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Leftover Ham Bone and Bean Soup

Is there a better way to use holiday ham than this leftover ham bone and bean soup? And how about other meals you can whip like a creamy pasta with ham and peas? Ham slices for breakfast or lunch is popular in my house too. Seriously, it keeps on giving. Even my dog gets the bone after boiling it in…

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Peppermint Oreo Ice Cream Cake

An easy no-bake dessert like this Peppermint Oreo Ice Cream Cake is just what we need for Christmas. After all the stuff that we have to do in preparation for the holidays, who has the time to bake a cake? I’m sure you can relate to all the cookie baking, shopping for gifts, cleaning, decorating, and parties. What’s in this…

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Winter Salad with Clementine and Pomegranate

Here is a winter salad that makes good use of clementines (or mandarins) and pomegranate in season right now. Plump and sweet clementines add such bright hues and flavor while pomegranate gives you a burst of juicy tang in every bite. Every winter you probably see clementines and pomegranate show up frequently in the markets. I prefer the darker orange…

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Cranberry Orange Cake

Tis the season for baking this delicious cranberry orange cake. What a great way to use navel oranges and cranberries that are abundant this holiday season. I’m telling you, it goes well with any hot drink on a cold day. Are you team coffee, tea, or hot cocoa? What I love about this cranberry orange cake is it’s so easy…

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Cranberry Orange Biscotti with Almonds

This cranberry orange biscotti is one of my favorite snacks with coffee or tea. As you know we all have those times when life gets hectic, and we just need to sit and take a break. The holiday season definitely makes us even busier. Biscotti is a traditional cookie from Italy and is usually made with almonds, zest of an…

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Skillet Pork Chops and Apples

This skillet pork chops and apples is one of my favorite fall recipes. Since apples are in season in the fall, why not? It’s a perfect match if you ask me. An iron skillet is perfect for this and everything cooks in one pan. Another good thing, right? You can also use a stainless steel skillet or pan if that’s…

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Cumin Roasted Butternut Squash

To celebrate what’s in season this fall, this recipe for Cumin Roasted Butternut Squash is the one to make. It is so simple and easy but very impressive presentation-wise. What I love about is it has all the flavors of fall from walnuts, pomegranate and butternut squash. I actually had tried cumin before on roasting carrots and it turned out…

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Stewed Squash and Green Beans with Basil

This simple recipe for stewed squash and green beans brings back childhood memories for me. It is inspired by a Filipino vegetable stew called “pinakbet” which uses squash, eggplant, tomatoes, okra, long beans and bitter melon. Since all of these vegetables are not readily available, I’ve decided to use what I have. So for this dish I use butternut squash…

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Halloween Spooky Candy Bark

To celebrate the season this Halloween Spooky Candy Bark is a fun treat to make for kids (and adults). You know how we all have so much candy for Halloween? Well, this is the best way to use them up. The key to making this candy bark is to be creative in using whatever candy you like. Some of the…

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