Cal-Mex Avocado and Egg Salad #SundaySupper

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This week's Sunday Supper features a wealth of recipes for your Easter or Passover Leftovers.  A big shout-out to Liz, of That Skinny Chick Can Bake for hosting!  On that note, if you happen to find yourself with an excess of hard-boiled eggs today, the rest of this week, or ever, I’ve got just the recipe for you! If you are a regular at eating in instead, you know that I am not a fan of mayo. Like never. Not even aioli. I make my potato salads without mayo. I make my tuna salads without mayo. ... Read More

Broccoli Calzones for #SundaySupper

Broccoli Calzone

It’s Oscar time! I’m not a big movie buff, so I’m not big into watching the show, but I do love a great Oscar viewing party with nibbles and fancy cocktails. I love any reason to gather around for hours of eating and drinking with television as background noise (e.g. the Super Bowl, award shows, pageant parties, and er, election results?) Today the #SundaySupper family is sharing recipes to get you through tonight’s parade of glamour, clips, speeches, song, sparkle, and dance. Thanks also to ... Read More

Cheese-Filled Apple Rounds #SundaySupper

Stuffed Apple Rounds

I’ve never met a cheese I didn’t like.  That’s said, I’m always a little disappointed with cheese platters.  It’s like the cop out appetizer.  And you know what?  I cop out almost every time we have a dinner party.  I’m always concentrating on dinner and dessert so throwing some cheese on a platter with crackers seems excusable if I’m baking a pie from scratch, right? Recently, I’ve been on a hunt for more interesting and but quick appetizers.  Then, as I was sipping my wine and snacking on ... Read More

Anytime Bars – Snack All You Want!

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I love snacking.  The problem is, most of the snacks I love are not healthy.  My favorite snacks are often high in sugar or high in sodium, and they are often carbohydrate heavy with few nutrients.  This creates a dilemma because I try hard not to have too many empty calories in my diet so I can save my empty calories for wine.  This means I’m always on the hunt for healthy, make-at-home, snacks. My quest for healthy cooking and healthy snacks is underscored by the fact that I’m in Florida ... Read More

Sweet Onion Dip

Sweet Onion Dip

Fall is in full swing and in the US that means it’s American football season.  College football, pro football, to me it doesn’t matter.  I care about the snacks.  Game watching snacks.  The problem with these snacks is that most of them are processed, high in sodium, and junky.  Now, I’m a girl who can’t walk away from a bowl of Doritos and I enjoy my junk food every now and then.  But if you’ve experienced the American football phenomena, then you know that some guys and gals are parked in ... Read More

All Around White Bean Dip

White Bean Dip

  We’re back from vacation and I must be 10 pounds heavier.  We don’t have a scale, so I can’t really be sure, but after all the pasta, cured meat, cheese, wine, and gelato I’ve consumed, I don’t need a scale.  I need to work out.  While I’d like to say that I’m ready to get back to a normal, healthier diet, the truth is, I just want more pasta and pizza.  Refined carbs.  That’s what I want.  They are so evil that way.  Then again, my pants feel tight so I know I need to strike a ... Read More

Keeping it quick and simple: Orzo Salad with Chickpeas

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Corn

Our move is just over a week away and this means life is really hectic.  These days it feels like every time I check something off of my to-do list, two more things get added.  This, plus the fact that most of my cookware is now packed, means meals at home are simple and quick.  In addition to simple, simple, simple, I’m doing best to finish up whatever we’ve got left in our pantry.   This week, I made a basic orzo salad for lunch (and dinner) and was able to use up the corn, chickpeas and ... Read More

Duck Fried Rice with Brussels Sprouts

Duck Fried Rice

There are common misconceptions I faced growing up as a Taiwanese American. First, it's that many people believe I'm "Chinese." This isn't a blog about politics, so I'll let that one float out there (p.s. It's not "Chinese Taipei" either). Second, other kids in elementary school believed I grew up exclusively on a diet of fried rice. This, as set forth below would be impossible, because in my family, fried rice relies on leftovers. We don't just "make fried rice" for dinner. We make it ... Read More

Strawberry Mango Yogurt Pops

Strawberry Mango Yogurt Pops

I think a love for ice cream runs in my family. My mom, sister, and I are suckers for ice cream, but as we all know, the real stuff is high in fat and high in sugar. So, for an everyday treat, I try to stick with sorbet or frozen yogurt as a healthier alternative. Recently, to get myself in the mood for warmer weather, I made some yogurt pops to enjoy instead of reaching for ice cream. These yogurt pops are easy to make and healthy. I don't have Popsicle molds, but I used silicone baking ... Read More