Chicken and Rice Casserole

February 16, 2014
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We had quite a bit of snow this past few days. Schools were closed and kids were home. Even my husband was home due to the bad weather. When the weather goes bad, and eating out is not an option, I need to come-up with something to feed hungry people in my family. They could […]

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Oreo Truffles or Oreo Bombs

February 10, 2014

Is there anybody who doesn’t like Oreo? In my house, we hardly have moments that these America’s most favorite sandwich cookies would run out of stock.  And I often make one of the easy, simple, yet tasty truffles with them for Valentine’s day. It is the Oreo Truffles, but my kids call them Oreo Bombs. […]

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Sweet Rice Corn Hotteok

February 6, 2014

There is one special treat that my family is always looking forward to whenever we visit Korea. It is the “Hotteok“, the sweet Korean pancakes that you can find on any famous streets of Seoul or elsewhere in Korea. These lovely sweet treats are to-die-for, especially in wintertime. With crisp-chewy dough on the outside and […]

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Tomato and Cheese Quesadilla with Pickled Jalopeño

February 1, 2014
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My husband is a big fan of Denver Broncos, and YES! They are on Superbowl this year. He is very excited and claiming that this Sunday is his day to enjoy the big game. I am not a much of football person (nor any sports) but happy to join my husband and other millions of […]

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Easy Rice Cake Soup, Miryang style Tteok-gook

January 27, 2014

If you are a Korean or familiar with Korean culture, you will know that Koreans enjoy rice cake soup for a New Year’s day.  The whiteness of rice cakes symbolizes the bright new beginning and the elongated log-like shape of the cake (tteok garae-떡가래) represents the upcoming prosperity of the New Year. Having a bowl […]

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Sticky Date Pudding Cake

January 23, 2014

Several years ago, I visited England out of the blue. My sister lived in Oxford at the time and I found a deal of the century to fly to England for USD $280 from Hong Kong (I was living in HK). I was granted 10 days of vacation from my mother and wife duties. I […]

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Braised Pork Ribs and Kimchi

January 16, 2014

There is something about braised food in the winter time. Comforting, and almost earthy, they are what makes you crave when everything is frozen cold outside. And Korean food is not an exception. Here is one recipe I would like to introduce you. It is Braised Pork Ribs and Kimchi (돼지갈비 김치찜, dueji galbi kimchi […]

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Twisty Sausage Bread

January 9, 2014

I am so glad that the winter break is over and my kiddos are back to school. Please, don’t get me wrong. I enjoy my kids around me, but having them for 24 hrs a day for 2 weeks was not always filled with joyous moments. Mothers do need a break. Don’t you think?

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Glazed Salmon with Peaches

January 6, 2014

Who would refuse the tree-ripened, fresh, big, juicy, plump, and sweet peaches? Unless you are allergic to peaches, I haven’t met anyone who wouldn’t like peaches when served. Unfortunately peaches are so seasonal, which means it is very difficult to access fresh peaches in the middle of winter. (In some areas you might be able […]

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