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Shani H
kei22 ~ vive la Resistance! Coffee addict. Recovering economist. Hispanohablante.
kei22 ~ vive la Resistance! Coffee addict. Recovering economist. Hispanohablante.
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Wine cake

Testing out a new bundt pan, it's a little smaller, but taller. Need to adjust the cooking temp a bit lower, I think. It's a tasty first experiment! I subbed half the oil for Greek yogurt which made the batter a lot thicker, but the cake baked up so rich without being too oily. I also used baking spray with flour, yellow cake mix and Sutter Home wine (I think it's white zin) because I buy those little bottles to cook with. I got the recipe from one of the ladies I work with.

Wine Cake Recipe
By Mona S

1 box yellow or vanilla cake mix
1 box  vanilla instant pudding
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup white cooking wine or ( I mix half white and half sherry wine)
¾ cup oil

Mix all together and put in 3 medium disposable loaf pans, which have been prepared by lightly oiling them or using liners.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or till done.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar when completely cool.

*Note:  I use either Holland House cooking wine or 4 Monks Brand (Times Supermarket).  For the wine cake you can use all white wine, or ½ white wine, and ½ sherry wine.  Enjoy!


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6/9/17
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Cream scones
Followed this recipe to the letter, even weighed the ingredients! The scones are incredibly tender with a nice sweetness. I totally forgot to sprinkle some turbinado sugar on top before baking, but these are delicious :) quick and easy as well.

https://smittenkitchen.com/2006/11/dream-a-little-dream-of-scone/
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5/29/17
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You don't really need to have a good eye to take beautiful pictures of Hawaii. Yes, it's really just that pretty. 

If you look on the left side of the pano, you might see something interesting in the bushes 😂
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5/28/17
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It's that time of the year again! Zucchini bread for a bake sale. Just so you know, the four pound bag of zucchini from Sam's Club made just over three quarts shredded. So I ended up making six batches of this recipe. No tweaks (maybe a bit more zucchini than 1 cup). Each batch made six mini loaves, so I would have ended up with 36 if I had bought a few more pans. 😅

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/6698/moms-zucchini-bread/
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5/22/17
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+Stephanie Bird​ here you go. :) 
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5/14/17
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85% impressed with the Starbucks Reserve store in Waikiki.
- remembered my name
- remembered how to spell it (I spell it wrong so they pronounce it correctly)
- remembered it is a hot Americano without asking
- gave me a drink stopper
All at 6:20 in the morning!

Points lost because they said my name wrong 😒
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I hope the right family finds Lana soon. She has until May 20th when she may be put down.
https://www.thedodo.com/close-to-home/saddest-dog-world-homeless-again

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Shrimp crab spinach gyoza
Recipe courtesy of our own +Jon Madsen​​​​​
https://cookpad.com/us/recipes/2178083-gyoza-style-seafood-dumplings

The only changes I did was to blanch the spinach and squeeze dry, and I used imitation crab. This was my first time making gyoza, so don't be intimidated! It is very easy, just takes a little time.

This YouTube video showed me how to fold them: https://youtu.be/YAcMQWqVln0

The extras are in the freezer :)

Dipping sauce is : shoyu (soy sauce), rice vinegar, sesame oil, shichimi togarashi.

Thanks Jon, they're delicious!  And thanks Google+ for messing up the order of the photos, as usual. 👍
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Steak, Indian yellow rice and a salad with blue cheese dressing. I love the simple stuff.

Followed this recipe for the rice:
https://snapguide.com/guides/make-aromatic-yellow-rice/
I didn't have any cloves, but it was still delicious. I skipped the ghee/butter step, and I lowered the heat to "low" after adding the rice.

Bolthouse blue cheese dressing made with yogurt. Flavorful while saving on calories:
http://bolthouse.com/product/chunkybluecheese
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