Niurou Lamian (Chinese Beef Noodle Soup)

. . . .  . . .     Niurou lamian has a special place in my family’s heart.  My husband ate niurou lamian everyday for breakfast when in he lived in Lanzhou, a city in Western China.  He frequented his favorite noodle shop so often that they even gave him a go at throwing…

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Chicken Enchiladas

      Enchiladas…gooey, cheesey, spicy and warm enchiladas. The thought of it makes your mouth water and puts a little spring in your step.   You might even say to yourself,  ‘Tonight, I’m making a big ol’ plate of enchiladas for dinner. Let’s get some beer to go with it, why not? Diet starts tomorrow!‘….

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…

Chicken Liver Mousse

          ‘Try the grey stuff-it’s delicious!  Don’t believe us, ask the dishes!’   I remember that line from Beauty and the Beast as a child.  In my mind, I just thought the ‘grey stuff’ was something fancy and French.  As an adult, I contemplate how many grey foods there are out…

Mulligatawny

          For a long time I didn’t know what Mulligatawny was.  What was this soup that my husband kept asking me to make?  So, I did a little research and found that this dish is yet another British hybrid of an Indian recipe only this time made with added beef, thickeners…

Korean Iced Tea

  Koreans love to drink.  I remember reading about their high level of alcohol consumption while I was in Poland and I thought, ‘No way could anyone drink MORE than Polish people or Eastern Europeans in general’.  BUT, then I got there and discovered that where there’s a will, there’s a way and the Korean people…

Top Mom Google Searches

Let us all take a moment of silence for the dearly departed laptop that passed away last Wednesday.  It fought a good battle but in the end it was no match for a toddler and a large cup of coffee. The first stage is shock and panic, the second step is mopping up the mess…

Steak and Ale Pie

        Steak and ale pie might seem like one of those dishes that you can only get in a pub somewhere in Yorkshire with a side of mashed potatoes, green peas and a decent mug of lager or two.  Where else could people master such a flaky crust, luscious gravy and tender…