Pizza Class

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“Pizza Hands” Cedar Park, 2021

Today we had two families over for an in-person pizza lesson. Usually, Mariko teaches via Zoom but today it was a special visit with friends. Lots of fun! And of course, the pizza was yummy. 😀🍕

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“Pizza” Cedar Park, 2021
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“Pizza” Cedar Park, 2021

Sashimi Entrée

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“Sashimi” Cedar Park, 2021

Maguro (tuna) is not my favorite sushi, but Toro (fatty tuna) is definitely up there!

Yakiniku

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“Yakiniku” Cedar Park, 2021

Tonight’s dinner was yakiniku with Japanese wagyu beef, sliced pork belly, sausage, mushrooms, cheese, and homegrown nasubi and jalapeño peppers. The beef was amazing, and the peppers were off-the-chart spicy! We also had some store-bought peppers which were very mild, thankfully.

I love spicy food, but these peppers were almost too much. I’d say these were almost as hot as habaneros! 🔥🌶 I loved them though. 😂

Fourth of July Dinner Brisket and Jalapeño Poppers

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“Fourth of July Dinner” Cedar Park, 2021

I made a beef brisket for our holiday meal using a slow-baking method as I have done in the past. However, this time it took a couple of hours longer than usual for some reason. The delay was okay, however, as the family was in full relax-mode, and we snack on the smoked sausage and drank margaritas (just Mariko and I!) while we waited. I also made jalapeño poppers, Bay made mashed potatoes, Mariko made a salad, and Koa set the table.

It was a yummy meal, and easy to make.

FYI, the traditional way of preparing jalapeño poppers is to wrap the cheese-filled peppers with bacon strips, and then pop them into the oven. But what we do is to fry up the bacon, cut into bits, and then just add them with the cheese stuffing. This method is so much easier, not nearly as messy, and it’s simpler to get the jalapeños to the right done-ness. It’s also way easier to eat. 😀🌶

I hope you had a nice day!

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“American Flag” Cedar Park, 2021

Curry Night

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“Fancy Curry” Cedar Park, 2021

American wagyu beef, pickled eggs, broccolini, and tomatoes… so good. It’s hard to beat curry-night! 🍛