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{giveaway} pan-fried vietnamese pork chops

I have such a fabulous recipe to share today. This dish was so good, I went, “MMMMMmmmm!” as I took my first bite. And since I had to work late,…

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simple one-pot chicken casserole with carrots, potatoes and grainy mustard

This is a dish that you cook when you have few ingredients left in your fridge or your pantry. This is also a dish you cook when you want something…

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Hands-on Bread loaves and Bread Buns Class

Do you like making bread but is clueless about the process? Or maybe you have been making bread but haven’t achieved the results that you desire? Never fear, help is…

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layered vanilla sponge cake with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries

Do you like cake? Well, I am not the world’s biggest cake fan but if a tender slice of cake is sitting right in front of me, well, I am…

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penne with chicken, mushroom and asparagus in pistachio pesto sauce

It is no secret that pasta water helps to bind pasta and sauce together to create a yummy and silky sauce.  The recipe I am sharing today is a classic…

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ham and sliced cheese buns

I was up at 5am this morning.  Not that that was so unusual but it was a SUNDAY morning. Sigh.  Since I was not able to sleep any longer, I…

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cottony loaf and {Giveaway} A pair of tickets to Cooking & Baking class by The Domestic Goddess Wannabe!

Hello! It’s been a while – I took a break to update my cooking and baking skills but I’m back! I have been obsessing a bit about bread recently, and…

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quick and easy sardine mini hand-pies

I like canned sardines. Especially the ones that have been cooked in tomato sauce. When I was a kid, I would remove the little bones from my sardines, mush the…

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japanese clam rice

The other day, I went to the supermarket to buy some clams. As usual, I bought extra clams so after cooking a pot of XO Sauce Chili Clams, I still…

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salted caramel sauce

I don’t like sweet things. That much is true. But what I do like (A LOT) is caramel. There is something about caramel. That deep flavor when sugar is cooked…