Asian Peanut Chicken Noodles 2.0

Back in October of 2014 (wow I didn’t realize I had been blogging for so long!), I published one of my first recipes that is an all-time favorite: Asian Peanut Chicken Noodles. Well, this recipe is now replacing it as an “Asian Peanut Chicken Noodles 2.0″ and I can happily say that it will satisfy any…

Thai Street Chicken

I’m not afraid to admit that I am a science nerd. Don’t get me wrong, I love cookbooks that have beautifully shot photographs of mouth-watering recipes, but I am just as easily drawn towards the cookbooks that answer the question “why is it done that way?” Keith Schroeder’s book, Mad Delicious, does exactly that. In every recipe, he…

Pan Roasted Swordfish Steaks with Herbed Butter

During my last trip to the grocery store, I stumbled upon these swordfish steaks on sale. They were massive (about half a pound each!). Let me tell you, this recipe came out ten times better than I thought it was going to. I’ll let you in on my two (not so secret) secrets that are…

Tutu’s Tex-Mex Mac and Cheese

If I had to choose an absolute favorite dish that my Tutu used to make, it would either be her famous lasagne or this Tex-Mex Mac & Cheese. It’s made up of delicious layers of pasta, spicy pork sausage, green chiles, and cheese, all topped with fresh tomatoes and cilantro.

Red Pepper Chicken

This one-pot chicken recipe delivers a creamy, hearty, and flavorful meal that everyone in your family is sure to enjoy!

Sugar Cookies

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone! Every holiday, our family loves to make gingerbread houses and decorate sugar cookies. This year, I used extra special cookie cutters that I designed and 3D Printed!

Whipped Cream

Making homemade whipped cream is much easier than it seems. It only requires two ingredients, cream and sugar, and an electric mixer. Just make sure your heavy cream is really cold!

Chocolate Mousse Pie

I never thought I’d say this, but this has got to be hands down my favorite pie recipe to date. Originally titled “death by chocolate,” this recipe encompasses every chocolate lovers dream of chocolate mousse + chocolate sandwich cookies + pie. It is incredibly easy to make, and oh so decadent.

Quick and Easy Jambalaya

Previously, I posted a recipe for a beautiful slow cooker jambalaya that you simply throw everything in the pot and forget about. But this is a recipe for those days where I come home from work and just want a quick 30 minute meal. It’s spicy, hearty, and oh so delicious. Did I also mention it’s a one…

Skillet Cornbread

I’ve searched far and wide for a corn bread recipe that is NOT dry. It seems that every recipe I’ve tried doesn’t have the right moist consistency that I’m looking for. So after doing some research, I’ve realized that I’ve been trying all the wrong recipes!

Baked Ziti Pasta

Every Sunday, all of my family (cousins and grandparents included) get together for dinner. We have this family tradition where we play Mahjong and TienGow together, so there’s no time for fussing in the kitchen to make dinner. This recipe is great because it can be prepared ahead of time and thrown in the oven…

Basic Pie Crust

Pie – regardless of what kind – is one of those desserts that just seem to warm the heart. Whether you like apple, pumpkin, blueberry, marionberry, pecan, praline, lemon or even chocolate haupia, you’ll always need a nice, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth kind of crust to hold it all together. The secret to a great crust is butter,…

Classic Pumpkin Pie

It’s that time again…Thanksgiving! A pumpkin pie is one of the essential items that is needed after a night full of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. Here’s a quick and easy recipe that is sure to be a hit for your Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving!) party tomorrow night.

Sausage Egg Casserole

This dish is all of the things we look for in a recipe – it is easy, delicious, and can be made ahead of time. Not only is it possible to make it the night before, but it’s better to make it the night before. It is perfect for everything from a brunch party, to Christmas morning…

Chinese Rice Porridge (Jook)

Many Asian cultures have their own version of rice porridge – the korean juk, mandarin congee, and japanese oyaku. Growing up in a Cantonese family, I always knew it as jook. Jook is one of my Popo’s (grandma’s) favorite dishes, and was ALWAYS something that my dad would cook up when anyone was sick. This jook recipe…

Lemon Bars

My Cast Iron Skillet is my new absolutely favorite tool to use in the kitchen. I cook just about anything and everything with it. And guess what. You can also use a cast iron pan for baking! So if you (or your grandma) has a cast-iron skillet lying around the house, give this lemon bar recipe a try….

Beer Spice Cake

Fall is the best time for special limited edition fall-flavored beers. I went to the grocery store and saw that Rogue had debuted a Pumpkin Ale for fall. I just knew I had to have it, but I thought to myself, there is no way that I can drink this entire 22 oz beer by…

Corn Chowder with Green Chiles

This corn chowder is not your average-joe recipe. It doesn’t have the crumbly bacon, but by no means is it lacking in flavor. What I love about this recipe is that you really taste the corn (which happens to be my favorite part…I mean it is called CORN chowder right?) and also has a spicy little…