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Korean Kalbi Beef Jerky Recipe for an Edible Gift

Korean Kalbi Beef Jerky Recipe for an Edible Gift

With Christmas just over two weeks away, my mind is filled with ideas for edible gifts. One of my favorite edible gifts for guys, whether for Christmas, Father’s Day, or a birthday, is homemade beef jerky. While traditional beef jerky would be made with a…

Soy Salmon Skewers Recipe

Soy Salmon Skewers Recipe

A couple years ago, as a thank you for blogging for Hunger Action Week, I was invited to a fancy dinner hosted by United Way. I brought my sister along as my date, and we had a grand time exploring the buffet, meeting new people,…

Traditional Chinese Plum Sauce from Scratch

Traditional Chinese Plum Sauce from Scratch

Time for a trip to the archives. I originally posted this Chinese Plum Sauce Recipe four years ago. It’s surprised me by becoming my most popular post, so I decided it was time to give the post and photos a little bit of a facelift.…

Korean Short Ribs Recipe Kalbi Beef

Korean Short Ribs Recipe Kalbi Beef

Considering how much Korean food I ate as a small child, it’s surprising that I don’t have more Korean recipes on the website yet (time to get on that!).  We lived in Korea for a few years, from when I was in preschool until the…

Somen Salad Recipe

Somen Salad Recipe

I’ve been going through the recipe archives, looking at some of my favorite recipes and realizing that they’ve changed a bit through the years.  I’m also a much better photographer now, so every once in a while I plan to reshoot some past recipes and…

Chinese Meatball Recipe

Chinese Meatball Recipe

There are so many times that I pull a package of ground beef out of the freezer and wonder, “How am I going to do something new and exciting with this?”  Since we buy a part of a cow, we end up with about 50…

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Homemade Chicken Stock

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Homemade Chicken Stock

When trying to stretch your food budget, it’s a good idea to look at cultures that have been doing so with excellence for thousands of years.  The Chinese know the art of nose to tail eating, or using every part of an animal.  While some…

Asian Mushroom Soup Recipe

Asian Mushroom Soup Recipe

Last October, Eric and I had the wonderful opportunity to stay at the Grand Velas resort in Puerto Vallarta.  We took hundreds of pictures and hours of video footage and then I was brought to tears when they were all lost.  While I can’t recreate…