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Thai Spinach Dip

I have wanted to try out this dip for a while but never had a reason to make it.  And I can’t make dip...

Oreo Truffles

Recently I’ve had several friends ask for very easy, no fuss recipes that they can try out.  While I usually encourage them to just...

Chicken and Vegetable Lo Mein

This was one of the first dishes that I made when I started to really enjoy cooking and wanted to branch out from the...

Grilled Pork Kebabs with Asian Marinade

You know those weeks when you are just desperately wishing for the weekend to hurry up and arrive?  I had one of those weeks...

Funfetti Layer Cake with Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting

Every year I make a cake for my husband’s birthday.  Back when we first started dating, my cooking and baking skills were not exactly...

This slightly sticky basmati coconut rice is an excellent side dish to any entree! Savory, easy to make and packed with flavor! Including lime zest, coconut milk and green onion!

Coconut Rice

This coconut rice was originally published in June 2012. The post has been updated as of June 14, 2018 with new photos, text and...

Light and fluffy macadamia nut pancakes! These simple tropical pancakes make for an excellent breakfast! Includes a dairy free option!

Macadamia Nut Pancakes

These macadamia nut pancakes were originally published in June 2012. The post has been updated as of May 31, 2017 with new photos, text...

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

For those of you who don’t know, I work at a university in DC.  Our office is very busy, so each year we have...

Homemade Vanilla Syrup

We are big coffee drinkers and have come to love those vanilla (or other) flavored coffee creamers.  However, even though we love them, I’ve...

Homemade Iced Coffee

I have a serious addiction to iced coffee, especially when it’s warm outside.  Last summer, I spent way too much money buying one each...

Pecan Praline Brownies

You know those pecan pralines that you can get in candy stores in places like Charleston and Savannah?  The first time I had them...

Pasta with Grilled Vegetables and Sausage

This is one of our favorite pasta dishes to make when it’s warm outside.  I started making this dish several years ago and each...