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About mama huang

I love to cook and experiment with recipes. The ones published here have been adapted from recipes from various sources and are recipes that members of my family love and ask for.

Ginger Garlic Green Beans Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb green beans, trimmed 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 T soy sauce 1 T grated peeled ginger 2 t rice vinegar 2 t canola oil or avocado oil 1 t sesame oil 1 1/2 t sesame seeds, toasted … Continue reading

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Cold Soba Noodle Salad

INGREDIENTS 8 Servings 1/2 package (from 14 ounce box)  3 tablespoons rice vinegar 3 tablespoons soy sauce  2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 1 1/2 cups baby spinach or arugula 1/2 cup shredded carrot … Continue reading

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How to prevent cakes from sticking to Bundt pans

1. If it ain’t broke… If you use your grandma’s beat-up old aluminum pan (or a brand new top-of-the-line model), and your Bundt cakes ALWAYS come out of the pan with nary a crumb out of place — thank your … Continue reading

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Apple Tartlets

1 box Pillsbury pie crusts 4 large Granny Smith Apples 2 C homemade thick applesauce 1 C homemade thick apple butter 1/4 C + 1/4 C sugar 2 t + 1T lemon juice 3 T brandy 2 pinches salt 3 … Continue reading

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Mussels in White wine

Adapted from Recipe by Ina Garten Ingredients 3 lbs of fresh mussels 1/3 C all purpose flour 2 T butter 2 T olive oil 1 C of coursely chopped onion 1 1/2 T minced garlic 1/2 C of chopped canned … Continue reading

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Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake)

Ingredients 1 /3/4 C dark brown sugar (if using light brown sugar, add 2 T molasses) 1 1/2 C water, divided 1 lb sweet rice powder 2 T canola oil 1-2 t vanilla or almond extract, or 1 t of … Continue reading

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Sour Dough Starter

Potato Flake Sourdough Starter and Bread Recipe Potato flakes make an easy starter for sourdough bread. This is a variation of friendship starter for breads. With attention, you can keep this starter going for a very long time. It will … Continue reading

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