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Strawberry Delights

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/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/445/81435633/files/2014/12/img_2091-2.jpgEver have that go-to ingredient for on-the-fly meals? You know, the one thing you can pull out of the fridge or cupboard and immediately make some mouthwatering delicacy to share with friends and family?

My go-to of choice for desserts is the sweet and simple strawberry. Whether it is pureed, sautéed, roasted, or chopped and macerated, strawberries are an ultimate dessert topper. Read More

My Light and Fluffy Banana Bread

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My banana bread

My banana bread

I love bananas and I love banana bread. What I don’t love is the dense heavy type of banana bread that I find everywhere I go.  Recently, I baked banana bread and saw that I didn’t have the baking soda necessary for the recipe.  A quick google search taught me that baking powder (at 2-3 parts for each part of baking soda in the recipe) would work fine.  The result was a lovely, light, yellow, fluffy, and moist banana bread.  My most favorite ever.

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Edmeades for Two

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Edmeades for Two

Edmeades for Two

The first time Anthony and I tried Edmeades, we were enjoying a pau hana (aka an after-work drink) at Sarento’s on the Beach http://www.sarentosonthebeach.com.  We loved it so much, we bought a bottle at Tamura’s Fine Wine and Liquors – the closest thing we have to a Beverages and More on Maui.  We held on to it for the perfect occasion.  Recently, we moved into our new home, and we opened the bottle.  Mmmmm… it was worth the wait.  Smooth and peppery.

Yummy Autumn Quick-Braised Pork Chops and Glazed Baby Carrots Recipe

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dreamstime_s_26687874-food and cutting boardSweet and savory are two of my favorite tastes, and combining them into one recipe is divine!  With a package of pork chops resting in my refrigerator and a craving for cinnamon and apricot, what is a girl to do?   Read More

Spicy Cauliflower Buffalo Bites Recipe, and They are Dairy Free!

Spicy Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

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Cauliflower!  It’s that lovely, tasty veggie great for boiling, sautéing, baking, roasting, steamed, deep-fried, or even eaten raw.  With such versatility, it’s great as an appetizer or even an entree (think about tasty cauliflower steaks…)

I am a HUGE fan of buffalo sauce, and while I like chicken, I am not a fan of chicken wings – which most buffalo sauced appetizers include.  When I started seeing pictures of spicy cauliflower buffalo bites on the Internet, I was ecstatic.   Read More