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I am not a baker. And when I say I’m not a baker, what I mean is that I burn cookies because I get bored (and full) after baking and eating most of the first batch, I make lopsided and sometimes gooey cakes from the box, and my brownies have a fifty-fifty shot of turning out hard as a rock. My theory is that there is just too much math involved in baking, and math and I do not get along. However, not being a baker aside, I have found that sometimes – if the stars align and the mood is right and [...]
Wed, Dec 10, 2014
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I love pho. Really I love all Vietnamese food, and I’ll devour a plate of spring rolls and fried rice and grilled meat quite happily if it is put in front of me. But I love pho the best. When I first started really trying to learn how to cook Asian dishes I bought myself a Vietnamese cookbook and I made chicken pho once. Only once. While the soup I made turned out warm and delicious and filling, it was also incredibly time consuming and complicated to make. I found the whole process rather stressful as I was sure I was going to miss one [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
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There’s just something about having family in town that makes me want to cook. Call me crazy (you wouldn’t be the first) but feeding a large group (at least half a dozen adults and two kids going through a picky phase) of people whose opinions actually matter to me seems like an excellent challenge. AND an excellent opportunity to try out some more recipes from Pinterest! Last week for Family Dinner I made gyoza, Teriyaki chicken, and chicken fried rice. I pulled gyoza (or potstickers if that name works better for you) and Teriyaki chicken recipes from Pinterest and used my [...]
Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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