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chocolate scone with banana ice cream

Occasionally, I can be very grumpy in the morning. I’m sure I’m not the only one. One morning, I seriously was in a foul mood. I left for work without saying “I love you” to Mad Scientist. By mid-morning, I was feeling uncomfortable just because I should have at least told him I loved him even if my morning was worse than my hair-do.

chocolate scone with banana ice cream

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meatball slider with pretzel roll

We don’t usually go out on Valentine’s Day because there’s nothing better than home cooked meal over a good glass of wine. Over the years, I started to realize that I don’t have to cook 5-star restaurant look-alike to impress Mad Scientist. I just happened to be a huge fan of finger foods, and with a bit of creativity, sliders can be a bit upgraded and still served on occasions. And trust me, there’s nothing better than home-baked pretzel, even if there’s no meat in between.

I served this dish at a party once without mentioning the cheese was stuffed inside. I’m happy to say that it kept friends’ interests in foods for a while; the first bite out of the slider was this heavenly cheese oozing out of the meatball, and it was a warm surprise. Having a cheese in the center prevented it from drying out like rubber and stayed edible unlike regular cheese burger sliders.

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I said yes when Mad Scientist asked me if I wanted very ripe bananas. Don’t ask where he got them, but my gain. And there I was, staring at the ingredients again. I don’t know why I do this but I think I’m trying to let them tell me what they want to be. The vibe was… banana bread, again.

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