HOMEMADE MULTIGRAIN BREAD

HOMEMADE MULTIGRAIN BREAD

I have an extremely vivid image of my first attempt at bread making. A yeast-loaded black hockey puck was what resulted. Hard as a rock and pitch black, the thing resembled a football, only not as soft. To this day, my family is still milking that incident for all it’s worth. It was a day(…)

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DIM SUM STICKY RICE LOTUS LEAF WRAPS W/ CHICKEN (Lo Mai Gai)

DIM SUM STICKY RICE LOTUS LEAF WRAPS W/ CHICKEN (Lo Mai Gai)

Dim Sum. One of those all-is-right-with-the-world meals, perfect for a weekend morning (also there’s totally this smokin’ hot seating host at the local place we go to in NJ, so there’s that. We suspect he’s the owner’s son, and I’ll probably be married to him at some point. Ha.).  Every time our cousins visit from(…)

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EASTER EGGS

EASTER EGGS

Our family has never really been big on Easter. We usually have a big summer July 4th or Labor Day BBQ for family and friends; we pull out all the stops for Thanksgiving, whether we’re in the US or in Beijing; when Hanukkah rolls around, we can’t resist all the matzo ball soup recipes and potato(…)

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LEMON BASIL YOGURT CAKE

LEMON BASIL YOGURT CAKE

It’s a relatively rare occurrence when the sheer delight and originality of a new recipe totally and completely makes your day. Today is that day, my friends.  Okay, so at first glance this cake does kind of look like jalapeño cornbread or something with all those rand-o green specks in it. The cognitive dissonance caused(…)

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