Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream is sweet, creamy, tangy and so much more!

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream is sweet, creamy, tangy and so much more! I’ve been making a lot of ice creams lately. After all, it is berry season in the North East and I can’t help myself from buying berry after delicious berry. Mixed berry was the first one made and since then I haveRead more

General Tso’s Chicken (Plus a Vegan Version!)

Better than take-out General Tso's Chicken??? You Bet! Crispy chicken thighs in a flavor packed, slightly spicy, not overly sweet sauce. Why call the Chinese place when you can create a much better version for yourself at home!

General Tso’s Chicken is probably the most popular Chinese Take-Out recipe. Bite sized pieces of chicken are fried to a crisp perfection before being covered in a thick, syrupy sauce. Then all you do is add in a couple of pieces of broccoli and you almost have a complete meal.  But it isn’t quite theRead more

Mushroom Steak Seasoning

Umami is where it’s at! You won’t come up short on flavor when using this mushroom steak seasoning on grilled beef or even chicken!

Mushroom steak seasoning has become a staple in my spice drawer.  I mean what goes better than steak and mushrooms right? Not much! This seasoning utilizes dried mushrooms. In my case, the woody stems from shiitake mushrooms that are often tossed. (Yes I have a thing about tossing food!) Shiitakes are one of my favoritesRead more

How to Make Pickled Watermelon Rind

Pickled watermelon rind adds a really nice sweet, salty, vinegary bite to whatever you add it to. Try it in any recipe that calls for regular pickles!

I’ve always heard that pickled watermelon rind is a southern thing, but often wondered why that is. I know pickled things are the perfect pairing with all sorts of foods because they can add and alter the taste of foods taking something good and making it something great.  As for this house, pickled watermelon rindRead more

Spicy Thai Peanut Soba Noodles with Chicken

Spicy and creamy, Thai Peanut soba noodles are as easy to make as they are addictive!

Spicy Thai peanut soba noodles!  You heard me right. These creamy, spicy, delectable noodles are so gosh darn addicting, I could eat them several times a week. The best part? They are super easy to make. Just a handful of ingredients, a very short cooking time and boom! Noodles are on the table! Even better,Read more

Homemade Chinese Dumplings

The best ever homemade Chinese dumplings are easier to make than you might expect. Great recipe to double and freeze so you always have them on hand!

If I could only eat a few things for the rest of my life, homemade Chinese dumplings would be at the top of that list, but that wasn’t always the case.  I had the fortune to spend some time with an amazing Chinese woman. Our husbands work together and I happen to meet her whenRead more