Apr 17
2015

I love Spring!  It puts me in the mood for two of my favorite things: tea parties and picnics.  Why not combine the two?  The great thing about a tea party picnic is that it doesn’t have to be complicated, and whether you’re hanging out with girlfriends or having fun with little ones, everyone will be happy!

How to Pack a Tea Party Picnic

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Apr 16
2015

Chunky Monkey Scones

There are some recipes that deserve a second look, and this is one of them.  I posted this recipe on Savvy Sassy Moms 3 years ago this month.  When I was brainstorming what I wanted to do for my Studio 5 segment this month, this recipe popped into my head.  These scones are perfect for everything from tea parties, to picnics, to brunch with girlfriends, to Mother’s Day.  Inspired by my favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor—Chunky Monkey—they are filled with bits of banana and chocolate.  The scones are light and moist (no heavy, dry scones here, thank you very much) and delicious on their own or with a smear of jam or clotted cream (or both). [Read More…]

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California Avocado Ramen

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We are currently in the middle of a crazy wind and dust storm here in Utah.  I’ve watched a trampoline, sandwich board sign, and a trashcan fly by so far.  So while we hunker down and hope we still have a roof tomorrow morning, I’m going to share a new recipe with you!  I have [...]

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Dubliner and Berry Jam Grilled Cheese Sandwich — Get ready for National Grilled Cheese Day!

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I’m back to pulling goodies out of my Kerrygold box, because April is National Grilled Cheese Month and this Sunday, April 12th, is National Grilled Cheese Day!  The Fuji family loves grilled cheese sandwiches in all forms—classic grilled cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with veggies or other goodies, etc.  In honor of National Grilled Cheese [...]

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Not Quite Irish Sausage and Cabbage

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I’m a member of the Kerrygold blogger program, and recently received a box of goodies to cook with.  Each month they give us a challenge, and the most recent challenge was to “Bring the Taste of Ireland to Your Kitchen.”  I went back and forth on what I wanted to do, then settled on a [...]

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We’re so glad when Daddy comes home! — Fuji Bites

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This past week has been a full one.  Mr. Fuji was gone for 2 weeks on business to New Delhi, India and returned home last Thursday.  To say we were overjoyed to have him back would be an understatement.  He has been traveling consistently for work for the past 12 years of our marriage, but [...]

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How Japanese Cuisine Has Changed the Way I Think About Food and Cooking

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Last April during our most recent visit to Japan, we took a side trip with some friends to Ikaho, a small town several hours northwest of Tokyo known for its hot springs. For dinner one evening we ate a kaiseki meal, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. It was spring, and every morsel of food spoke [...]

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Vegetable & Roasted Mushroom Zucchini Noodle Bowls

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Noodles made from fresh zucchini with roasted mushrooms, fresh veggies, and a light broth?  A total win with the Fujilings.  Even better?  Squirrel helped make dinner!  I recently teamed up with the Kids Cook Monday initiative as an ambassador.  This initiative encourages families to set aside the first night of every week for cooking and [...]

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Pulled Pork with Chocolate Barbecue Sauce & Cheese Corn Cake — Celebrating Cheese & Chocolate

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What could be better than a weekend celebrating chocolate and cheese?  This past weekend there was a 2 day long Chocolate & Cheese Festival at the Natural History Museum of Utah.  The festival featured some of the best local producers of cheese and chocolate, as well as some out-of-town guests, with demos, workshops, tastings, and other [...]

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Brownie Pie—Happy Pi(e) Day!

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It’s Pi(e) Day, one of my favorite days of the year!  Please tell me that you’re celebrating?  I whipped up a version of a pecan pie for our celebrations today using a combination that has been swirling around in my head for months—a chocolate almond crust that gets brownie-like as it soaks up some of [...]

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