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Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookie (aka the White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookie)

This Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookie are a white chocolate chip chocolate cookie, an invert version of the classic chocolate chip cookie. Using a pan-banging baking method created by Sarah Kieffer, the edges are crispy and crunchy while the middle is fudgy and soft! (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies aka White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookies. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.


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Family Friday (vol. 88): Holiday Spirit!

A woman from my book club typically hosts our December book club…but she declined hosting this year as she’s preparing to move. For the holidays, we opt for someone’s home over a restaurant and include an ornament exchange. If we get to talking about the book, it’s a bonus. Last year’s was so much …

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Creamy Cajun Chicken and Sausage Pasta

I presented my 18-month long leadership project today. I was the last of 12 presentations and I wasn’t nervous until minutes before I was to present. Then, crazy palm sweats! I had worked hard on my slides and the project was one I was proud of. Two people from my department surprised me by coming …

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Easy Deep Dish Pizza Dough

I adore Pizza, in any way shape or form.  Generally speaking, I like to make my own.  Of course when I was younger, that usually involved using a pizza kit/mix from the shops, either Chef Boy Ar Dee or Kraft and we always enjoyed them.  In fact that was the first kind of pizza I ever had.  I had a …

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How To Cook a Pork Roast in the Slow Cooker — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Pork loin roast, with its golden, tender crust and moist, supple center, stars as the centerpiece of holiday tables and dinner parties alike. Its large size, however, means it can easily dry out in the oven, which is why we now turn to the slow cooker for a fail-proof way to cook pork loin …

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Zucchini & Sausage White Bean Stew

We are three days into our Local Thirty experiment and so far things are going really well. No one is starving, and we’re actually feeling pretty damn good! I’m going to keep recipe posts short as I’m working on a longer post/multiple chapters to write about this experience towards the end of the mo…

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Mile High Meringue & Lemon Tart

I’ve been dying to make a lemon tart for some time now.   Since Spring is here and for some reason lemon meringue feels so very Spring to me, it was time to make it happen.   What makes a really nice lemon meringue tart? aligncenter size-la

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Korean food photo: Mak Kimchi finally! made by jes!

Mak Kimchi finally!

Ever since I accidentally discovered Maangchi on YouTube 2 years ago, I’ve been trying out most of your recipe. One thing that I’ve always wanted to try at the back of my mind is the Mak Kimchi recipe. However, I’ve been living on my own and I travel frequently not to mention I move a lot. In thes…

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Homemade Strawberry Jam

Nothing beats homemade strawberry jam made with fresh berries!  This jam only uses three ingredients without added  pectin.
homemade strawberry jam

I have made homemade strawberry jam for years.  In the past, I have always made freezer jam using the powdered pectin you can buy at the store. Last year when I was in France …

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Quick and Easy Egg Roll Skillet Meal

Get your egg roll fix with this delicious egg roll skillet meal! All the tasty flavors of an egg roll…just a heck of a lot easier (and a lot healthier, too!). 

Ground turkey, cabbage, naan in white bowl drizzled with sweet and sour sauce.

Oh my goodness, this unassuming looking meal is one of the yummiest things to come out of my kitchen all year. 

I was literally hopi…

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Creamy Open Faced Turkey (or Chicken) Sandwich

I have yet another tasty way that you can use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey once the big day is over.

Create a simple open face sandwich topped with a creamy sauce coating chunks of tender turkey served over crisp slices of toast. Finish it off with a sprinkling of fresh diced tomato. It adds a nic…

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Shishito Peppers and Potato Side

Fresh Spring vegetables are telling me that Spring is finally here. There are many Spring foods that I was missing this past winter, and you will see them one by one from my recent posts. So, today let’s cook something savory, healthy, and delicious using shishito peppers and potatoes. Shishito pepp…

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Vegan Eton mess

vegan eton mess glass portion

Life has a habit of dropping you down a peg (or two) from time to time, showing you how fragile everything you hold dear is, or maybe making you appreciate the things that matter and stop sweating the smaller stuff…This is exactly what happened to us this week, starting from 2 AM on Thursday.


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Lebanese Rice Pilaf With Vermicelli

A staple in Middle Eastern cuisine, Lebanese Rice Pilaf is made with vermicelli noodles toasted in clarified (rendered) butter.

Lebanese Rice Pilaf With Vermicelli -A staple in Middle Eastern cuisine, Lebanese Rice Pilaf is made with vermicelli noodles toasted in clarified (rendered) butter.

When you are surrounded by incredible cooks on all sides of your family, you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. My mom’s family (the Lebanese side) are all within a 5 m…

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5 Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Healthy Cooking

take the stress out of healthy cooking

For some people, cooking comes naturally to them: they love being in the kitchen, experimenting with ingredients and spending time creating meals from scratch. For others, it’s stressful and overwhelming! I used to be in the latter category – I didn’t know anything about how to cook (surprising rig…

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Guilt-Free Dessert Nachos You Can Make In Minutes

Easy Apple Nachos

I am one of those rare people that was born with a “salty tooth” instead of the much more common “sweet tooth.”  When it comes to snacking, I’d much rather have a bowl of popcorn than a bowl of ice cream! That being said, I am not against enjoying sweets from time to time as well…especially when the…

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Clean Eating Potato Corn Chowder Recipe (Dairy Free!)

This clean eating potato corn chowder recipe is creamy, tummy-warming and totally comforting.

On the news, I’ve been hearing reports about arctic chills, people literally freezing to death around the country, and the feet upon feet of snow that many states are getting right now.

Meanwhile, in Califo…

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Good Morning Healthy Blueberry Zucchini Muffins


Healthy blueberry zucchini muffins made extra moist thanks to zucchini and applesauce! Naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup instead of sugar. Great for snacking & freezer-friendly too!

Healthy blueberry zucchini muffins made extra moist thanks to zucchini and applesauce! Naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup instead of sugar. Great for snacking & freezer-friendly too!

Are you ready for yet another zucchini muffin recipe? I just can’t stop.

These healthy b…

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FreeHold BK Where We Can All Eat, Work and Play

Eat. Work. Play. Freehold Brooklyn is a hybrid of cafe, bar, adult playground and restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In the daytime, you can get energized on drip coffee  to complete work assignments. After hours, put away the laptops and celebrate your freedom with a round of cocktails, adult …

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French Onion Chicken

Put the words “French Onion” in front of just about any recipe, and I’m pretty much guaranteed to like it. This French Onion Chicken? True amore. Hunks of crusty sourdough bread, sweet onions, and juicy chicken tossed in melted butter then baked until caramelized and tender, this tasty recipe …

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