Ramen Experiments

One of my husband and my food “addictions” is ramen. There is a local place we REALLY like to go to but it can get pricey going regularly. So I decided to do some investigating on how to make ramen from scratch.

The key to a good ramen is really the broth and noodles. In my …

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Spring Jam Making

One of the things I like most about spring is the chance to get fresh produce, especially fresh fruit and berries. Last year I was able to buy strawberries and apricots in bulk and make jam with them. This was really my first experience making jam and while some of the batches setup nicely, others …

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Kumquat Recipes

My neighbor has a kumquat tree and this year it is bent over with hundreds of kumquats. So she has been giving them away right and left. I decided I’d take a whole bunch and see what kinds of things I could make with them.

In order to make anything with the kumquats, one has to …

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Lo Mein

I keep trying to get Lo Mein right each time I make it because I’m really sick of eating rice with asian dishes, but I can’t seem to get the knack of it. I’ve tried different types of noodles and several different recipes but alas it doesn’t ever seem to turn off the way I’d …

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Twice Baked Potatoes

Sunday night is always my “make something nice” night of the week. This is because I typically have all day Sunday to plan and prepare the meal. I also often invite my in-laws over for dinner Sunday night, because if I make a big meal its nice to have others to share it with so …

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Chocolate Cherry Mousse

One of my absolute favorite desserts to make is chocolate mousse. I have a recipe I consider pretty much foolproof. So this is one of my go to desserts to serve. This weekend I decided to tweak the recipe and try to make a variation that was chocolate and cherry flavored. The cherry flavor came …

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Thanksgiving week was a big cooking and experimentation week for me. The last night my parents were in town I decided to make chocolate cream pie for dessert. I’d seen a recipe from Smitten Kitchen that I thought looked good. The only issue was it had a pastry crust and I’m terrible at making pie …

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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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