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Weelicious Stuffed Pizza Rolls + A Weelicious Lunches Cookbook Giveaway!

In her newest book, Weelicious Lunches, Catherine McCord covers just about every possible hurdle you might face in packing a lunch for your kids to take to school.  Not only does she go over her “principles of the perfect lunch,” but she addresses how to stock your pantry to be better prepared to pack those [...]

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Seed, Fruit & Nut Bread

A couple of months ago my mom and I ran a 5k in Irvine. This was the first 5k I had run in almost 12 years, and my mom’s first ever 5k. Needless to say, we were a bit proud of ourselves. We celebrated afterwards with a visit to my favorite bakery, 85°C Bakery Cafe. [...]

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Roasted Corn, Avocado and Tuna Fry Pan Pizza

I no longer use an oven when I make pizza, I use a fry pan.  This is not a technique I came up with, just one I fell in love with a few years ago.  I recently posted some pictures on Instagram of one of our fry pan pizza nights, and got so many questions [...]

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Baked Shio Koji French Toast

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien   Every year on Christmas morning, as soon as my brothers and I were all awake and my parents gave us the go-ahead, we’d run to the fireplace to see what Santa had left in [...]

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Milk Shokupan (Japanese Style White Sandwich Bread)

The first time Mr. Fuji and I moved to Japan I was quick to notice the sandwich bread, known as shokupan, in our local supermarket: cellophane bags filled with thick square slices of white bread, and no heels in sight—and when I say thick, I’m talking one and half inches thick!  Mr. Fuji told me [...]

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Mexican Pizza

My Mexican Pizza topped with a fragrant tomato sauce, creamy queso fresco, red onion, and escabeche (pickled jalapenos and carrots) was inspired by a pizza I ate pool-side more than once during my trip to Cancun last month with Mr. Fuji.  

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Chunky Monkey Scones for Mommy

As a stay-at-home mom, I’m usually the one baking cakes, cookies, etc. for special occasions, and it’s not unheard of that a mom bakes her own birthday cake.  That’s just the way it is sometimes, and personally, I’m okay with that!  If baking my own chocolate cake means that it will turn out exactly how [...]

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Orange Cardamom Bread + Things That Make Me Smile

Orange Cardamom Bread Makes 1 large loaf, or 2 regular size loaves 5 1/4 cups white bread flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 tablespoons, rounded, instant yeast (my favorite is SAF Instant Yeast) 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 3/4 cups warm water (120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit) 1/4 cup fresh [...]

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Pumpkin Coconut Yeast Bread with Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Coconut Yeast Bread Makes 4 small loaves 8 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 4 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast 2 teaspoons salt 1 3/4 cup pumpkin puree 1 1/2 cups warm coconut milk (110 degrees Fahrenheit) 1/2 cup melted butter 2 large eggs 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1. Whisk together the flour, yeast, and [...]

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Dangerous Grape Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

Grape Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce Makes 6 servings 2 large eggs 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons almond extract 1/2 loaf (8 ounces) French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 1/2 cups fresh red grapes 1 cup (6 ounces) white chocolate chips For the white chocolate sauce: 2/3 [...]

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