Bulgogi (Korean Beef)

Bulgogi is one of my favorite Korean dishes. It takes seconds to prepare and everyone that I have made if for enjoys it tremendously. Even my mother, who is a notoriously picky eater will chow down on what she affectionately calls Bull-Doggy!  My kids love it too which is always win. The beef is superRead more

Bok Choy Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing

Incredibly crunchy and full of delicious goodness, Bok Choy salad is quick and easy to make. Serve it as a side or meat free main dish!

Do you remember that Asian Crunch Salad that was super popular a few years back? Bok Choy Salad with Miso Ginger Dressing is very similar to the Napa cabbage based salad with toasted ramen noodles and sliced almonds. I made that salad a lot because it was it was super simple and really tasty! BokRead more

Quick and Easy Asian Cucumber Salad

Asian Cucumber Salad is almost like making a quick pickle and makes a delicious side to most Asian dishes. Usually, my family serves this along side Korean BBQ dishes like Bulgogi or Kalbi. This would also make a great crunchy topping for bao made with pork belly as it would help to cut some ofRead more

Homemade Crab Rangoon

Crispy, crunchy and slightly sweet, homemade Crab Rangoon will rock your taste buds!

Crispy, crunchy and slightly sweet, homemade Crab Rangoon will rock your taste buds! Better yet, it’s super simple to make at home when that take out craving hits.  Last week I posted a recipe for General Tso’s Chicken as well as an adapted version which turned the popular dish into a Vegan friendly, and gluten-freeRead more

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