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Lamb Burgers with Brie and Quick Pickled Red Onions

Lamb is crazy-expensive at our markets, it’s actually cheaper to go to a fancy restaurants to order lamb chops than it is for me to cook at home.  Ground lamb prices are a little better, but still a splurge when compared to beef. Splurge I must (yum….lamb….) and decided that I need to fancy the lamb burger up with warm, …

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Brussels Sprouts Chinese Sausage Recipe

The Chinese equivalent to bacon is Chinese Sausage, or “lap cheong” in Cantonese. If there’s one ingredient that will make brussels sprouts your most favorite vegetable, it’s Chinese Sausage (yes, even more so than bacon). Chinese Sausage is the secret ingredient to my fried rice – and hey, it’s sold on Amazon.com (actually, that’s a pretty good price $12.85 for a …

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Miso Mashed Potatoes

You know the beginning stages of falling in love? That exhilarating, “I’ll stop the world and melt with you….” feeling (that’s for my Modern English fans). Well, back on 8/8/08, my birthday a few years ago, I fell in love all over again with my husband. The morning of my birthday, he told me, “pack your bags, we’re going on a …

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Easter Ham with Grilled Peaches

Two-step Easter Ham recipe with Peach Glaze Peach glaze includes peach jam, brown sugar, ground cloves and ground ginger Grill fresh peach halves to serve alongside Cooking Easter ham may look intimidating (it’s a big hunk of meat!) but in actuality, it’s one of the easiest things to cook. First of all, it’s fully cooked already (unless you’re buying country ham, which is …

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Grilled Honey Miso Wings

Just when I thought I could devote entire week to writing headnotes for my cookbook, Scott reminded me that corporate taxes were due end of the month. “End of the month!??? That’s like in a few days! Why didn’t you tell me before?” Of course, he did. Everyday for the past 10 days he’s reminded me, but I’m the mistress …

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Broccoli Potato and Bacon Hash

It’s Spring Break and my boys think it’s only right that I make them “weekend breakfasts” every morning, which means I need to channel my inner White on Rice Couple (when they were here last month, Todd & Diane made homemade waffles, bacon to order and pancakes – something different every single morning) and create hearty breakfasts. T&D – you’ve spoiled …

Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes"

Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”

We recently went to Ruby Tuesdays for dinner and guess what? They have Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”!! It looks like mashed potatoes, its texture is similar to mashed potatoes and the taste is mashed potato-y enough to make those who are on the Paleo diet or low carb diet happy. When I made it for the family, they loved it but …

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Spicy Steamed Mussels in Miso Broth

The once empty garage-turned-playroom-turned-moving boxes storage-area-turned-photography studio is now finally looking lived in, played in, worked in. In other words, it’s a mess and I love it. The wire shelving that holds my props is now about to collapse from the weight of an etsy and Fishs Eddy binge. Wooden boards are strewn across the bottom shelves, delicate stoneware bowls of all different …

French Carrot Fennel Salad Recipe

French Carrot Fennel Salad

  I’ve known Béa, author of La Tartine Gourmande blog, ever since I first started blogging. The first time I saw her blog, I was just blown away – every photo made me daydream that I was on some kind of gorgeous picnic in heaven! (they do have picnics in heaven right?!) All these years of corresponding with Béa via …