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Fresh Garden Salad with Shrimp

0070 Nothing out of the can – straight up FRESH! Chris from work has a good size garden in Upstate NY and he was so kind to bring me some goodies last week. It was such a great treat to receive fresh veggies, especially the ones that’s from a private garden. You can really taste []

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Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes

011301 Fall or autumn – my favorite season of all. I like it because of many reasons and one of them is that I get to bake like a mad woman! I originally wanted to bake doughnuts but since I don’t have a doughnut pan I thought I’d use a mini muffin pan to make doughnut []

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Nutella Banana Bread (w/ Sugar Glazed Walnuts)

0718038 When life gives you ripe bananas, make Nutella Banana Bread! I happen to have some ripe bananas laying around so I whipped out my favorite banana bread recipe. My mom used to make banana bread a lot, and the house would be filled with this amazing aroma of freshly baked banana bread. Seriously, if []

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Spinach Bites

0070 I stumbled upon these delicious spinach bites on a while back and immediately added it to my “in the queue to make” list. Let me tell you, I’m SO glad I did. These turned out to be one of the best snacks I’ve made. If you are a vegetarian or trying to eat []

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Six-Spice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

002511 I’ve made different kinds of oatmeal raisin cookies before but none of them can compared to these Six-Spice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. It’s an explosion of flavors in one cookie – a cross between a gingerbread cookie and an old-fashion oatmeal raisin. As a child, I hated oatmeal. Hot oatmeal was my least favorite breakfast []

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Cheddar Pear Tart

0086 This cheddar pear tart recipe is now one of my fall favorites. It’s an apple pie alternative and a great party finger food. I originally saw a recipe for cheddar pear pie but remembering that my sister gave me some tartlet tins a while go, my light bulb then went on and decided to []

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Mini Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

6282811 This is what I made for Super Bowl XLVII this year – Mini Cheeseburger Egg Rolls. They were absolutely phenomenal! I’m not gonna lie, it took a while to make these from start to finish. Depends on how many you are making – to make 45 of these little guys would probably take you about []

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Corn Bread Pudding

0073 Here is a side dish to die for – Corn Bread Pudding. It’s so good, I could eat it everyday. It’s super easy to make, share, pack, and re-heat. The recipe is also very versatile – try throwing in some jalapeño or pepperoni. Be adventurous! Check out my other favorite Thanksgiving recipes: • Sweet-and-Tart Cranberry []

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Asian Chicken Burgers

021173 I got a brand new food processor. I know, I know. How could I live and cook without one for so long? What I got isn’t very big which is exactly why I chose it. I live in New York City, using my countertop space efficiently while I’m cooking can be challenging sometimes. I []

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Green Beans and Walnuts with Lemon Vinaigrette

0020 This green beans recipe blew everyone away on Thanksgiving! It’s refreshing and the lemon vinaigrette made the dish light among other heavier traditional dishes. Check out my other favorite Thanksgiving recipes: • Corn Bread Pudding • Italian Sausage Stuffing • Sweet-and-Tart Cranberry Sauce Servings: 8 Ingredients: 1 lemon 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/3 cup []

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Black Bean Cakes

002111 I’m not the biggest fan of beans, any beans. Sometimes I’d even order my burrito without it. However, I’m trying to be less picky and when I saw these Black Bean Cakes on , I was intrigued. They are almost like fritters, only they’re not deep fried. The recipe is also very versatile, feel []

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Honey Mustard Horseradish Dipping Sauce

0211411 I like honey. I like mustard. I also like horseradish. This Honey Mustard Horseradish dipping sauce recipe is adopted from Paula Deen’s version. Yes, Paula Deen. I was looking for a mustard dipping sauce to go with the Mini Cheeseburger Egg Rolls. I thought about regular honey mustard but I wanted to try something []

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Irish Cream Cookies

00188 Happy St. Patty’s Day! Baileys. “Mmmm, creamy beige” – Old Gregg from the Mighty Boosh. Irish whiskey and cream, what’s not to like? And in a cookie form? YES, PLEASE. After much looking and searching for what to bake for St. Patty’s Day, I decided to make these Irish Cream Cookies. Other goodies I []

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Spicy Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

00126 Yogurt sauces are great. It’s creamy and tangy, and it’s easy and quick to mix. Perfect for pairing with anything fried or pan-fried. Spicy Cilantro Yogurt Sauce Ingredients: 1 6oz Greek yogurt 2 tbsp of finely chopped cilantro 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp garlic powder 5 tsp of lemon juice 1 tbsp of hot []

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Butternut Squash Carrot Ginger Soup

05146Last weekend, I had dinner at Lola BKLYN with a couple of friends. I had a heavy lunch that day so I wanted something light, and that’s when I had this Butternut Squash Carrot Ginger Soup for the first time. Lola BKLYN is restaurant in Fort Greene mainly focuses on American cuisine. It’s got a []

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