Peanut Butter Cookies (GIFT #7)

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We have loved peanut butter cookies since we were little. They are salty and sweet and they always have that lovely crosshatch pattern across the top. When our grandparents lived in a separate state, they would mail us a box about … Read More

Scrumptious Shrimp and Vegetable Okazu (GIFT #6)

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Our last Grandma-Inspired Fantastic Treat (GIFT) was for a Perfect Rich and Sweet Blueberry Crumble. Today’s GIFT is for Scrumptious Shrimp and Vegetable Okazu. In Japanese, the traditional definition of okazu is a general name for anything that is served … Read More

Perfect Rich and Sweet Blueberry Crumble (Grandma Inspired Fantastic Treat #5)

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Our grandma was born in Oregon, the third highest cultivator of blueberries in the US, behind Michigan and Georgia. But that is not the only reason this recipe reminds us of our grandma. The second reason was her dentures. She had “soft … Read More

Very Eggy, Very Veggy Egg Foo Yung: GIFT #4

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Egg foo yung is derived from the Chinese fùh yùhng meaning “hibiscus.” The resulting egg and vegetable patty does actually resemble a hibiscus flower. It is a traditional Chinese dish originating from Shanghai. Our Japanese American grandma loved to cook up this … Read More

Perfect Plump Peach Muffins with Crumb Topping: GIFT #3

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Every time we see peaches we think about our Grandma. Our grandparents had lots of different jobs during their lifetimes but the one that they most talked about was when they had a farm and ran a roadside fruit stand. … Read More

Grandma’s Sweet and Savory Teriyaki Chicken (GIFT #2)

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This is the second post in our blog series, Grandma-Inspired Fantastic Treats (GIFTs). Today’s treat is our Grandma’s recipe for teriyaki chicken. She would make this dish for special Japanese holidays including New Year’s, Boy’s Day and Girl’s Day. For this … Read More

Roasted Bacon-Wrapped, Blue Cheese-Stuffed Fresh Figs (GIFT #1)

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Last week we announced that we were going to start a new blog series about Grandma Inspired Fantastic Treats (GIFTs). This recipe kicks off the series and is most definitely inspired by our grandma, the original foodie in our life. … Read More

Of GIFTs and Woof Treks: Two New Series for Our Blog

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In the coming days, we are going to debut two new series of blog posts. The first series will be about our travels with our pets, aka Woof Trekking. The second series will be recipes inspired by our grandma, aka Grandma-Inspired … Read More