Vietnamese Coffee 2

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

I know it seems crazy to talk about iced coffee when we're about to have another cold front blow through. But this isn't just any iced coffee, it's authentic Vietnamese iced coffee - it's strong but sweet and creamy at the same time. I'm willing to don an extra sweater and turn up the heat to enjoy it. Besides, I really needed it this week for all …
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Mu Shu Chicken |

Quick and Easy Mu Shu Chicken

It's dreary outside. Let's eat something colorful. Like this quick and easy mu shu chicken. It has everything you need for a complete nutritious meal - sautéed vegetables, scrambled eggs, shredded chicken, and a yummy hoisin sauce to tie it all together. The fact that it comes together so quickly will have you smiling in no time. The best …
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Brownie Sundae |

Brownie Sundaes with Easy Homemade Fudge Sauce

I meant to get this post out in time for Valentine's Day. Obviously, that didn't happen so I am using Fat Tuesday as an occasion to post about my favorite brownies and fudge sauce and my favorite way to use them. Sometimes you want something indulgent without having to exert a lot of effort. Enter the brownie sundae. Who can resist a dense, moist …
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Beef Wellington Tart |

Beef Wellington Tarts

Here's a perfect little recipe for your Valentine's Day Dinner for two - beef Wellington tarts. It's fancy and elegant but totally approachable so you can enjoy a romantic dinner at home. Or if you are like me and have kids at home who will be joining you for said dinner then it makes a great special occasion meal too. The recipe can easily be …
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Red Quinoa and Edamame |

Red Quinoa and Edamame

As promised, today I am sharing the recipe for the red quinoa and edamame salad I teased about last time. This recipe is so simple, you can hardly even call it a recipe yet it yields such a colorful and flavorful dish. The fact that it is packed full of nutrition is just a nice bonus. Using red quinoa here is key. Don't even think about …
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Scallops and Chermoula Sauce |

Pan Seared Scallops with Chermoula Sauce

Several years ago I got to take a cooking class with local chef, Monica Pope. Not only is she an awesome chef, she is also an all-around nice person. And really funny. It made her cooking class even more enjoyable. The cooking class was really more like a cocktail party with a side of cooking. We all got to do a little mixing, chopping, and cooking …
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Salmon Chowder |

Salmon Chowder

I was so happy to see the sun again last weekend when Spring made an appearance here. The temperatures even edged towards the cool-warm range. But don't be jealous.  The clouds and cold have returned. That's OK because it means soup season will go a little longer and I get to eat more of this salmon chowder.  With a little bacon and cream to make …
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