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Toasted Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Parmesan and Mozzarella

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

Toasted Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Parmesan and Mozzarella Serves 2-3 4 TB butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 recipe homemade gnocchi, below 1/4 cup grated parmesan 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2 TB shredded basil Heat a large heavy-bottomed skillet on high heat for 5 minutes. Add butter and garlic and cook until it just starts […]

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Castella Cake

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

Castella Cake Makes 2 cake loaves 6 large eggs, at room temperature 1 cup (218 g) sugar 1 cup + 2½ Tbsp (200 g) bread flour 5 Tbsp. honey + 2 ½ Tbsp. warm water 2 Tbsp. honey + 1 Tbsp. warm water for the glaze Cut parchment paper to fit two 1-lb loaf baking pans. Preheat […]

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Chocolate Chip Scones

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

  Chocolate Chip Scones DOUGH 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 cup cold butter 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or the flavoring of your choice 1/2  cup half and half or milk TOPPING 2 teaspoons milk 2 tablespoons […]

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Parker House Rolls

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

Parker House Rolls 1 1/2 cups milk 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for brushing 1/2 cup sugar 1 package active dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 6 cups all-purpose flour Place milk in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove […]

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Deep Dish Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

November 17th, 2014 | Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

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 | 1 Comment

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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