A Fermented Napa Cabbage Stew Called Kimchi Jjigae (김치 찌개)

Jjigae (찌개) refers to any Korean stew-like dish. Kimchi jjigae (김치 찌개) is hence a stew comprising mainly kimchi as well as other ingredients like beancurd, meat and mushrooms. Given that kimchi is a type of pickled vegetable that opens up one’s appetite, this stew is therefore easy to digest, what with its accompanying ingredients and soup base that are mostly mild and light tasting as well....more

Grandma Angie's Recipe for the Best Guacamole Ever

Nothing goes better with a good taco or quesadilla than some awesome guac. Hubby's mom came over recently to teach me her recipe for a deliciously spicy quacamole that we ALL devoured. ...more
Isn't it great??  Even avocados alone.  I could eat them every day!more

Turkey Apple Salad

Summer is such an awesome season, especially here in Michigan. There's just so much to do from going to the beach, checking out farmer's markets, hiking, and the list goes on and on. While I love everything that summer brings, the heat can make it hard to want to cook or bake anything. That leaves me on the constant lookout for easy to prepare meals that involve little to no cooking....more

I Stole The Mango From The Fridge To Make Mango Sticky Rice

It was sitting idle in the fridge anyway.In any case, not only did I get the kick from stealing food out of my own fridge, it was also my first attempt taking such shots with my tripod, thanks to the untimely setting of the sun casting long shadows across the dish....more

Knockout Steak Without the Steakhouse Price: Grilled Chuck Eye

  One of my favorite budget-friendly cuts of meat is chuck eye, specifically labeled as “beef chuck eye steak—first cut” where I shop. It costs much less than choice rib-eye, sirloin strip or T-bone, but it is very flavorful and tender. In terms of where it is located, it is the cut right next to the rib-eye. I discovered this cut of beef about 10 years ago when a butcher at my grocery store ranted and raved over it. She said it was good for grilling; it was tender, economical and great for feeding a crowd. She highly recommended it. ...more
Laurend1985 In Good Flavor I really hope it turns out well for you!!more

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip is an excellent alternative to fatty dips which are often served at parties. It is tasty, filling and good for your health. If you serve it with some fresh vegetables, it can be a great afternoon snack for the whole family. Black beans are full of proteins and fiber and also low in carbohydrates. That makes them a great dish for diabatics and everybody else on a low-carb diet. Bean dip is suitable for vegans and vegetarians alike. It consists of cooked black beans, ketchup, garlic, olive oil, lemon or lime juice, ground cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt....more

Crazy Dough Focaccia

In the last post I told you the story about Crazy Dough, now is the time to show you what you can do with it. The easiest thing is to make is focaccia, a flat Italian bread. Just take a piece of Crazy dough, shape it into irregular focaccia shape, drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary and sea salt. You can add some olives, thinly sliced onion, cheese, ham, anchovies, vegetables – whatever you like. Bake for 20 minutes and you will get a tasty focaccia with no trouble at all!...more