Andrew’s Debut on TV

For the past year, Andrew has been asking me, “Mama, can I do a cooking show with you?” and I’ve kinda resisted, mainly because a 5 year old boy…specifically MY 5 year old boy is quite unpredictable. How do I know that he’s not just going to blurt out my dirty laundry on LIVE TV?…


Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Update + More Testers!

I’m getting so close…I can smell it! So far, I’ve written 90 recipes and shot over 65 photographs…but I’m a little behind – and still have 30 more photographs and another 15 recipes to go. I must give great thanks to a hardcore team of testers who have been relentlessly testing…


Salmon with Blackberry Brandy Sauce

The ebony-blue, bursty blackberry fruit was just too pretty to pass up at the market the other day, so I picked up 2 pints to experiment with. I was thinking: Sauce. Brandy. Salmon….


Shrimp Fried Rice


Beautiful Shrimp Fried Rice photo! The first time I attempted to cook fried rice on my own, I was a teenager and my parents and little brother were on vacation. I stayed home to attend summer school and to enjoy a little freedom living on my own for a couple of weeks. Since my Mom was the queen in the …


Pan Seared Steak with Sweet and Sour Tomato Onion Sauce

Last week was my good friend’s birthday and like me, she popped out kids back to back, 16 months apart, which meant we both had the same momentary lapse of judgment. Date nights are rare events, not because we’re lame, married, boring people, but that trustworthy sitters are really hard to come by. The good ones, i.e. kids with no …


Shrimp and Zucchini Stirfry with Crispy Basil

New friend, Deb Puchalla, who is Editor in Chief of Martha Stewart Living Magazine, is hosting a Zukes and Cukes party and this is what I’m bringing! Instead of just stirring in basil leaves at the end like I normally do, this time I deep fried the basil leaves to create airy-light, brittle-crisp basil that elevates this dish to another …


Durian Frozen Yogurt

Bourdain describes it as “…Your breath will smell as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother.” Richard Sterling, travel/food writer: “… its odor is best described as pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock….lovely, huh?….


Wonton Noodle Soup


Watch me make Chinese Wonton Noodle Soup in a video and I’ll give you the secrets to folding, freezing and cooking wonton noodle soup…


15 Minute Asian Light Meals

It’s my birthday and I want to give you a gift! Enter to win a super cool Flip Video Camcorder! Watch my video for the details…