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Recipe: Turkey Meatloaf

For my mother’s birthday years ago, okay like two years ago, I gave her Ellie Kriger’s The Food You Crave recipe book and she’s only made one recipe since.  She tried making her Turkey Meatloaf and her Smashed Potatoes with Sour Cream & Chives.   Well, it wasn’t a hit for her, but it was for me!  So, ladies & gents… meatloaf is what’s for dinner tonight.

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Recipe: Filipino Kare Kare

After reading this post in my Google Reader, I started to crave it.   It truly is my Filipino comfort food.  Luckily for me, my mother emails me and asks me if I want to have dinner at my parents’ house this weekend.  Um, hell yes!  Of course I ask her for the recipe, and she starts whining.

Oh yeah!  I forgot to tell you…I sent her a link to my blog this past this week and at first she was happy.  The next day? Not so much.  She said, “Just look up Filipino recipes online!  I don’t measure, it’s all in my head!”  And after an hour of bickering, she says, “Fine!”  Haha.  Love you, Mom.

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Pork Tenderloin + Veggies

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Yummy Monday night dinner.

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Restaurants Weeks


Yes, weeks.  Plural, baby!

Over the past two weeks, I’ve gone to 4 restaurants for Virginia Beach & Norfolk’s restaurant week(s).  Not as many as I would have liked, but my wallet (& waistline) has already threatened to break up with me, so I didn’t want to push it.

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Recipe: Pad See Ew

Pad See Ew is my favorite Thai dish. For someone who’s still trying new foods, this dish is perfect. I know a lot start eating Pad Thai when trying Thai for the first time, but I didn’t like the peanut mixed in with my food. I read on someone’s blog recently that Pad See Ew literally means “fried with soy sauce.” Um, I like anything fried and I definitely love soy sauce. I mean, I could just eat jasmine rice with soy sauce as a snack.

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