Monthly Archives March 2012

Boiling Eggs

How do you boil your eggs?
I saw a post on Pinterest lately that you can bake your eggs in the oven. You can either bake at 325 or 350 for 30 minutes. I use the boiling technique and it works miracles for me. I wanted to test the baking technique out to see if it works, and it didn’t!


1 dozen eggs
White Vinegar


Pull eggs out of fridge and leave on the counter unt...

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Barbie & Ken Doll Cake

***Here’s a perfect idea for a birthday party or Bachelorette party. Try to find a Barbie or Ken doll that looks like your friend. Same color hair, same color eyes, etc. You can decorate your cake any way you like...

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Filipino Dessert Mango Float


·         1 pack of 408-gram (14.4oz) or larger Grahams crackers in honey OR any crackers in honey or chocolate flavors
·         1 box of crushed Grahams crackers in honey OR any crackers in honey or chocolate flavors
·         1 ½ cups of all-purpose cream (used 2 cans of Nestle Media Creama = 7.6 fl. oz. cans)
·         ¾ cup of condensed milk
·         2 cups of sli...
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Pasta Salad

I got this idea last night at Albertson’s while ordering my husband some Chicken Strips from the deli. While waiting for them to bag my item, I saw a large bowl in the cold case labeled “Lemon Broccoli Parmesan Salad.” From the deli to the aisles I went to find all the ingredients to attempt their pasta salad. I didn’t ask for a sample because I wanted to create my own version...

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PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef

*** You can also serve it with Quinoa instead of steamed rice
P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef Copycat Recipe:
(Recipe adapted from
Estimated prep and cooking time = 30-45 minutes

2 teaspoons vegetable oil 

½ teaspoon fresh ginger, minced 

1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 

½ cup soy sauce 

½ cup water 

¾ cup dark b...
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Summer Salad

*** You can get the majority of these ingredients from your local supermarket or farmers market.


3 large bell peppers – I use (1) yellow, (1) red, and (1) orange and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

3-5 mini cucumbers or (1) large cucumber and slice into rounds or cubes

1/4 red onion, diced

1/3 cup of fresh cilantro

4-5 Roma tomatoes, diced

Salt & Pepper to taste

Optional: Squeeze of Lime, squeeze of Lemon, or s...

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Tuna Salad

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Updated: 7/17/2013:

I dined at Clementine’s in Palm Desert recently and they serve a delicious tuna salad on half an avocado. HEAVEN!

Updated: 7/29/2014:

I was in Brea picking up something from a Craigslist seller a couple weekends back. She asked to meet at Starbucks. As I sat there waiting I noticed all the folks walking in and out of the sandwich shop next door called Which Wich...

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

You will be invited back to any party if you bring this as your dish. Best appetizer in the world and best artichoke dip you will ever try. *** I went to a Super Bowl party back in 2002 and someone made this recipe. I’ve mastered it by adding new additions over the years and it’s one of the best appetizers I’ve ever had. ENJOY!
Estimated prep and cook time: 1 hour

4 cloves garlic, minced and to...
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Sautéed Red Cabbage


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small white or red onion, diced
1 small red cabbage or 1/2 of a large one, shredded
1 tbsp garlic, minced
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Sriracha (half the amount for less spicy)
1 bell pepper (red, orange, or yellow), diced
Salt, pepper, sesame seeds, and diced chives to taste


Heat skillet over medium heat

Chop or put all veggies in a food processor a...

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Rigatoni Pasta with Meat Sauce

· Colander
· Pot w/Lid
· Liquid Measuring Cup
· Measuring Cup (set)
· Measuring Spoons
· Tongs
· Food Processer
· 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
· 2 pounds Ground Beef
· 1 Onion (diced) white or red
· 6 cloves Garlic
· 2 Carrots (small diced)
· 2 ribs of Celery (small diced)
· 1 bell pepper or 5 small sweet bell peppers (small diced) – optional
· 1 28-ou...
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