Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Although I love all types of food, curry is closest to my heart. It doesn’t matter what type of curry it is, it’s my ultimate comfort food. If you search the internet you can find many types of curries. I have lots of experience making curries from Bangladesh, India, Thailand, and Nepal.

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Stir fry Chicken with Asparagus

I wish asparagus season would be longer, as I like eating dishes containing fresh asparagus. When asparagus is in season it’s inexpensive and tastes delicious. You can use asparagus in many applications like soups, salads, sides, quiche, and in stir fries. I try to eat as much as I can in the spring when asparagus is abundant. I still enjoy eating them off season.

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Strawberry Coffee Cake

It’s been wonderful to pick a handful of strawberries every morning from my garden this year. I have been battling birds as they devour the strawberries as soon as they ripen. A solution suggested by friends and from online was to put up a net over the strawberry plants or paint rocks to look like strawberries. We also placed a fake owl, but the birds just use it to stand on.

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Lentils with Butternut Squash

Growing up we ate lentils pretty much every day as they were nutritious, cheap, and filling. I didn’t appreciate lentils as much back then but now crave it often and miss my Mom’s cooking. My Mom tried to change things up so we didn’t get too bored with the lentils. She would find different kinds of lentils and would use different recipes to make lentils interesting. One of my favorites was fried pakoras, sometimes with vegetables or meats, that I plan to write up as a recipe in the future.

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Stir Fry Chicken with Broccoli

There are some nights all I want to eat for dinner is a bowl of rice with some sort of Asian stir-fry. With stir-fry dishes you can pretty much use any veggies you have on your hand — I get mine from my veggie garden during spring time like it is now. Today I will be using broccoli, showing you how to get just the right amount of tenderness and flavor.

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Egg and Potato Curry

Our chickens have been very productive, giving us three eggs a day. I have been saving some to make my special egg curry which I will be sharing with you today. This curry is so good that my husband prefers it over almost any other curry, even though it’s vegetarian.

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Fudge-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

I am so excited for this recipe because I think I’ve hit upon something truly new. Although I love to cook from scratch, sometimes it pays to “cheat” a little and use a premade ingredient from the store. The secret ingredient of these awesome cookies is Hersey’s hot fudge topping. This comes only in a glass jar and somehow seems much better than any other hot fudge topping that I’ve tried. Just to be clear, don’t buy the type in a plastic bottle — it is not nearly as good.

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Sweet and Spicy Turkey Burger

Most of us crave a burger once in a while. I like creating new types of burgers at home. Recently I saw that Bon Appétit magazine is sponsoring a blended burger recipe contest. The rule is to incorporate mushrooms into the patty. This sounded like a delightful challenge to me.

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Stir fry Noodles with Chicken

I have been in the mood for stir-fry noodles. Sometimes I get them by going out to a restaurant or grocery store, but they are not always fresh and tasty. It can be hit or miss depending on who was cooking that day, and how long they’ve been sitting out. Since I had the time I decided to make my own stir-fry noodles.

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