Southwestern Chicken Pot Pie

My husband looked through my blog the other day and noticed that almost all my posts are adapted from some other recipe.  He challenged me to come up with one original recipe a week and blog about it, which I think is a fantastic idea.  I really need to experiment [...]

Dill and Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

After last night’s labor-intensive japchae, I wanted to make something incredibly simple for dinner.  I perused the contents of my fridge and found some dill and feta.  With some bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts, a simple salad, and some steamed brown basmati rice, I had a fabulous dinner.  (Note: I [...]

Japchae

This is an absolutely DELICIOUS dish, but it is very involved.  Give yourself about two hours from start to finish.  Every ingredient is seasoned and cooked individually, then they are all mixed together in a huge bowl.  In the process you will dirty a TON of dishes, but don’t [...]

Thai Chicken Pizza

Pizza. I adore it. I’m also not very picky about it.  I’ve had “the real thing” in Naples, and enjoyed it just about as much as the 2 for 1 pies from the place down the street. For awhile, I tried to be a purist.  I denounced places like [...]

Korean Noodles with Chicken and Vegetables

This was my first attempt at making Korean food at home, and my second attempt at eating and enjoying kimchi.  (I HATED it the first time I tried it, but this time I really liked it.  Amazing the difference a couple years makes). I LOVE the presentation, and how [...]

Bok Choy Chicken Soup

This is a great, comforting chicken soup.  It’s a  wonderful recipe from my favorite Chinese cookbook; I can’t believe I’ve made so many things from the book but never this! (adapted from The Chinese Kitchen by Eilenen Yin-Fei Lo) Marinade: 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp oyster sauce 2 tsp [...]

Chile pepper fried rice

When you leave your husband alone for five days, he might order some takeout Chinese food.  So you may come home to a little takeout container of cooked rice, sitting in the fridge.  Really, the only logical thing to do in this situation is to make fried rice.  Particularly this [...]

Tortilla soup

I am pretty much obsessed with soup, or really any food that can be eaten out of a bowl.  My freshman year in college, I ate literally every meal in the dining hall out of a bowl…and my floor-mates nicknamed me C-Bowls because of it.   Soups are fantastic [...]

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