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The Art of Tea Tasting

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Tea growing hills in Fujian, China I was never really a big tea lover last year when my Mom gave me packets of Chinese green tea to take home from a recent visit. Not only were they a really good quality green tea, but I started enjoying tea after dinner, as sort of a relaxing ritual. Just a few months …

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Turtle Cheesecake Truffles

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My husband’s second favorite restaurant in the world is The Cheesecake Factory. We don’t go for the food, we go for the cheesecake. All of them. Okay, well maybe not all of them, unless we’re in a large group, but we always order at least 4 different cheesecakes to share between us. Two bites out of each and the rest …

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Asparagus Gratin

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Step by step photos for Asparagus Gratin Recipe. Recipe from Cook’s Country May 2011 issue.

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Miso Ramen Recipe

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Recipe with photos of ingredients for Japanese style Miso Ramen Noodle Soup Recipe.

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Creamy Scallops and Peppers

Creamy Scallops Peppers Recipe

Wednesdays are the craziest days in our household. Not only do the boys get out of school 2 hours early each week, but Tae Kwon Do classes start at 5:45pm. Because the boys take separate classes, they normally don’t get out until 7:30pm which means dinner has to be eaten before class. In the afternoons, juggling my own work, homework, …

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Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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This is a sponsored review by BlogHer and Kraft. This dish is what I call my “company asparagus” – even though the last time I referred to dinner guests as “company” was in 1979 when my parents had “company” over for dinner – I think it was either my Dad’s boss and his wife or someone else important that decides …

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White Beans and Cabbage

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To me, cabbage, beans and potatoes are the best Western comfort food ever (just in case you’re curious, at the top of the list of my Asian comfort food are: white rice and ramen). And to have cabbage, beans and potatoes all in one dish that only takes 15 minutes to make? Triple Score. Last week, I received a copy …