Turkey Congee (Jook) with Brown Rice

turkey congee

I love a good deal. I clip coupons. I shop clearance bins. I buy clothes at the end of the season so that I can take advantage of reduced prices. I even subscribe to blogs that alert me of great deals. So when I can make meals that are so cheap, they’re almost free, I…

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Daring Bakers: Tiramisu


This month’s Daring Bakers Challenge was hosted by two of the most talented bakers I’ve seen in the blogosphere: Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen and Deeba of Passionate About Baking. And what a doozy of a challenge this was! Not only did we have to make tiramisu, but we had to make the mascarpone cheese…

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Stir-Fried Brown Rice with Sirloin and Broccoli

stir fried brown rice and beef

Some up-front honesty before we get started: I debated whether to post this. Not because it wasn’t delicious – it most certainly was. No doubt about that. I just felt that the photo doesn’t do the dish justice. This is a dish that is bursting with flavor, demanded that I take seconds, and was indeed greater than the…

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Kids in the Kitchen: Pan-Fried Trout and Baked Potatoes

trout and baked potato

In case anyone around here is keeping track, Brandan likes seafood. It’s his first choice for many of his meals. (Squid? Swordfish? Octopus? Brandan’s done it all!) So it comes as no surprise that he chose rainbow trout for this week’s dinner. Personally, I love rainbow trout. It’s a flavorful fish, and high in Omega-3s….

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