Best Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze


I’ve never been a fan of scones until I met Kathy, the owner of a cooking school that I used to teach at. One afternoon, I walked in with my arms full of ingredients to prepare for a cooking class that I was teaching later that evening. Just as I was putting ingredients in the refrigerator, Kathy handed me a …


Friday Favorites

This week’s Friday Favorites is from Jess Daniel, Steamy Kitchen’s intern! Next week, you’ll also get to meet La Fuji Mama – Rachael joins our team Steamy Kitchen too. Also, have you notice the blog design change?! A big thanks to Scott, my husband, for collaborating with me on the redesign of the site. Scott is actually a web developer/professional …


The Splurge of a Lifetime

When you get 5 very passionate food bloggers together in Chicago, there’s only one thing to do. Hoard as many free soda crackers and pretzels as you can to be able to save money and splurge on one evening. at Alinea. The 5 of us: Sara of Ms. Adventures of Italy, Elise of Simply Recipes, Kathy of Panini Happy, moi …


The most beautiful….

…interactive website I’ve ever seen….and it has nothing to do with food! Can you translate some of the song for me? Soy Tu Aire


Caprese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

When tomato and fresh basil is THIS good, I hate to do anything other than enjoy it fresh in a salad. My Basil Vinaigrette is simple to make, takes 5 minutes in a blender. You’ll love it. I promise. First, the Basil Vinaigrette ingredients: fresh basil leaves, shallots (substitute with onion or garlic), sea salt, a couple slices of fresh …

Baby Corn

Baby corn is young corn, usually eaten whole, yes, cob included. They are boiled, or tossed into stir-fry dishes. Cooking doesn’t change its texture – they are as crunchy and sweet as raw. They can be found fresh in Asian grocers or canned would be an acceptable substitute. While fresh baby corn is incredibly delicious and snappy, they are difficult …


Friday Favorites

I’m starting a new feature on Steamy Kitchen called Friday Favorites, mainly because at the end of the week, my mind is already numb from recipe writing, testing and chopping. Well, except this week as I just came back from a relaxing Mexican vacay with this gal which I’ll tell you about later. So, with absolutely NO excuse this week …


Nathan’s Secret to Bowling + Amazon Winner

Last night, on my Birthday Eve (you know like, Christmas Eve, the night before the big day), I told Scott that in the morning, all I wanted for my birthday was to sleep in. There are only two occasions each year where I don’t feel like I need to create a long-winded excuse to sleep in, and it’s my birthday …


Fish Sauce

Fish sauce is an essential ingredient in my pantry. It has a nice salty-sweet flavor to it, and you use it very sparingly, like Anchovy paste. A little goes a long way! There are several brands of fish sauce, the best one I have found so far is called “Three Crabs”. Good fish sauce should be the color of brewed …