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Key Lime Cake

My mother arrived with bags of key limes.  Apparently her friend  harvested her vegetables and fruits, and had plenty of limes leftover. I was determined to use these limes before they spoiled so I searched for the perfect lime recipe to use. I really enjoyed this Key Lime Pound Cake with Key Lime Glaze.  Serving … Continue reading

Classic Chinese Beef and Broccoli

I was in the mood for some Chinese food so I peeked into the refrigerator to see what ingredients I had and luckily there was everything I needed to make beef and broccoli! I usually am hesitant in making Chinese food because most recipes either call for too much oil or too much soy/oyster sauce. … Continue reading

Clam Chowder

*adapted from Ina Garten’s East Hampton Clam Chowder Serving Size: 6-8  Ingredients: 12 tbsp(1 1/2 stick) unsalted butter 2 cups chopped yellow onion 2 cups medium diced celery 2 cups medium diced carrots 4 cups medium diced potatoes 1 1/2 tsp minced fresh thyme leaves (1/2 dried thyme) 1 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp freshly … Continue reading

Homemade Breadcrumbs

Extra bread in the freezer? Tired of bread pudding? Why not make your own bread crumbs with YOUR choice of seasonings! This is your chance to experiment with different blends of herbs and spices. Ingredients (Remember you can choose whatever herbs and spices you want to use) 1 loaf of bread (Any type of bread … Continue reading

Growing a Vegetable Garden

I have been reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and was inspired to start my own journey to growing my own vegetables and fruits. Any food fanatic would enjoy this narrative of a family leaving the suburbs for a country lifestyle. This book offers historical details on vegetables, the farming industry, and the movement … Continue reading

Turon (Fried Banana Rolls)

This Filipino snack contains saba bananas that may be eaten raw or cooked. These bananas share the same nutritional value as potatoes. Its use is very common among many Filipino dishes. Servings: 10 Ingredients 10 pieces of spring roll wrappers 5 saba bananas, half 1 cup of jackfruit, sliced lengthwise 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg, beaten Directions: Peel … Continue reading

Sundried Tomatoes

Ingredients tomatoes (the bigger the better) handful of basil handful of oregano pinch of salt pinch of pepper extra virgin olive oil drying device Directions To dry the tomatoes I used whatever equipment I had at home to make a drying device. This included: a round shallow aluminum tray, a plastic coriander to cover the … Continue reading

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