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Cucumber Agua Fresca with Lemon and Mint

Just about every Moroccan cookbook I saw had a recipe for a cucumber salad with mint leaves, lemon and, in some variations, orange blossom...

Frozen Coconut Rum Drink

A true Type A personality, I tend to get pretty disappointed when a recipe doesn’t turn out.  But sometimes it leads to something even...

Carrot Truffles

When I was searching through Greek cookbooks, I noticed that the use of carrots in sweets and desserts was a recurring theme.  I debated...

Burmese Chickpea Tofu

I can probably count the number of times I’ve eaten tofu in the past couple years on one hand.  Sure, there are a lot...

Quick and Easy Spinach Egg Drop Soup

I was pretty much floored the first time I saw a friend of mine make egg drop soup.  I mean, who knew that making...

White Marble Alternatives for Kitchen Counters

I did plenty of cooking and baking for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday week, but didn’t have time to take any photos. ...

Tater Tot Nachos Supreme aka Totchos Supreme

About a month ago a friend told me about a bar in Honolulu that served nachos made with tater tots instead of tortilla chips. ...

Coconut Ice Cream

I wasn’t exactly sure what to call this frozen treat.  Among the contenders: coconut ice cream, coconut sorbet, coconut sherbet, haupia ice cream, haupia...

Orange Surprise – Apple, Carrot, Celery and Lime Juice

I almost called this drink Orange Dream Juice (it reminded one tester of an Orange Dreamsicle) but settled instead on Orange Surprise.  What’s the...