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Baked Chicken Wings with Chorizo and Rice Cereal

My family treats chicken right.  What I mean by that is that whenever my mom would cook a whole chicken, we never had to worry about leftovers no one would touch.  My parents would eat the dark meat, while my brother and I would eat the white meat.  We never fought over any part of […]

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Potato Pancakes, Chinese-style

It’s funny how time colors our memories, especially our memories of food.  Case in point – When I was growing up, my grandma lived with us until I was in college.  She used to get free food items from the government.  They weren’t like the corporate donations that we have today with a lot of […]

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Making Pierogies

I am fascinated with the foods of other cultures, not so much the food you find in restaurants as the foods you find in people’s homes, the food people cook for their families.  You hear a lot about the foods of France, Italy, China, etc, but you don’t hear much about the food from say, […]

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Bun Bun Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce

There are recipes that you return to again and again because of their reliability, ease of preparation, and deliciousness.  Bun Bun Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce is one of those for me.  The recipe is from the cookbook, Morning Food From Cafe Beaujolais by Margaret Fox of Mendocino, California, and was inspired by the Chinese […]

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Potato, Tomato, and Squash Tian

All my Chinese friends love eating vegetables, especially leafy green ones.  I grew up in a Chinese home, but never developed a love for the leafy stuff (except pea shoots, which I absolutely love and spinach).  My mom prepared all her vegetables simply, and to my taste, they were kind of bland.  So when I […]

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Peach Filled Mochi

I am a cookbook collector and reader.  I love reading them and cooking from them.  I also have a small collection of cooking magazines, and I also collect recipes off the internet and place them on my Pin board for future reference.  So it goes without saying that over the course of many years, I […]

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