Namasu is something of a mystical dish. This simple salad of daikon radish and carrots is as simple to make as the similar tsukemono (overnight pickles), but is ready in just about 15 minutes. Namasu has a tangy-sweet flavor and incredible crisp texture that makes it a perfect pair to rich fried foods or hearty soups.… Read the rest
There’s no denying that macaroni salad is one of the definitive kings of the summer cookout. It goes perfectly with steak, grilled chicken, and is the perfect foil for anything slathered in barbecue sauce.… Read the rest
There are certain recipes you know you just have to try the very first time you hear of them. You know the ones, don’t you? It’s that certain something that sticks in your memory once you’ve seen or heard of it. It won’t leave you alone until you can recreate it or find somewhere that sells it so that you can see what all the hype was about. … Read the rest
My family loves rice. And I mean loves it. My son’s favorite dish is something we call “Rice and Goop”, which is basically rice covered in sausage or beef gravy. For me, it’s fried rice or spam musubi. My wife will take rice in just about any form, but if given a choice, she prefers onigiri.… Read the rest
Everyone has their go-to Chinese takeout favorite. For my wife, it’s cashew chicken. For my son, lemon chicken with fried rice and plenty of soy sauce does the trick. But for me, it’s broccoli beef every time. I’ve got to have it.
But I’ve noticed that since we started exploring Japanese foods, the broccoli beef from our local takeout places just seems too heavy.… Read the rest
Rice. It’s an unassuming grain that also just happens to be the staple food of nations all over the world. It’s speculated that rice may have been cultivated in Japan for as long as 6,000 years.… Read the rest
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The Holidays are here, and inevitably you’ll be faced with the challenge of having friends or family over for dinner. The problem with most Holiday meals, whether it’s Christmas or New Year, is that you get stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is out enjoying the festivities.… Read the rest
These leftover turkey recipes are guaranteed to put a new spin on that leftover holiday bird. Some take just minutes to make, while others are more involved and adventurous. Fear not! Regardless of the amount of time you have or your level of leftover mastery, you’re definitely going to find several new family favorite leftover turkey recipes here.
This is a collection of the best turkey leftover recipes from our kitchen.… Read the rest
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Thanksgiving can be a hectic time of year, whether you’re the one hosting dinner or not. The last thing you need to worry about is complicated desserts or appetizers. That’s where these simple and absolutely delicious Berry Cheesecake Egg Rolls com in. … Read the rest
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Who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich? They’re one of my happiest childhood memories. But sometimes that just isn’t enough. Sometimes I need that sandwich to be a whole meal that can be enjoyed either at the table with my family, or on the run if I’ve got somewhere to be.… Read the rest
I was raised in a very Southern American household. As such, I have the common Southern love for all fried foods. I love fried chicken, fried mushrooms, fried shrimp, and of course chicken fried steak with a healthy serving of Southern Gravy.… Read the rest
I’m a big fan of having fun at breakfast. Especially on the weekends when the whole family has a chance to sit down together and enjoy the morning. It gives us time to reconnect, so it might as well be enjoyable.… Read the rest
If I have one truly guilty fast food pleasure, it’s hash browns. You know…the deep fried kind. Crisp and crunchy on the outside, but pillowy soft on the inside. I’ll take those over a breakfast sandwich any day. (Or at least get a double order.)
Usually to make this kind of hash brown at home, I’d buy the frozen hash brown patties at the MegaMart and fry them up myself.… Read the rest
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Cooking for picky eaters can be a challenge. Especially when those picky eaters also happen to have learning disorders. In our case, that disorder is autism.… Read the rest
It’s the middle of a hectic week. Everyone just got home and you need to put something on the table fast. But everything is frozen. What do you do? Simple. Look to your pantry, folks. Make tuna burgers.
If you love tuna salad, you’ll adore these gorgeous little burgers made from tuna and onions.… Read the rest
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Back to school time comes with its own set of challenges. Less time. More stress. Schedules that need to be rearranged. If you add a complicated dinner menu to that, you’ve got the perfect recipe for overload.
Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered, in spades.… Read the rest
Nothing makes a meal feel more complete than gravy. It’s the perfect finishing touch to mashed potatoes, a glorious addition to beef, and an absolute must on most holiday tables. Gravy by itself can elevate a meal from boring to glorious, yet a lot of people avoid making it.… Read the rest
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Nothing really beats a family movie night. (O.K. I’ll be honest. In our case this usually mean family movie afternoons, since I work nights and am rarely home once it gets dark out.… Read the rest
If you’re looking for a way to jazz up dinner or an after school snack, but think it requires a ton of effort, it doesn’t. You can whip up these cheesy breadsticks as a gorgeous side or snack in just a few minutes. It won’t even take a call to your local pizza joint.… Read the rest
As a former Californian and a current Texan, there are few foods in the world that scream warm weather like a heaping dish of cool, refreshing, chunky guacamole. (Pico de Gallo also goes on this list.) It’s one of the first things put on your table in most good Tex Mex restaurants, will always be found at a cookout or tailgate party.… Read the rest