Recipes

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Here is a comprehensive list of all the yummy tried and true recipes I’ve ever blogged about on this site!

  • Mini Yogurt Pops yogurtpops6

    Hi friends!!  We’ve been down in Orange County, CA this past week, celebrating my sweet niece Rylie’s first birthday.  I can’t believe our little Ryry is now one years old!   She came into the world smiling, flashing her deep dimples and has been a ray of sunshine ever since.  Rylie’s also Zoey’s best friend ...

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  • Blueberry Scones with Orange Glaze Recipe cc4d644c17653de0d5edfaff_640

    A couple of weeks ago, I hosted a bridesmaid tea for my dear friend, former roommate and soon-to-be-bride Nicole.  I can’t think of a better way to spend the afternoon than with a bunch of girls talking about weddings over tea and pastries!  I loooove being a bridesmaid, if I could figure out how to ...

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  • Unwrapped: Trader Joe’s Cowboy Bark cowboybark_title

    Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s Cowboy Bark?  This stuff is ADDICTING!!!  It’s all my favorite foods combined into one SUPER SNACK:  dark chocolate, toffee, pretzels, almonds, peanuts, joe-joes and a little salt.  You can’t go wrong with that winning combination!   I can eat a whole bag in one night, no joke.  If you ...

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  • Strawberry Frozen Yogurt for Picky Toddlers Like Mine froyo_zoey4

    Parents of picky eaters unite!!  If you’ve spawned an offspring who refuses to eat and try new foods, I feel your pain!  I know your frustration because I have one of the pickiest toddlers when it comes it eating.  Especially worrisome is that Zoey is now hovering at 2% in weight and I fear she will ...

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  • Sushi Cake and Sashimi Tarte (part 2) sushitarte_title

    Yesterday, I shared how I made a sushi cake for my friend’s birthday.  Today, I’m sharing how to make its equally yummy counterpart- a sashimi tarte!  If you haven’t read the sushi cake post (part 1),  click on the photo below to read that post first because it explains the basic ingredients and techniques that I used to ...

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  • Sushi Birthday Cake & Sashimi Tarte (part 1) sushicake12

      Jeff’s super lucky because since we moved out to San Francisco 2.5 years ago, a bunch of his close guy friends have joined us over in the bay area.  One of them is his college twin and roommate Alan, who moved out here with his wife just a few months after us.  Alan really looks ...

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  • Baked Crispy Edamame edamame5

    I’ve added baked edamame to my list of “Vegetables that Men will Eat” which is apparently synonymous to “Vegetables My Toddler Will Eat” because Zoey loved these, as evident by her tiny little hand sneaking into every shot I was trying to take of these baked green soybeans.  I’m always trying to get my husband ...

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  • Strawberry Heart Icecubes heart_icecube1

    This isn’t a novel or brilliant idea, but I thought I’d share another simple way that I am trying to make things fun during this Valentine’s week.  Oh yes, Valentine’s day is a weeklong celebration in our household.  Jeff’s been bringing home some surprise gifts for me the last few days and I’m trying ...

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  • Heart Brownies and Recipe heartbrownie_title

      Hope you are having a great weekend!!  We had some good friends over for dinner tonight so in honor of Valentine’s Day coming up later this week, I made these heart brownies for dessert. I blogged about this exact same thing a couple years ago but its so easy and yummy, I had to ...

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  • Zoey’s 1st Birthday: Fun Rice Krispy Treats ricekrispies_xo7

    Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post (whoa! blogging for two consecutive days!), the very loose theme for Zoey’s birthday party was “xoxo, zozo”.  I was trying to think of ways to incorporate this into the decor and food.  I had ordered online a bunch of those huge silver metallic alphabet balloons that spelled out “XOXOZOZO” as one ...

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  • Cold Brew Magic Coffee magiccoffee4

      I love love ice coffee.  Zoey and I take a walk to our neighborhood Philz coffee almost every day to indulge in their famous mint mojito iced coffee and pick up a green chile burrito for Jeff.  The problem with most ice coffees though is that its usually brewed hot coffee poured over ice.  The ...

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  • Honey Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe) honeycupcake1

    Last week, I shared how I made a (fake) beehive cake for a bumblebee-themed baby shower I helped host a few months ago.  The cake was fake because I made honey cupcakes for everyone to enjoy instead. I figured it would be easier for guests to nosh and nibble on cupcakes than to serve slices ...

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  • Furikake Chex Mix furikake1

    Ok, I know if you did not grow up eating furikake like I did, this may seem like an odd snack to you, especially if the contents of this delightful seasoning freak you out.  Furikake is a Japanese dry seasoning typically made of dried seaweed bits, sesame seeds, salt, sugar and msg.  As if that is ...

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  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies and Hurtful Comments peanutbutter_cookies1

    On negative comments:  One comment left on my last blog entry about sleep training really stung.  Believe it or not, mean comments hurt my feelings.  They get me down and they make me want to stop blogging.  I find as a new mom that I face  a surprising amount of judgement on the choices that ...

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  • Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies brownbuttercookies1

    My friend Lynn introduced me to the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.  She makes these all the time for our small group and they are heavenly.  I asked her for the recipe and she said its an America’s Test Kitchen recipe! It’s their perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.  The secret behind these? BROWN BUTTER.  Brown ...

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  • Fresh Pesto (recipe) pesto4

      Jeff and I have been obsessed with pesto pasta lately.  Ever since I made it for Jeff this past fall, its become his new favorite meal. We like pesto sauce with fresh pasta, chicken, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and parmesan cheese.  We make it once a week in our household.  Back when we had ...

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  • Brussel Sprout Chips brusselchips1

    I am obsessed with brussel sprouts.  I love them!  My husband, however, does not and he will not eat them unless I cook them like this:  in “chip” form. Sort of like how he won’t eat my other favorite veggie, kale, unless I make them taste like potato chips.   This is my favorite way to make brussel ...

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  • Oreo-stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies oreocookies1

    Want to try out another AMAZING cookie?!  Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies!! It’s TWO cookies in ONE!!  Sweets truly don’t get better than this!!! Two of my favorite cookies crammed into one supercookie!   Monday, I shared about baking nutella-stuffed chocolate chip cookies.  That got my little brain thinking, “well, what else can I stuff into ...

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  • Nutella-stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies nutellacookie1

    Ok, I think I found it, the ULTIMATE COOKIE!  I think these are the best cookies I’ve ever made, hands down.  Even Jeff agrees with me on this one. I used to think my signature cherry toffee oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies were the best, but I change my mind and take it all back. These nutella-stuffed chocolate ...

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  • Yummy Southern Buttermilk Biscuits buttermilkbiscuits1

    (no baby yet. still waiting!) The other day, I had a cup of buttermilk left over from making these bacon chocolate pancakes.  I didn’t want to throw it out, so I started googling recipes on what yummy goodies  can I make with just one cup of buttermilk.  I found this recipe for Southern Buttermilk Biscuits, checked ...

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  • Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites Recipe pretzel_bites_title

    YUMMM!! These treats are the best!!!  These peanut butter pretzel bites are the perfect combination of salty, sweet, crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth goodness.  I’m a sucker for anything with the chocolate/peanut butter combination (check out my reese’s peanut butter cup recipe) so I was popping these babies in my mouth every 10 seconds: These are so easy ...

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  • Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats rice_krispies1

    When we moved from Boston last year, I treated myself to a nice new cookbook: Flour Bakery was one of Jeff and my favorite places to eat.  The newer Cambridge shop was less than half a mile from where we lived so we quickly became regulars when the new location opened.  We loved riding our bikes ...

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  • Fresh Vietnamese Summer Rolls summer_roll1

    While it seems like the rest of the country is welcoming cooler temperatures, packing away shorts, apple picking, making pumpkin pie  and saying hello to fall, we here in San Francisco are finally experiencing our Indian summer.  It was a whopping 88 degrees in the city yesterday!  For some reason, this weird little city stays ...

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  • Red Velvet Cupcakes redvelvet_cupcake2

    Since I shared about my green tea cupcakes last week, I thought I’d share about my absolute favorite cupcake of all time:  Magnolia Bakery’s Red Velvet Cupcake.  I love love LOVE red velvet cupcakes and NYC’s Magnolia’s has the BEST RECIPE.  It’s my “go-to” cupcakes for birthday celebrations, potlucks, dessert potlucks and just whenever I have a hankering ...

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  • Green Tea/Matcha Cupcakes greentea_cupcakes1

      I experimented with making some green tea flavored cupcakes for my friend N’s bridal shower a few weeks ago. My co-host L and I were planning a Japanese tea-themed shower for her so I wanted to make some matcha flavored baked goodies!  I wasn’t really sure how do make green tea cupcakes, so I just ...

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  • Ilene’s Creamery: Mochi Ice Cream Making! And a few final thoughts on ice-cream making… bubbies

    (This is part of a series I wrote on ice cream making. See full list of posts here.) Hello!! Sorry for the lack of posting lately! We just closed on our new home today! It’s been a little stressful past few days but we did it! We put an offer on the home while we were ...

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  • Ilene’s Creamery: Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt strawberry_froyo

    (This is part of a series I wrote on ice cream making. See full list of posts here.) Is anyone else as upset that the Olympics are over as I am? I’ve been totally obsessed with the London Olympics! For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a huge Olympic fanatic. The world stops every two ...

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  • Homemade Mochi for Frozen Yogurt mochi1

    (This is part of a series I wrote on ice cream making. See full list of posts here.) After making a pint of homemade tart and tangy froyo, I made my favorite topping that goes with it: MOCHI!!!  Mochi is Japanese rice cake made out of glutinous rice.  It’s a common Asian dessert and I LOVE it ...

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  • Ilene’s Creamery: Tart and Tangy Froyo (like pinkberry, red mango, etc.) froyo6

    (This is part of a series I wrote on ice cream making. See full list of posts here.) Hi guys!! Sorry for the sporadic posting!! Jeff and I were gone on our babymoon in Hawaii last week!  We hit up Oahu and the Big Island for one last romantic vacation in paradise before baby girl arrives in ...

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  • Ilene’s Creamery: Fresh Summer Peach Gelato peachgelato

    (This is part of a series I wrote on ice cream making. See full list of posts here.) Fresh peaches and nectarines are one of my favorite summer time treats.  There’s nothing I love more than sinking my teeth into a juicy, plump white peach this time of year.  One of the best things about our move ...

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  • Ilene’s Creamery: Coffee Ice Cream coffee_icecream1

    (This is part of a series I wrote on ice cream making. See full list of posts here.) A good creamy scoop of coffee ice cream is one of my favorite dessert desserts in the world.  Combining two of my favorite treats, coffee and ice cream, is ingenious! You get the caffeine and sugar all in one! ...

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  • Ilene’s Creamery: Rich Chocolate Ice Cream chocolate_icecream1

    After trying my hand at plain vanilla ice cream, I decided to tackle another popular ice cream flavor staple: chocolate ice cream.  I figured it would be one of the easier recipes to make and once I get this down, I can add other mix-ins into the chocolate ice cream base like peppermint extract to ...

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  • Ilene’s Creamery: Basic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream vanilla1

    (This is part of a series I wrote on ice cream making. See full list of posts here.) Hi! Since July is National Ice Cream Month, I’m starting a series on home made icecream!   I’m writing about my adventures in ice cream making and sharing with you all what I learned along the process.  For my first ...

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  • Potstickers: How to Pan Fry Chinese Dumplings, Part 3 frydumpling_title

    Hi! This is my last post on how to make Chinese potstickers!! Earlier this week, I shared my potsticker recipe and how I wrap them. Today, I am sharing how to pan fry them. Frying potstickers is not that hard, but it definitely takes some practice to get it right. The perfectly cooked potsticker to ...

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  • Potstickers: How To Wrap Dumplings, Part 2 dumpling9

    Hi! Yesterday, I shared my Chinese potsticker/dumpling recipe. Today, I’m going to show you how I wrap them.  Everyone has their own unique way of wrapping their dumplings. I’ve seen some pretty creative versions!  The way I fold mine is how my mom taught me growing up. I always wished I could fold dumplings as ...

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  • Potstickers: Pan-fried Chinese Pork Dumplings Recipe, Part 1 dumplings_title

    Hey guys! I thought I’d share my favorite Chinese potsticker recipe with you. Potstickers, also known as pan-friend dumplings, are my favorite comfort food. I grew up on this stuff!  There’s nothing I like better than a plateful of steaming, perfectly crisp potstickers.  I have so many happy memories of folding dumplings at the kitchen ...

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  • Restaurant-Style Salsa restaurant_salsa1

    My husband can eat salsa by the gallons.  I think its his favorite junk food to eat.  When we go to Safeway with a very specific grocery list  of things we need to buy,  I will divide the list in half and start barking out orders before we even get through the front door.  I ...

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  • Herbed Cheese Straws cheesestraws2

      I saw this herbed cheese straws recipe at Joy the Baker and I ran out to the grocery store that day to get ingredients to make them!  They were surprisingly really easy to make.  They look much fancier than they are, too.   You can’t go wrong with  a combo of puff pastry and shredded ...

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  • Crazy for Chickpeas! chickpeas1

    Jeff went away on a business trip and came home to a wife crazy for chickpeas.  I don’t know what got into me, but I went from being totally grossed out by the thought of them to consuming them by the fistful!  I used to pick chickpeas out of salads and turn my head at ...

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  • Churning Out Some Fresh Homemade Butter butter4

    My friend Esther  blogged about making her own butter last week which I thought was SO COOL!  I’ve always wanted to make homemade butter!  I had almost a full pint of heavy whipping cream in the fridge leftover from Valentine’s dinner and this would be the perfect way to use it up.  Usually what happens ...

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  • Heart Brownies from Flower Cake Pan heartbrownies1

    I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day!  Jeff frequently has to work late unexpectantly, and that was the case for this past Tuesday, so we are celebrating tonight instead.  He’s making his special Valentine’s filet mignon (this will be the 5th year in a row!) and I made some homemade froyo. Hooray for dinner ...

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  • Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Heart Marshmallows or Cream Cheese Whipped Cream redvelvethc1

    I have a great Valentine’s drink for you and your special someone – red velvet hot chocolate!  Jeff and I looooove red velvet cupcakes.  Our wedding cake was a $9 grocery store red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting but it was our favorite ever cake.  Did you know that red velvet cake is just ...

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  • I <3 Heart Sunny Side Up Eggs, Using Cookie Cutters (tutorial) hearteggs1

    {This post is a part of Frugal February, a month-long series where I am challenging myself to not spend any money on projects. I will be using supplies I already have, upcycling old materials and finishing abandoned projects. The hubby is rejoicing. Note: this does not apply to recipes and food posts, since I have ...

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  • Kale Pesto Pasta revisited… easier and faster! kalepastaagain1

    I love TJs!!!  Trader Joe’s just my kale pesto pasta recipe a whole lot easier!  I just discovered their pre-cut, pre-washed kale: I had no idea that they sold kale in a bag!!  It made this kale lover so happy!!! My kale pesto recipe with roasted vegetables is one of my most popular dishes.  You basically ...

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  • Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe chickensoup1

    After spending pretty much all of November in tropical Taiwan and balmy Florida, I came back home to San Francisco to rain and chilly weather…..and it felt wonderful!! I missed the fall season when I was traveling!  I decided to bust out my slow cooker for the first time this season. I LOVE my slow ...

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  • My Salsa Recipe salsa2

    Since last week, I shared my famous guacamole recipe, I thought I would share with you guys my salsa recipe today.  I love making fresh salsa because with all these veggies, it just seems so healthy!  Luckily one of the great things about living in California is all the fresh produce we can get all ...

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  • My Famous Guacamole (recipe) guacomole4

    **I’m guest posting over at My Own Road today. Go check out Jen’s cute blog! I don’t know if I should be calling my guac recipe “famous” since its not all that special or difficult to make but it sure is popular in my house. It’s probably my most requested dish by my husband, Jeff loves ...

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  • All American Apple Pie apple

    There are lots of things I miss about living in New England.  It’s been a little over two months since our move from Boston and I’ve thought a lot about the things I loved the most about our 7 years living out east.  At the top of the list is our friends and our church, ...

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  • Halloween Bark (recipe) halloweenbark11

    Happy Halloween!!!  Guess what, I’m writing this post from….TAIWAN!!!  Jeff found out last week that he had a business trip here, so I jumped at the opportunity to tag along!  Two days later, I am on an airplane and touching down in Taipei. I haven’t been to Taiwan since I was a teenager, so I ...

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  • California Citrus Salad Recipe citrussalad1

    This salad is named in honor of my home state and our new city!  As much as I miss all our friends and our comfortable way of life in Boston, I absolutely LOVE being back in California!  After living in the snowy northeast for seven years, I am soaking up all the sunshine in San ...

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  • The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie (recipe) chocolatechipcookie

    I’ve been on a search for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe ever since I got the crazy idea to bake 600 cookies by myself for my wedding.  Luckily, I came to my senses and ended up buying 50 dozen cookies from a bakery. (Best idea ever.) Because of that temporary lapse in judgement, I ...

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  • Asian Chicken Salad (recipe) chickensalad10

    I’m always trying to find ways to get more veggies into the husband’s diet. The boy does not eat enough fresh greens! He especially does not like uncooked vegetables (he prefers most of his veggies deep-fried) so I am always looking to find a good salad that he will eat.  I think I finally found ...

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  • Kale Pesto Pasta with Roasted Vegtables Recipe kalepasta1

    I hope you guys enjoyed the series on My Wedding! Thanks for following along as I re-live the happiest day of my life! Now its back to regular programming, ie. my random projects, ie. whatever crazy thing is cooking up in this wacky brain of mine. My friend S is a vegetarian and makes the most ...

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  • Basil Lemonade (recipe) basillemonade4

    One of perks of living in the city is that there are fantastic food trucks everywhere.  You can sample just about every type of cuisine walking to work.  You will never go hungry in this city!  There is one favorite food truck near our house that serves basil lemonade.  It’s so refreshing after a bike ...

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  • Sesame Chicken Pasta Recipe sesamechicken

    This sesame chicken pasta recipe is my “go to” recipe for large parties and potlucks.  My friend KK passed me this asian-tasting recipe long time ago and its one of the dishes that I make all the time.  It’s really really simple to make and I can easily double it to feed lots of people.  ...

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  • Mint Lemonade Slushie (recipe) lemonade

    Now that its finally summer, I’ve been making all sorts of refreshing summer drinks, my favorite being lemonade- the ultimate summer beverage! As for Jeff, he just discovered my magic bullet and has been a happy camper making himself multiple smoothies a day.  (I’m trying hide some kale into them so that its at least ...

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  • The Best Soup Jeff Has Ever Had: Roasted Tomato Basil Soup tomatosoup

    Have you ever had the roasted tomato basil soup from the Corner Bakery Cafe? It’s my favorite! I crave it all the time! But there’s no Corner Bakery Cafe here in New England so I can’t have it whenever I want it. One day I declared that I was going to try to make it ...

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  • Homemade Dog Treats (recipe) dog8

    Hello!! I’m back from our sailing trip around the Caribbean! We had a great time sailing to different islands around BVI and hanging out with our friends!  This was my first time sailing and it opened my eyes to a whole new way of vacationing and I LOVED it! We would just jump off our ...

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  • Quinoa Tabouli Recipe tabouli_title

    Tabouli, or taboouleh, is a Lebanese salad that is traditionally made with bulgar, a middle eastern wheat. I’m a huge fan.  I don’t really like the taste of bulgar so I decided to substitute it with quinoa since I had plenty of that in my pantry. Tabouli is nice to eat this time of the ...

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  • Unwrapped: Twinkies (recipe) twinkie7

    There is no better way to close this  2 week Unwrapped series but with the ultimate snack: TWINKIES!!!  This beloved golden cream-filled sponge cake is like an American icon and has become the universal symbol of junk food.  And you can find them everywhere- supermarkets, vending machines and gas stations- they are are ubiquitous!  I ...

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  • Unwrapped: Thin Mints (recipe) thinmint7

    After I made Samoas last week, a number of people asked me to try making Thin Mints and who was I to deny them?  Thin Mints are the Girl Scouts’ best selling cookie (they make up a quarter of the yearly sales! Samoas come in second place) and they are this former brownie’s favorite cookie. Side ...

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  • Unwrapped: Twix Candybars (recipe) twix7

    Continuing on the junk food binge, I had to make Twix candybars!  Those are one of my favorite candybars so I had to try to recreate them.  It was pretty self-explanatory process so this tutorial is pretty basic. First thing I did was bake a block of shortbread for the base of the candybar.  You can ...

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  • Unwrapped: Wheat Thins Crackers (recipe) wheatthins

    Continuing on with the Unwrapped: Your Favorite Snack Recipes this week. So far, I’ve covered Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Samoa Girl Scout cookies and goldfish crackers.  Forgive me, but today, I had to toss in something healthy: Growing up, my siblings and I rarely got to eat junk food. No candy, no cookies and no soda. ...

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  • Unwrapped: Goldfish crackers (recipe) goldfish9

    I couldn’t do a series on favorite snacks without attempting to make goldfish crackers.  If you work with kids like I have, you know that goldfish can work miracles.  Nothing soothes tear-filled eyes, scrapes and bruises like a little colorful dixie cup full of goldfish crackers.  It’s like the universal comfort food for toddlers. …and ...

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  • Unwrapped: Samoa / Caramel Delight Girl Scout Cookies (recipe) samoa81

    I must be living under a rock because somehow I totally missed Girl Scout cookie season this year!!  Faced with the prospect of no thin mints for the next year, I went to the Girl Scout cookie website and my fears were confirmed.  I typed in my area code and was greeted with this message:  ...

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  • Unwrapped: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (recipe) peanutcup12

    Hi! I hope you all had a great Easter yesterday! We had a glorious celebration at our church and I’m still basking in the afterglow of it -what a joyful day!  Today, I am kicking off a fun new series Unwrapped: Favorite Snack Recipes.  This is for all the junk food lovers out there!  But ...

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  • Mini Cupcake Pops (tutorial) cakepop_title

    For my friend Jane’s bridal shower, I volunteered to make cupcake pops.  After seeing cute pictures floating around on the web, I’ve been dying to try it myself and Bakerella makes it seem so simple.  It must be easy for the normal person, but I am clearly anything but normal and this project took a ...

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  • Mochi Cake Recipe mochi_title

    Mochi. It’s a funny word. And if you aren’t Asian, then you have probably never heard of it and it sounds like a name for a puppy or some kind of itch. If you are Asian, then you wouldn’t bat your eye at eating rice and/or beans for dessert and you know that mochi is ...

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  • How to Get My Husband to Eat His Vegetables: a Kale Chip Tutorial kale9

    I discovered the way to get Jeff to eat leafy greens is to make them in chip form.  He doesn’t like to eat salads but if I make vegetables taste as good as a salty, crispy potato chip, he can’t stop reaching for them.  (I also hide lots of vegetables in thick chili for ...

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  • Thai Iced Tea Recipe! thaitea1

    Jeff and I were lucky to spend a few weeks in Bangkok this past January.  It was always my dream to go to Thailand and it was everything I hoped for!  (I rode an elephant….balanced on top of  it’s head!  While Jeff sat comfortably in the secured chair on its back.)  One of ...

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  • Pan-fried Butternut Squash Pasta butternut

    Lunch time can’t come soon enough for me today!!   Since Jeff is on spring break, he’s tasked with cooking all our meals for the next two weeks.   Hooray!    I stress about what to make for dinner everyday so I’m enjoying a nice break from  meal preparation.  And he’s a much better chef than ...

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  • Taco Seasoning Recipe tacoseasoning

    I ran out of taco seasoning during Fiesta Week.   We were eating so many tacos and fajitas, I underestimated how much I needed.  I contemplated having Jeff eat just plain ground turkey (the boy can eat anything! Ask me about the time he ate a whole sandwich without knowing there was a piece of wax ...

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  • Jeff’s Famous Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe mushrooms_title

    I got lucky. Real lucky. I married an amazing cook.  While I flounder in the kitchen making basic recipes like spaghetti and fried rice, he makes fancy gourmet dishes like peking duck, frutti di mare and tiramisu.  For Valentine’s Day, he made me filet mignon for the fourth year in the row.  Yum.  Jeff doesn’t ...

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  • More Marshmallow Fun with “Conversation Marshmallows” (tutorial) convomarsh_title

    After seeing all those cute, omnipresent (but unpalatable) conversation hearts around Valentine’s Day, I was inspired to make some “conversation marshmallows”! I made the same marshmallow recipe as when I made the marshmallow s’mores, but instead of cutting them into 1″ squares with a pizza cutter, I used a bunch of mini cookie cutters (lightly oil first ...

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  • Gimme S’more! (tutorial) marshmellow_title

    This past weekend, I made marshmallows!  I’ve always wanted to make marshmallows from scratch, but was hesitant because I pictured a disaster in my kitchen. I foresaw stringy white sticky goo and powdered sugar spilled everywhere.  But I’m glad I gave it a shot! The mess wasn’t so bad! Homemade marshmallows are SO much better than ...

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  • Ilene’s “No Beans” Chili chili_title

    I loooove chili, but I hate beans.  Absolutely despise anything with beans in it, except jellybeans. I always found it it interesting that for some reason, Asians like to eat legumes in their dessert, and roots for dessert, too.  (We are odd like that.)  So that means when I order chili, I usually have to ...

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  • My Favorite Cookie: Cherry Chocolate-Chunk Oatmeal Toffee Cookies cookies_title

    These are my all-time, hands down, award-winning, favorite cookies.  They are perfect.  They have a soft texture, the toffee makes it chewy but its still crispy around the edges.  And I can convince myself they are healthy because it has oatmeal and fruit in them.  So eating six at a time is actually GOOD for ...

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1 Annette May 4, 2011 at 7:55 am

Are you on facebook? I would love to “like” you and get your postings!

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2 ilene May 4, 2011 at 9:53 am

Hi Annette! No, I am not on facebook just yet! But that is a GREAT idea!!! I’ll work on creating a facebook page to link up to!

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3 Kyo September 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm

wow, amazing! thanks so much for all these delicious recipes. I’ll be sure to make some immediately. well, after my juice fast. :)

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4 Roberta January 28, 2012 at 11:27 am

The quinoa tabouli recipe is genius! I have a family member who is on a gluten-free diet and some others who are vegetarians. Finding dishes that can accommodate BOTH of those restrictions can get kinda’ boring at times. You can bet this tabouli will be served at my first bar-b-que this spring….Thanks so much for sharing!!

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5 seedbox free hadopi July 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm

This is my first time visit at here and i am really impressed to read everthing at single place.

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