Pasta, Rice & Grains

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 […]

Samurai Gourmet & You Say Catsup, I Say Ketchup (Ketchup Noodles)

Samurai Gourmet & You Say Catsup, I Say Ketchup (Ketchup Noodles)

One of my favorite shows on Netflix is the Japanese production Samurai Gourmet. I LOVE this show. I’m crossing my fingers that they produce more episodes.  It follows newly retired exec Kasumi as he rediscovers the simple pleasures of life (most of which involve food […]

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 […]

52 Ways to Have Your Salad

52 Ways to Have Your Salad

Slip out the bowl Joe, toss some new greens, Jean…just get yourself free..to make some satisfying salads.  After quite the wait I received a copy of Food 52 Mighty Salads from Blogging for Books.  I flipped through the book and with my trusty pad of […]

Love Letter to Rice (Garlic Rice)

Love Letter to Rice (Garlic Rice)

On one of our weekend food treks, hubby and I headed to East San Jose in search of egg rolls and banh mi. Right in front of the entrance to the market was a display of different dried pastas on sale including tiny little pasta […]

Thai-rrific Noodles

Thai-rrific Noodles

My hubby has a certain MO when it comes to food.  Over the years he has become a much more adventurous eater but for the most part he sticks to what he likes and when he likes something, he will eat it all the time. […]

Instant Pot Adventures-Mushroom Risotto

Instant Pot Adventures-Mushroom Risotto

You can disregard this post if you do not have an Instant Pot. Well, you may want to do a quick read to see if it convinces you to add yet another appliance to your kitchen. After all you can never have too many kitchen gadgets. My first […]

Dad’s Fried Rice With a Little Tweak

Dad’s Fried Rice With a Little Tweak

Having posted a fried rice recipe (Kim Chee Fried Rice-Koreatown) recently this comes a bit sooner than expected but a couple of things prompted this post.  The rain is back with a vengeance so I have been holed up at home with Sammy.  The perfect […]