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March 26, 2020



Caramelized Pork and Eggs is Vietnamese comfort food at its best. Pork is braised tender in a wonderfully sweet and salty caramel sauce. Serve with white rice for an ultimate comfort meal.

Caramelized Pork and Eggs
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This is an updated version of a post originally published in January 2014. 

This Vietnamese delight tops my list of favorite comfort foods. It is traditionally made with pork belly, but I use boneless spare ribs or boneless butt. The meat is braised till fork tender and has a wonderful blend of sweet and salty, one of my favorite flavor combinations. 

March 17, 2020



Get a jump start with on spring with the fresh flavors of coconut and key lime! These mug cakes are sweet with the perfect amount of citrusy tang. 

Coconut Key Lime Mug Cakes
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This post is sponsored by Amoretti. All opinions and ideas expressed are my own.

The end is near at last! I'm talking about winter! In terms of snowfall amount, we have had it relatively easy. But it's March in New England and things can change in an instant. I'm looking forward to the start of spring and the long lasting warmth and sunshine! 

These cute little microwave cakes are a touch of tropical spring in a cup. With flavors of coconut, key lime, and the pale green color, eating them feels like an escape from the winter doldrums. They make me think of chirping birds, blue skies, and spring blooms. 

March 05, 2020



Who doesn't love simple and delicious wings? These sweet and sticky chicken wings look as if they  came off the grill, but they didn't. A simple marinade and oven baking are all they need for deep caramelization and charring. 

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Wings
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I love wings! I can eat them by the dozen. As such they are a dangerous food to have in front of me. For that reason, they are an indulgence that I infrequently partake in.

It's been years since I made these wings. Time to take them out of retirement to share with you! After tasting one, I remembered why they used to be a fixture on my kitchen table. They are a bit sticky and sweet, with a earthy undertone. They are great as a snack, an appetizer, or as party food for a crowd.

February 25, 2020



Simple ingredients simply prepared can make the best meals. This pork roast is a regular at my dinner table. With roasted potatoes, carrots, onions, and Brussels sprouts, it is a hearty and satisfying meal.

Easy Pork Roast With Vegetables
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This post was originally published on December 2012. It has been updated with new content and pictures.

Hi friends! If you're looking for an easy family dinner idea, you have come to the right place. This pork dish is something I make all the time. It is so simple yet so good! Pork and vegetables are roasted until tender to make this a truly satisfying sheet pan dinner. It's even picky husband approved! Although he won't touch the Brussels sprouts or carrots, it's still a total win! A good family dinner night is one where we are not eating two separate meals.  

February 16, 2020



Queijadas are custardy, sweet, and creamy Portuguese cupcakes with golden brown edges. If you like custardy desserts, you will love these!

Queijadas (Portuguese Custard Cupcakes)
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This recipe was first posted in April of 2014. I have just now had a chance to update it with new photos, content, and a couple of minor recipe tweaks.

The first time I had queijadas was at an Easter egg hunt party many, many years ago. Two of our good friends hosted the event every year for their families and friends. There was always so much food. No one ever left hungry.

February 06, 2020



Make your own buttery, flaky rum raisin and coconut scones at home. They have a golden brown crust, tender crumbs, and just the right amount of sweetness. Perfect with the morning coffee and great for brunch too! 

Small Batch Rum Raisin Coconut Scones
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I have never been a huge fan of scones. They are just okay. That's because I have had some dry, tasteless ones. I became a scone convert when I started making my own. Believe it or not, the best scone I have ever had was THE FIRST one I ever made. It was truly the best scone I had ever put in my mouth! The moon and stars must have aligned just right the day I created my masterpiece, because I have not been able to exactly duplicate that scone since. 

January 23, 2020



These Funfetti M&M Cookies are pretty, festive, and perfect for Valentine's Day. They are completely hand mixed and so easy to make!

Funfetti M&M Cookies
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Are you longing for bright, warm spring days where Mother Nature is in full bloom? I am. Cold, rainy, and snowy winter days are not mood boosters. I need something bright, colorful, and cheery to pick me up. These fun and festive cookies are just the thing! And with Valentine's Day only three weeks away, they are perfect for sharing with you in case you're looking for something new to try.