1-Hour Light and Buttery Crescent Rolls

1 Hour Crescent Rolls

I wish I could say that I’ve got my Thanksgiving menu all lined up, but that would be false.  I’ve barely had time to think about it, although it would take more than the usual life craziness to keep me from mashed potatoes and stuffing. And rolls.  There must be rolls.  Ideally, light, buttery, and…

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Babies’ First Loi Krathong

Bangkok_Loi Krathong

This year’s Loi Krathong (Thailand’s “festival of lights”) seemed doomed for our expat family. First, I had this great idea that we should rent a hotel room on the river.  So I typed “Loi Krathong 2014″ into the computer about a year ago and booked a room for the night that Google told me to.  The…

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Chicken, Butternut Squash, and Orzo Soup

Chicken, Butternut Squash, and Orzo Soup

Four years of living abroad, and I’m still humbled by it.  Every day. Today I needed to get a dress pressed on my lunch break…for a wedding on Sunday.  Just pressed.  Many hand gestures and botched-Thai phrases later and I left my office with the dress.  Still a wrinkled mess. Four years of this has,…

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Salted Caramel Apple Cider

Salted Caramel Apple Cider

I think I need a couple more glasses of this Salted Caramel Apple Cider in my life. What we have here is a glass of warm, salty caramel, apple goodness. The fact that I can make this at home is almost enough to make me forget that a certain international coffee chain overlooked Thailand in its quest for pumpkin…

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Warm Cauliflower and Herbed Barley Salad

Warm Cauliflower and Herbed Barley Salad

Lunches in Bangkok are always an adventure. There are easily 100 places within a five minute walk of my office to buy noodles in spicy sauce or wok-fried vegetables with rice or a steamy bowl of rich herby soup. Every vendor has a specialty, and it’s hard to walk anywhere in this town without being…

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Pumpkin Bread Truffles :: Inquiring Chef

Pumpkin Bread Truffles

Last weekend I opened one of those cans of pumpkin purée that necessitates 32 pumpkin-themed recipes in 48 hours. The girls were still a couple days shy of their intro to solids, otherwise pumpkin purée would have been on the menu. Easily my favorite recipe to emerge from the pumpkin-filled weekend was the one for these…

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