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Orange Honey Pound Cake

Monday, April 14, 2014

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I’m celebrating spring with cake! Spring in Texas is part beauty and part terror. The beauty comes from the wildflowers that spring to life, seemingly overnight, along the roads and in fields. I drove down to Houston last weekend and was dazzled by fields filled to bursting with vivid Bluebonnets, Indian Paint Brushes, and Buttercups. […]

Chocolate Glazed Chocolate Tart

Mon, Mar 23, 2009

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A few nights ago my husband and I had the opportunity to have dinner with a very old friend.  We had not seen him in a very long time and during our time apart he had gotten married to a lovely doctor who brought to the marriage her beautiful daughter.  A year and a half ago they […]

Mango Avocado Salsa

Sat, Mar 21, 2009

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Something fun to start today … Dan Lepard at The Guardian listed my White Chocolate Lime Cookies as one of the Highlights from the Blogs This Week!!  See the mention here, and thank you to Dan Lepard!! When I have steak tacos, and I am feeling summery, I make mango avocado salsa to go on […]

Stove-top Macaroni and Cheese

Thu, Mar 19, 2009

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Forget the boxes, the mixes, and don’t even think of waiting an hour for macaroni and cheese on a week night.   I have the super-fast solution for homemade macaroni and cheese, and it is SO good. I have something of an addiction to macaroni and cheese.   When I was a child I ate mac & cheese from the […]

Carrot Coconut Cupcakes

Tue, Mar 17, 2009

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I had a craving for carrot cake the other day.  It was one of those cravings you try to ignore, but in the end you submit because, like it or not, you did not try all that hard to avoid it in the first place. Submitting to my desire also gave me the opportunity to […]

White Chocolate Lime Cookies

Sun, Mar 15, 2009

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This recipe was listed on the Guardian.co.uk as a Highlight of the Week by Dan Lepard!  See the mention here! Have you ever craved something, let’s say a cookie, and could not find a recipe that looked like it would be any good?        That is the predicimate I found myself in when I came up with this […]

Aloo Paratha

Fri, Mar 13, 2009

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When I was taking my Breads & Rolls class last year in culinary school we made an Indian bread called Aloo Paratha. It is a wheat bread dough that is filled with a curried potato mixture, rolled flat and cooked on a hot griddle. They were, in a word, delicious!     I have thought of them fondly, […]

Char Siu Bao – Chinese Pork Steam Buns

Wed, Mar 11, 2009

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   When my husband was little his mother, who is from Taiwan, would take him along on her shopping expeditions to Chinatown in his hometown of Chicago.  As a treat, she would buy him char siu bao, or Chinese BBQ pork steamed buns.  I believe food can create memories, and passing a Chinese bakery one […]

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Mon, Mar 9, 2009

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First a bit of something fun!  I would like to thank Jess and Lyns at All Things Cupcake  who selected me as one of the Cupcake Talent Picks of the Week!  All Things Cupcake features loads of beautiful cupcake pictures, as well as other awesome cupcake related items.  Check it out, and thanks again for choosing […]

Lime Bars

Fri, Mar 6, 2009

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   My husband loves key lime pie, but the filling is rich with all those egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk and he is not really into rich foods.  One Saturday I was watching an episode of Everyday Baking on PBS which featured a recipe for Lime Squares with Pistachio-Graham Crust.  They looked good, and with less […]

Curry Crusted Chicken Thighs

Wed, Mar 4, 2009

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I love Indian flavors, but I don’t always have the time, or the foresight, to marinade a bag of chicken for a day or two during the week.  Some nights I need curry, and I need it fast.  This recipe is perfect because it take about five minutes to prep but yields chicken that tastes […]

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