Stuffed Endives with Salmon and Pistachio Cream Cheese

Stuffed Endives with Salmon and Pistachio Cream Cheese

For me coming from Southeast Asia, some European vegetables like endives and artichokes are exotic. When I was growing up, I did not even know these vegetables existed, let alone find them. My initial thought when I saw endives were that they are baby Napa cabbage. While Napa cabbage is seldom eaten raw except when…

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Bruschetta al Pomodoro (Bruschetta with Tomatoes)

Bruschetta al Pomodoro (Bruschetta with Tomatoes)

Ro-Ri San has been travelling quite a bit lately. His most recent business trip took him to Italy. He managed to squeeze a weekend in Rome into his tight schedule. I wish I could have joined him but Ro-Jiro is still a minor and school is in session. Perhaps I will do that the next…

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Spaghetti Squash with Arugula Pesto

Spaghetti Squash with Arugula Pesto

Make a light and incredibly tasty salad or meal with this Spaghetti Squash with Arugula Pesto. It is perfect for those on a gluten free diet.

Sweet Potato, Ham, and Cheese Skillet

Sweet Potato, Ham, and Cheese Skillet

Sweet Potato, Ham, and Cheese Skillet – a hearty and delicious breakfast skillet using leftover ham that is sure to bring the family rushing to the kitchen.

Antipasti Kabobs

Antipasti Kabobs

These Antipasti Kabobs are made with colorful striped pasta, cheese, grape tomatoes, and mint leaves. They are a fun and tasty addition to any party table.

Cheese and Bacon Biscuits

Cheese and Bacon Biscuits

These Savory Cheese and Bacon Biscuits are a tasty alternative to crackers for snack time. Traditional and gluten free recipes included.

Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower

Gluten-Free Baked Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower

Life has many surprises and I was stumped last weekend while grocery shopping with Ro-Ri San. As we entered the store, he said it would be nice to have some of the Baked Mac and Cheese I made the last time. “Seriously? With bacon bits?”, I asked. He said, “Yes, and some parsley, please!”. If…

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Pumpkin Streusel Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Streusel Cheesecake Bars (Gluten-Free)

Pumpkin season is here! Those golden orbs in all sizes are in demand and on display everywhere – decks, porches, driveways, shopfronts, and malls. They complement the golden leaves on the ground and sets the mood for the upcoming holidays.

Pistachio Ice Cream

Pistachio Ice Cream and Giveaway!

Today is back to school day for my two boys. It is a later start than usual this year but I do not mind it at all. In fact, I am a little sad that the relaxed schedule is over and summer is winding down. It is definitely more fun to have the boys home….

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Macaroni and Cheese with Panko and Bacon

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Panko and Bacon

Most kids here grow up with mac and cheese and consider it a comfort food. I see this dish being served at almost every family gathering but I did not warm up to it. I never prepared it at home and so I panicked when I was asked to prepare a slow cooker version for…

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Chili Rice Bake

Chili Rice Bake

It is inconceivable to have lived in Minnesota for any amount of time and not experience the joy and comfort of a hot dish. A hot dish is a baked casserole consisting of a starch, meat, vegetables, gravy, and a crusty top. The starch is typically potatoes or noodles and the gravy is often canned…

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