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The Daring Cooks' Challenge: Char Sui and Char Sui Bao (charred BBQ Pork plain and in buns)

The Daring Cooks' Challenge:  Char Sui and Char Sui Bao (charred BBQ Pork plain and in buns)
Comments : 9 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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Our Daring Cooks’ December 2011 hostess is Sara from Belly Rumbles! Sara chose awesome Char Sui Bao as our challenge, where we made the buns, Char Sui, and filling from scratch – delicious! This challenge was a resounding success receiving the highest award from the taste testers at each step of the way.  First the
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Daring Cook's Challenge: Chicken Breasts with Tea and Lemon/Lime

Daring Cook's Challenge: Chicken Breasts with Tea and Lemon/Lime
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Once again, the Daring Cooks choose a great project for us.  Sarah from Simply Cooked was our November Daring Cooks’ hostess and she challenged us to create something truly unique in both taste and technique! We learned how to cook using tea with recipes from Tea Cookbook by Tonia George and The New Tea Book
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Roasted Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Cheese

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Cheese
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Well, the year has gone by and my healthy eating plan has once again been a dismal failure but  I did recently try a recipe that passed both the healthy and good test.  For someone who absolutely loves pasta, especially with a rich cheese and cream sauce, it’s a hard sell to get me to
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Recipe Test: Cook's Illustrated Chicken Canzanese

Recipe Test:  Cook's Illustrated Chicken Canzanese
Comments : 3 Posted in : Food photography, Food TV Recipe Tests, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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This weekend’s episode was Chicken Canzanese and it looked so good I had to give it a try.  I was not disappointed nor was the family!  The chicken skin was crisp, the interior was moist and the sauce was fantastic.    This is a chicken meal that you could definitely serve to company and was
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Potato LeekTart

Comments : 7 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Breakfast/Brunch, Main Dishes, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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I’m sad to say this dish was just not very photogenic.  It has great flavor and was a big hit with family and friends but I just couldn’t get a good picture so I had put off posting it.  However, it was very tasty and I’ve been requested to put it up so here it
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Italian Caprese Sliders – Top 5 in LA Times Battle of the Burgers

Italian Caprese Sliders – Top 5 in LA Times Battle of the Burgers
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Ok I admit it, I lied. It is #NationalHamburgerDay and it’s been years now so I’m reposting this one. I’m also making them for the holiday. I know everyone is probably tired of these, but in honor of their being chosen in the Top 5 by the LA Times Battle of the Burgers, I’m reposting
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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad (from someone who doesn’t like salads) – Daring Cooks (very challenging) Challenge

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad (from someone who doesn’t like salads) – Daring Cooks (very challenging) Challenge
Comments : 6 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Food photography, Main Dishes, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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As we have already established, I’m a picky eater.   I generally don’t do salads of any kind mostly because I don’t like condiments – no ketchup, no mustard, no dressing (or anything with vinegar in it), absolutely no mayonnaise and healthy is clearly not my strength so coming up with a healthy potato salad
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Fresh Herb Pasta

Fresh Herb Pasta
Comments : 3 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Food photography, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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I’ve watched the little Italian ladies on TV make fresh pasta on a board by just putting down the flour, making a well for the egg, adding a little water and maybe some olive oil and gracefully mixing it up into a beautiful dough.  Unfortunately my first few attempts were not nearly so successful.  
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Quinoa with Fresh Asparagus and Tomatoes

Comments : 4 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Quick and Simple on by : salernos
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In my not so successful quest to be more healthy (since the very next day I made mac & cheese with bacon), I decided to try making Quinoa since I’ve read about its benefits so much lately.  Here is a great article.  While treated like a grain, it is actually a seed from the Chenopodium
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