Easy Holiday Hors d'oeuvres

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Everything is good wrapped in bacon.more

Navigating Through a Korean Grocery Store

I love silence. My husband took the kid and left me alone for a few hours, and all I want to do is sit and enjoy the possibility of doing absolutely nothing.  Suddenly, flashes of reality come back as I contemplate the piles of dirty laundry and the toys strewn across the floor. Nevertheless, this has given me time to actually sit down and write....more

Focusing on Ingredients: Persimmon

Dandelion Greens, Persimmons, pumpkin seeds, crispy pigs feet & balsamic vinaigrette ...more

Tampons, Evaluating the Risks

Marshmallow Fondant

I’m not a baker. I have mentioned this before, but you can witness it yourself here. That is why I want to share this recipe for marshmallow fondant from Edna de la Cruz. It’s really very easy to make and it tastes great, way better than the store bought kind that looks good, but that you just end up pushing around on the plate....more
They look delicious!more

Cancer-Fighting Avocado Edemame Dip

Good Cooks Don't Need Recipes

I think all us have that one friend who’s cooking is so good, they know it, you know it, and they just make it look so easy, but when you ask them  for the recipe they reply, almost smirkingly, “Oh I don’t use recipes, good cooks don’t need recipes.” Now you feel awful, you live off recipes, you spend hours looking at recipes, planning your meals and orchestrating your next project. Well, I disagree. While good cooks may not be held hostage by recipes, they certainly do need them....more
Good cooks do use recipes. Whether from a cookbook or received by word of mouth it's still a ...more

Focusing on Ingredients: Pomegranate

Does a martini count?more

Sangrita: The Best Tequila Chaser