Chinese Style Marinated Chicken

This is a simple dish and always turns out delicious. If I had entries with 5 ingredients or less, this is one of them. And if I had 30-minute meal entires, this would be one too. Plus, with the smaller drumettes, they cook faster and make great finger foods. Ingredients: 1 package of chicken drumettes [...]

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Baked Artichoke Spinach Dip

My cousin Karina loves spinach dip. Every Thanksgiving it is requested that the dip be made for her (and everyone else). This year I decided to switch it up a bit to a hot version (baked hot, not spicy hot). This is another recipe from my favorite channel, the Food Network. And even though it’s [...]

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Guest Blog #2: Stealth Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Courtesy of Linus and his mom)

It’s the Holiday Season and it’s time for giving! Linus (and his mom) have graciously shared their recipe for Stealth Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies with me! Thanks for the guest blog Linus!I’m still waiting for my cookies in the mail. “I don’t know about you, but I kind of hate oatmeal cookies. They’ve got this [...]

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Pumpkin Bars

Ok first things first, the name is deceiving (even tricked me) as I thought these would turn out more like “bars” as opposed to the cake that it did turn out to be. So expect cake, or bread, or loaf (if you use a loaf pan). But all things put aside, it is so moist [...]

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We are now on Twitter!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that you can now receive instant updates of our site from Twitter! Follow us at @melonoat here!

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Homemade Dumpling Wrappers

Continued from the previous post, here is the recipe to make your own wrappers. Again, the recipe below is adapted from one of our all time favorite Chinese recipe books, The Key to Chinese Cooking by Irene Kuo. Making fresh wrappers really make a difference in the taste and texture of the final potstickers. You [...]

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Potsticker Dumplings (鍋貼)

A few weeks ago, I got a request from Cindy for a dumpling party at my place. I host one every once in a while and it’s always a hit.. This time was even better, especially since I had willing volunteers who happily sat and did all the manual labor.. I mean they made beautiful [...]

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