Gyoza Potsticker Recipe

Beef Potsticker Recipe for Bulk Cooking

This potsticker recipe is perfect for bulk cooking. It makes a giant batch of potstickers (also called gyoza) to keep in the freezer and cook (in under 10 minutes) whenever you want a quick meal.

How to Temper Eggs


If you’re not sure how to make ice cream, you probably are clueless in how to temper an egg.  Maybe you don’t even know what tempering eggs means!  Not to worry, I’m here to help.  I used to be clueless myself about how to temper eggs.  I made all my ice cream recipes (like my oh so popular blueberry ice cream) eggless.  My first attempts at tempering eggs (which means heating them slowly in a hot liquid) produced pumpkin pie scrambled eggs, not as tasty as it sounds.  But I’ve learned and now find it easy to do, so I’m sharing a step by step photo tutorial with you before sharing my newest ice cream recipe.  Are you ready?!

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How to Eat Papaya and Papaya Health Benefits

how to eat papaya

In the grocery store last week, I had a life changing moment.  I was walking through the produce section, ignoring the tempting tropical fruit stand, intent on my quest to try and eat locally as often as possible.  Then, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted them.  Five sirens in an ocean of fruit, calling out to me and me alone.  Their song made me blind to everything else around me.  They were five softball sized papayas, not the giant Mexican variety that are readily available on the mainland, but small and beautiful papayas like I grew up with.  I picked one up and cradled it lovingly in my palms.  Minutes must have gone by as I smelled it, squeezed it, whispered to it, “Are you from Hawaii?  Can it really be?”

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How Prepare Butternut Squash Photo Tutorial

See that funny guy up above?  He looks kind of like the start of a balloon animal to me.  He’s a butternut squash and I decided I wanted to try one last week because I don’t think I ever have before.  Don’t let the mild exterior fool you, inside he’s a bright orangey yellow and packed with fiber.  Plus he’s full of nutrients, especially vitamin A, we’re talking 300% your daily value in 1/2 cup of cubed squash.  What a nutrition powerhouse!  Here’s a quick photo tutorial on how to peel and seed the squash, with a recipe soon to follow.

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How to Roast Garlic

Roasting garlic is a classic technique that mellows and enhances the flavor of garlic so much that I want to simply eat clove after clove.  It’s so easy to make roasted garlic, but a lot of people don’t know how to do it, so I thought I’d make a quick tutorial for you.

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