Peanut Butter BonBons & Jam Thumbprints: Dare I say PB & J Recipes?

No, not all in the same cookie. Sheesh! This post is all about two classic cookie recipes, perfect for holiday gifting and eating. Both take a few extra steps but the results are so worth it. For the bonbons – the rustic uniqueness of each bon is adds to the flavor and sentiment. The bonbon […]

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Madame Wong’s Steamed Pear Dessert

Many of you have heard my rant before about Asian desserts and also know that I love old school cookbooks and recipes. Madame Wong’s Long-Life Chinese Cookbook (1977) is a more recent edition to my cookshelf and happens to have one of the shortest dessert chapters ever. Featured alongside recipes for Almond Delight (extract flavored […]

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Zucchini: Those who can’t grow, give recipes

For some reason, I managed to have the least productive zucchini plants ever, two years in a row. Sure, I know what I can do better, but come on, it doesn’t have to be this way. They SHOULD grow like weeds; less is more. This actually makes me a little sad, I like zucchini; I […]

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Eat the Cake You Have

Recently I attended the ACT Theater production of Grey Gardens with my dear friend, ASB. We have been attending the theater together for almost 8 years now (whoa!) and always aim to watch some classic Broadway, some new releases and a few more obscure. This year, obscure was Grey Gardens. It was a nice production, […]

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Of Hashtags & Hashbrowns – Pommes de Terre Dauphinoise (Potatoes Baked w/Cheese) & Onion Biscuit Squares

Tweeterpated, twitterish, tweetastic, twitterific, tweepstakes….. For the longest time, I avoided Twitter, basically because I had no desire to follow #bieber, #littlemonsters and felt silly to even think about publically typing something like #LesNipplerables. Besides, it was the darts in the dress people. What changed? Two things 1) wanting to grow my Facebook, blog and […]

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Howdy Mister Crunchy/Bonjour Croque Monsieur!

Melty, brown cheesy goodness? Oui, s’il vous plait!!! I have been reading and enjoying my Clementine in the Kitchen cookbook. Another member of my vintage collection…. Inspired by the Clementine’s brief recipe and description of Croque Monsieur (roughly “Mister Crunchy”), my own taste memories from Café Presse (Seattle), a corner café in Paris, and some […]

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