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
Sausage dressing is a staple at Southern tables, and not just around the holidays. I’ve used this recipe (or variations of it) to stuff Turkey, chicken, cornish hens, pork chops, and bell peppers.… 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
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It’s winter time again, folks. And while some might be bemoaning the loss of all of the summers’ vegetable crops, my family is going crazy over the wealth of fresh picked winter squash and sweet potatoes available at our local Walmart.… Read the rest
Like most families, we saw each other mostly on holidays, and the order of the day was, of course, the food. Roast turkey in particular, with homemade cornbread stuffing (or cornbread dressing, if that’s what you want to call it.), though there would of course be all kinds of other dishes and desserts.… 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
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
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
Summer’s here folks, and it’s hot. Way too hot for the oven, or for heavy soups and stews. Yep, summer calls for something you can toss on the grill while you keep in the shade.… Read the rest
When it’s hot outside you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen putting a meal on the table. You want to sit back, relax and eat. Enter zaru somen (Literally: basket noodles.) Chilled Japanese noodles, a delightfully light and mild sauce to dip them in, and some refreshing, crisp green onions make this the perfect dish for a hot afternoon or evening.… Read the rest
So you’ve googled “chicken wings recipe” and now you’re overwhelmed. Everything that pops up is spicy as heck or difficult to make. If you’re looking for a sure-fire crowd-pleaser for your next game day event or movie party, look no further, you’ve found it. Our sesame-apricot chicken wings will wow you for sure, and they couldn’t be simpler.
Moist, succulent chicken glistening with a sticky, sweet, tangy apricot glaze and speckled with toasted sesame seeds for a bit of texture.… Read the rest
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Winter is deep upon us, and whether you’re looking for decadent holiday meals or healthy, yet satisfying New Years dishes, you’re going to want something that warms your heart and helps to ward off the cold.… Read the rest
My definition of a great cookbook is not based on the fact that it’s full of great recipes. It’s also not based on whether those recipe work as written: they should work as written.… Read the rest
I’m glad that my wife loves talking with people. Everywhere we go either she or I is asking a waitress or a cook how they prepared something. In most cases the cook or chef is happy to oblige. This dish is a result of my wife’s insatiable curiosity regarding new recipes and her ability to charm the socks of of anyone… Even if that someone happens to be a chef in Izmir, Turkey. … Read the rest
Look at these toasted pumpkin seeds. Aren’t they adorable? Sitting there all shy and peaceful, like a little girl in a schoolyard. You know, the one in the pink dress with the pigtails and the stunning smile. They could never possibly do anything mean or cross, right?
You would be right if that little girl had a pension for torturing small furry animals and little brothers.… Read the rest