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Ice Capades

 No Halloween party is complete without some freaky ice tricks! Eyeball Ice Cubes These were the single biggest hit of the party.  I made a ton of eyeball-shaped ice cubes with blueberry pupils that floated blueberry-side up in everyone’s drinks and stared at them.  Here’s how to do it: Find […]

Appetizer, Dessert, Drinks

Freaky Feature: Happy Halloween!

  Halloween is my favorite holiday.  It’s not that I don’t love Christmas—in fact, I love Christmas just as much as anyone else—I just happen to love Halloween more (heh heh heh).  Halloween is such a wonderful excuse to have FUN.  Painted faces, silly costumes, scary movies, grinning pumpkins, childish […]

Main Entrée

Tomato Chicken and Veggies

 This is not the fastest recipe, but it’s easy, tasty and the chicken comes out nice and tender! [Prep: 15min / Cook: 20min] Ingredients – 2 servings of white rice (~1 cup uncooked) – 2 chicken breasts –  mixed veggies of your choice (I used broccoli, carrots and sugar snap peas) […]

Main Entrée

Italian Enchiladas

 This was the result of one of my favorite experimental cooking scenarios—I got to the grocery store and they did not have what I wanted (in this case, cannelloni and a can of Alfredo sauce).  Having no idea how the tortilla substitution would work out, I took the first bite […]

Main Entrée, Soup, Side

Featured Ingredient: Tomato Soup

  Grocery shopping in a new country has been a big adventure for me.  I remember my second day in Singapore, strolling through Cold Storage, eyes wide and glistening with excitement—there was everything from a Japanese snack aisle to an Old El Paso endcap.  I was so thrilled by the peaceful […]

Main Entrée, Side

30-Minute Tomato Soup Stew

 A quick and easy stew, whipped up with staple ingredients and left-over rice. Just add pork or beef tips to the stew and you have a full meal in minutes! [Prep: 5min / Cook: 25-30min] Ingredients – 2 packets instant tomato soup powder or 1 can of condensed tomato soup […]