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Blueberry Pear Crumble

Blueberry Pear Crumble

It was a Saturday night and I was already in bed when the craving for something sweet hit me. It happens to everyone, doesn’t it? I didn’t feel like ice cream or store-bought cookies, which was all we had, so I scrambled around the refrigerator and came across a cup of fresh blueberries that really needed to be eaten up. I could have eaten them by themselves but that was too boring. So I decided to make something sweet like a pie or a cobbler. I raided the pantry and started pulling things out and this is what I came up with.

Sitaw with Rice Noodles

Sitaw with Rice Noodles

We just love these Thai rice noodles and we have been cooking them with every opportunity that we get. This is my version loosely based on our two favorite Thai Noodles, the Pad Thai and Pad See Ew.  The Yard Long Beans were from our garden. Which makes me now itch to get back there and start planting! Yard…

The Fear of Souffles and Anything That Falls

The Fear of Souffles and Anything That Falls

There is a law in nature that everything that rises or goes up, must come down. It’s called gravity. The same philosophy is also very much true in cooking. Anyone who has ever made cake can attest to that law.

The Corned Beef Myth on St. Paddy’s Day

The Corned Beef Myth on St. Paddy’s Day

Did you know that most Irish Americans actually didn’t learn to love corned beef until they came to America and that all that green actually has a dark and sad history?

The good news is, (depending on how you look at it, that is) the Irish in Ireland have now adopted some of the quirky American rituals and now some pubs now serve corned beef of St. Paddy’s Day. 🙂

Cleaning Commercial Kitchen Supplies

Cleaning Commercial Kitchen Supplies

  More modern home kitchens are utilizing commercial kitchen designs because of their durability and practicality. For cooking enthusiasts, using commercial kitchen supplies just completes that ‘feeling like a pro’  vibe. However, when it comes to commercial kitchen supplies, you cannot just throw everything into the dishwasher and expect it to come out as good…

Why You Need to Eat Your Veggies

Why You Need to Eat Your Veggies

There are several reasons people embrace the vegetarian lifestyle. For some, it’s a matter of morals and a desire to protect all life. Others, however, recognize the key health benefits associated with eating more fruits and vegetables. Or, like my daughter, just prefer the taste of fruits and vegetables over meat.

Scallops with Lemon Sauce

Scallops with Lemon Sauce

This dish is more like a summer dish instead of fall, but since I’m trying to clean up my drafts page on this blog, I present to you something fresh, light and easy to cook just when you’re getting inundated with pumpkin everything posts. You can thank me later 🙂

The Not So Secret Heath Toffee Cookies

The Not So Secret Heath Toffee Cookies

You can tell it’s almost Halloween as the candy aisles in the stores are again bulging with temptations for your waistline and your teeth. I actually made these cookies last year after Halloween, when all the candy and chocolates have been decimated except for these Heath Toffee bars. I guess no one else in this…

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