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Pork and Scallion Dumplings With Crispy Skirt

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Pork and Scallion Dumplings With Crispy Skirt

Instead of steaming these dumplings in water, we simmer them in a vinegary cornstarch and flour slurry that creates a lacy, crunchy golden crust as the water evaporates and the dumplings brown. The vinegar adds tang, but also creates the lightest and crispiest skirt, a pro move we borrowed from Dumpling Galaxy in Flushing, Queens. If you don’t have rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar work too. If you don’t have cornstarch, just use all flour. For the full story click here!


Where to Buy the Best Bathing Suits Online

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Where to Buy the Best Bathing Suits Online

As summer approaches, it’s time to start thinking about bathing suits. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the pool, beach, lake or whatever body of water I can find. I used to hate shopping for swimwear, but over the years I have figured out what brands and styles work for me. I enjoy shopping for a cute bathing suit and have no problems shopping online. I prefer online shopping over an in-store experience any day of the week. At home, I can try on bathing suits in my own mirror and with my own accessories. It...


Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 165: Delivery Lattes and Parent Advice.

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Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 165: Delivery Lattes and Parent Advice.

My Latest Snag: Lattes, Crackers, and Kids’ Stuff. First: I really wish I was seated at the table above right now. I can almost taste that croissant. Instead, my bottled latte will have to do — which brings me to a random assortment of recent purchases: POP & BOTTLE OAT MILK LATTE SUBSCRIPTION MARY’S GONE CRACKERS CAYENNE — PEOPLE GO CRAZY OVER THESE?? WASH-OFF NAIL POLISH FOR A MANICURE FOR MINI THIS WEEK MORE KISSY KISSY BODYSUITS NEW SNEAKERS FOR MICRO AVENE HYDRANCE LEGERE LOTION You’re Sooooo Popular: Toy Organization Bins. The most popular items on the blog this past...


How I’m Using My Stimulus Check + Ideas For Yours.

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How I’m Using My Stimulus Check + Ideas For Yours.

     I had to wait a couple weeks longer then some of my friends did for theirs, but my stimulus check finally arrived last Thursday. In today's blog post, I thought I'd share what I'm using my check for, and a few extra ideas for other things you can do with them. And I'm also sharing a fun and preppy spring outfit!  This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Southern Belle in Training! Top // Skirt // Shoes // Necklace // Purse (old, very similar from same retailer here} // Watch c/o //        To...


What’s Up, Weekend? | Reopening: What Will the New Normal Look Like?

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What’s Up, Weekend? | Reopening: What Will the New Normal Look Like?

Happy Mother’s Day weekend, sweet friends! Although this Mother’s Day looks different from any we’ve ever seen, I hope you feel loved and cherished on your special day! Our daughter will be here for a few more days before she heads up to her summer gig at Starlight Mountain Theater in Garden Valley, Idaho. (Yes, it’s ON!) We’ve enjoyed her so much the past few months, and having her home has been really good for our relationship. I’m thrilled that she’ll be here on Mother’s Day! My oldest son came in from Austin for the weekend, and brought me a...