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Pork Pozole
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Back in the day, one of my friends would bring pozole to work for lunch. I would beg her to have her mom make extra for me. It was rare that I got so lucky and was able to have some with her at lunch. They just never had a lot of leftovers. My solution was to get their recipe and make it whenever ...

Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls
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Do you love Vietnamese spring rolls as much as I do? Make your own! They are easy, healthy, and you can eat as many as you want! To make life easy and have your rolls come out pretty, you will want to roll in a particular order. I like to lay the lettuce down first at the edge of the rice paper. ...

Arugula Salad
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This arugula salad takes your side dinner salad to the next level. It is truly my go-to salad at home and when I need to contribute a dish when I'm going to a friend's or family's house. It takes about 10 minutes to make but it tastes like you put way more effort into it. Hope you ...

Sunday Gravy
Jenn

What is Sunday Gravy you ask? Well, in short, it's the best meat sauce you can make. Italians refer to their sauce as gravy. "Gravy" is a thick sauce poured over a meal that is typically pasta. And Sundays are traditional for big family gatherings. So what do you make for a big ...

Steak with Preserved Lemons & Garlic
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I have been making steaks at home for years. The family enjoys red meat, and we probably will have a steak once a week. I have served it with different sauces, used many finishing salts, and I've even sliced it raw and served steak carpaccio. By far, steak with lemons and roasted garlic is the...

Salt & Pepper Pork Chops
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Are you looking for a fast and easy dinner? It doesn't get any easier than my Salt & Pepper Pork Chops. These chops cook up so fast because you use thin pork chops. Just a few ingredients and you are off to a tasty, fast, and easy dinner. You can skip on the jalapenos if you are sensitive...

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Cheese Salad
Jenn

If you haven't experienced Burrata cheese yet, I would say it's a must-try ASAP. Burrata cheese is an Italian cow's milk cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The inside is rich and has a creamy texture, and the outer casing forms a solid cheese. Once you have tried Burrata cheese, ...

Perfect Turkey Everytime!
Jenn

I have taken over the Thanksgiving dinner for my family; every year my family request that I make the turkey and mash potatoes.  I don't do anything fancy or have a secret recipe to share with you.  But I do have a cooking method that never fails. The key to a perfectly cooked and ...

Roasted Bone Marrow
Jenn

After trying this recipe, you may never order a bone marrow appetizer in a restaurant again.  I have a hard time going to a steakhouse and ordering a nice filet or ribeye because it's just too easy to make it myself.  Bone marrow falls on this same list of items I just can't pay ...

Heirloom Tomatoe Salad
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This is my first year venturing into the farm to table concept.  My dad and husband created a beautiful vegetable garden for me in our side yard.  I may one day blog about it, however, this first year has been filled with a lot of trial and error. My heirloom tomatoes are growing ...

Filipino Chicken Adobo
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It's the first thing I ask for when my mom comes home to visit us from the Philippines.  All my mom wants to eat when she comes back is Mexican food and all I do is ask for some good home cooked Filipino food.   It took me years to get this recipe down.  It's hard to ...

Blueberry Lemon Bread
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My nanny was always good about making sure we didn't waste any food in the fridge.  This particular morning, we had a bunch of blueberries that had to be eaten.  The hard part is having the other ingredients to make something of it.  She found everything needed for Blueberry Lemon...

Broiled Hamachi Kama
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I typically am not a fan of cooked fish.  I skip over the fish section in most restaurants because I find it often too dry to eat. Either it's too dry or I just really like my sushi.  In any case, you have to find a nice fatty fish if you want to cook it. I discovered the Hamachi Kama...

Chinese Baby Bok Choy
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Chinese baby bok choy is a wonderful leafy green vegetable.  It may take you more time to clean the bok choy than it will take you to cook it.  I always find dirt hiding between the leaves.  And because I like to leave my bok choy whole, it takes me a little longer to make sure they ...

Oxtail Lentils
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My friend would always take my leftover Leg of Lamb and make a wonderful pot of lentils. Everyone would be full from dinner, but the smell from the lentils would make you want to eat a second dinner. I often make lentil, but it's just not the same unless you add that extra layer with the meat. ...

Roasted Cauliflower
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Who liked cauliflower growing up?  NO ONE!  I sure didn’t and I don’t know anyone who did. It’s an underrated vegetable.  You need to give it a chance.  Cook it right and you will fall in love.  Make it beautiful and you will be able to get your friends ...