My Other Half Turns 30 and I Made Him a Cookie Cake

February 19, 2013

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Happy Birthday to my dear husband, Paul! He leaves his twenties and turns the big 3-0 today. He amazes me. He’s taking this whole turning 30 thing in stride and doesn’t seem fazed by it at all. Maybe it’s a woman thing, because I’m turning 30 in a tad under 6 months and I’m already […]

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Red Bean Dumpling Soup | Tang Yuan

February 9, 2013

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Happy Chinese New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai! When I think of Chinese New Year, I think of family and food. Ah food, glorious food, it’s hard to beat the Chinese New Year feasts. But for me, the best part of the new year meals would be a bowl of tang yuan. Tang yuan (glutinous […]

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Banana Bread with Spiced Glaze

February 5, 2013

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One of my favorite things to have for breakfast is oatmeal in the mornings with my rice milk, cinnamon and bananas. But, not when the bananas start looking like this: I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty picky about my bananas. I like them with a slight bit of green left at the top […]

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An Upside Down Cake and My Upside Down World

January 29, 2013

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It appears as though the impossible has happened: I have become a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom), sort of. And I am okay with that, sort of. I was always one to put career first, with no children as far as the eye could see. Even though it was in my “life plan” to have […]

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Sweet Cornbread Blackberry Shortcake

August 1, 2012

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Lately, the TV show that we’ve been a tad obsessed with in this household has been MasterChef. I’m usually not a fan of cooking competition shows, but this one has my attention. I think it’s mostly because the contestants are all “home cooks” – so just like me. But, the skill level of some of […]

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What are Lychees?… and a Sorbet recipe

July 11, 2012

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Recently, lychees have been a popular topic of conversation when we’ve gone out to meals with friends. It may just be coincidence, or it may be the hot weather that has many people thinking about refreshing, juicy fruit. When I think of lychees, my mind immediately flies back to memories of my family gathered around […]

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Stone Fruit Half-Moon Pies and Pandas

June 22, 2012

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I’m a kid at heart, always have been. Most of my favorite moves are of the Pixar variety, and if it wasn’t for all the walking, I could probably visit Disney World every other month. I can also be found browsing through toy stores, just for the fun of it. Plush toys have a way […]

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Blackberries and the Olympics

June 15, 2012

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Our recent trip to the Pacific Northwest was marvelous. I feel like a broken record saying this over and over again, but the experience really was that remarkable. After traveling, eating and gathering inspiration – attending & speaking at BlogHer Food to cap off our vacation helped me tie all of my disconnected thoughts together. […]

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Peach Blueberry Cobbler Pie

May 17, 2012

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Summer is almost here. Almost. I can feel it creeping around the corner, and I know it will be on full blast as soon as we return from our trip to the Pacific Northwest next month. Luckily, we have amazing locally grown fruits to get me through these humid Southern summers, and nothing says summer […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Pudding with Some Help from the Husband

March 27, 2012

I grew up eating banana pudding. Yes, me. That Taiwanese girl who grew up in Appalachia. My parents served it as a dessert selection in the buffet at their Chinese restaurant. Of course, it was the standard vanilla pudding with vanilla wafers and big slices of banana, but I really did eat almost every day […]

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