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Food and Friends

10 Mar

FuMin Dinner Party

Every recipe in my recipe album has a reason for being there. Most are passed on by family or created in our own kitchen. But a select few (some of our favorites) are from friends. On each recipe I make sure to note who passed it on to us, when they first shared it with us, and what makes it so special.

Here are three of my all-time, “Food and Friends” favorites:

  • Fu-Min’s Garlic Shrimp
  • Margo’s Chicken Curry
  • Lubbat Family Hummus

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Beef Stew With Gnocchi

17 Feb

Beef Stew Gnocchi

Sure, you’ve had beef stew, but not like this. Sweet and savory. Rich and tomato-free. Unexpectedly herbal.

Around these parts (i.e. our house), we call it “Brother-in-Law Stew.” Ryan first concocted it at my sister’s house for her, my parents, and my brother-in-law. Thus the name. But you can call it…

Beef Stew With Gnocchi

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10 Best Make-Ahead Meals

13 Jan

Best Make-Ahead Meals PrepI’m always on the lookout for make-ahead recipes. I hate cooking (love eating), so spending a Sunday afternoon getting a few meals out of the way helps keep me sane all week.

The problem is, most of them kind of suck.

But these don’t. I promise! Here are the 10 best make-ahead meals I’ve discovered so far. Think of it as a public service for all you busy parents out there. Continue reading