Bacon, Almond and Herb Stuffing

My Nana made the best stuffing.  It was dark brown, mushy and looked like something the Adams Family might have a conversation with before eating it, but it was also damn good.  Digging into it was quite the adventure.  What was that I just found?  A bit of celery?  Sliced mushroom?  A scrap of turkey? …

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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…

Seafood Nam Prik Pao

  Nam Prik Pao, or Thai chili paste, is a delicious concoction of mild red chilies, garlic, shallots and a tad of shrimp paste.  Sweeter than it is spicy, Nam Prik Pao can very easily be transformed into a sauce that can rescue even the dullest of dishes.  Stir fry some vegetables with the chili…

Beef Stroganoff

               Beef Stroganoff is one of those dishes that remind me of my childhood. The tender beef, the succulent mushrooms all in a creamy sauce over a pile of egg noodles.           The only problem with trying to recreate it now is that my mother…

Pasta Primavera

  Springtime is here! In Italian, Primavera means springtime.  Springtime with its awakening gardens and brighter days.  So it makes sense that a pasta primavera be filled with all the garden has to offer.  A colorful rainbow of fresh vegetables and mushrooms. Now if I am going to toss all those lovely fresh vegetables together with…