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Sweet Soy Bacon and Egg Banh Mi – Myers + Chang at Home

Sweet Soy Bacon and Egg Banh Mi – Myers + Chang at Home

When I initially thumbed through the cookbook Myers + Chang at Home, I was immediately attracted to the Banh Mi sandwich recipe with shimmering bacon and gorgeous, sunny side up eggs. My husband, who is half Vietnamese, is obsessed with Banh Mi sandwiches and I […]

Pork and Shrimp Wontons with Spicy Chili Oil – The Slanted Door

Pork and Shrimp Wontons with Spicy Chili Oil – The Slanted Door

Am I the only one that thinks wontons are sexy?  Not the steamed, dry, plump (and delicious) potstickers, but the sloppily made, boiled ones, dripping in sauce.  Like this for instance: I could write an entire post on foods that are sexy, all the while […]

Lemon-Mint Quinoa – from Thug Kitchen

Lemon-Mint Quinoa – from Thug Kitchen

Thug Kitchen- The Official Cookbook was my introduction to many new culinary concepts and ingredients.  I received this cookbook several years ago as a Christmas gift, just after we had begun to adjust to the fact that we found out our son was lactose intolerant and […]

Curry rubbed steak with peppers, herbs and Khao Koor –Tiger Tears from Myers + Chang At Home

Curry rubbed steak with peppers, herbs and Khao Koor –Tiger Tears from Myers + Chang At Home

A couple weeks ago it was a rainy weekend day so we decided as a family to go to the public library.  Most of my family ran to the nearest computer to see if the newest in the series they were reading was there, but […]

Buttered Popcorn Cookies – The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

Buttered Popcorn Cookies – The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

Smitten Kitchen is one of my all time favorite cooking blogs.  Deb Perelman, the writer, is engaging to read and I always find the recipes she posts easy to follow and delicious.  Plus, the photographs are always really, really beautiful.  So it’s no surprise that […]

Onion Bread Soup with Sausage – Six Seasons

Onion Bread Soup with Sausage – Six Seasons

Last year for my birthday I received a wonderful and very special gift from my stepmother, a cooking class featuring this cookbook.  It was at a small bakery where they choose a cookbook every month, then have a cooking class based on several recipes from […]