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    New Year Peach Cobbler

    I feel really blessed to be living in southern California.  Lucky that I get to enjoy the beautiful sun and its warmth while others across the country is facing an unkind winter.  I hope you stay safe in this unpredictable season. When a new year begins, a resolution for the new you is very normal.  Lose weight.  Leave your boring job and pursue your passion.  Find your soul mate.  Get married.  Have kids before the clock stops ticking at age 30 (rubbish!).  Which one is yours?  Mine is pretty simple.  Be happy!  Because being happy makes you appreciate your life.  I also want to challenge myself to be a better…

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    Christmas Vegan Chocolate Cake

    Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you are enjoying the holiday with family and friends.  During this time of year, I love the smell of baking goodies in the kitchen while listening to holiday tunes.  It’s really the only time of the year when I want to bake anything.  I invited a few friends over and decided to make a vegan cake for my vegan friend.  I was very diligent about reading every food label to ensure that there was absolutely no animal product.  I absolutely enjoyed making this for my friend.  The frosting did not turn out how I wanted but the cake with the light frosting was still very…

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    Downton Abbey Tea Party

    I am a big fan of Downton Abbey and I shamelessly have to admit that I finished 3 seasons within a week.  Who could forget the big cliffhanger from last season?!  One of the reasons I enjoy watching the show (besides a heart-melting script) is its impeccable attention to set design for lavish “luncheons”, dinners and parties – making a simple continental breakfast look so elegant.  I am having a dry spell and am thirsty for my Edwardian feed till season 4 comes back on January 5, 2014.  So what do I do?  I invited my close friends and their daughters to an intimate high tea party.   I have…