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Basic Vanilla Cookie Dough

  If you are looking for a delicious, basic, all-around recipe, this one does the trick. Use as is, or tweak the recipe by adding ginger, cinnamon or cocoa powder, this is ideal for everything from thumbprint cookies to cutouts. 3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking powder (omit if making thumbprints, ball cookies, or […]

Spicy Basil Beef Noodles made in Frieling Black Cube wok.

Spicy Basil Beef Noodles

A quick and delicious meal any time of year, you can substitute snow peas for sliced zucchini or bell peppers. This time around, I used the Frieling Black Cube wok. 10 ounces wide, flat rice noodles, medium to extra large width 1/2 lb beef flank steak, trimmed 3 tsp cornstarch 2 tsp Chinese rice wine […]

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Baking and Cookie Sheets: A Review

It’s cookie-baking season, and the house is filled with cheer. But, with everything else that is going on, I want to ensure that I continue to maintain a bit of cheer when baking. Nothing can be more frustrating than taking the time to bake cookies and not have them come out properly. I want each […]

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Ode to My Husband’s Darkly Fried Chicken

A few years old, I found this today, National Fried Chicken Day. My heart sinks, and a weary numbness comes My sense, what a mess he will make, Of both dinner and of kitchen, His words are forceful, “I will make fried chicken,” Oblige must I, for he is man who has captured my heart […]

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A refreshing summer corn salad

Summer Corn and Tomato Salad

This colorful and refreshing salad is a great candidate for bringing to a picnic, barbecue or on a camping trip. A perfect side dish for a burger, or … [Read More...]

Favorite Finds


Breakfast: Dressed in Style

Breakfast in our house is a communal affair. Whether it is a simple bowl of cereal on weekdays, or our pancake (or waffle) breakfast on Saturday mornings, our family gathers together for the morning meal before we scatter to this-and-that throughout the day. At times it is a bit harried — especially on the weekdays […]

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VMatter Santoku – An Asian-style Blade for Everyday

VMatter’s 7” Santoku Knife, which is an Asian-style Chef’s Knife, is a must-have for the food enthusiast in the home.  Its thinner blade allows it to glide effortlessly through food, helping users achieve delicate cuts and thin slices, which are perfect for sushi, decorative garnishes and much more. As an Asian-style knife, many naturally presume […]

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