Asian Sweet Chili Sauce

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Good Asian cooks never run out of rice, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. I’ll also throw fish sauce and Thai sweet chili sauce in the mix too. I must be a bad Asian because I’m constantly out of these ingredients – too lazy to drive 30 minutes to the Asian market and too cheap to pay the crazy mark-up at …

Thai Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

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I’m overwhelmed by all the Internet love! You all have made last week so much more bearable, and the healing over the sudden loss of Buster easier. I think the one most affected by Buster’s passing was Coco. There were times when we came home, and Coco would greet us and then immediately looked behind us to see if Buster …

Sweet and Sour Chicken with Cherries

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Growing up in Nebraska, the closest family was nearly 8,000 miles away in Hong Kong and so our “family” was made of neighbors and co-workers of my Dad at the city utility offices. On the weekends, the adults would play cards, mah-jong (my parents taught everyone!) and have grand potlucks. We spent many weekends with one of Dad’s co-workers, Walt …

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Chili Sauce

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For the past 5 years, Ree (The Pioneer Woman), Elise (Simply Recipes) and I have hosted big parties for our food blogging community. It’s sort of a tradition now, anytime the three of us are in the same city at the same time, we just have an urge to get people together, eat, dance and have a merry time. This year’s …

Sticky Asian Chicken Wings

Sticky Asian Chicken Wings Recipe

Eating wings is an 8-finger affair (my pointed-up pinkies tend to stay clean as they are too short to get in the way), especially if you serve wings whole like I have in this recipe. Any wing connoisseur will tell you that each of the 3 parts of the wings are incredibly different. The drumstick end is meaty, easy to eat, but …

Mushroom Tofu Potstickers

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While these may not look like your normal cutely folded potstickers, let me assure you that these are 100% even better. Not only are they easier and faster to fold (No delicate crimping of pleating), they have MAXIMUM crispy crunchy surface! Double win for sure. We ended up folding 100 of these babies. 25 to eat straight away and the …

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs

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  *I recently posted this recipe with the LG Oven Giveaway (hey, I’m giving away an oven!!!) and updated this recipe to include a video on how to make these yummy ribs. ~Jaden The nearest good Korean BBQ restaurant is over an hour drive away, simply too far when the best accompaniment to Korean BBQ is several super-cold OB beer alternating …

Baby Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir Fry

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    After a weekend of partying, gourmet eats and running around at Disney World, we’re ready for simple, homemade meals. This past weekend, Scott, Todd/Diane and I hosted our 6th Food Blog Forum event at Disney World (well, it’s 2nd time at Disney, 6th conference overall). I’ll be sharing lots of photos and thoughts from the event in another post …

Chinese Daikon and Carrot Soup

Chinese Daikon and Carrot Soup

I’ve been making a lot of Chinese home-style soups lately – Nathan has been going through some health challenges lately and all he wants to eat is clear soup. My house smells like Mom’s house when I simmer a pot of soup. One most frequently asked questions I get is, “what’s your favorite recipe from your Mom?” It’s tough to …

Grilled Chicken with Blackberry Sweet and Sour Sauce

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We don’t get many choices in Chinese restaurants in my town – all the joints are a jumbled mish-mash of Americanized Asian food and they all serve sushi (because it sells really well with high profit margins). Last week, we went to one for lunch and Andrew ordered Sweet and Sour Chicken. The chicken was deep fried and the sauce …

Vegetable Thai Curry Noodle Soup

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We’ve been a little distracted for the past week, new babies, another new baby that is just learning how to waddle and getting quotes to build a new fence for animals (sheep! alpaca! bunnies!) Pretty soon, I’ll have to rebrand this site to be “Steamy Farmer” right?! So, dinners recently have been super quick-cooking meals and raiding my pantry/refrigerator for something …

How to Cook Chinese Sausage

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My parents came to visit us last week, a pitstop on their way to a Transatlantic cruise and vacation. Normally, when they come visit, Mom will call a week before to get “my list” of things to bring – Asian foodstuffs that I can’t buy in my Florida markets but that she can find near her home in Las Vegas. …