Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy Holidays !

This time of year is always busy – particularly because of all the traveling I’ve been doing lately. Hence, my hands have been taking a little break from cooking and instead, I’ve been enjoying a plethora of beautiful restaurants while … Continue reading

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Apple-Cinnamon Muffins – Winter Season Treats

I’ve realized I enjoy cooking muffins or other baked goods Saturday nights to nibble on through the week – plus, it puts a good spin on a Sunday morning breakfast. It’s a routine that, I guess, just fell together over … Continue reading

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Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Ricotta, Wrapped in Puff Pastry

This recipe intrigued me – I mean, it even just sounds good. Chicken? Check. Cheese? Check. Puff Pastry? Double-Check. What’s there not to love here? Nothing. And the best part – the possibilities of what to stuff are endless.  I … Continue reading

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I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back Ribs – A Soccer/Football Season Favorite

This is such a classic recipe, and once perfected, surely wow’s the crowd (particularly if they’re a room full of hungry men watching football or some other never-ending game). First off, it wasn’t easy. True, there are very few steps … Continue reading

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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

A few days ago I had these cookies at a friend’s house and have been dreaming of them ever since. I know it’s an acquired taste, but I love raisins in my desserts – particularly cookies. My mom was always … Continue reading

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Chicken Fried Rice – A Guilty Pleasure

I love me some chicken fried rice. I love it sticky, and clumpy with bits crunchy and burnt and little nuggets of chicken and crunchy sesame dispersed throughout. This weekend, I had a major craving and whipped some up. I … Continue reading

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Warm, Fresh Banana Bread with Streusel

I have a weakness for this bread. A true weakness. Every time I travel to Kenya or anywhere where they produce fresh bananas by the lot, I jump straight for the banana-bread bundles and can’t get enough of the stuff. … Continue reading

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