On Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Given my Chinese background, I can’t help but fall back into old habits from time to time, craving those really deep and earthy flavors I grew up in, and thankfully, Frankie has been a trooper in trying new flavors and dishes that perhaps he was never all too familiar with. One of the things I…

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On Chocolate Chip Cookies

In what ended up being a 4 part experiment in nailing the perfect chocolate chip cookie…I did what anyone at their wits end would have done. I asked my mom! With this batch, I did the butter traditionally, softening it using a cool trick because my kitchen is almost the second coldest room in our…

On Fried Pickles

As I mentioned in my last post, I had a failed fried pickle experience, as shown. Ugh, it’s so sad…but okay, there’s no point in ruminating over the past, but rather, it’s time to get busy! I present: The Great Pickle Experiment! I was absolutely determined to get something from my fancy hot dog dinner…

On Homemade Hamburger Helper

I won’t lie to you, but there are definitely some days after work that I’m absolutely beat and I really don’t want to cook, but then those seem to also be the days that I don’t have anything in my fridge and I really don’t want to spend the money on take out (Chicago is pretty…

On Lemon Ginger Honey Miracle Tea

I know I’ve mentioned this before, and I hope my other culinary inclined readers don’t think I’m revealing a secret (or what would constitute as a secret), but if you know of a place that sells spices, and I do mean just spices (with the odd accouterment for your spices like racks and mortar & pestles…