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Skillet Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs and Sausage

For breakfast lovers, weekends are special when you can whip up something delicious like this sweet potato hash with eggs.  Although it looks impressive, it’s really deceptively simple to make and cooks fast. A Twist to the Classic Traditionally, a classic breakfast hash is made with regular potatoes with different mix-ins but I think you’ll agree that sweet potatoes are…

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Garden

How to Divide Daylilies

This year I promised myself I will divide daylilies (Hemerocallis) because they got overcrowded in the garden.  Also I have bare spots in the yard that can use new plantings.  So I said it’s time to do it and I’m sharing with you an easy way how.  Just remember, the best time to divide daylilies is in fall or late…

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Turmeric Chicken and Rice with Peas

For most of us who always have hectic days, I think we can all appreciate an easy one-skillet meal like this turmeric chicken and rice.  It’s definitely one of my go-to meals because it’s easy on the budget and not hard to make.  What I also love about it is you can add vegetables like peas, zucchini or cauliflower florets….

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Ditalini Soup with Chicken Sausage and Vegetables

These long, cold and rainy days we’re having in CA makes me crave for warm Ditalini soup with chicken sausage and vegetables. And yes, I like it piping hot. Good thing it’s so easy to make especially on a Sunday afternoon. So I usually make a big pot of this soup to have leftovers for lunch the next day. Ditalini…

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Petite Sirloin Steaks with Mushrooms

After 2 weeks of being out sick, here is my first attempt to give you this recipe for Petit Sirloin Steaks with Mushrooms. It was really hard to be creative when your brain is not working.  Luckily today I feel better and more confident to power on.  And I was craving for something hearty and robust after 2 weeks of…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

For chocolate lovers out there on Valentine’s Day, here I present heavenly peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. If you want to make something sweet for your sweet, this is for you. Making these delightful cookies is easier than you think.  All you need is one bowl to mix the ingredients and then bake it. In 8-10 minutes these addicting cookies…

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Chicken Fried Rice

In honor of  Chinese New Year this week, here is my favorite chicken fried rice.  To be honest, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love Chinese food. Besides, we can’t deny how much the Chinese has influenced our food culture.  So can we just have a moment of silence to celebrate it? Yes, because I’m grateful for every Chinese food…

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Sharing the Love for Simple Things

Happy New Year!  For this month I have a few simple things that I like and I want to share them with you.  As you know, an avid cook can never have too many things in the kitchen.  So here they are….. Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cups If you are in love with chocolate, this is a…

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Garden

How to Grow Amazing Calendula

One of my favorite plants to grow is the amazing calendula. I didn’t know much about it before except for they are also known as “pot marigold”.  While I was browsing  online two years ago, I saw the seeds for sale.  Anything that says “easy to grow” I’m interested.  Additionally, the photos of the beautiful flowers attracted me.  So I…

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Food

Chicken Spring Rolls

Once in a while we all crave for something crispy like this chicken spring rolls.  Although it’s fried, the filling is made of healthy chicken and vegetables. Therefore, I don’t feel guilty eating it. And I certainly think it’s ok as long as we eat healthy most of the time. It’s amazing how food really brings me happy childhood memories….

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