Category Archives: Breakfast

Fried Turnip Cake: Char Kueh Kak

It’s one of my fave Malaysian dishes but I’ve never seen it on a restaurant menu in the States. You really can’t replicate the magic of a street-side hawker stall with their scorching propane and seasoned woks but today’s attempt … Continue reading

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Homemade Granola Bars: Recipe Review

Yum, made up some homemade granola bars (or energy bars as she calls them) using Ellie Krieger’s recipe. It’s on the cooking channel website. I’ll definitely have to try them again. Could use a bit of salt and maybe some … Continue reading

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Recipe: Meyer Lemon Marmalade

(Skip the commentary, jump to the recipe) I’m a glutton for punishment. I saw Melissa Clark’s Meyer Lemon and Blood Orange Marmalade recipe in the New York Times recently and couldn’t resist giving it a try even though I knew … Continue reading

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Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Oatmeal with Apricots and Buttermilk

I started testing slow cooker recipes for the first time recently and tried an overnight oatmeal last night. A recipe on The Kitchn, by Louie C, inspired me since it featured buttermilk. For some reason, buttermilk always sounds like it’ll … Continue reading

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Recipe: Make Your Own Yogurt

Of course you can buy yogurt at the store… but you can also make it yourself at home. If you can buy inexpensive milk (like the gallons at Costco) it can save you money or you may want to make … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Connecticut Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives

Great article in the New York Times on Connecticut restaurants featured on Guy Fieri‚Äôs food network show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. According to the fan site Flavor town USA, there are seven restaurants that have been/will be featured in the … Continue reading

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Recipe: Grandma’s Buttermilk Pancakes

[slideshow] Somehow, pancakes always tasted better at Grandma’s house growing up. Maybe it’s just because of the ambiance of her house or because we generally ate them on special occasions when the family is all together–like Christmas morning when they … Continue reading

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Yum! Hash: A Food Trend

I’ve been dreaming about turkey hash ever since I saw a Barefoot Contessa tip on what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers. I finally got to make it last night using a turkey I made (not so successfully!) on the grill … Continue reading

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Best Breakfasts in Southern CT

I’m always on the lookout for a tasty breakfast spot. Below are some of my current favorites. What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Other recommendations? Home on the Range in Bridgeport’s Black Rock Neighborhood: This is probably my favorite breakfast … Continue reading

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