Blogger’s Choice Award: Candied Bacon and Apple Canapés

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I’m currently on my way back from Pillsbury Bake-Off 2010 in Orlando, riding in the back seat of my personal “contract killa’s” car. Yes, on my laptop, trying to get this post up before the winner is announced in a few hours, just so we could say “We told you so!” More on him later, the contract killa, that is. …

15 Minute Japanese Mushroom Flatbread

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The intentions of making my own pesto sauce from scratch was certainly there, but something silly like I-killed-my-basil-plant got in the way of my plans. There’s nothing more sad than walking out to my mini-garden and seeing a sad, shriveled and shrunken herb. Oh poor little thing! You had such potential! I have a feeling that the mint got a …

Bison Burgers with Bacon & Blue Cheese

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When GoodBite asked me to participate in the an “adventure ingredient” challenge, I was like “adventure!? HELL YEAH! bring it on baby!” For days, I was dreaming of being challenged to make tempura tarantula, something my buddy Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining has feasted on. Or maybe even baking some vegemite cupcakes. Ewww! Right? But damn, that would have …

Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries

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These Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries only take about 15 minutes to make and I bet 15 seconds to eat. Oh and I cheated. Instead of making my own caramel, I got a little help from a yellow bag and a microwave. Oh how I love modern convenience, especially when it comes to candy coated strawberries! If you want to be …

Tiramisu Pancakes

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If you are all out of willpower today, do not, I repeat do not click on this link for the Tiramisu Pancake recipe. I’m warning ya! You’ll want it baaaad and I won’t be able to help you.

Blackberry Rum Glazed Ham (for 2-4)

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I’m not normally a think-ahead type of gal. It’s hard for me to cook a Easter feast 2 weeks before the holiday. But I understand how recipe searching goes – people want to browse recipes BEFORE the holiday to get ideas on what to cook ON the holiday! I’ve been in the kitchen, pretending it’s Easter and cookin’ up some …

Chocolate Wontons + Video

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Photo from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook My blog would not be complete without mention of one of my kids’ favorite dessert in the whole wide world, Chocolate Wontons. In fact, the site serves as my family’s visual menu of sorts, my kids will click through the site and point at dishes they want to have for dinner. Which is why …

BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

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If you know me,  and I hope by now you do, I’m never one to even waste precious chewing energy on a boring salad. I have friends who will enjoy even the most plain salad consisting of one variety of lettuce and a glop of salad dressing from a gallon sized vessel bought at a warehouse store, meant for school …

Baked Fish in Parchment (video)

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This is a dish for my bachelor brother, Jay, who lives alone and has those awful working hours only doctors on-call could endure. Sure, it looks glam on Grey’s Anatomy, but I honestly don’t think he’s romping in the supply closet. Or at least I don’t want to think that. Simple, flexible recipes with little clean-up are the type of …

Sundried Tomato Omelet with Creamy Basil Tomato Sauce

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This vegetarian omelet (or omelette to be fancy) is savory, rich with a creamy tomato basil sauce. And there’s not one ounce of cream. In fact, this breakfast is certified healthy, i.e. it’s a recipe directly from the chefs at the famous Rancho La Puerta, where they know how to make healthy taste goooooood. recipe for Rancho La Puerta’s vegetarian …

Tomato Braised Cauliflower

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Believe it or not, I’ve been in a cauliflower rut. And you can bet that my kids have let me know, “awww…Mom…cauliflower AGAIN?” I think I’ve hit the household roasted cauliflower limit as that’s the only recipe that I’ve been cooking. My family is protesting. Ouch. So, it’s time for a change and this was a big one…but it certainly …