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Chinese Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp Chinese Style Recipe

My parents grill outdoors quite often, they live in Las Vegas so they can pretty much grill year-round (though I bet during the hottest summer weeks, you could grill directly on the sidewalk). Mom is one of the best hostesses I know, always making sure that there is plenty of food and drink to feed all the guests plus extra …

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Green Beans with Chinese Preserved Radish Stir Fry

Green Bean Stir Fry with Chicken and Preserved Radish Recipe

I try not to create recipes using strange Asian ingredients that you all might be intimidated in trying, but there are exceptions. No, don’t worry, I won’t be having you ask for soy sauce duck tongue (a delicious Taiwanese beer snack!) or ancient Chinese bitter herbal remedies (blech!) This recipe calls for Chinese Salted Radish or also called Chinese Preserved …

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Healthy Hummus Recipe

Hummus Recipe

Once a week, I head down to Sarasota to meet up with my friends for a “Sit and Spin” at The Good Yarn. My fiber-loving friends will understand what that means, and for the rest of you, it means that I hang out with friends while spinning wool on my Schacht Ladybug. Other than cooking, photography and blogging, I also …

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Chinese Egg Drop Soup

Chinese Egg Drop Soup Recipe

Chinese Egg Drop Soup is one of those dishes that can be made incredibly well as a warming start to a meal…..or done terribly, horribly, no-no wrong. There’s an Asian restaurant near my house, not naming names but *cough* on 53rd Avenue *cough*, who serves Egg Drop Soup that has so much food coloring that it practically glows in the …

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Chocolate Cake S’mores Cookies

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In our backyard, we have a fire pit, which really is just a hole in the ground with some arranged bricks around the perimeter to serve as a pretty border (so that you can call it a “fire pit” and not just a “hole in the ground”) and tell the kids where the DO NOT CROSS zone is. We’ve made …

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Cod in Garlic-Ginger Broth

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I first met Melissa d’Arabian in Iowa during the winter. Why would a flip-flop wearing Florida gal travel to Iowa in January? It was a meeting to discuss bacon. I never miss meetings about bacon. Even in Iowa during winter! On the way home, Melissa and I sat across from each other on the plane. We were so engaged in animated …

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Kale Salad with Cherries and Pecans

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This past month, I’ve been to no fewer than 6 different bookstores – which is actually a difficult feat considering I live in a small town and all the local bookstores have closed (sob) actually, 4 of the bookstores were large airport bookstores (another sob – I don’t care much for traveling during the holiday season.) At each store, propped …

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Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki

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Very simple and healthy recipe for Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki, from cookbook author Catherine McCord of Weelicious. With how-to video showing step by step instructions.

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Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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I don’t cook with canned pumpkin nearly enough, it seems most cooks only use it for making pumpkin pie, but since I’m not a pumpkin-pie-kinda-gal (not everyone is, right?) the canned pumpkin rarely ever makes it into my cart. Well, 2 weeks ago, it finally did. I dared myself to make something with it – and if you can just …

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Thai Seafood Curry Recipe

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This is one of my go-to dishes when I’ve run out of time, have barely any fresh ingredients in the house and in need of a spicy fix. Thai curry only takes 15 minutes to make, from start to finish, including the rice if you use my microwave method. The recipe is crazy flexible – use whatever seafood you’d like …

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Roasted Pumpkin Recipe

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This week is time to celebrate. For the first time since March, I can open the doors and windows of my house without the outside blowing in hot, humid, furnace-like air. In the mornings and late at night, it actually feels like we don’t live in the jungle. Other reasons to celebrate, Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee + Keurig + Eco …

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Miso Butter Shrimp Recipe

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When shrimp goes on sale, I always snag a bag or two of frozen shrimp. There’s no use getting the defrosted shrimp behind the glass partition, that shrimp was just the same frozen shrimp, but defrosted. I figure, the less hands that have touched my shrimp, the better. Despite being a mother of 2 boys and having an immune system …