NOM-NOM-licious Chicken and Gravy

AN HOUR AND A HALF commute home from work left me cranky and hungry.  I slammed my stuff down on the kitchen table and headed to the fridge, yanked the door open and searched for something quick to make for dinner.  I found a whole chicken I had bought the day before and thought ugh,…

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So Eat It, Just Eat it (Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin, Turmeric and Lemon)

When I was a kid there was a definite hit list of vegetables we absolutely hated.  My brother and I had all sorts of tricks to avoid eating them.  We would stuff our mouths full of peas, run to the bathroom and spit them out.  We weren’t too big on brussels sprouts or cauliflower either….

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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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TGI Friday: Dinner and A Movie (Picadillo)

Do you remember TBS’s Dinner and A Movie Night on Friday nights?  During each commercial break hosts Paul and Janet and their resident chef would prep and cook a dish that thematically went along with the movie being aired (prime example-Russell’s Mussels for the movie Gladiator).  Silly banter, fun factoids about the movie and cooking…

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Strawberry Squared (Strawberry Bread)

The problem with going to the Farmer’s Markets is I end up with way more than we will be able to finish.  As I walk through the market everything looks so delicious and smells so good. The aroma of sun ripened fruit is intoxicating, the variety of greens and tomatoes are mind boggling, every where…

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An Easy “Egg”cellent Dish

I grew up running the streets of Chinatown.  My parents had a mom and pop business right in the heart of Chinatown on Grant Ave. (Yep, Grant Ave…San Francisco…California…USA made quasi-famous by the musical Flower Drum Song).  There are a gazillion restaurants to eat at or to take-out but the trick is knowing where to go…

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Dad’s Fried Rice With a Little Tweak

Having posted a fried rice recipe (Kim Chee Fried Rice-Koreatown) recently this comes a bit sooner than expected but a couple of things prompted this post.  The rain is back with a vengeance so I have been holed up at home with Sammy.  The perfect time to scrounge around the fridge and use whatever we have for…

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