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Chinese New Year Recipes: What to eat if you want a raise!

Chinese New Year begins Thursday, February 19th! It’s the Year of the Sheep, Goat and Ram. Because the Chinese in particular are extremely superstitious, there are “rules” for what to do and eat (and NOT) to usher in the New Year and ward off bad spirits. The specific recipes in the infographic are in my cookbook, Healthy Asian Favorites, on …

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Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookie Recipe

This chocolate chip cookie recipe features: This recipe is from Dorie Greenspan, a James Beard Award winner and New York Times Bestselling author of Baking with Julia and Around My French Table. The hazelnut or almond flour gives the cookie a extraordinary richy, nutty flavor throughout the cookie, without having chunks of nuts interrupting the smooth, gooey, velvety chocolate chip cookie experience. …

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For the New Year: Make a Memory Jar

This idea was so popular last year that I’m reposting it again! Happy New Year everyone! ~Jaden I always say that time goes by too fast. Every. single. year. Other than this blog, I don’t keep a family journal (lazy at writing with a pen and too shy to spill all our personal family stuff on Steamy Kitchen), so every …

Korean Beef Jerky Recipe

Korean Beef Jerky

Our friends, Darrin and Sylvia Isaacs, introduced us to their love of homemade beef jerky several months ago. If you are an avid fisherman, you might have heard of Darrin before. He co-hosted and co-produced several ESPN fishing shows – Big Game Fishing the World, BXRL-Billfishing Xtreme Release League, Inside Big Game Fishing Hawaii and Big Game Bites – with his …

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Food Too Cute to Eat

Last week, my Mom forwarded us an email with all these incredibly detailed, adorable food photos. The boys insisted sharing these with you! The email was one of those viral emails that was forwarded thousands of times, and we have no idea who originally compiled them. While I track down the original sources to credit, please enjoy! Happy Holidays and Merry …

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Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Years ago, we dined at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Sarasota. The kids were itty bitty, but they got dressed up with fancy new clothes. The special occassion, none, other than my in-laws were visiting from Clarence, New York for the holidays. My late father-in-law, George, was a lover of steak. Super-seared, almost burnt on the outside, but red-rare on the …

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Pioneer Woman’s Buttermilk Biscuits

These Buttermilk Biscuits recipe has been one of our family favorites. The recipe is from my friend, Ree, aka The Pioneer Woman. These photos are from 2009, back when we didn’t know Ree. Nathan was just 5 years old, picked up Ree’s book and chose this recipe to make. Fast forward a few years later, Nathan is jumping on Ree’s bed, spending his …

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Healthy Chinese Take Out Recipes

May I introduce my latest book to you? Healthy Chinese Take Out Recipes Here’s a sample of some of the recipes you’ll find in Healthy Chinese Take Out – Favorite Recipes eBook: With dozens of valuable cooking tips, step-by-step photos, and endless recipe variations, you’ll be a master of Chinese Cooking. These basic recipes will build a solid foundation of …

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Juicy, Savory, Grilled Kebabs

Grilled Kebabs Recipe You’ll learn: The 1 secret ingredient that guarantees juicy, flavorful grilled kebabs Less than 30 minutes, Costs $12 for four servings Use any type of meat – beef, pork, lamb, bison, turkey, chicken 5-minute Minty Cucumber Raita I’ve been fairly tame in my adventures in Indian cooking, mainly because the mix of spices always seemed a little …