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Toasted Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Parmesan and Mozzarella

November 22nd, 2014 | Dinner, Main Dish, Pasta, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Toasting the gnocchi gives it a delicious crust, and the cheeses melt into the pillowy bites. This dish makes for a nice lunch with soup or salad. Add some basil leaves for added pop of flavor. Toasted Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Parmesan and Mozzarella Serves 2-3 4 TB butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 […]

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Castella Cake

November 22nd, 2014 | Asian, Cake, Desserts, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Head into an Asian bakery and you will see baskets full of small Castella cakes. They are spongy and a tiny bit dry, so that it takes a few minutes to melt in your mouth. Castella is basically a Japanese honey spongecake. It has no butter in it, but rather gets its richness from the large amount […]

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Chocolate Chip Scones

November 20th, 2014 | Breakfast, Cake, Desserts, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

If you love scones, this recipe is for you. It’s pretty much a giant chocolate chip cookie with the texture of a scone. And, unlike your typical coffeehouse scone, they will keep very well for days on the counter. Or freeze them if you must and enjoy them for weeks on end.   Chocolate Chip […]

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Parker House Rolls

November 19th, 2014 | Bread, Sides, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

It’s Thanksgiving week and you can never have enough roll recipes for the big day. This one is a sturdy, enriched bread roll that is perfect for smearing with butter or dunking in gravy. Watch them during the last five or so minutes of cooking to make sure they don’t overbrown. Parker House Rolls 1 […]

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Deep Dish Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

November 17th, 2014 | Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 1 Comment

It’s Thanksgiving season and I’m in the mood for all things pumpkin. Packed with beta carotene and other nutritious things, pumpkin is a nice excuse to make something naughty. A deep dish pie pan makes this a tall, grand pie. Use a 9×13 in pan to make into bars. This pie is a combination of cheesecake […]

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Japanese Cheesecake

November 15th, 2014 | Asian, Cake, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 1 Comment

Japanese cheesecake is a unique kind of cake. It has the lightness of spongecake but has the tang of cheesecake. It needs no frosting or icing, just enjoy slices with tea or coffee. A kitchen scale is a must-have for this recipe. Japanese Cheesecake 8oz. cream cheese 50g/2 oz. unsalted butter 100 ml/3 fluid oz whole milk 60g/2 […]

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Amish Potato Rolls

November 13th, 2014 | Bread, Sides, Vegetarian | Christi | 2 Comments

It is no secret that I love to bake bread. I have dozens of recipes I want to try, but can never get to them all. Among my favorites are the Honey and Butter Roll (enriched butter roll with honey butter slathered on top), Hodduk (Korean pancakes filled with oozing brown sugar and cinnamon), Pogca […]

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Pumpkin Chiffon Bars

November 12th, 2014 | Desserts, Featured, Gluten free, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 1 Comment

It’s the holiday season! Planning for holiday entertaining and dinners can be super stressful. But sweat not. At least, not on account of dessert. This make ahead dessert is super easy and fool proof. Make it a day or two ahead and serve it up at dinner with a bit of whipped cream. This is […]

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Cinnamon Banana Bread

November 11th, 2014 | Bread, Fruit, Pastry, Quick, Quickbread, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Keep your old ripe bananas in the freezer and defrost them right before making this stellar banana bread. Add some nuts or chocolate chips if you want it to be extra special for the holidays. This banana bread is even better the next day. Cinnamon Banana Bread Makes one 9-inch loaf 2 cups all purpose […]

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Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

November 9th, 2014 | Asian, Dressing, Main Dish, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Happy weekend, all! Sometimes weekends can be overflowing with good but heavy foods. Sometimes you just want that nice crisp salad. Here’s a fresh Vietnamese rice noodle salad that won’t weight you down, but is super flavorful. Add some sliced grilled chicken or steak to make it a dinner-time meal. Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad 4 […]

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