Asian Dishes

Huli Today Gone To Maui (Instant Pot Huli Huli Chicken)

Huli Today Gone To Maui (Instant Pot Huli Huli Chicken)

So excited, going to Maui next week! Just a quick jaunt for a friend’s big birthday (I won’t divulge which big B-day). I have not been to Maui in a very long time. I was about to graduate from pharmacy school the last time I […]

Oppa! Korean-Style, Sexy Noodles, Op Op Japchae

Oppa! Korean-Style, Sexy Noodles, Op Op Japchae

It was hubby’s birthday last week and I threw a surprise party for him.  Very impromptu, a handful of friends on a Friday night to help him celebrate another year.  The menu was pretty easy to put together.  I started with his favorites cheesecake, apple pie […]

Stuck on Sticky Rice (Gnaw Mai Fan)

Stuck on Sticky Rice (Gnaw Mai Fan)

When the holidays roll around and the feasting begins, you can find me eyeing the array of side dishes on the table.  Yep, scoop me some sweet potatoes, pour on the creamed spinach and pile on the mashed potatoes. While everyone oohs and ahs over […]

There’s Always Room for J-E-L-L-O

There’s Always Room for J-E-L-L-O

Do Not Laugh.  Yes, this is a recipe for jello, not the boxed Jello you made with your mom when you were a kid (your job-pour the contents into a big bowl), oh no. The Asian version of Jello, Almond Jello. So good, it brings a whole […]

FALL Into One Pot Meals (Instant Pot Korean Beef Stew)

FALL Into One Pot Meals (Instant Pot Korean Beef Stew)

As summer winds down and I head to the back of my closet to pull out my sweaters and jeans. I also start yearning for comfort foods like stews and hearty soups. Over the weekend we head out to make the rounds at our favorite […]

Poultry in Motion

Poultry in Motion

I went to the city to grab a bite to eat with my kid Jeffrey and my Mom. Jeffrey suggested a joint that serves poached chicken and rice. Loves it, goes there all the time. I said, you’re KIDDING right?  Not that I don’t like […]

Sunny with a Plate of Meatballs

Sunny with a Plate of Meatballs

FB started out as a way to connect with my friends, especially with those that don’t live close by but it has morphed into a way to connect with people with shared interests.  Earlier in the year I stumbled across Food52’s  (awesome website, check it […]

To BBQ Or Bake That Is The Question (Miso Honey Ribs)

To BBQ Or Bake That Is The Question (Miso Honey Ribs)

The kids were home for about a week but we were so busy running around we never got around to our annual summer burger cook-off.  Disappointing but little did I know the chance to flex my culinary muscle would happen anyways.  Each year Saveur magazine’s […]

Old Family Secret (Sesame Noodles)

Old Family Secret (Sesame Noodles)

Jamie was home for the week and of course we pulled out the party plates and hosted happy hour at our house. Though we usually stick to finger foods, we broke out the forks and chopsticks for a delicious, perfect for hot weather dish, Sesame […]