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Ginger Salad Dressing

August 10, 2010 | By andrea | 8 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Condiment, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Sauce.

Here’s a great salad dressing that will go perfectly with your next Asian-inspired meal. I got the recipe out of Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2by Todd Wilbur. This recipe is his version of the dressing served at Benihana restaurants. I’ve been to Benihana and several other hibachi grill restaurants, and they all serve salads with a similar ginger dressing. • Read More »

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Sesame Green Bean Salad

July 28, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This simple yet tasty recipe is a great way to dress up humble green beans. And, it’s perfect for summer entertaining because the recipe can easily be doubled and made ahead of time. The original recipe calls for cooking the green beans in boiling water for 8-10 minutes but I think that is WAY too long so I changed • Read More »

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Fresh Strawberry Syrup

June 7, 2010 | By andrea | 15 Comments | Filed in: Breakfast, Condiment, Dessert, Recipes, Sauce.

Recently, I bought one of those mongo 6 pound packages of fresh strawberries to use for strawberry shortcake. After making the shortcake, however, I still had 2 pounds of the precious berries. Not wanting the leftover berries to go to waste, I decided to make some strawberry syrup. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s way better • Read More »

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Double Chocolate Pudding

May 21, 2010 | By andrea | 27 Comments | Filed in: Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Recipes.

Pudding is comfort food, and in this case it’s delicious, chocolatey and super easy to make. A small amount of this pudding goes a long way because it’s so rich. Normally, I’d serve the chocolate pudding with some lightly sweetened whipped cream but since I was making it for my munchkins, I didn’t bother. My • Read More »

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Sour Cream and Lemon Pound Cake

May 3, 2010 | By andrea | 25 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes.

There’s nothing like a good, homemade pound cake served with fresh berries.  This recipe for Sour Cream and Lemon Pound Cake is easy to make, moist and velvety, and has a light lemony flavor. It’s a great dessert for Spring and Summer celebrations and gatherings. The first time I made the cake, it seemed a bit • Read More »

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