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Chinese New Year Recipes: What to eat if you want more money!

Chinese New Year begins Monday, February 8th! It’s the Year of the Monkey. Because the Chinese in particular are extremely superstitious, there are “rules” for what to do and eat (and NOT) to usher in the New Year and ward off bad spirits. (click for larger image) The specific recipes in the infographic are in my cookbook, Healthy Asian Favorites, …

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Pressure Cooker Chinese Sausage with Brown Rice

This Chinese recipe features some of the best dried and preserved Chinese ingredients: dried shrimp, Chinese sausage and dried mushrooms. Traditionally, this dish is made with white rice or sticky, glutinous rice. But we’re using brown rice to create a hearty, healthful dish with authentic Chinese flavors. You’ll learn how to buy, store and use each of these preserved ingredients, and use a pressure …

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Mummy Halloweenies

Happy Halloween! Republishing this fun post from a couple of years ago. ~Jaden In my 6 1/2 years of food blogging (in Internet years, that’s like 25.2 regular years) I’ve made some darn good friends, even soulmates. One of these gals is known as The Pioneer Woman – Ree Drummond. Ree and I have been on some crazy adventures together, running barefoot …

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Best Chinese Potsticker Dumplings

What you’ll learn in this recipe: Perfect potstickers from scratch – crisp bottoms that are not greasy, steamed filling that’s not soggy Step by step how to make Mom’s homemade wrappers with a bowl, spoon & rolling pin Loaded with tips from my Mom, who has been making potstickers from scratch for over 40 years How to Make the Best Potstickers The perfect …

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Chinese Steamed Buns

This Chinese Steamed Buns Recipe features: Simple dough that can be used for many different Chinese steamed buns Step by step photos to show you exactly how to make the buns How to prevent the buns from splitting apart too soon Tips to get your buns smooth, white and puffy A few weeks ago, my parents came to visit from the …

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Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Years ago, we dined at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Sarasota. The kids were itty bitty, but they got dressed up with fancy new clothes. The special occassion, none, other than my in-laws were visiting from Clarence, New York for the holidays. My late father-in-law, George, was a lover of steak. Super-seared, almost burnt on the outside, but red-rare on the …

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Gifts for the Cook: Kitchen Storage and Utensils

This edition of kitchen product reviews just proves that I need a bigger kitchen! Oxo sent a big box of goodies – my all time favorite kitchen item award now goes to the Oxo 9-Piece Nesting Bowl and Colander. Watch the video to see why! Gift Ideas for the Cook: Kitchen Storage and Utensils     Core Kitchen Grip Strip …