Which of you goofballs taught my kids Numa Numa?

At the start of filming a very serious matter…like choosing the winner of the $239 Praxis Language Giveaway, something very unexpected and smelly happens. Oh and don’t even get me started on what happens at the END of the video clip. All I can say is which of you goofballs TAUGHT MY KIDS NUMA-NUMA?! Steamy Kitchen Podcast #4: Praxis Giveaway …

Seattle Distraction

Elise of Simply Recipes and I were on her way to meet up with Ruth Reichl at an intimate, private event that we are lucky enough to snag tickets for, courtesy of Keren of Frantic Foodie (thank you karen, smootches to cute baby).  Elise and I had just met up at the airport, I having just flown in from Florida …

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Korean BBQ Beef on Crispy Wonton Chip

[imagebrowser id=13] Slideshow of Korean BBQ Beef on Crispy Wonton Chip Fundraising events these days usually include children hawking stuff I don’t need (enough magazines already!) athletic events (can’t I just drive that 5K?) or food and wine events (oh yeah, sign me up baby!) These folks who run food and wine festivals sure got the formula right. Have a …

Want to learn a new language? You need this giveaway!

I was born in Hong Kong but came to the United States when I was 4 years old. We lived in the midwest and in the 1970’s, being the only ethnic kid in school was so not cool. It was a really tough life, constantly being teased for being different and I made myself forget my Cantonese. I just wanted …

Steamy Kitchen Kids on TV

Kids these days are so tech savvy, it’s pretty scary. I gave Andrew and Nathan a small $60 Flip camcorder, about the size of a deck of cards and thought maybe they’ll have fun recording little “hi, I love you Grandma” type of messages. They quickly learned the camcorder’s very simple interface and let them loose. I thought I’d let …

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Crock Pot Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

    It’s no secret that good Pho broth requires a gazillion hours of simmering time. Time that I just don’t have. Tony, a boyfriend from a lifetime ago, told me his Dad used to simmer giant vats of pho broth overnight for his little pho restaurant in Houston. So, one day, I thought it would be really genius to …

Kitchen Scale Winner

So who won the Leifheit Kitchen Scale that I offered in my podcast with Michael Ruhlman? Watch Nathan and I pick and announce the winner! My other son, Andrew is the producer/director. Also, if you haven’t read my post about A Taste of the Big Leagues and my spontaneous NYC trip, you have to come read! I reveal a very …

A Taste of the Big Leagues

Last week, I Twitter-teased my New York City adventures, and I say tease because with only 140 characters to work with each time, the sentence ends before the juicy stuff can even begin. I’m a talkative, expressive sort and being concise and to-the-point just doesn’t jive with me. And yes, I know I can abbreviate my words to try to …