Instant Ramen Love

Bonding over Instant Ramen

There’s a special time in a parent’s life when you begin teaching your little tots the fine art of life. Like how to wiggle your way out of a ticket or jail time after rear ending a police car or maybe how to play with scissors discreetly. This morning, it was introducing Nathan to my ol college buddy, Maruchan Instant …

Guess who played with scissors?

Hmmm…could it be this 5 year old boy named Andrew? Geez, I wonder if anyone will notice that he’s got a freakin’ chunk of his hair missing? Couldya be any more conspicuous? Clearly, I have not done my job as a mother well, teaching you the fine art of covert mischief-making. Sheesh. I need to step it up as a …

Pretty trumped taste.

The wedding cake adventure actually started over a year ago, when Melissa of Masterpiece Weddings emailed me and asked, “will you pretty please come and be a judge for our wedding cake competition?” Me? Wedding cakes? I’ve only been married once, and don’t even remember what my wedding cake even looked like (though I do very much remember how it …

Steamy Kitchen on Daytime TV!

I’ve been so excited all weekend that I just couldn’t focus or concentrate on anything other than making the pile of chocolates and wine in my home disappear as quickly as possible, leftover from this segment last week on CBS:

Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Update

7 more days. 6 more days and my edits are due…. It will come out Fall ’09! I cooked and photographed all the dishes – it was a TON of work. No time to chat…but here’s a quick Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Promo Video! A Quick Video….

Chinese New Year Recipes – Party Like It’s 4707!

Don’t put away your party shoes just yet! I know you think that the new year celebrations are over, but for many Asians all over the world, the biggest holiday is yet to come! January 26th is the beginning of Chinese New Year, a 15-day long celebration and the start of year 4707 according to the Chinese calendar. Each year …

Menu For Hope: Dear Santa Edition

A quiet place to eat…a boy in Lesotho and children at school in Lesotho. Pics from Chez Pim – here are the rest of the series of photos. Pimpin’ Out Prizes As of Monday morning, we’ve surpassed $20,000! Still a long ways to go to catch up to last year’s record number of $91,000, so I’m pimping out some of …

What the Heck Did I Say to Ming Tsai?

Just when I thought Steamy Kitchen would be without this recording of a convo I had with superstar Chef Ming Tsai on the phone , the fabuleux Lenny of Chez Us came to my rescue and helped me put up the recording! Here are the highlights of my chat with Chef Ming Tsai: (0:01) I had made one of his …

2008 Menu For Hope: Calling for Prizes!

It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? We’ve just experienced one of the most volitile years in recent memories (ok, remember I’m only 22), the fall(ing) of economy, the yo-yo-ing of gas prices, smashing of racial barriers, a man who would never make a very good Sopranos character (dude. what a lame mobster you’d make. seriously.)  and holy Kato Kaelin! …

Steamy Kitchen’s Big Holiday Giveaway

This year, I want to make each holiday gift really count, as I’m being frugal AND thoughtful. I’ve got to be careful and really teach the bebes about the value of money and the art of selecting the perfect gift for each person. I’m not doing a great job, as yesterday I gave Andrew $33 to shop for me, Scott, …