Picnic Worthy Bacon Potato Salad

Bacon Potato salad should be pack into ever picnic basket there every was. It's a classic potato salad, with bacon. Bacon makes everything better!

Summer is in full swing, and so is picnic season. Bacon Potato salad should be pack into ever picnic basket there every was. It’s a classic potato salad, with bacon. Bacon makes everything better! Bacon is the secret to life! Bacon is a precious gift from the Gods! BACON!  Okay, now that I got thatRead 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

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

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