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Loquat cobbler-cake

Loquat cobbler-cake

A fruit not often found in the supermarket, loquats can be a tasty dried or baked fruit.

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

The best blueberry muffin recipe – reduced sugar slightly, increased blueberry quantity.

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Celebrate It Baking Cups Review

Celebrate It Baking Cups Review

I bought these baking cups from Michaels because I was looking for some green baking cups for some cupcakes I was making.  Little did I know that they would be as horrible as they are.  After I opened the package, […]

Real Strawberry Cake - no Jello Allowed

Real Strawberry Cake – no Jello Allowed

I’ve been on the hunt for a strawberry cake that uses real strawberries and not artificial flavored Jello.  I previously used a recipe that is based on the Cooks Illustrated white cake with the substitution of strawberry puree for some […]

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Momofuku Pork Belly Ssam

Momofuku Pork Belly Ssam

  Recipe: Pork Belly Ssam Ingredients One 3-pound slab skinless pork belly 1/2 cup kosher salt 1/2 cup sugar Accompaniments Mustard Seed Sauce 2 cups Short Grain Rice 2 to 3 heads Bibb lettuce, leaves separated, well washed, spun dry […]

Momofuku Bo Ssam Perfected

Momofuku Bo Ssam Perfected

My brother made this once for one of his parties and I couldn’t stop eating it!  It was an amazing combination of spicy, sour, salty, cool, ginger-scallion, porky goodness.  I made it for our family’s Christmas gathering and made a […]

Latest in Ethnic

Momofuku Bo Ssam Perfected

Momofuku Bo Ssam Perfected

My brother made this once for one of his parties and I couldn’t stop eating it!  It was an amazing combination of spicy, sour, salty, cool, ginger-scallion, porky goodness.  I made it for our family’s Christmas gathering and made a […]

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Review: Talenti Gelato Sea Salt Caramel

Review: Talenti Gelato Sea Salt Caramel

I don’t buy ice cream very often, but when I do I usually buy a pint and make it last a few weeks (if I can hide it from the husband).  This week I had a craving for ice cream […]

Celebrate It Baking Cups Review

Celebrate It Baking Cups Review

I bought these baking cups from Michaels because I was looking for some green baking cups for some cupcakes I was making.  Little did I know that they would be as horrible as they are.  After I opened the package, […]

Latest in Canning and Food Preservation

Low Sugar Strawberry Vanilla Jam Using Pomona's Universal Pectin

Low Sugar Strawberry Vanilla Jam Using Pomona’s Universal Pectin

Out here in California we get great organic strawberries.  Watsonville is the capital of strawberry growing and our farmer’s market sells really ripe strawberries in flats.  You can’t get really ripe strawberries at the supermarket because they would go bad […]

My New Way of Sterilizing Canning Jars

My New Way of Sterilizing Canning Jars

I have a new baby in the house and we have an Avent Steam Sterilizer IQ 24 that I used with my first.  I looked it up and that model is unfortunately no longer made).   I’ve been doing a […]