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Tag Archives: Recipes

Cooking Blogs and My Cooking Binge

Our kitchen got a nice makeover in the past few weeks. Last year, Hubs replaced our refrigerator… so the fugly faded fridge now is moved into this room-converted-from-the-garage… which leads me on a whole new rant. We live in Silicon Valley. People here are generally engineers…. especially in the area we live. I’m willing to […]

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The Daring Cook June 2011 – Potato Salads!

I just finished my second Daring Kitchen challenge! Jami Sorrento was our June Daring Cooks hostess and she chose to challenge us to celebrate the humble spud by making a delicious and healthy potato salad. The Daring Cooks Potato Salad Challenge was sponsored by the nice people at the United States Potato Board, who awarded […]

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Mentaiko Spaghetti

So according to a certain reader who claims himself as my #1 reader and fan, I did too many iPhone posts in a row. I actually don’t blame him since the iPhone pictures don’t look that stunning. Time to bust out the dSLR and start snapping more regularly. So this post is dedicated to that […]

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Sesame Oil Chicken w/ Somen

Growing up in a really Taiwanese family, we ate a lot of black sesame oil dishes. Mom would saute ginger in sesame oil to infuse it before cooking all sorts of goodies with it… such as chicken, pork, gizzards, liver… just kidding about the liver part. I do however love a good plate full of […]

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Steak Au Poivre w/ Buttermilk Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Roasted Oyster Mushrooms

My friend Charlyn introduced me to the Pioneer Woman blog. I clicked on the link at 10am. The first thing I saw was her recipe of the day… Steak au Poivre. Beautiful beautiful steak. I sat there and drooled… 2 hours before I could take my lunch. I didn’t think it was right for me […]

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Sunday Brunch – Satsuma Infused Baguette French Toast

One of my favorite fruits is the satsuma tangerine. My parents’ neighbor has a lovely satsuma tree and every year they give us a few bags. Sam and I used to hit up the neighborhood joints for Sunday Brunch. Since we got hitched and my appliances have moved in, I’ve been making more of an […]

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All-Out Bolognese… Made w/ Love!

We had an unsually strange winter this year. November was still warm and then as soon as Thanksgiving hit, a cold spell came across California. It was 70 degrees one week and then 40 the next. It was constantly raining and I was starting to really worry about my ocean bluff top wedding in December […]

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