Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

This is my kind of comfort food! It combines some traditional Thai flavors with somen noodles and tofu for protein.  I cook the tofu in a frying pan to crisp it up a little, and it contrasts really nicely with the soft wheat noodles.  Udon noodles, which are a […]

Macadamia Coconut Cake

Don’t mind the legs sticking out of the cake slice…it’s just the design on the plate. This was a wonderful dessert for our Hawaiian-inspired dinner.  It includes macadamias and coconut (two very rich things), white cake, and fluffy meringue icing (very light).  They balance each other out perfectly! I was […]

German Chocolate Cake

This has been on my list of things to attempt for quite awhile, and tonight I finally got around to making it.  It was not exactly quick and easy, but the time and effort were definitely worth it.   It takes awhile to get all the components ready to […]

Cucumber-Peanut Salad

I have a glaring shortcoming as a home cook, and that is that I am salad-challenged.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy a good salad.  I LOVE them.  The problem is, they never turn out quite how I want them to.  My dressings end up too oily or too […]

Birthday Cake!

My mother-in-law just had a birthday and I wanted to make her a cake from “Baking From My Home to Yours.”  The only requirement was that it couldn’t have any chocolate.  This was a perfect opportunity to make “Perfect Party Cake”!  I was really happy with how it turned […]

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