the other martha

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Mango Sticky Rice is a favorite of traveler’s to Thailand, as well as the dish I hear ordered most at our favorite Thai Restaurants. Often parents order this dish for young children as an introduction to great Thai food and is an easy one for kids to cook at home. We included this recipe in a Cooking With Kids class called Asian Fusion and the kids loved it. It is delicious cooked with bits of dried mango as in this recipe, or served with ripe fresh mango, cut and served on the side. Adding a squeeze or two of fresh lime over the fresh mango really gild’s the lily! Ingredients 1 can unsweetened coconut milk (can use sweetened for dessert) 1 can chicken broth 1 cup sticky rice (Botan is our favorite) 4-6 pieces dried mango (chopped small) 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh …

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Mayan Chocolate Cheesecake by Martha Moench

The combination of peppers, cinnamon and allspice reminds me of a chocolate truffle called the ‘Mayan’ made by a boutique shop that is now out of business. It was a truffle that you thought about as you ate because the flavors married so well; one whose taste you wanted to make last a long time. My attempt to re-create that taste experience resulted in this cheesecake. If you’re not sure about the spice combination, take them out (leaving the vanilla in) and make it the first time as a rich chocolate cheesecake. But in my opinion, if you want to knock it out of the park, spice up your life with the original recipe. The double whammy of chili peppers with their natural ability to stimulate nerve endings and release endorphins creating a natural high, perfect for Valentine’s Day. Mayan Chocolate Cheesecake …

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Well, it’s me again. Dingbat’s mama (the other Martha) writing about one of my favorite recipes. With February approaching I thought we’d kick off our Monday with a Valentine’s cookie. My favorite for the past few years (well, maybe five or six) is a chocolate shortbread cut into a 2-inch heart. It has a very rich taste, so two hearts brought together with pink strawberry frosting or chocolate ganache in the center is better in a smaller amount. This is a great do ahead recipe – the dough seems to meld into its true persona if left for a day or two in the fridge before baking. It can also be frozen, which is good to know ahead of time, especially on a day like today when it’s snowing so much outside that one naturally thinks of baking while listening to great …

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