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I have been saving this recipe in my arsenal for the next time I throw a baby shower. I do that fairly often. I see a recipe and think, "that would be perfect for a (fill in the blank with your choice of occasion - baby shower, Super Bowl party, cocktail hour, you name it). I am constantly researching new recipes and sometimes I see things that may not be right at the moment but will be one day.
Recipe: pim’s pad thai Did you have as lovely a weekend as I did? I hope so!
Why should you care about this PF Changs Lettuce Wraps Recipe? Here’s why: So you waited until the last minute to make reservations for Valentine’s Day, and everywhere is booked. If you’re thinking you’ll hit up the local sit-down chain restaurant, think again – there’s no greater buzzkill on V-Day than having to cool your heels in a restaurant lobby for two hours. That’s right, guess who’s not getting any tonight?
I find there’s a fine line between like and obsessed . A whisper-thin, sliver of a line. Take my reverence for Target, for example.
I don’t make a whole lot of Mexican food at home…mostly because I just find it just way too darn good at restaurants. Now, I do make some tasty fish tacos with pico de gallo , homemade fajitas with steak or chicken and some really good breakfast burritos. But, for the most part, I get my Mexican food cravings satisfied outside of my kitchen. Plus, it’s usually difficult to make Mexican food Dustin will want to eat (he’s really a “meat-and-cheese-only-on-my-burrito” kinda guy).
Today I’m back with yet another Chinese-American dish – Orange Chicken. It seems as though you can find orange chicken almost anywhere you want to eat these days. It is most commonly found at fast food restaurants, but don’t worry, this is so much better than anything you will find there.
Ok, what is up with eggs?!!? They seem to be in everything lately! From topping pizzas, to burgers (shout out to Blanc , for KC locals!)
As a kid, I looked forward to Chinese New Year for just one reason: cash, dressed in red evelopes. Like other kids in my extended family, I didn’t get much of an allowance, much less Christmas or birthday money. So Chinese New Year income, about $200 to $300 if you have a large family within a 50-mile radius, was junk food and cassette money for an entire year. The younger me was much less interested in all the food that came with Chinese New Year. My parents normally went out for dim sum at least 2 to 3 times a month, so going out for dim sum and long banquet dinners for a week straight just seemed tedious at best, torture by the 7th night.
Rainbow Jelly Shooter Its been a whirlwind at the test kitchen. The book is progressing (crossing fingers that it is going to press in early December!) , we have been working on a little something (three little somethings, actually) for Saveur.com , and about a million more actions items cropping up here and there, many of which have not received appropriate attention and are currently housed in a bin marked "anxiety provoking". One of the highlights of our week was a lovely chat with Erin over at Tablespoon.com , who mentioned that they were hosting a Double Rainbow Week, which sounded like such fun!
It seems that I may be a little addicted to hot cheesy dips. Last week I made a hot sweet onion dip and while I was looking for recipes for it I came across some recipes for hot spinach and artichoke dip. This new dip filled with cheese, cream cheese and mayonnaise sounded so good that I had to try it right away.
Bacon & Eggs in Toast Cups Yesterday we got probably about 10 inches of white fully snow, which meant that church was canceled this morning and so was Hubby’s softball game. I usually make breakfast on Saturday mornings, but this Saturday I had to go into work for a few hours. But since we had no church to get up early for or a softball game to run to, I decided to make some breakfast this morning. I recently got this awesome book, William & Sonoma’s: Tools & Techniques. This is a great book to have on your shelf.
New categories for me. I’m filing this under ‘ kids ‘ and ‘ breakfast ‘. Not because it’s a specific food for children, but because my baby loves to eat this (will I ever stop calling him my baby? I somehow doubt it).
aka the best enchiladas ever! Thank you so much to Laura, at Tide and Thyme , for introducing me to this recipe. Seriously - they were so so good I can't even tell you. So good in fact, that the leftovers are really calling my name, and I'm trying so hard to resist....
These Hasselback potatoes looks beautiful, don't' they? Here, I also added several cloves of garlic to these Swedish version of baked potatoes to enhance the flavor. It turned out great, they were very delicious, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.. Hasselback Potatoes