Squash Potstickers

This fall my CSA box has included many butternut squash. I’m not a huge fan of eating any kind of winter squash cooked and mashed. So I’ve been looking for different kinds of recipes to make squash in different and appetizing ways. Tonight, I decided to explorer the concept of make squash wontons or potstickers. …

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Fish/Seafood Stock

Living in Texas on the Gulf, seafood is something I cook I a fairly regular basis. In particular I typically make shrimp once a week. This is because my spouse won’t eat fish but WILL eat seafood. Gulf shrimp is readily available so I try to make it often for my family. Stir fry and …

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve been doing some type of baking almost every weekend this fall. Many times I’ve made cookies. My son really enjoys making cookies because he is able to help by adding the ingredients, turning on the mixer, and dropping cookies on the pans. I thought a little about making no-bake cookies this weekend so my …

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Peruvian Pesto

About a month ago I made pesto for my family for dinner one night. I mixed it with peppers, onions and sausage. I was quite pleased with the resulting dish. However, sooner after making it my spouse said “do you think you could make Peruvian Pesto for us”. I honestly didn’t know what Peruvian pesto …

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Curried roasted sweet potatoes

Tonight, I decided to make and serve a bunch of different asian inspired dishes for dinner. The menu was pork satay, kimchi cucumbers and curried roasted sweet potatoes. Earlier I shared my recipe for kimchi cucumbers. To go with this and my satay, I decided to make sweet potatoes. This time of year I get …

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Cucumber Kimchi

I really like spicy food and cucumbers. So one of my favorite things is the little side dish at Korean restaurants which has the flavor of kimchi but the vegetable is cucumbers. I’ve tried several spicy asian cucumber salad recipes in an attempt to find something as good as this. While they all are tasty …

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Almond Butter Cookies

Growing up peanut butter cookies were one of my favorite cookies my grandmother would make. My brother and grandfather liked them too. So it was pretty common for them to be the cookie found in jars on the top shelf in my gram’s kitchen next to the fridge. Besides cookies, I’m not the biggest fan …

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Homemade granola bars

I’ve been trying to use up different things in my pantry that I bought when I was feeling kind of adventurous in my food choices. Many of these things are alternative grains like farro, black rice, and quinoa. I like granola bars a lot and thought it would be cool to use some of these …

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