Sunday, January 25, 2015

Proud Parent

As a parent I feel honored to share this with you.

Life is full of wonderful moments and this just happens to be one of those times.  So here is my personal SHOUT out to the world - I'M SO DANG PROUD!!!

Let me cut straight to the chase!


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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Alabama White BBQ Sauce
Why am I talking BBQ in the dead of winter?  Because we just experienced a string of sunny days which means that my husband will need to fire up his BBQ. Which means, we need to whip up some sauce.

I learn new things everyday and today I'm going to share a recipe that will change the way you think of BBQ sauce.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Kono's Exceptional Prime Rib 2014

Prime Rib has been our Christmas dinner tradition for as far back as I can remember.  When it is cooked perfectly it is euphoric. When it's not - it's simply roast beef.  Every year my husband and I ask each other: How should we cook the rib this year?  The answer is always different.  Sometimes it's as simple as, just like we did last year and other times it's a new method.  It's always a mystery. Let me just say... If it has been suggested,  I'm sure we have attempted it.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Courage, Hope, Love and Success


Merry Christmas from our home to yours.

We send you warm wishes on a cold and wet Oregon morning.  It's that time of year when we feel rushed and joyous all at the same time -as we spin in circles preparing for the wonderful memories that we will share with our family and friends.

Which made me want to share some food for thought...

Yesterday I was reminded by Darren Hardy (publisher of Success magazine) That all gifts don't come wrapped with a bow.

He said; Think about the things you want more of in life... then GIVE those things.

He made it perfectly clear that he's not talking about an Xbox or George Foreman grill.

He went on to say...

Want Courage? Encourage.

Want Hope? Give Hope.

Want Love? Give Love.

Want Success? Help someone else become successful.

and he ended with... You will be surprised at how the giving process initiates the receiving.
He stated so simply what we all seem to complicate.
  
We send you Courage, Hope, Love and Success this holiday season and look forward to sharing these gifts in 2015.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Maangchi's Mandu (Korean Dumplings)

Mandu Soup
I have yet to meet a foodie - that would say no to a dumpling. 
I’m a big fan of dumplings and have been making won tons for most of my life.  Truth be told, I think I learned how to fold wontons before I could read or write.  However, I find myself at a turning point in my life and am in search of my inner Korean. I know my ancestors are shaking their heads at me.