Crispy Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Before I even get into this addictive little snackity snack, I just want to say thank you for all the wonderful birthday wishes yesterday on Twitter and Facebook. You all are so thoughtful to send a little message of good wishes. I was sitting at the airport waiting for my flight home and everytime a new message came in, my …


Hawaiian Luau Burger

Ted Reader is a man I’ve referred to as someone who tiptoes the fine line between genius and lunatic, and that’s exactly why I love this man. His cookbooks are big, bold and absolutely nuts. Ted just came out with king of all burger books – Napolean’s Everyday Gourmet Burgers. Meet Ted and the Ultimate Cheeseburger Melt. It’s as big …


Chocolate Wontons + Video

Photo from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook My blog would not be complete without mention of one of my kids’ favorite dessert in the whole wide world, Chocolate Wontons. In fact, the site serves as my family’s visual menu of sorts, my kids will click through the site and point at dishes they want to have for dinner. Which is why …


What to eat for Chinese New Year

The Chinese calendar isn’t as straightforward and predictable as the Western (Gregorian) calendar. The length of a month isn’t always 30…um…31…no…29…or 28 days. Okay, okay, so both calendars are kinda screwy. But what I meant was that Western New Years is always called January 1st. Chinese or Lunar New Year falls on a different day every year, anytime between January …


BBQ Pitmaster Chef Paul’s Sweet & Smoky Ribs

Another sweet and smoky recipe? Yep! I can sweet and smoky anything – even tofu (maybe next week!) BBQ fans are loving the new BBQ Pitmasters Show on TLC and I was lucky enough to get a recipe for Chef Paul Peterson’s Sweet and Smoky Ribs. New Twitter friend, Steve Wilson, who runs Grilling Companion website was kind enough to …


Beer Steamed Clams with Bacon & Tomatoes

This is possibly one of the best 10 minute meals I’ve ever made! I’ll take clams any which way (well, except rubbery overcooked) – steamed, raw, fried, smothered and creamed in soup. When I’m lucky enough to get my hands on really fresh manila clams, I always invite friends over to feast…. (Continue reading at Steamy Kitchen on TLC)