20 Surprising Chinese New Year Facts

20 Surprising Chinese New Year Facts

While Chinese New Year is often represented to the western world with images of red envelopes and Spring Festival dragon dances, these only scratch the surface of the many traditions, customs and quirks that accompany this vibrant holiday. Celebrations that began in...

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20 Easy To Make Super Bowl Snacks

20 Easy To Make Super Bowl Snacks

Hey there, Super Bowl enthusiasts and snack aficionados! It's that time of the year again when the football season peaks, and so does our craving for some deliciously easy Super Bowl snacks.  From the comfort of your kitchen to the cheering in your living room,...

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The Best Chinese New Year Desserts

The Best Chinese New Year Desserts

It's that time of year again – Chinese New Year! And you know I can't let it pass without talking about traditional Chinese New Year desserts. I've been diving into these sweet treats for most of my life, and let me tell you, they're more than just a sugar rush. Each...

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12 Unlucky Foods To Avoid This Chinese New Year

12 Unlucky Foods To Avoid This Chinese New Year

Do you feel that palpable buzz in the air as Chinese New Year approaches? I get especially excited about all the delicious food I'm about to dive in and swim through. (Picture me as Scrooge McDuck, wading through my sea of gold coins. Except... it's piles of spring...

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Can You Put Ziploc Bags in the Microwave?

Can You Put Ziploc Bags in the Microwave?

We've all been there – standing in front of the microwave oven with leftovers in one hand and a Ziploc bag in the other, wondering, "Is this okay to do?" It's a modern-day kitchen quandary: Can you actually put Ziploc bags in the microwave without starting a mini...

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10 New Year’s Good Luck Foods From Around The World

10 New Year’s Good Luck Foods From Around The World

As someone who hails from a Chinese background, a culture brimming with superstitions and specific dos and don'ts for Chinese New Year, I've always been fascinated by the concept of good luck foods. In our tradition, certain dishes are believed to bring prosperity,...

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Easy Flavored Butter Recipes

Easy Flavored Butter Recipes

Making flavored butters, also known as compound butters, is one of my favorite ways to jazz up plain old sauteed vegetables. Compound butter is a gourmet take on an everyday ingredient that elevates your cooking — and makes a great present to hand out to friends and...

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10 Microwave Hacks to Simplify Your Thanksgiving Holiday

10 Microwave Hacks to Simplify Your Thanksgiving Holiday

Let's get real – the unsung hero of Thanksgiving isn't just the turkey or the pie, it's that humble box in your kitchen: the microwave. When the oven is jam-packed with turkey and all those sides, this culinary sidekick steps up in a big way. From crisping up nuts to...

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8 Thanksgiving Desserts That Steal the Show

8 Thanksgiving Desserts That Steal the Show

Get ready to revolutionize your Thanksgiving dessert spread with a lineup that could outshine the main event. Bid farewell to traditional pumpkin pie and embrace a new era of sweetness, courtesy of innovative recipes from top-tier developers and food bloggers. From...

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Smoky Sofrito Vinaigrette Recipe

Smoky Sofrito Vinaigrette Recipe

I've always been captivated by the vibrant flavors of Latin American cuisine, especially sofrito, the heart and soul of many Puerto Rican dishes. It's this rich base that inspired me to take a little culinary detour and craft this Smoky Sofrito Vinaigrette. Imagine...

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Greek Dressing Recipe

Greek Dressing Recipe

We all have those lonely bottles of dried herbs chilling in the back of our spice cabinets, right? It’s high time they made a comeback. I've been loving the simple act of whisking them into a classic Greek Dressing. No frills, no fuss – just good old olive oil, red...

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How To Cook Shrimp: 6 Ways

How To Cook Shrimp: 6 Ways

if you've ever stood in your kitchen, shrimp in hand, and wondered, "How do I turn these little beauties into a mouthwatering masterpiece?", you're not alone! Whether you're looking to poach, roast, pan-sear, or even grill them, I've got you covered. Dive in with me...

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Creamy Taco Salad Dressing

Creamy Taco Salad Dressing

Every now and then, I get a massive craving for a hearty taco salad, but what I'm really craving is the dressing. No store-bought bottle will do—it's got to be homemade. That's where this Creamy Taco Salad Dressing shines. With the rich tang of Greek yogurt combined...

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Thanksgiving Dinner Menu for Two

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu for Two

When it comes to Thanksgiving, it often seems like the entire culinary world is focused on grand family feasts – oversized tables, a battalion of chairs, and turkeys that could rival those in fantasy films. However, not everyone is gearing up for a large gathering....

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Sauteed Zucchini Recipe

Sauteed Zucchini Recipe

Zucchini holds a special place in my heart. Simple and humble, yet absolutely divine when sautéed to perfection. They take on a delicate tenderness that few veggies can rival. Plus, that golden-brown hue? Talk about irresistible! So, let's dive in, because we're about...

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Strawberry Herb Vinaigrette

Strawberry Herb Vinaigrette

Let's talk dressings. We all know a salad is only as good as its dressing. And it’s high time to think beyond the bottle. Welcome this Strawberry Herb Vinaigrette into your life. Fresh strawberries bringing in the sweetness, balanced with a vinegar ka-pow! and a...

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I'm Jaden Rae, a TV chef, cookbook author, recipe developer, and the creative force behind Steamy Kitchen, a 19-year food blog focused on Asian cuisine and mindful living. Steamy Kitchen has been featured on The List, the Today Show, Oprah.com, Martha Stewart Living Radio & more.

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