Chocolate Dipped Watermelon, a 43rd Birthday

The Annual Birthday Blog Post Goddess (let's call her Lenora) is circling back once again to these digital coordinates. Birthdays make you ask:  where has the time gone? Nothing answers back more honestly than the dates on blog posts. They're like the wicked stepmother's magic mirror in Snow White--totally honest. Cringe. Getting older is the passing of time. But you do get little wisdom shots along the way. This was a good day for these....more

Chocolate Mousse

July 14 is Bastille Day, a national holiday in France that commemorates the storming of the Bastille and the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille was a prison and a symbol of Louis XVI’s power and antiquated regime. By storming it, a message was sent—the king’s power needed to go bye bye. It worked, and the event became a symbol of liberty and the fight against oppression—the birth of a Republic. ...more

5 Things I love about 4th of July

 With the 4th at the end of this week, I thought I'd draft my personal top 5 favorites about the ol'red, white & blue celebration. Shall we? 1. I'm going to get right to specifics here and say freedom. While I do feel there are many freedoms still needing some follow through, this country is a great, great land. I'm thankful, proud, and happy to represent this land. ...more

Malay Sambal Udang…Some Sambal Fishballs Would Be Nice Too!

Sambal udang, or sambal prawns, is a characteristically Malay dish of prawns cooked with sambal belacan and chilli rempah. It tastes quite similar to Ayam Masak Merah, a dish of chicken that is cooked in a similar sambal sauce, except that there isn’t any tomato sauce in this prawn recipe....more

100 Equals Be Proud

Today I posted my 100 post on Mangia, Mangia… No Talk!I am featuring all the wonderful faces that visited my home, and my family who endured all the; “Wait I have to take a picture for Mangia, Mangia!” yet ultimately feasting on a meal.I encourage you to visit today, read my 100th post, browse a bit, become a follower, leave me as many comments as you like, and enjoy it.http://mangiamangianotalk.blogspot.com/...more
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