Monthly Archives: February 2015

Avgolemono (Greek Chicken Soup with Lemon-Egg Sauce) meets Lugaw (Arroz Caldo)

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It’s the end of February and we are seeing our first real snow (as in there will be over 2 inches and it’s actually accumulating).  Welcome to Texas, where the weather is an unpredictable as the mood of a toddler.  … Continue reading

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The obsession continues. Strawberry Cinnamon Buns (Rolls?) with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.

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Progress, not perfection. This is a mantra I use in my leadership classes, and it has somehow bled over into my kitchen.  The whole idea is once you reach perfection, what do you have to strive for?  So, instead of … Continue reading

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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Chippers

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As if Cinnamon Buns weren’t enough, I decided to add some cookies into the mix.  I’ve been drooling over this recipe from Picky Palate for days and even hunted through four different groceries to find the elusive Skippy Salted Caramel Peanut Butter.  … Continue reading

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Hooray for snow days! Snuggles and Cinnamon Buns

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It’s almost the end of February and we are just now getting a taste of winter.  Mind you, I was wearing shirts and a tank top last week in our 80 degree weather and today I had to break out … Continue reading

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Going back to Cali, Part Deux. Braised Short Ribs, Parmesan Polenta and Roasted Vegetables.

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When hubby and I started dating in 2007, our first off-island trip was San Francisco.  I remember our first night, hanging out in hotel robes, watching The Devil Wears Prada.  Our hunger got the best of us and we made … Continue reading

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Getting baked. Pretzels, pretzels everywhere!

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There is an Auntie Anne’s in the mall which is connected to our office building.  Every time I pass by, the smell of baking bread makes me pause for a second.  Then I keep walking because those darn things are … Continue reading

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Another cook in the kitchen? Hubby’s Thai-Spiced Sweet Potato Soup.

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It’s been a deceptively mild winter and that can only mean the cold is coming.  In fact, it’s already rapping at my windows with insistent droplets and a creeping chill along the floor that had made me break out the … Continue reading

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Shoyu Chicken and Lup Cheong Sticky Rice

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Where in the world is the Dallas Chinatown?!  I’m convinced it doesn’t exist, and the smattering of Asian groceries certainly doesn’t count.  I’ve asked around and I get the same response, “Well, this is kind of like a Chinatown…”  That … Continue reading

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Roasted Bone Marrow with Caramelized Onions and Parsley Salad

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Buttery, rich and definitely indulgent, there is something about bone marrow that makes me think of big glasses of red wine, osso bucco, and my grandmother’s nilaga.  I would have to put it in the acquired taste department along with … Continue reading

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Homemade Paleo Gingerbread Granola

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I don’t subscribe to any type of diet.  Not being able to eat something I want would just break my heart!  I try to eat well, enjoy every bite, and every now and then, indulge in something decadent. This is one of … Continue reading

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