Author Archives: Robin

Make Tamales at Home: An Easy Recipe and Guide

I never really thought I would buy prepared food from a stranger on the internet—I mean, not like a company or a restaurant, but just a random person who posted on Nextdoor.com—but last year, I found myself PMing with a … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pecan Pie – Easy Thanksgiving Recipe

It’s funny how often I’m asked to bring dessert to holiday dinners and parties. The truth is, I’m not actually much of a baker. Making dessert is a lot of pressure–it has to be delicious and beautiful and above all, … Continue reading

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Green Bean Salad with Crispy Fried Onions

I once made a Thanksgiving green bean casserole from scratch. You know, the old-fashioned kind with the creamy mushroom sauce and crispy fried onion topping? Was it good? Sure. But it  took me a ridiculously long time to make. Like, … Continue reading

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Crispy Scallion Pancakes

It’s one of my foundational food memories: My little-kid legs sticking to the red vinyl of the restaurant chair, my stomach growling, as I wait eagerly for the dim sum cart to clatter by piled high with my favorite—Scallion Pancakes, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chickpea Muffins (for Breakfast!)

This post was sponsored by S&W Beans. All opinions expressed in my post are my own. I love garbanzo beans. Or chickpeas. Whatever you call them, I love them in soups, stews, mashed and formed into patties and fried, in … Continue reading

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Fast and Delicious Weeknight Meals That Aren’t Take-Out!

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I love a good hands-on cooking event, especially with other … Continue reading

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Fried Rice at Home that’s Better than Takeout

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. When I was asked to feature Ling Ling Fried Rice on the blog, I have to admit, I was a little bit skeptical. … Continue reading

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Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe—So Good I Want to Eat It with a Spoon

I don’t remember when I first tasted Thai peanut sauce, but I know for sure that I have been obsessed with it since childhood. It’s a top contender for my desert island food. I mean, what better to have on … Continue reading

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How to Cook a Whole Chicken in an Instant Pot

If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, all I can say is, well, you should! This is truly my favorite kitchen appliance ever. Why? Because I can make a delicious one-pot dinner—even starting with dried beans or frozen meat—in … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Pecan Tartlets with Date Caramel

I decided to make these delicious and adorable Gluten-Free Pecan Tartlets for #RecipeMakeover because they are practically health food. No, seriously. They’re not only gluten free, but also dairy free, refined sugar free, and packed with healthy pecans. The chopped … Continue reading

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