From Cupcakes to Traditional Korean Food and Everything in Between

Comfort Foods

Strawberry Balsamic Sundae

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I remember the first time I served this at family supper.  My baby brother wrinkled his nose as I lay out a platter of fresh berries drizzled with balsamic syrup and whipped cream.  He remained skeptical until he took his first bite and as his teeth sank into that first ripe berry dripping with thick [...]

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

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On this cold and rainy day, I felt like cuddling up with some warm, cheesy, and comforting soup and this broccoli cheese soup was just the trick.  Paired with some crusty bread, there’s nothing quite like dipping it into this golden ambrosia melted with thick cheesy threads with just enough broccoli for some welcomed texture [...]

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Steakhouse Steak

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Sure, I want chocolate to be involved this Valentine’s Day but truly, it just wouldn’t do without a big ole’ honkin’ steak for me.  What can I say?  This girl’s a carnivore.  I dabble in vegan at times, but steak {followed by chocolate} is the way to this girls heart This method will show you [...]

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Korean Chicken & Ginseng Soup 삼계탕

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In the Carolinas, it will literally be sunny and 70 one day then icy and chilly the next.  A few weeks ago, it felt like Spring and the very next day it snowed-true story.  On those select chilly days, there’s nothing quite like this Korean chicken & ginseng soup.  It possesses restorative properties and comforts [...]

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Bacon Mac & Cheese

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If you happen to be bringing over a dish to share this Thanksgiving, I highly recommend this bacon mac and cheese.  It’s an over-the-top baked macaroni that is perfect to indulge in this holiday.  Stuffed with a variety of cheeses whipped into a béchamel, it has crunchy bacon layered throughout the dish and has a [...]

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Kabocha Squash Porridge

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Growing up, this was one of my mama’s favorite soups.  When the leaves began to fall, you could bet that a big pot of this would be simmering away on the stove top.  I didn’t really appreciate it then {opting for more conventional and boring soups of the chicken noodle variety} but now, I can’t [...]

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Rice Cake Soup DdeokGuk 떡국

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When I think of comfort foods, I immediately latch onto memories of cuddling up to something warm and soothing.  This savory Korean rice cake soup is perfect for when it’s cold or you have a cold and it’s simple enough to create in no time at all. 5.0 from 2 reviews Rice Cake Soup DdeokGuk [...]

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Chai Tea

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One of my favorite things about Autumn is the cozy blanket of spice and warmth, not just provided by a pair of fuzzy socks but from the wealth of spices that nature has to offer.  A steaming mug of chai is the perfect swirling mixture that is just enough familiarity wrapped up in the novelty [...]

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Chicken & Waffles {with Sriracha}

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Yes, I know.  A certain Squishy Monster seems to want to make everything spicy.  I mean seriously, the best ice cream I had all Summer was the spicy Mexican chocolate during my trip to Asheville.  There’s something about that building heat that’s just so…{dare I say it?} …sexy.  It’s exciting, thrilling, jolting!  Here in the [...]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream

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My friends stare at me with wonder when they check out the limited kitchen equipment/utensils in my arsenal.  I’m a minimalist at heart and can’t stand clutter and this translates into the kitchen as well so I never think to purchase an ice cream machine.  It seems heavy and bulky and just one more thing [...]

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