VANILLA OMBRÉ CAKE

kvanillaocakeThe wait is finally over, Spring is here. But why does it still seem cold outside? Well until it warms up, I will continue to bake. And what better way to usher in spring, then by making a delectable sweet that represents the new season with its color and it’s deliciousness. That’s right girls and boys… it’s time to make CAKE. Vanilla Ombré Cake that is.

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Instead of placing that amazing pink frosting on my cake, I decided to make white frosting instead. The delicious white chocolate frosting was the perfect contrast to the various ombré shades on the inside of this cake. And while I was mesmerized by the cake, I didn’t notice it was gone before I could take a photo of it. Hey, shit happens. Continue >

BEEF & BROCCOLI

kbeefbroccoliFriday’s, growing up, used to be “Eat whatever you could find day” (laughs). I never understood why my mom didn’t want to cook on that day, until I got older. Now every Friday, for me, is take out day. I don’t mind cooking during a work week, but when the weekend approaches, I instantly become lazy (laughs). Am I the only one? But today, I think I will put down the take out menu and make my own take out.

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I didn’t change this recipe much. However, I did add my broccoli a few minutes after I placed the steak in the wok. This was to ensure the broccoli was crisp instead of mushy. And instead of canola, I used Vegetable oil. I also added onions to this dish, I just love the flavor. Continue >

BEEF STEW .DO OVER.

kbeefstewWhen I was little, you couldn’t get me to eat soup or stew. It was liquid food, the word stew sounded horrible, and who wanted to eat that at 7 years old (laughs). Like most people, I had to grow up to appreciate things my parents were trying to teach me. And now you can’t stop me from making or eating Beef Stew. I just love it. Am I a big foodie if I can already taste it in my mouth while describing it? (laughs).

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I cooked mine solely in the Crock pot. I added potatoes and thicker cuts of onions and carrots. I didn’t add any celery, anchovies, wine, mushrooms, bay leaves, parsley, or tomato paste to mine. Why? Well at times I prefer using what I have on hand rather than going out to buy ingredients for one dish (and I just don’t like mushrooms *laughs*). Yeah, you can say I created my own simple yet robust recipe. Continue >