Game of Thrones Viewing Party Menu

It’s the last season of Game of Thrones. We’ve waited two years for this! In preparation for those pivotal 6 Sunday’s in April and May, our group is taking turns hosting viewings of each episode. We obviously have a menu planned out as well. Episode 1 Beef stew with mashed potatoes – I’m going with…

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Turkey Herb Dumplings

This recipe is by Kenny Lao and Genevieve Ko, the authors of “Hey There, Dumpling!” This is one of my most-used cookbooks. Not only does it have 30+ dumpling recipes, but there are also recipes for buns, noodles, salads, and desserts. Desserts like chocolate soup dumplings and Vietnamese coffee pudding pops. You heard me right.…

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How to Make Lasagna Cupcakes

As you may know, we love lasagna at our house. But typically we reserve making it only on special occasions, like Valentine’s Day because otherwise we’d be eating it all the time and that would probably be an issue. A nice, less guilty way to eat more lasagna is in cupcake form. Because they’re smaller,…

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Fave local restaurant: Hatchet Hall

I have a history and a lot of love for this restaurant. Hatchet Hall is the replacement of what used to be Waterloo & City, which was also one of my favorite restaurants in Culver City. Waterloo & City opened in 2010 and was a tavern-style restaurant serving British pub fare. One of my favorite…

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Save the environment, one oyster at a time

Oysters are probably the best thing you can eat to save the environment. I am absolutely in love with The Splendid Table episode on oysters. They cover a wide gamut on my favorite mollusk, from family oyster businesses to the story of Thomas Downing, the Oyster King in New York during the late 1800’s. It’s…

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