition, with yam paste fried in shallot oil. Very happy with the outcome from my first attempt. The crust is flaky, and the filling is sweet and fragrant. Took me a long time, but the process Read More

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Stone Fruits Clafoutis


Summer fruit galore! I stopped by the farmers market this morning and there are stone fruits of all colors on display. Peaches, plums, pluots and more, and they are all bursting in juices and flavors. How can you resist? I came back with a full bag of stone fruits. They are best eaten fresh and naked, but what else am Read More

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Strawberry & Blueberry Muffins


The summer fruit bakes and desserts seem to strike a chord with my mother-in-law. These strawberry and blueberry muffins are no exception. The moment they come out of the oven, I found one of them missing. It’s so good that she couldn’t wait for them to cool! Her favorite part of these fruit bakes are the crunchy strussel topping. She Read More

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草莓蓝莓松饼


配料 (A)松饼顶 1/2杯白糖 1/3杯麵粉 1/4杯非常冷的牛油,切小方块 1 1/2 小匙桂皮粉 1/2杯切碎的核桃 (B)松饼 1 1/2杯麵粉 3/4杯糖(如果需要,取一汤匙减轻甜度) 1/2茶匙盐 2茶匙发泡粉 1个鸡蛋 1/3杯植物油 1/3杯牛奶 1杯新鲜蓝莓 几粒草莓切片做点缀 做法 将松饼顶的用料用刀割法混合成面包屑状。搁置待用。 烤箱预热至华氏400度。把松饼纸杯放在松饼盘里。 将麵粉,糖,盐和发泡粉放在一个大碗中混合均匀。 将鸡蛋和植物油放入量杯中,加入足够的牛奶填满一杯, 調入麵粉混合体成麵糊。 将蓝莓和草莓翻叠入麵糊里,平均的分入松饼杯中。 撒上第一程续的松饼顶混合料。 在预热的烤箱中烘烤25分钟,直到顶部成为金黄色即可享用。

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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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