Asian Soul Food (Steamed Pork Patty with Salted Duck Egg)

In Asian speak, this is how we say I love you… “Have you eaten yet?” When my kids come home I get busy in the kitchen making EVERY SINGLE DISH they love. From Soup to dessert I make their favorites. I usually have a pot of chili or spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove while…

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Soured by Cookies, Saved by Lemon Cake

I tried a couple of new cookie recipes recently and as the saying goes, you win some you lose some.  The first recipe Malted Milk Chocolate Cookies came from a book I received to review, Holiday Cookies.  Decidedly MEH.  The malt flavor was barely discernible and the milk chocolate did not stand out.  Oh well,…

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Old Family Secret (Sesame Noodles)

Jamie was home for the week and of course we pulled out the party plates and hosted happy hour at our house. Though we usually stick to finger foods, we broke out the forks and chopsticks for a delicious, perfect for hot weather dish, Sesame noodles.  A combination of soy, vinegar, sesame oil in the…

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That’s a Wrap, Happy Hour Time! (Korean Tacos)

Jamie is in Atlanta for the summer working but fortunately she will be coming home for a couple of weeks.  I miss my Happy Hour buddy.  We both agree happy hours are the best of all worlds.  It’s much more relaxed than throwing a dinner party. People come and go as they please and help…

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Spicy Pulled Pork InstantPot, InstantGratification

I just received an InstantPot pressure cooker for my birthday!  I have previously professed that I am a KITCHEN GADGET FREAK.  I am not exaggerating, I love kitchen appliances.  I am the “what was I thinking, forehead slap” owner of donut hole pans, a strawberry corer, spiralizer, brownie squares pan, sous vide thingy, ebelskiver pan, bread…

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Variations on a Thumbprint Day 2: 12 Days of Cookies

Who doesn’t like thumbprints? Not me, my kids, my hubby, nor Santa (the thumbprints were always gone from Santa’s cookie plate on Christmas morning).  While perusing the internet for holiday cookie recipes I came across the blog, Chew Out Loud.  Their most requested cookie recipe (hands down winner)  is for Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies. Really, is it so surprising?…

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