Holiday Series: What To Bring to the Office Party

Rrrrright about now, companies are planning their annual office party, where employees sign up for what to bring to the pot luck. Or, a group of co-workers and friends organize a house party – where they provide the alcohol, if you bring the snacks and appetizers. In case, you have run out of ideas, or […]

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Recap and a Brioche Bread Recipe

I realized while pacing the airport waiting for a flight to board, that I haven’t added my two or three cents here for your reading pleasure or boredom – depending on your mood while scrolling through the madness otherwise known as the web and stumbling upon my blog. But truth be told, I was also […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

After turkey on Thursday, and leftovers on Friday, I am ready for this recipe – an interesting one for short ribs. I mean what is there more to say, expect if the family is visiting from out of town, and easy dinner prep is the idea, then go here for the recipe: INGREDIENTS 5 pounds bone in, […]

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Food: Marble Pound Cake

When I was a child, there was a tradition established where relatives – mostly the women – visit one another on a particular date each month. The date was determined based on a symbolic event for that certain family – such as a birthday or a wedding date.  The hostess would bake a cake or […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Butternut Squash Pizza

A few weeks ago I had food poisoning from a chicken salad I bought for lunch. The same one I normally ordered from an organically sustainable eatery in downtown.  After that incident, I haven’t craved meat and the idea of seafood makes my stomach turn. Not sure what happened, but it’s as if my stomach […]

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Thanksgiving: Turkey 101 or Whole Chicken

I am not a fan of Turkey and if I am not hosting an extended family dinner, I usually go with a whole chicken – applying the same recipe but on a different bird –  if you will.  Here’s a recipe I found, which is simple enough to follow for the first-time host or the expert. […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – White or Cannellini Bean Stew

In Rome, for a mid day fuel, I searched for restaurants which served Cannellini bean stew and if they didn’t offer it, I kept on walking until I found the one place that did. Cannellini bean stew drizzled with olive oil and dusted with fresh Parmesan cheese – is probably the best meal I’ve had […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Fall Salad, You Bring The Squash

I found this recipe a few days ago, and immediately thought, why settle for roasted pumpkin as suggested in the ingredients? Instead, I prefer butternut squash or Acorn? I prefer the taste of roasted Acorn over pumpkin any day. But you are more than welcome to try any squash your heart desires.  You know, in […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Coq Au Vin A Try

I’ve always considered Coq Au Vin an unobtainable recipe to follow for my kitchen. I don’t know why I freak out over French cuisine. Perhaps it’s because I appreciate the art to the point, I am intimated by it. But I was watching Leap Year for the umpteenth time last night, where there is a […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Spaghetti Squash Loaded with Cheese

Cheesy gooey comes to mind, while taking my early morning walk today and a taste of melted cheese. So guess what we are having for dinner tonight? And the best part is – I am not switching up anything. In fact, I am adding Italian sausage or the sweet-spicy chicken sausage 🙂 INGREDIENTS 2 medium spaghetti […]

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