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Pizza Cracker Recipe Recipe

Pizza Cracker Recipe

08.29.13 by Jackie

If you want to have a healthy late night snack, these savory pizza lavash crackers are for sure going to satisfy your appetite. Leftover lavash bread, thick tomato sauce, marjoram, thyme, oregano, crushed red peppers and Parmesan cheese are all you need to make the perfect crowd pleaser.

The spiciness from the crushed red peppers makes them so addictive. You can also prepare a sweet version with apples and cinnamon, if you prefer; these crackers are as delicious as their savory equivalent.

I also have an announcement for this weekend. I'm going to be making a stop in Houston, Texas for an interview with Cleverley Stone on CBS Radio 650 AM at 10am. Tune in if you can, because a lucky listener will win a free copy of my cookbooks. Then I head to Barnes & Noble to sign my just released cookbook, Banh Mi, and my previous book, Haute Potato. Make sure you stay to sample a dish featured in Banh Mi! Hope you stop by and say hi! 


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Pinapple Coconut Muffin Recipe Recipe

Pinapple Coconut Muffin Recipe

01.25.13 by Jackie

The main reason I baked these muffins is that I had leftover crushed pineapple from our recent Vietnamese beef fondue party. The more romantic reason I tell my husband Lulu is that I'm always thinking about him and I want to please him all the time. Given his sweet tooth, Lulu always enjoys a hot cup of fruity white tea and a few sweet treats, so I think he'll fall for it .

The muffins are flavored with pineapple, coconut and lemon chocolate chips.


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Merry Christmas! Recipe

Merry Christmas!

12.25.12 by Jackie
Merry Christmas!
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Haute Potato Cookbook Review Recipe

Haute Potato Cookbook Review

12.24.12 by Jackie
I wanted to share with you a review of my first cookbook Haute Potato from food blogger Sally over at BewitchingKitchen.com. I first got in contact with Sally way back at the end of 2009 (how time flies!) and ever since we've been reading each other's recipes. It’s too late to order the book in time for Christmas, but there are potato dishes in the book for any time of the year, so I hope you give it a try! And let me know how it goes; I’d love your feedback.
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Trader Joe's Gingerbread House Review Recipe
I love the weekend preceding Christmas. Everyone's home and we have time to finally relax by the fire. Shayla, my husband's youngest sister, and I spent the afternoon assembling our gingerbread house. I purchased it at Trader Joe's. For about $7, it's definitely worth the money, and I think Shayla enjoyed piping and adding her own candies to decorate the house. However, as pretty as it is, it tasted terrible. Maybe they have to be used right away (I bought the house a week ago), or more likely, they are not intended to be eaten.
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