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Merry Cranberry Orange Cocktail

When it comes to festive holiday drinks, this easy cranberry orange cocktail is surely a favorite in our home. Cranberries and oranges that are in season now have sweet-tart flavor, especially when they’re fresh. For this simple but festive cocktail I use freshly squeezed orange juice and bottled cranberry juice. A really good vodka such as Kettle One and triple…

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Honey Pecans for the Holidays

Autumn is the season for nuts and here is an easy and quick honey pecans recipe that is so versatile. You can serve it as a snack, appetizer or topping for salads, ice cream, cakes and sweet potato casserole. You can even make it for holiday gifts. And let me tell you, once you make it, you won’t stop eating…

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Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce and Pecans

Here is an easy baked brie recipe to serve as appetizer during the upcoming holiday season. You only need three ingredients and it bakes in 10 minutes. I love to use my homemade cranberry sauce as topping because I already make it for Thanksgiving anyway. A round brie cheese is easily available in many markets. I prefer to buy the…

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Plant Cordyline Electric Pink for a Pop of Color

As an avid gardener I enjoy discovering new plants like this Electric Pink Cordyline. In the world of gardening people can relate to the times when you feel the urge to make a garden corner more beautiful. On my trip to a nursery last week, it instantly caught my eye as soon as I spotted it. Features Cordyline Electric Pink…

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Autumn Apple Arugula Salad with Honey Pecans

This Apple Arugula Salad with Honey Pecans is a great way to take advantage of the season’s harvest. It is loaded with signature superfoods of fall like apples, pomegranate and pecans, tomatoes, and arugula. No problem in feeding a crowd, you can double the recipe easily. There are so many apple varieties in season now. I chose Fuji apple in…

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Herb Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Apples and Pears

This roasted autumn vegetables is one way to celebrate the season. Switch up your usual veggies with autumnal flavors like delicata squash, brussel sprouts, apples and pears. This is an excellent side dish to a Sunday roast chicken or pork. The abundance of apples and pears at the market inspired me to add it to the roasted vegetables. These days…

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Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Blondies with Chocolate Chips

‘Tis the season for pumpkins and I can’t resist baking this brown butter pumpkin pecan blondies. I happen to love pumpkin in any form, savory or sweet. And when mixed with spices like cinnamon, ginger and cloves, it’s just a classic signature flavor that celebrates autumn. I have baked blondies before and typically they’re like white brownies that are somewhat…

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How to Grow Baby Bok Choy

Baby Bok Choy or Pak Choy is a small variety of Chinese cabbage with dark green leaves and white stems. Known for its mild flavor, it is excellent for use in soups, salads, stir fry, stews, or saut√©. Some countries in Asia preserve it by pickling these greens. The best part is, it is full of vitamins, beta-carotene, minerals and…

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Steamed Pork Dumplings

When I was growing up steamed pork dumplings was a very common thing to eat. It was popular in Chinese restaurants and a lot of people make it at home with the whole family participating. Mothers, grandmothers, aunts, cousins and children will gather on the table and they will all work on filling dumpling wrappers. The best part of this…

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Fresh Corn and Potato Chowder with Crispy Bacon

This summer I found really sweet bicolor corn so I decided to make this corn and potato chowder. It’s a chunky, delicious main meal soup perfect for end of summer and beginning of autumn. That delicious smell wafting from my kitchen as I cook it keeps my neighbors asking. What are you cooking??? Just like every season, I celebrate fresh…

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