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Kale Salad with Grapes and Toasted Hazelnuts

Monday, October 21, 2013

For my mom’s birthday (in September), we threw a casual dinner party and had family over. It’s my mom’s ideal way to celebrate. She’s the biggest fan of my cooking (maybe tied with Lon) and I know what she likes which makes it easy to impress her. We started with pizza as an appetizer, topped […]

Easy Chicken with Sun-dried Tomato and Capers

Thursday, February 28, 2013

This may be the easiest recipe I’ve ever written.
It came about as a very last-minute decision just minutes before serving dinner to my little family. Dinner had already been prepped and planned during Caya’s nap as usual. Lon had just arrived at home, which is usually 15 minutes later than ideal. We rush through a […]

Making Olive Chicken Thighs with Chef Tim Love

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I could get used to this…

Chorizo and Butternut Squash Hash

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I’m really into roasting potatoes with some fennel and sweet bell peppers and when I’m not serving vegetarians, little bits of ham or some bacon can add some smoky saltiness. Then one day, I wanted to turn that side dish into more of a meal. I crumbled some sausage in instead of the ham/bacon and […]

Stoke’s Purple Sweet Potatoes + Give-Away

Friday, January 4, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I went to the New York Produce Show for the second year in a row. It’s one of my favorite recurring events because of my love for all things fruits and vegetables; and especially for learning about new produce. The mom and daughter team (Karen & Alex) that represent second […]

Cranberry Sauce with Mandarin Oranges and Walnuts

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Growing up, my mom always made turkey for Thanksgiving. The stuffing was always a Chinese Sticky Rice (which I asked my mom to bring this year) and the rest of the dishes on the table were also Chinese. Basically, it was a Chinese meal with a Roasted Turkey as centerpiece. I give my mom a […]

I Made My First (Red Velvet) Wedding Cake

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

When my cousin Jerry and his (then) fiance Mary asked if I would make their wedding cake, I was kind of in deep shock. I love them and was elated to have the opportunity to be part of their wedding in a special way. Still, the thought that kept whirling around my brain was, “Why […]

Kale Caesar Salad with Whole Wheat Croutons

Saturday, March 17, 2012

My friend Angie introduced me to
Emporio 231 Mott Street, New York, NY 10013. Very good Italian food and the price is great if you book through Savored (invite link). When a couple of us gathered there for a girls’ night out, we were seated when Angie said, “you have to try […]

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffin

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Perhaps I was subconsciously still thinking of that Pumpkin Cider Cocktail. Consciously, however, it hadn’t occurred to me until completing this pumpkin muffin recipe, tasting the muffins a few times, and even editing the photos, that there are notable similarities, yet important differences. One is a cocktail, perfect for an evening affair. The other, a […]

Better with Blueberry Biscuits

Monday, August 1, 2011

Scouring Reddit the other day, we saw a delicious-looking picture of some biscuits made by ‘kaldrazidrim’ using a recipe from “Williams-Sonoma Bread“.  As always, the comments are the best part of a Reddit post and in this case he decided to post the whole recipe. Without buttermilk in stock we decided to change the recipe […]