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Chocolate Espresso Cookie Rounds with PB Chips

Need a tiny caffeine kick without the extremely hot brewed coffee that could potentially burn your mouth and/or hand? How about a little Chocolate Espresso Cookie with Peanut Butter Chips?I had the urge to bake something the other day. I needed to feed that urge. I had some peanut butter chips left from the white []

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Kabocha Cookies

Kabocha is a Japanese squash. More commonly a pumpkin. This summer has been great for the squash familia. I think I’ve got my fill of them by the looks of the recipes I’ve posted these past few month. I was thinking about making some tempura with them, but then I thought of making some sort []

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Grilled Fish with Ginger BBQ Sauce

Today marks 6-month since I’ve started this little blog of mine. I’m amazed at how much it’s become such a wonderful part of my life. To all you loyal readers, I say thank you for making these past several month a very very fun one.  I wasn’t quite sure which white fish I had gotten. []

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Easy Peasy Guacamole

Here’s my little recipe for an easy peasy guacamole. Perfect for the upcoming labor day grillin’ and chillin’. Which means summer is nearly gone and fall is just around the corner. But being in California, summer tends to overstay it’s welcome by a few weeks. I’m seriously ready for some sweater weather.  This old fashioned []

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Mini Chayote Quiche Cups

I had the idea to making a frittata with the extra chayote I had in the fridge. That’s when I notice the wonton wrapper I needed to use up as they were about to expire in a few days. I had to use them up. I turned them into little cups using a mini-muffin pan []

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Opo in a Roasted Eggplant Sauce

Opo. Aside from it being a word in the Philippine language, it is also a type of long squash with a taste similar to a zucchini. Actually, in the Philippines it’s called Upo. These green veggies can grow from 6-inches to 36-inches long and as thick as having a 12-inch diameter. From the pic below, []

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

I love hot wings. There’s a place my home that’s got some pretty decent hot wings. I’ve been craving them recently, but I’m too lazy to go out in the heat. So I decided to make some at home. But then, I got the craving for meatballs. Who doesn’t love meatballs? What do I choose? []

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Cheese Rolls (Little J Style)

One of my favorite bakeries here in LA is called Porto’s Bakery in Glendale, CA. It’s a Cuban bakery that serves up delicious pastries, breads, cakes, sandwiches. They have a sister branch in Burbank. But the Glendale location is their main store. I’ve been in the U.S. for 20 years and they’ve been around longer []

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Baked Panko-Dill Crusted Cod

My farmer’s market fish pick this week was cod.  My first intent was to make fish and chips with it, but I had a really heavy meal the day before and deep-frying wasn’t something that appealed to me at the time. Besides, I’m trying to avoid deep-frying remember? With an exception to tempura and maybe []

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Lime Pudding Tarts

This was supposed to be my entry for the Lime BSI a few weeks back that was hosted by Jen at My Kitchen Addiction. The first time I made it I made the mistake of leaving out any support for the graham cracker base.  When I tried to take them out of my mini-muffin pan, []

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Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

When you feel a bit under the weather, there’s nothing better that I could think of than a nice hearty bowl of chicken noodle soup. That’s how I was felt recently. On this particular day, I didn’t want to put the effort into making a dinner. And there were other mouths to feed, I needed []

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

I believe this is a dish familiar to those from Ireland and several parts of Asia as well. Correct me, if i’m wrong. Corned beef. A simple easy dish that can be made in just minutes. I used the canned corned beef, but you can get you hands on the real fresh stuff, go for []

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Pasta Scramble

There’s this show that’s currently on Food Network called “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” or something along those line. A recent episode dealt with breakfast dishes and one of the Chefs featured was Susan Feniger (Owner of Street, here in LA). The dish she mentions is this pasta dish called “Pasta Mama.” I can’t []

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Cucumber Salad

Today is just a little simple easy salad. Perfect as a side dish or an appetizer. I had bought some Persian cucumbers from the farmer’s market. I had almost forgotten that I had them, too. Eek!! Anyway, this salad is perfect for those who don’t want to eat those leafy greens. Just the word “salad” []

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Mushroom Jalapeño Pita Sammies

An easy sammie only takes minutes to make. I was pretty much in a jam to make something as I wasn’t feeling like my usual self. Maybe it was because I was hungry. Yeah, that’s usually the case.  I took it upon myself to make a quickie sandwich. I had some mushroom leftover from the []

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