Ginger Pork Cabbage Wraps

My husband came home from the store the other day with the largest head of cabbage I think I’ve ever seen. It’s pumpkin shaped, and barely fits into the produce drawer in the refrigerator. Cabbage is one of his favorite vegetables, so this was a big score for him… [...]

Gimbap, Take One

After eating gimbap at least once a day for the first four days we were here, I knew I had to try and make it myself. I didn’t have too many interesting ingredients for the filling, so I wanted to make a simple roll as a trial run. I [...]

Red Curry Shrimp

These are incredibly simple appetizers that look fancy, but don’t take much effort.  I used Thai Kitchen brand curry paste, and it made them really spicy, so if you don’t have a high tolerance for hot food, cut back on that a little bit! (My husband and I didn’t think [...]

Herb Dip

This is a great, fresh-tasting dip that I served with carrots, cucumbers, cauliflower, and broccoli.  I have discovered that broccoli and cauliflower are a whole lot more enjoyable as crudites when you submerge them in boiling water for about 30 seconds, then dip in cold water and drain. I would [...]

Amazing Stuffed Mushrooms

The minute I saw these on Annie’s blog, I knew I had to make them.  I added some toasted bread crumbs to the top and I think they added a nice crunchy contrast to the cream cheese.  They were a huge hit at the holiday party, and I definitely recommend them! [...]

Holiday Appetizer Party

My parents started having a holiday open house party for the neighbors when my sister and I were really young.  As we grew up, the party evolved from just cookies to appetizers as well.  I still come home to my parents house every Christmas, so the holiday party has become [...]

Ahi Poke in Lettuce Cups

I fell in love with poke in Hawaii. It came with some plate lunches, and I could not get enough!  There are many variations – I love the really spicy stuff with little flecks of nori in it.  However, I made this for a family dinner that included people [...]

Steamed Pork Buns (Bao)

They may not look like much from the outside, but these soft buns filled with smoky-sweet barbecued pork are one of my favorite foods.  I fell in love with them in Singapore 12 years ago and have been a huge fan ever since. When we go to dim sum, [...]

Hot Artichoke Dip

If you consider yourself a health-conscious eater, you may as well stop reading now.  While this dip might be a heart attack waiting to happen, it is so addictive and so good that it’s totally worth it!  As long as you don’t eat it every day, that is. The [...]

Cumin-roasted Pumpkin Seeds

The absolute best part about carving pumpkins is saving all the seeds and roasting them! I got the basics of how to do this on Simply Recipes, and added some cumin to spice them up a little.They are salty, crunchy, and extremely addictive! I loved the flavor the cumin added, [...]

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