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Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Family Time Thanksgiving is extra special when family is in town…it isn’t the same without them! Our house has been enjoying the extra love. Between my mother in law in...

Pumpkin Leche Flan | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Pumpkin Leche Flan

When my sister is in town, I find that my appetite for nostalgic flavors runs stronger than usual. The sweet, sentimental flavors of traditional Filipino desserts that my mother and her sisters would serve at our family...

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Simple Sundays | Scenes from Seattle

I can count on two fingers the number of times my husband and I have had a chance to get away, just the two of us. In our twelve years of marriage, two children, a veritable menagerie...

Toasted Almond Butternut Squash Soup | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Toasted Almond Butternut Squash Soup

The house is spotless. We are ready. At this time tomorrow, the first wave of family will be arriving, filling our home with extra hugs and love and company. We have been preparing for weeks, with a...

Coconut Custard Tart with Chocolate Ganache | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Sundays | Coconut Custard Tart with Chocolate Ganache

It happened twice this week. You know that moment when you meet someone for the first time and you go through the basic exchange? At my point in life it typically leads to the question of “How...

Five Little Things - November 15, 2013 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Seafood As much as I adore fish and shellfish, seafood is the kind of thing I find challenging to incorporate into my meal plan, simply because I like to buy...

Spice Roasted Cornish Hens and Sweet Potatoes | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Spice Roasted Cornish Hens with Sweet Potatoes

My head drooped as I carried a platter to the table, my feet shuffling in shame. I was presenting my family with one of my experiments, a failed, most unattractive mushy mess, the one called “tonight’s dinner.”...