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If you ask me what my favorite salad green is, I’d tell you it’s arugula. If you ask me what my second favorite salad green is, I’d say lettuce. If you ask me what kind of lettuce, I’d tell you any kind except iceberg lettuce. If you ask me what other vegetables I want in [...]

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How we spent the weekend and a recipe for zucchini fritters

I introduced my daughter Sam to Pinterest and she now treats it as a ?menu? — she repins all the food pics that she likes (and in just a span of one week, she already has an amazing amount of posts in her “Fooodddduh” board), she shows them to me then insists that we replicate [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-02-13 07:30:38
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Fettuccine aglia e olio with sun-dried tomatoes

The classic Italian spaghetti aglia e olio has only three basic ingredients: pasta, olive oil and garlic. Salt is added for flavor; parsley is sprinkled for color and texture. There are only two steps in the preparation of the dish: boiling the pasta the tossing it in the olive oil in which the garlic had [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-02-11 11:00:35
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Iced tea mojito

You can prepare this drink in two ways — as a cocktail drink or as a non-alcoholic iced beverage. If course, the non-alcoholic version won?t be a anything similar to a mojito and you can call it anything you like. Like minted iced tea. It?s really very good. But if you feel a little naughty [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-02-10 05:50:24
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15-minute oversized pork burgers with creamy mushroom sauce

Need to get dinner on the table in 15 minutes? No problem. Season some ground meat, form into patties, throw into the skillet and cook until nicely browned. Cook sliced mushrooms in the same skillet, add cream and season. Spoon the creamy mushrooms over the burgers and you have a great meal. Recipe: 15-minute oversized [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-02-10 01:10:25
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Tofu: General Tso?s style

One of the most widely known Chinese dishes outside of Asia is General Tso?s chicken — floured bite-size chicken pieces fried until crisp then tossed in sweet-salty sauce. This is the no-meat version using silken tofu. Instead of the usual onion leaves, the saucy tofu cubes were garnished with snipped cilantro and toasted sesame seeds. [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-02-09 05:30:22
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Pork patty, herbs & arugula spring rolls

If a food show has a reality TV format, I skip it. It’s that simple. I prefer informative and entertaining but sans the contrived drama. Like Good Eats with Alton Brown. And Foodography. These are two of the few programs in Food Network that we still watch (Foodography actually airs via Cookingchanneltv.com but, locally, we [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-02-08 10:50:24
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Mocha and almond trifle

The inspiration started with a photo. The finished dessert turned out to be something else because, believe or not, it was partially made with ?failed cookies.? What failed cookies? Last Sunday, Sam saw photos of “Coraline” cookies and wanted to make them. Coraline? You know, the Neil Gaiman book about the little girl who had [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-02-08 06:10:28
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Gelato, cappuccino, bento and udon

A story I almost forgot to tell. It was in December between Christmas and New Year and my mother wanted to go out to buy her Christmas gifts for the girls. The gift-buying part took a very short time. It was the eating — from noon ?till evening — that took up much of our [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-02-07 17:20:39
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Got young kids? Look! Bladeless electric fans.

After running errands and spending hours at the showroom of a custom kitchen designer, Speedy and I had dinner then proceeded to the grocery — first at S&R for dog food, cat food, vegetables and fruits, then at Shopwise Libis for rice paper (you know, for making Vietnamese spring rolls). At Shopwise, the first thing [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-02-07 12:40:34
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Sweet and spicy rice sticks (bihon) with pork and pineapple

I admire the Italians for their ability to turn basic pasta dough into so many shapes and sizes, then combine the noodles with all kinds of meat, seafood, sauces, vegetables and herbs to create endless dishes that taste, smell and look different from one another. I admire the Chinese for the same reasons. I am [...]

Posted on Home Cooking Rocks! on 2012-02-06 12:10:45

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