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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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Roasted Tomatoes on the Vine 3 Ways

These roasted tomatoes recipe is a great way to use up all the tomatoes you have harvested. It is so versatile that you can use it in many different ways. These are just a few that I suggest, but Im sure you can think of more ways to use it. This season I grew cherry tomatoes in a pot and…

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Braised Beef Short Ribs (Fall off the Bone)

Summer is almost over and get ready for slow-cooked comfort food like this braised beef short ribs. I’m really not a big meat eater but once in a while I crave for stews, soups and slow-roasted meat. It’s because they’re sort of comforting in cold weather. Beef short ribs are one of the tastiest meat cuts you can buy. The…

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Melon Arugula Salad with Mint

This melon arugula salad is something you can easily make on those hot summer days. It is a light, cold and refreshing lunch or side dish. Summer and melons are synonymous. Now is the time when there is a wider variety of juicy melons. Why not make use of the different varieties of melons available now? Melons come in various…

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Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler is one of my favorite summer desserts. Actually I love peaches period. I use peaches in both savory and sweet dishes when it’s in season. Lucky me, I have a peach tree in my backyard that gives us the sweetest, juiciest fruit. To make the peach cobbler, it is important to pick firm ripe peaches. That means not…

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How to Make Bruschetta with Fresh Tomatoes

It’s tomato season and what perfect time to make this easy Italian bruschetta appetizer. Bruschetta is a famous bread appetizer that originated in Italy. First, you toast fresh bread in the oven or on the grill. Then you top it with a savory mixture of tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil. In some regions of Italy people also add different…

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Spicy Tuna Avocado Wrap

Meet your new quick and easy weekday/weeknight meal – spicy tuna avocado wrap. So easy to make when you want a quick bite. You know how we all have those hectic days when we just don’t have time to cook? Healthful spinach, celery and avocado add fresh-from-the- garden flavors to the wrap. A little zip comes from the chili garlic…

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Grilled Chicken Asada

There’s nothing like being outdoors grilling food in the summer. This grilled chicken asada is one of my favorites to grill. Here in California, Mexican flavors influenced some of our popular cuisines. I love carne asada so much that I make it with both beef and chicken. Chicken is a good option if you are trying to stay away from…

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Very Berry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Summer is here and this smoothie recipe is my favorite way to beat the heat. I enjoy it for breakfast or lunch during those days when its too hot to cook in front of the stove. And when you’re in a hurry, it’s perfect because it’s easy and quick to prepare. This smoothie bowl is loaded with nutritious ingredients and…

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