Pork Shoulder and King Oyster Mushroom Stir-Fry

Have you ever eaten something that made you question why you don’teat that exact same thing everyday?  A food that is so tasty, so layered in flavor, succulent, juicy, salty and just a little sweet that you want to eat it again and again?  Something in which there are no more leftovers.  You might even…

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Shanghai Noodles

  China is a great place for food.  Cumin dusted lamb and noodles in the West, spicy cuisine from Szechuan province, fried delicacies in Yunnan, dumplings in the North…I could go on but I get too hungry to finish the list.  However, if your taste runs more to the sweet than savory, you might want…

Stuffed Cabbage

        Things I remember about my Ukranian grandmother:  Her Brooklyn accent whenever I talked to her on the phone. She was a big believer of soaking her poultry in brine before cooking. AND 3. Her stuffed cabbage recipe. Sad to say, I never actually met my grandmother in real life since we…

Pork and Shrimp Wontons

      Before I had my beautiful daughter, life was carefree!  Sure, I’ll have another beer.  Why not stay out late on a Saturday night?  Hey, let’s go away for the weekend!  I had so many opportunities to spend my extra money and extra time.  Especially when I became sick.  If I felt ill,…

Spicy Pork Tacos

          According to a recent study, millennials suck at cooking.  They have difficulty identifying butter knives and are dumbfounded when it comes to roasting a chicken.           In a way, I understand where they are coming from.  Cooking an omelette that hasn’t been torn to pieces, braising…

Bacon Pesto Brunch Pastries

  Ever watch the Great British Bake Off?  Contestants of all ages and backgrounds compete over who can make the best cake, tart , biscuit and/or pastry.  Using their best efforts and a small child’s weight in butter, they create stunning baked goods only to be told in critical detail that it’s just not right. …

Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites

When I was a child, my favorite food was Chicken Cordon Bleu.  In my opinion, there was nothing to dislike.  Someone somewhere in Switzerland had come up with a sinfully perfect combination of fried chicken with a salty ham and molten cheese center. As someone who LOVES fried chicken, I can’t think of anything better….