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Saffron Almond Rice Pilaf

When I came across this Saffaron Almond Rice Pilaf recipe years back, I discovered so many firsts: First time I bought saffaron and found out that a tiny pinch of saffaron costs a bomb! First time I discovered that the Jasmine rice I grew up with have a cousin called Basmati Rice First time that I found out you can Read More

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Creamed Corn

Since the HoneyBaked store in Belmont closed a few years ago, I have make a one-hour trip to Palo Alto’s HoneyBaked every Thanksgiving/Christmas for our HoneyBaked Holiday Dinner. The primary target of the trip wasn’t the ham nor turkey, but HoneyBaked creamed corn! This year, I convinced EK that I will try to make creamed corn myself, so I can Read More

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Oven Roasted Vegetables

  I was wondering how I would dress up the Five Spice Roast Chicken for the Christmas dinner. How about a spread of colorful roasted vegetable? The fun part of cooking this dish is to pick out the different vegetables that will make up the color wheel. I love the end result and it easily checks off another item on Read More

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Oven-baked Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes is a must-have for our holiday dinner. It is easy to buy from any store, but given that I have set myself the challenge to prepare a 100% home-cooked holiday dinner, I have to do it myself this time. This is soft, creamy, and smooth when served hot. Make sure to stir in a little more milk, cover, Read More

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