Recipes

Marshmallows

December 4, 2017 Candy/Confections

MarshmallowsPeppermint

It didn’t take long for this to be a family favorite around here! Once made, I decided to roll the marshmallows in crushed peppermint sticks to capture a bit of holiday flavor. But, don’t file this recipe under ‘Holiday’ because it is one you’ll want to make all year round. 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1-1/2 […]

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Delicata Squash Salad with Potatoes and Honey Mustard Dressing

November 16, 2017 Featured Recipe

DelicataSquashSalad

Looking for a new recipe to use up those delicious delicata squash? This salad is surprisingly easy to make, and is ideal as a starter, but can also be served as a light main meal. If you’re looking to transform it into a hearty main dish, go ahead and add a chicken breast and serve […]

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Spicy Pork and Cashew Stir Fry

November 8, 2017 Featured Recipe

SpicyPorkStirFry

This flavorful stir fry is the perfect recipe to whip together after a long day at work. Quick and easy to make, plan on making extra for tomorrow’s lunch! 1 Tbsp medium-dry Sherry 2 tsp cornstarch 3 Tbsp soy sauce 2 tsp Asian sesame oil 3/4 lb. boneless pork loin, thinly sliced, then cut into […]

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Pork and Tomatillo Stew

October 17, 2017 Main Meals

PorkTomatilloSoup

This pork stew is complemented with warm spices to create a flavor that will warm you from the inside, out. 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1-1/2 lbs. boneless pork loin, cut into 3-inch chunks salt and freshly ground pepper 2 large celery ribs, finely diced 1 small red onion, finely diced 1 Anaheim chile, seeded and […]

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

October 6, 2017 Beef

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Who’s too busy to cook? This quick and easy favorite is popular with my family. Be sure to select peppers that are flat on the bottom — they will stand up better while cooking. Fill it with ground meat, chicken sausage, or whatever your family craves! 6 large red bell peppers 2 Tbsp olive oil […]

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Forbidden Rice Ramen Spring Rolls

September 5, 2017 Appetizers

RiceRamenSpringRolls

This recipes has been hanging around in my ‘I have to try this’ pile for some time now. This past weekend, I finally got around to making these delicious spring rolls, a recipe from Lotus Foods. This morning, everyone went to school with them packed in their lunch — I believe we have a new […]

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Pork Stew

August 21, 2017 Featured Recipe

Pork Stew

Once all ingredients are prepped, this stew will be ready before you know it. Warm and inviting, we love this as a Sunday Night dinner, paired with a delicious crusty bread. 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1-1/2 lbs boneless pork loin, cut into 3-inch chunks salt and freshly ground pepper 2 large celery ribs, finely diced […]

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Popsicle Frenzy

August 11, 2017 Blog

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A little recent research revealed to me that the popsicle was ‘invented’ here in the Bay Area in 1905 by a young boy named Frank Epperson, who lived in San Francisco. He left his powdered soda mixed with water and a stirring stick out on the front stoop overnight. Anyone who knows San Francisco summers, […]

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

February 26, 2017 Breakfast

SourCreamCoffeeCake

  We’re not much a sour cream family, so when we have it in the house — for taco night, for example – there is usually a tub of leftover sour cream sitting untouched in the fridge. That’s when I pull out this recipe. The sour cream gives it a moist and creamy texture, and […]

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Cooking School Adventures

October 27, 2016 Beef

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I’ve been lucky when it comes to learning how to make my way through the kitchen. As a child, I spent a lot of time there, with my mom and my grandmother, learning how to make everything from chili to pie, and from pancakes to dumplings. Sure, I’ve had my ups and downs, but my […]

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