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Let’s Do Lunch: Kalua Pork Sub Sandwich

I made slow cooker kalua pork again last night (it was so popular with my gang that Jack requested I  make it again!), so I sent Jack to school with a sandwich made from some of the leftovers. There’s no theme to his lunch this week, but I still think this meal, packed in an … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork

Nearly eight years ago, my husband and I spent our honeymoon in Hawaii, splitting the week between Lahaina and Hana on Maui. It was an amazing time — there were were, so young (barely 24! Actually, I was still 23), so carefree, giddily and newly married, with nothing on our agendas except to eat, drink, … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Carnitas

My slow cooker entries (ridiculously easy ribs and the mongolian beef) have gone over so well that I’ve decided to write yet another one. Since slow cooker meals are so easy and convenient, I’m going to try to feature one on an at least biweekly basis. Last night, I made slow cooker carnitas from this … Continue reading

Kabocha Squash Stuffed With Chinese-Style Spare Ribs

I’ve been going to Chinese restaurants with my parents since I could remember, and nothing they’ve ever ordered has been printed on the menu. I think the printed menu’s meant only for the non-Chinese patrons. 😉 (Don’t get me wrong, I love me some orange chicken, broccoli with beef and lo mein, but real Chinese food goes … Continue reading

Marvelous Meatballs and 3-Ingredient Spaghetti Sauce

Last month, while looking for a savory brunch dish to feed a crowd, I came across this breakfast casserole recipe on The Merlin Menu. I made the casserole (I’ll write about that another time), and it turned out so well that I perused the blog for other recipes. Lots of entries piqued my interest (I … Continue reading

Ridiculous Ribs

Recently, I made dinner for my friend Staci*, who’d just had her third baby. One of the dishes I brought her was what I like to call Ridiculous Ribs. Why are they ridiculous? Well, they’re insanely, unbelievably easy to make. These ribs are so mouthwateringly delicious that they just seem like they’d require more ingredients and effort. … Continue reading

Stir Fry Night: Pork and Bell Peppers; Cucumbers and Eggs

My family hails from Taiwan, and growing up, I was lucky enough to have my grandma (we called her “Ah-Ma”) living with my family. Every night, she made a table full of authentic Taiwanese dishes. I wish I could say that I’m an excellent cook of Taiwanese and Chinese food as well, but unfortunately, I … Continue reading

Udon Swamp Lady

A quick, healthy, silly dinner: Udon swamp lady! Wednesday afternoons are a bit of a fire drill around here. After preschool pick up, lunch, nap/quiet time and Tae Kwon Do, it’s 5:15 p.m., which means I have an hour and 15 minutes before the sitter arrives so that I can meet my student at the … Continue reading

Cellophane Noodle Salad with Roast Pork (from Smitten Kitchen)

Over the summer, I came across this recipe for cellophane noodle salad with roast pork at Smitten Kitchen, one of my favorite food blogs. It called out to me right away because a) I love cellophane noodles (also called “mung bean noodles” or “vermicelli”), b) Asian-style roast pork with a slightly sweet glaze is a … Continue reading

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